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Farm Hands

Our Culture

Get ready to immerse yourself in a mindset of gratitude and care, and to embrace uncertainty, nuance and imperfection. We’re a small organization with lots of activity, creativity and big ideas, and we’re focused on connecting people, authentic relating and living our values as best we can.

The Roulant treats people as gifts and takes a holistic and welcoming approach to our community of members. Our work culture is process-driven and all about embracing change. You can expect a polyvalent and open approach to all our work. It can be challenging at times, but we’re fortunate to have a workplace filled with a lot of love and care, and to be surrounded by a network of supporters that champion this effervescent and rich community project.

The Job

Do you have experience in farming? Are you looking for a job that aligns with your values for community engagement and sustainable agriculture? Well, step right up! In collaboration with our funding partners, we create seasonal opportunities for Canadian youth in our agriculture programs. The farm also plays an important role in training the next generation of farmers while at the same time meeting our production needs: an organic basket program to feed our community.

The Requirements

  • Experience harvesting, planting or picking;
  • Desire to work collaboratively and with a team;
  • Excited about working with the land, doing physical labour;
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative;
  • Comfortable working outside in variable weather conditions;
  • Punctual.

The Responsibilities

  • Transplanting seedlings and direct seeding;
  • Setting up and operating irrigation equipments;
  • Weeding, pest control, staking, pruning, and thinning;
  • Harvesting and conditioning vegetables by hand;
  • Participating in, and then leading community tours and groups of children at the farm;
  • Supporting volunteers’ participation in the work at the farm;
  • Inform farm managers of crop progress or issues.

The Pay and Perks

The starting wage for this full-time role is $15.76 according to the remuneration policy. All jobs at Santropol Roulant, whether seasonal, temporary, permanent, part or full-time, offer staff complementary benefits in addition to annual inflation-based increases including one week off per year for a holiday of choice, in addition to regular vacation time, paid time off for personal reasons, personal equipment allowances for some staff, and quarterly cash transfers to support wellness, leisure and investment. We also have leftovers in the community fridge sometimes, and all the dessert you can eat (sometimes even brownies or cheesecake!)

The Promise

Santropol Roulant is committed to going beyond non-discrimination in our hiring processes. We want to create a welcoming environment that allows all people to show up as themselves and contribute their best without harassment, microaggressions and exclusion. We strive to create a workplace where members from marginalized groups can contribute their talent and skills to our work. Join us in connecting people of difference, from all generations, using the power of community care, youth engagement and wholesome food.

Note

Farm work is physically tough. The job requires working totally exposed to the elements, occasionally in covered spaces such as the greenhouses. You can expect exposure to minor cuts, bites and stings; heat, dust and pollen particles, working with equipment, sharp objects, and tripping hazards. The job also requires constant kneeling; crouching; twisting, lifting 10kg frequently throughout the day.

Apply Now

Fill out the online application form and submit your letter or interest and resume today! Make sure to mention the Farm Hands position. The positions will begin at the end of April, however we’re placing candidates for the agricultural season now. Don’t wait, share your interest for the next agricultural season today!

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