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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

Job Posting: Agricultural Product Technician

Embodying UBC’s aspiration to be a “living laboratory”, The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS) at UBC Farm provides experiential learning opportunities for students and is a base for both research and community projects. CSFS operates on a cost-recovery basis and farm product sales are a significant source of operating revenue. Working under the supervision of the Farm Manager (Agroecology Field Technician), the Product Technician coordinates the processing (harvest, washing and packing), inventory, and sale of agricultural products grown and is involved with day-to-day harvest and processing operations, development of the annual farm reports and the support of the maintenance of this revenue source through a mix of direct-sales strategies. These sales activities and associated record keeping intrinsically form a part of the academic programming at the CSFS and substantially inform production decisions. Sales and harvest data collected and organized by the Product Technician provide the raw material that allows development of an academically diverse range of studies conducted by faculty, staff and students, research projects and agricultural production at the Farm.

This is a permanent full time position. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

Deadline to apply: 11:59pm on Sunday, February 2, 2020.

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Research Assistant Positions

Project Assistant for Farmer-Collaborative Vegetable Breeding

The project assistant, under the supervision of the CSFS Academic Director and Dr. Alexandra Lyon – a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems – will assist with a range of moderately complex duties and responsibilities associated with the Canadian Organic Vegetable Improvement (CANOVI) project at the UBC Farm. This project is directed at advancing crop selection and adaptation to organic systems across Canada, and involves a network of on-farm variety trails at farms across BC and other provinces, as well as variety trails and plant breeding at the UBC Farm. During the Summer 2020 Work Learn session the project assistant will primarily work on field and greenhouse tasks related to crop production and data collection for variety trials and plant breeding at the UBC Farm. This is an excellent position for a student with an interest in plant breeding and seed as they relate to sustainable agriculture. Students are interested in continuing for the Winter/Spring 2020 work learn session are strongly preferred.

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Student Work Learn Positions

No positions available. Check back in March 2020 for positions beginning in the summer.

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For-Credit Career Development

All career development students working at the UBC Farm and in our partner organizations may enroll in LFS 496, a course unique to us, and gain upper-level credits while spending time learning from our experts. Students will gain invaluable, hands-on, professional and research experience with the various programs we run.

No positions available. Check back in March 2020 for positions beginning in the fall.

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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).

Find out how to get involved.

Please visit the UBC Careers website for general campus employment information.