Mason St City Farm has several returning staff for 2020. We will be hiring for our Nursery Apprentice Position soon, so check back for more details or watch us on social media for launch and deadlines!
2020 Employment Positions
Nursery Manager : Position Filled
Farm Hand: Position Filled
2020 Nursery Apprentice Position
Information to be posted soon!
This apprenticeship is well suited for individuals with a strong work ethic who are seeking a career path in ecological food production. The apprentice will work closely with the Nursery Manager and volunteers to sow & grow a wide variety of annual vegetable starts, set up and maintain a sales area, and other related duties. Most days of this apprenticeship will be fun and enjoyable. Some days may be challenging, wet and monotonous. You will gain a wide range of experience cultivating and caring for young annual vegetables. And, we will be serving coffee!
Work will be outdoors at the Mason St. Farm site at 1015 Balmoral Rd., Victoria BC.
What will you learn?
You will work in all areas of our community nursery business including propagation, plant maintenance, sales, troubleshooting, pest & disease prevention & control as needed, transplanting , volunteer management, marketing, administrative work and record-keeping.
Experience & Qualifications
Ideally our applicants will possess some of the skills & experience outlined below, although not all are required:
-Experience working outdoors in a related field
-Able to lift 50 lbs
-Willing to work outdoors in most weather conditions (we do typically work in covered spaces if it is raining)
-Excellent attention to detail; ability to stay focused on repetitive tasks
-Self motivated and passionate about growing food in the city
-Capable of taking direction & feedback
-Able to take initiative and problem solve independently as needed
-Comfortable working with a diverse group of people
-Outgoing and friendly with the public
-Comfortable directing volunteers
-Excellent follow through on tasks