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Farm It Forward Peri-Urban Farmer (paid role)

 

6-12 hours per week, broken up into 4 x 3 hour or 2 x 3 hour shifts initially

 

determined according to your availability,

 

then becoming your regular work hours, which must be adhered to each week. 

 

This will be starting as casual employment with a probationary period of 3 months with the potential of turning into a permanent part-time position for the right candidate.

 

General Duties Include:

 

  • maintaining a productive vegetable plot assigned to you (planting, weeding, trellising, pruning, mulching, spreading compost etc)*

  • harvesting from a number of plots

  • washing and processing produce

  • packing and delivering produce

  • attending our weekly operational meeting

  • updating and managing ‘inventory’ on our online farmgate store

  • developing good communication with the resident(s) of your plot (s)

  • Making social media posts

  • Running social outreach/volunteer sessions

 

Essential Requirements 

 

- Own smart phone

- Own vehicle 

- Own computer

- Passion for growing food /social outreach

- Excellent communication skills/punctuality/attention to detail

- Will to learn and openness to always be learning 

- Ability to take on feedback from the coordinator and the rest of the team

- Ability to work within a team

- Ability to work autonomously as well as to take on/complete tasks assigned by the coordinator

- A passion for social justice, inclusivity, and a will/readiness to help others

 

Preferred but not essential:

 

  • Experience using online platforms such as Trello, Wix, Facebook and Instagram

  • Some practical experience growing vegetables

  • Some practical experience building light structures (fences, trellises etc)

  • Some practical experience/knowledge of social work/eco therapy practises

  • Some practical knowledge on growing flowers and floristry

If this sounds like you, email a short cover letter and resume to farmitforward5@gmail.com

 

*You will be provided mentoring, support and guidance through all processes by our team and coordinator and by receiving our comprehensive peri-urban farming handbook.

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