Summer Student Hope Farm Interns 2 Paid Positions 8 weeks each

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Hope Farm strives for the highest standards of practice in agriculture. All farming activities are to be completed with Sustainable Farming practices with strong emphasis on Environmental Preservation as the foundation. We care deeply about the land on which we grow and take care to maintain and restore the habitat of which we are stewards. We use no chemicals in our growing and our mindful of the impact on the environment in raising our animals as well. This intern will learn and follow environmental protection practices.

These interns will assist in the Market Garden and Greenhouse vegetable growing, as well as, harvesting and market development tasks which include: CSA Program development and implementation, record keeping, cultivation, irrigation, planting/transporting, post-harvest operations, soil fertility and preparation, maintenance of crop, pest and disease management, development of protocols, procedures, and schedules, as well as, sales and marketing. Through these tasks, this job will help support the support local priorities including: Indigenous communities, skilled trades: hospitality, Volunteer based and/or volunteer promoting organizations, and food security. As we are all team members the intern will be working hand in hand with the residents and may participate in some of the daily functioning of the Hope Farm, i.e. cooking the food harvested and preparing and leading bible studies. Depending on the applicant’s skill set, increasing Hope Farm’s awareness in the community through innovative marketing strategies may also be part of the student’s tenure.

As this site has interesting dynamics with the residents in recovery there will also be a focus on mentoring the interns in:

  • understanding the work and relation dynamics
  • being flexible and supportive with staff, volunteers and clients who have a diverse background
  • self-direction
  • managing and resolving conflict as appropriate
  • taking care of personal health and achieving life balance
  • personal and group safety practices and procedures
  • working independently and as part of the team

This position is on a location with vulnerable persons so an acceptable criminal record check must be in place before the successful candidate begins.

There are 2 positions each  for 8 weeks, 30 hours a week at the wage of $14. an hour.

The funding for this position is from a Canada Summer Jobs Grant and applicants must meet the following requirements:

a) is between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment

b) was registered as a full-time student during the previous academic year and intends to return to school fulltime in September

c) is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident or person on whom refugee status has been confered

d) legally entitled to work according to relevant BC legislation.

We encourage applicants from persons who self identify as :  Indigenous student; Student who is a member of a visible minority. Please self identify in your cover letter.

Please email to career@mustardseed.ca with Hope Farm Summer Student in the subject line.