Employment



Interns, Weeders, and Farmers' Market Salespeople Needed for 2017!

Internship Opportunities


This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to learn how to run a small business growing certified organic vegetables! Luxy Farm is seeking interns to help run our 4-acre market garden from April-November, which feeds a 100-member CSA (Community Supported Agriculture Program) and 2 farmers' markets in Ottawa.

Duties - interns will assist with:
  • Seeding
  • Transplanting
  • Weeding
  • Harvesting
  • Greenhouse duties
  • Cleaning and packing vegetables while ensuring quality is to Luxy Farm standards
  • Record keeping for a certified organic operation
  • Customer service 
Interns will learn about:
  • The various stages of a variety of vegetables from seed to table
  • Irrigation
  • Weed, pest and disease management
  • Small tools and machinery
  • Organic certification process and record keeping
Hours:

Workdays are Monday-Friday, 40-45 hrs/week with opportunity to volunteer at the weekend farmers’ markets.

Salary:

The salary is $100-$200/week plus the following: vegetables from the garden, trailer accommodations, access to WiFi, phone, laundry facilities, indoor washroom, and free education!

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Excellent communication skills in English (spoken/written French is an asset)
  • A keen interest in sustainable agriculture
  • The ability to work alone and with a team
  • Flexibility with changing plans
  • The ability to work fast and efficiently
  • The ability to follow instructions
  • The ability to work long hours in the heat, cold, wind and rain; most tasks are performed outdoors in all kinds of weather conditions 
How to Apply:
  • We encourage applicants to explore our website to learn as much as possible about our farm.
  • Send your resume and cover letter stating why you are a good fit for Luxy Farm to: luxyfarm@gmail.com.
  • Candidates must be 19 years of age or older. We do not accept employees with pets or children.  A driver’s licence is an asset but not required.  We are currently hiring Canadian residents only.
  • When applying, please indicate that you saw this posting on our website.
Weeders

Weeders will do exactly that - weed the 4 acre garden, 2-3 days/week.  This position does not include accommodations.  Pay is $11.25/hour plus vegetables.  Hours and shifts are negotiable.  Contact luxyfarm@gmail.com for more details.

Farmers Market Salesperson

We're looking for a responsible person with a clean driving record and full 'G' licence to take our veggies to market every Saturday and possibly Sundays from June until October.  Must arrive at the farm by 7am to pack the van.  Market hours are Saturdays from 9:30-3 in Westboro's Byron Park and on Sundays at Lansdowne Park from 9-4.  Compensation includes $12/hour plus veggies.  Email your resume to luxyfarm@gmail.com.