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

Litefarm Web Developer

We’re looking for an experienced full-stack web developer with flair for management, and a passion for making the world a better place through technology. The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at the University of British Columbia is a leading grass-roots research hub for advancing innovation in the Food System. You will be responsible for helping to manage development of an open-source web application to help farmers across North and Latin America improve sustainable economic, social and environmental outcomes of their business. This opportunity offers you the chance to work on a cutting edge innovative project and work with real-world farmers to democratize access to new agricultural technology for a more sustainable planet.

Position open until filled.

Research Positions

Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Canadian Organic Vegetable Improvement (CANOVI) Project

The Food Sovereignty Research Group at the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS) at UBC Farm invites applications for a full time, Postdoctoral Research Fellowship with an anticipated two year term beginning August 15, 2020. The position is located in the Applied Biology program in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems (Vancouver campus).

The successful candidate will conduct research and provide project leadership for the Canadian Organic Vegetable Improvement (CANOVI) project, a five-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. Responsibilities include: (1) leading a participatory, organic carrot plant breeding project at the UBC Farm, (2) collaborating with a nation-wide research team of community partners to support a network of on-farm trials in organic vegetable crops, and (3) directing variety trials at the UBC Farm as part of this network, in collaboration with UBC Farm staff.

Position open until 11:59 PM on July 15, 2020.

Student Work Learn Positions

No positions available.

For-Credit Career Development Placements

No positions available.

All UBC students may apply for positions, interview, and – once accepted – enroll 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 various opportunities.

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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).

Due to the ongoing response to COVID-19 in Canada and around the world, the UBC Farm is officially closed to the public and we have cancelled upcoming events. The volunteer program is also on hold for the time being. Orientations and volunteer shifts will not be scheduled until further notice. Please register as a volunteer to receive updates about the program.

Find out how to get involved.

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