Reclaim Urban Farm Assistant (ALES Internship)

Reclaim Urban Farm

Posted 20-Mar-2017

Application Deadline

30-Apr-2017

Position Start Date

01-May-2017

Position End Date

31-Aug-2017

Vacancies

2

Minimum Education Required

Some Post-Secondary

Area(s) of Study

  • Agriculture, Forestry and the Environment
    • Nutrition and Food Science

Duration and Term

  • Summer -- Full Time
  • Internship -- Full Time

Salary

$14/hr
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Job Description

At Reclaim Urban Farm we are looking for an individual with a passion for agriculture and food security to work alongside the Reclaim Team to carry out work related to growing, harvesting and processing vegetables. As a market gardener, interns will be expected to do manual labour including land and seedbed preparation, turning compost, weeding, moving irrigation and season extension equipment, and harvesting. The job will require the use of light machinery such as a rototiller and will include lifting of heaving objects (soil, full wheelbarrows, harvest tubs, etc.).
 
While the job is flexible in the daily work tasks, the interns work week would largely look like the following: Monday, prep and plant one or more gardens; Tuesday, finish planting and work on farm projects (irrigation, greenhouse, renovations etc.) or weeding; Wednesday, work on projects and start harvesting; Thursday, process all vegetables for wholesale; Friday, harvest and process vegetables for the farmers market and CSA boxes. On occasion, interns may be asked to assist at a weekend farmers market instead of work on a Monday. Other tasks may include delivering  vegetables to restaurants/retailers, helping market products, growing microgreens, and facilitating educational programs. Work will take place primarily outdoors, rain or shine. We started our business with our bike trailers as our primary mode of transportation, and we encourage our staff to bike between sites whenever possible. Interns do need to provide their own form of transportation to and from garden sites.

Qualifications

Agricultural and horticultural education and experience are assets. Passion for growing food is a must. Class 5 drivers license or above is an asset. 
 
Experience working with produce, for instance, as kitchen prep staff, chef, with a grocer or on a farm, is considered an asset. Manual labour such as carpentry or landscaping is an asset. While not required, social media savvy may be useful in this position.
 

This opportunity is being posted through the U of A, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences (ALES) Internship Program. To apply for this posting, applicants must be enrolled in the ALES internship Program.

 

If you are interested in this internship opportunity but are not yet registered, or for more information, please contact:

 

Tonya Whelan, Work Experience Coordinator, U of A Career Centre

Email: tonya.whelan@ualberta.ca

Phone: 780-492-3462

 

Or visit: http://www.caps.ualberta.ca/Programs-and-services/InternshipsandWorkExperience/ALES-Internship-Program.aspx

Locations

  • 7039 68 avenue Edmonton, and numerous outdoor locations around whyte avenue

Additional Information

Up to two interns will be selected. Tell your friends if you make a good team and want to work together.

Application Requirements

  • Please include a covering letter.
  • Please submit a resume.

Application Instructions

You may apply for this position through any of the means below.

Contact Information

Ryan Mason
reclaimurbanfarm@gmail.com
780-8032381