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January 2nd 2022

We’re hiring!

We are looking to fill multiple positions for the coming 2022 season. Please see specific job postings and job description below. Please apply via email to Rachel at riverandseaflowers@gmail.com with your resume and a cover letter outlining your previous experience, availability, desired position and any other relevant details. We look forward to hearing from you!

About Us:

River and Sea Flowers is a small certified organic cut flower farm on Westham Island. We sell our flowers to florists, at farmers markets and our farm gate stand, to DIY wedding and event customers and through a bouquet CSA program. We grow a huge diversity of flowers on about 1.5 acres, split between the field and a few stationary, rolling and heated hoop houses. We follow ecologically sound production methods and strive for amazing quality and excellent customer service. We value a cooperative team workplace and offer a modest staff veggie patch, a 45 minute lunch break and excess flowers to take home.

 

About the Positions:

You will be trained in many aspects of organic cut flower production. Duties will involve weeding, planting, harvesting, packing and preparing cut flowers for sale as well as other general farm tasks. Attending farmer’s markets regularly or as an occasional fill in will also be part of your duties. Pay rate depends on experience, starting wages are $15.20-17.75 an hour plus 4% vacation pay. While these positions are seasonal, we would love to have the right candidates return earlier in the year the following season should they be a good fit.

 

About You:

The ideal candidates will have some experience with farm labour. Must be able to work in all conditions: heat, rain, wind, cold, mud and dust. You are eager to learn, are a positive hardworking individual, and are committed to completing the season with us. You also:
 

  • have an interest in local sustainable cut flower production

  • are self-motivated and work efficiently

  • are physically fit and capable of plenty of bending, lifting, kneeling and standing

  • are able to follow detailed instructions and complete tasks in a timely manner

  • are available to work weekends

Please see complete job description HERE.

Position 1

This is a full-time position, beginning in late March 2-3 days a week, becoming 5 days a week by the second week of April, through till mid December. Work days are expected to be Monday to Friday, though may include occasionally filling in at farmer’s markets on weekend days. This position is also expected to conduct some of our florist deliveries on a regular basis, so you must have a Class 5 Driver’s License.

 

Position 2

This is a full-time position, beginning in mid April 2-3 days a week, becoming 5 days a week by the first week of May, through till early to mid November. Work days are expected to be Tuesday to Saturday, including regularly attending farmer’s markets in a lead position on a weekend day.

 

Position 3

This position could be split into two separate part time positions depending on suitable candidates and their availability. Beginning two days a week in May, hours would increase to full time by mid July. Hours would then diminish in October to 2-3 days a week until the position’s conclusion in late October or early November depending on frost. This role would include attending at least one weekend farmer’s market a week in a support role.

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