Employment


October 2021,  we have 1 position on our team 1) Indoor Farm Assistant 

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Sky Harvest is Canada’s first certified organic, urban farm.  Our work transforms the urban landscape, improves access to healthy produce and provides a place of community, education and work for local residents.  Our current focus is growing microgreens and delivering them by bicycle to Vancouver’s top chefs and grocery stores.  We are looking for candidates with a strong sense of social and environmental responsibility, interested in joining our team of dedicated employees and volunteers whose unique talents shape Sky Harvest’s development.

Our day-to-day activities are driven by three core values:

  1. Lead by example: Providing a strong example of corporate social responsibility in business
  2. Inspire and assist: Spur the adoption of sustainability principles into others’ operations whenever feasible
  3. Innovate: Use innovation to move society towards sustainability and thrive-ability

1. Indoor Farm Assistant (Full-Time Position)

Description

This position will focus on expanding the products offered by our indoor urban farm. We currently specialize in growing microgreens in a vertical growing system and are looking to expand our product offerings as well as optimizing efficiencies within our growing process. We are hoping that this intern may  also be able to assist with the development of improved growing mediums to use with our existing and future products. You will have the opportunity to learn various aspects of our microgreen operation from seed to restaurant plate.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Actively harvesting our delicate greens in a fast paced environment
  • Seeding and growing our awesome greens
  • Cleaning the growing area and equipment including sweeping, mopping and general tidying of warehouse
  • Soil and compost management
  • Sterilizing planting trays
  • Opportunity to gain responsibility and work towards department head

Knowledge and Skills

  • Farming, gardening or experience working with your hands considered an asset
  • Teamwork and strong communication skills are a must
  • experience with indoor agriculture is an asset
  • Interest in urban agriculture activities and passionate about sustainability and local food systems
  • Ability to work quickly, pay attention to small details
  • Exhibits reliability and commitment to our organization 

Eligibility

  • This position has been created with assistance from a Government program and comes with eligibility criteria
    • Must be 30 years old or younger at start of internship
    • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or persons granted refugee status in Canada
    • Must be underemployed, unemployed or a student
    • Not in receipt of EI at the start of the internship

IMPORTANT DETAILS

  • 1 Full-time position available (30-40 hours weekly). Mandatory work days are Wednesdays & Fridays and 3 other days
  • Start time: November 2021
  • Pay: Starting pay is $16/hr + 4% in lieu vacation pay & Extended Health Benefits (Massage, Dental etc.) & weekly microgreens & East Van Hot yoga membership & Paid sick days.

APPLICATION:

  • Please submit an introduction of yourself, why you think you would be a good fit with us, a resume and Application with any questions you may have about us or the position to:

aaron (at) skyharvest.ca

Application found here