The Ottawa Food Bank is looking for two individuals to fill a full-time, contract positions as a Community Harvest Assistants starting early April 2020 and finishing the contract late October or early November 2020. The successful candidate(s) will have experience and general interest in gardening and farming, is reliable and able to work long days in varying weather conditions.
The ideal candidate is a team player who has a mature attitude and understanding of agricultural practices and some experience using farming equipment. They also have experience supporting, and working with volunteers, as well as well honed customer service skills.
Under the supervision of the Community Harvest Manager, the Community Harvest Assistant performs all field-based tasks required to operate a 7-acre fruit and vegetable farm. This role also involves the coordination of volunteers working at the farm, as well as the occasional delivery of produce from the farm to the Ottawa Food Bank warehouse. The Community Harvest Assistant is also responsible for collecting donations by farmers attending a local farmers’ market.