Apprenticeship/Employment

Mason St City Farm employs 2 experienced staff and one paid nursery apprentice each year.

Employment Positions

Nursery Manager :  Position Filled

Farm Hand: Position Filled

Send application and resume to masonstreetfarm@gmail.com

2017 Urban Nursery Apprenticeship Program:

**Download Application: Nursery Apprenticeship Application 2018

Application Deadline: Jan 10th 2017
Working Interviews: Jan 15-Feb 2nd 2018

 

get involvedAbout the Apprenticeship:

This apprenticeship is well suited for individuals with a strong work ethic who are seeking a career path in ecological food production. 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 food bearing plants.  And,  we will be serving coffee!

 

The Mason Street City Farm is offering 1 Spring season paid apprenticeships for the 2018 growing season.
Apprentices work 1 Partial day per week with a stipend of $65 per day (6 hrs).  Apprentices  are responsible for providing their own room and board in Victoria.

When: March 9th 2018 – May 4th 2018  (2 month apprenticeship)

Day of the Week: TBA

Where: 1015 Balmoral Rd.

What will you learn?

Urban Nursery apprentices work in all areas of our community nursery business including  propagation, plant maintenance, sales, troubleshooting, transplanting , volunteer management,  administrative work and record-keeping.

Ideally our applicants will possess some of the skills outlined below, although not all are required:

-Experience and willingness to do hard manual labour and to lift at least 50 pounds
-Self motivated and passionate about growing food in the city
-Ability to stay on task while handling multiple distractions
-Capable of taking direction
-Capable of taking initiative and solving problems
-Comfortable working with a diverse group of people
-Outgoing and friendly with the public
-Comfortable directing volunteers
-Attention to detail (organized farm site, tool maintenance etc.)