Employment


August 14th  2017 Update…We currently have:

  1. Two Part-time Bicycle delivery & Farm assistant positions
  2. One Work Exchange positions

DETAILS BELOW…


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) Bike Delivery & Microgreen Farm Assistant Contract Position (Part-time)

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Delivery (by bicycle) of our microgreens to our fine chefs. We have a unique trailer system that is compatible with most bikes
  • Active participation in harvesting is also a key component of this position

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong cycling skills are a must
  • Interest in urban agriculture activities and passionate about sustainability and local food systems
  • Fun and easygoing personality
  • Ability to work quickly, pay attention to small details and carry on a conversation simultaneously
  • Exhibits reliability and commitment to our organization
  • Must be able to perform physical labour on a daily basis
  • The candidate must have their own bike and be very comfortable pulling a small delivery trailer as well.
  • Ability to perform bike deliveries of our products in all weather conditions. (Remember Vancouver experiences lots of rain!)
  • Farming, gardening or experience working with your hands considered an asset

IMPORTANT DETAILS

  • 2 Part-time Contract position available (16-30 hours weekly for 6 months minimum with the hopes someone will stay with us for the long-term). Mandatory work days are Wednesdays & Fridays (both positions) with additional days available.
  • Start time: End of August (interviewing immediately)
  • Pay: Starting pay is $12/hr + weekly microgreens AND end of contract bonus $.50/hr retroactive pay
  • Opportunity to move up within the company as we continue to grow & expand

APPLICATION:

To be considered for this position you must fill our Bike Delivery application found HERE. Please submit an introduction of yourself and why you would think you could be a good fit with us, a resume and any questions you may have about us or the position to:
aaron (at) skyharvest.ca

http://www.skyharvest.ca


 2) Position- Work Exchange/ Practicum student

Sky Harvest is looking for 1 volunteer to pitch in during harvest, which takes place every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Interested applicants can assist either or any mornings in exchange for microgreens.

Volunteer tasks would include (listed in priority):

  • Helping to clean our space and equipment
  • Getting your hands dirty, literally…we are soil-based growers
  • Preparing trays for planting
  • Mixing soils
  • Conducting some planting
  • General labour and projects ie. Building growing shelves

APPLICATION:

Please submit an introduction of yourself, why you think you would be a good fit with us, a resume and any questions you may have about us or the position to:
aaron (at) skyharvest.ca

http://www.skyharvest.ca