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URBAN FARMER & GARDENER

Position: Urban Farmer/Gardener
Eligibility: age 30 or younger (see below)
Company: Eden Project
Location: Calgary, Alberta

Urban Farmer/Landscaper

Seeking Experienced Farmer/Gardener to join our small company and manage the weekly operation of our urban farming branch. We have great opportunities to expand our urban farming business with the right candidate. 50%+/- of the position also involves cosmetic landscape maintenance (lawns and gardens). Must be in good shape and enjoy physical labour in addition to your other duties. Snow Removal Work available in winter.

6 to 12 week Student Coop Positions also available (must be actively enrolled at a Canadian Institution).

About Us

Eden Project is a small garden and landscaping company focused on quality customer service and organic and natural approaches to landscape management. We also operate several small scale urban farms and sell our produce right here in Calgary.


Job Responsibilities

Urban Farming Duties May Include

  • Ordering seeds and planting, including farm layout/design; assistance in crop planning
  • Weekly maintenance of urban farms (weeding, irrigation, harvesting, packaging and delivery)
  • Schedule management for planting, harvesting, deliveries, maintenance and other farm duties
  • Liasing with farm hosts, vendors, farmers markets, other farmers etc. as required
  • Potential to be involved with sales and promotion (e.g. promoting to local restaurants)
  • Clear understanding and knowledge of organic urban farming, flowers, plants and vegetables, composting, sustainable/organic practices an asset

Landscaping Duties May Include

  • Weekly lawn and garden service (mowing, weeding, shrub trimming, flower and plant maintenance)
  • Landscape and yard clean ups
  • Assistance with small to medium landscape projects (softscaping: sod, mulch, soil and plant installation)
  • Snow Removal in winter

Additional Assets (helpful but not required):

  • Experience in Website Deisgn or Landscape Design
  • Use of personal truck or other vehicle for delivering produce or transporting tools if needed (compensated at government-posted rate per km)
  • Under the age of 30
  • Four years of post-secondary eduation (any field) or two years diploma (must be completed)
  • For the Student Coop position you must be actively enrolled at a Canadian Institution (please state your field of study)

Please note that this program may be partially funded by the government of Canada for eligible applicants.

We offer attractive compensation rates for the right candidate who is committed to expanding the urban agriculture side of the business and exploring other initiatives within the company.

Job Type: Full-time and student Coop positions available. Part time will be considered for committed applicants. Note: there is seasonality variability to this position, winter is typically less than full time hours.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a copy of your resume to: 
pickles@edenproject.ca (Attention: Adam)

In your appplication please answer the following questions:

1. What is your experience in landscaping, farming/gardening or any relevant areas?

2. What is your expected availability (autumn, winter, next summer). How long and how many hours are you looking to work? Do you have any other commitments?

3. What are your short and long term career plans? What are your wage expectations?

4. What is your age and education? Please include fields of study, completion status and current enrollment status. Please indicate in the subject of your email if you are applying for the Student Coop Position. 

5. Do you have a Class 5 driver's licence and a good driving record? Do you have a vehicle that could potentially be used for work purposes (e.g. delivering produce or travelling to work sites)

6. Are you comfortable with physical labour? Would you be interested in snow removal work this winter?

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date publiée : Sep 2 2020    Numéro : 57379