We are looking for a motivated, hard working student who wants to work on our organic farm for 8 weeks from July 2nd– Aug 24th. Job duties will include greenhouse and field tasks such as seeding, harvesting, watering, weeding, trellising, washing veggies and packing for distribution. You must be able to work as part of a team as well as independently. If you don't mind getting dirty, working hard in all sorts of weather including heat, rain, wind, etc then this might be the job for you. You must be able to lift forty pounds and provide your own transportation to work. The farm is located ten minutes east of Summerside.
We operate a CSA (community supported agriculture) program and deliver our vegetables to Summerside as well as to several small stores and restaurants. We work in a fast paced environment and time management skills are essential. We are looking for someone who can pay close attention to details such as quality control as we pride ourselves on excellent quality and clean products for our customers. We also like to have fun while we work so a good sense of humor is important.
There is a possibility that this job will start in early June but will not be 30hours/week until the July 2nd week.
You must be aged 15 to 30 years and be a full-time student intending to return to school in the next school year. We are ideally looking for a college or University student but a mature high school student would also be considered.
30 hours/week Monday - Thursday (sometimes Friday)
Deadline for applying is May 11, 2018
If you are interested please send an e-mail and resume to JenAndDereksFarm@gmail.com
Did you know there is also a brand new Government bursary program that is designed to attract high school and post secondary students to work on farms this summer??
Farm Team PEI provides students going into grades 11 or 12 in September a $500 bursary and students entering or returning to college or university a $1000 bursary. Students are required to work 250 hours ($500) and 500 hours ($1000) to get the bursary at the end of the summer. Check it out for more information. https://peifarmteam.ca/#farm