Job Opportunity – Market Garden Laborers

Job Opportunity – Market Garden Laborers

POSITION TITLE:               MARKET GARDEN LABOURERS (Up to 5 workers per phase)

CLASSIFICATION:             Temporary Casual 

TERM:                                   2019 Growing Season

POSITION SUMMARY

Garden Market Labourers will be hired in three phases during the 2019 growing season.

  1. During the first phase of work (lasting approx. 2 weeks) the primary focus will be on planting the various crops.
  2. During the second phase of work (lasting approximately 6 weeks) the primary focus will be on berry – picking. Berries will likely be picked every second day.  
  3. During the final phase of work (lasting approximately 8 weeks) the primary focus will be on harvesting the crop.

REPORTING

This position reports to the directly to the Crew Supervisor.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in planting, maintaining and harvesting the garden crop as required;
  • Assist in a variety of tasks related to the maintenance of the Market Garden and YN Farms.;
  • Perform manual labour including lifting up to 30 kg if necessary;
  • Additional reasonable duties as requested by the supervisor.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • Be dependable, enthusiastic and possess good work habits
  • Able to work flexible hours
  • Be physically fit
  • Able to stoop, bend, crouch and kneel for extended periods of time
  • Able to work in outdoor environment (heat, cold, rain, wind)
  • Love the outdoors and plant life
  • Have the ability to function as part of a diverse team and interface with the community.

Please submit your cover letter and resume marked “confidential” to:

Director of Operations, Lower Kootenay Band

830 Simon Rd., Creston, BC V0B 1G2

Fax: 250-428-7686     Email: lkbcoo@lowerkootenay.com

Closing Date:  May 17, 2019

Start Date: late May – to early June