202-3002 32nd Ave, Vernon BC Canada V1T 2L7 info@certifiedorganic.bc.ca

We are currently looking to fill one position for the coming 2023 season. Please apply via email to Rachel at riverandseaflowers@gmail.com with your resume and a cover letter outlining your previous experience, availability 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, with the majority in the field as well as a few stationary and rolling, heated and unheated 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 little staff veggie patch, a 45 minute lunch break and excess flowers to take home.

 

About the Position:

This is a full-time position, beginning in early May running through till late September, with the possibility of extending later into the fall. 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.

Work days are expected to be Monday to Friday, though will include occasionally filling in at farmer’s markets in Vancouver on weekend days. Pay rate depends on experience, starting wages are $16.25-17.25 an hour plus 4% vacation pay. While this position is seasonal, we would love to have the right candidate return the following season should they be a good fit.

 

About You:

The ideal candidate will have some experience with farm labour or other physical outdoor work. 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, squatting and standing

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

  • are available to work weekends

  • have a Class 5 driver’s license

 

Please see the complete job description HERE.