Apprenticeship/Employment

Mason St City Farm will employ 2 staff and one paid Nursery Apprentice in 2018. We are now accepting applications for our Nursery Apprentice Position, see details below.

2018 Employment Positions

Nursery Manager :  Position Filled

Farm Hand: Position Filled

2018 Nursery Apprentice Position

**Download Application: Nursery Apprenticeship app 2018

Send application and resume to masonstreetfarm@gmail.com

Application Deadline: Jan 10th 2018
Working Interviews: Jan 15-Feb 2nd 2018

get involvedAbout the Nursery Apprenticeship:

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!

Apprentices work 1 full day per week with a stipend of $80 per day (7 hrs).  The position  will last 9 weeks, tentatively beginning the week of March 12th and ending the week of May 9th. Exact schedule to be determined, please indicate which days of the week you are available in your application. Apprentices  are responsible for providing their own room and board in Victoria.

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