Work With Us

Work with Us

Support sustainable food systems learning and growing by joining our team. Opportunities at the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm range from working in food cultivation and biodiversity, research support, managing educational programming, and supporting our markets and sales.

Job Opportunities

Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm Staff Positions

CSFS Research Manager

Working in a dynamic and high-energy environment, the CSFS Research Manager will assist and support the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm with duties and responsibilities associated with facilitating academic research projects and activities at the Centre. The ideal candidate has extensive higher education research management experience with a focus on food system sustainability or agroecology and is highly skilled in research facilitation and grant writing, implementation, and evaluation. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

Deadline to apply: 11:59pm on Wednesday, November 30

Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Canadian Organic Vegetable Improvement Project

The Rieseberg Lab in the Faculty of Science at University of British Columbia invites applications for a full time Postdoctoral Research Fellowship beginning April 1, 2023 with an initial 2 year term, renewable for an additional 2 years. The position is located in the Department of Botany in the Faculty of Science (Vancouver campus). The successful candidate will conduct research and provide project leadership for the Canadian Organic Vegetable Improvement (CANOVI) project, a multi-year community-based research project launched in 2018 by the UBC Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, the Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security (a program of SeedChange), and FarmFolk CityFolk. The goal of CANOVI is to contribute to the resilience and growth of Canada’s organic vegetable sector through the characterization and development of varieties that excel in Canadian organic farming systems. Working with regional farming organizations, the CANOVI team coordinates a network of on-farm variety trials in which farmers generate and share data about regional variety performance to assess which varieties of vegetables are suitable for regional vegetable and vegetable seed production.

Deadline to apply: Monday, December 12, 2022

Student Work Learn Positions

Work Learn positions starting in May 2023 will be posted in April.

For-Credit Career Development Placements

All UBC students may apply for positions, interview, and – once accepted – enrol in LFS 496. Gain upper-level credits while learning from experts in the food system. Students will gain invaluable, hands-on, professional and research experience with the various opportunities on offer.

Find out more about the program.

Volunteer Program

Much of the great work that happens at the UBC Farm is made possible by the continued support of the farm’s dedicated volunteers. The UBC Farm volunteer program provides UBC students, staff, faculty members, and members of the wider community the chance to gain hands-on experience in many aspects of small-scale sustainable farming. Most volunteer opportunities are available during the main growing season (May-October).

Click the link below to sign up to volunteer! Our next orientation sessions will be in April 2023.

Find out how to get involved.
Please visit the UBC Careers website for general campus employment information.