Prairie Gardens offers jobs and employment opportunities near Edmonton, Alberta at Bon Accord, Spring, Summer and Fall. We have short term commitment positions at each of our fun on-farm festivals through the season.  Perfect fall farm jobs for International Working Holidays in Canada!

Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm is an award winning farm, and well known for its innovative sustainable agriculture programs, Market Garden for Chefs, CSA Vegetable Program, School Field Trip Programs, Farm Festivals, U-Pick Strawberries  and month long Haunted Pumpkin Festival.

Each year thousands visit from far and wide to learn about the spook-tacular Prairie Gardens.This excitement is due in no small part to our amazing staff with their enthusiastic energy, genuine smiles, hard work and unparalleled dedication.

Vegetable Field Crop and Vegetable Growing Worker: Seasonal / Part Time

Posted on January 22, 2020 by Prairie Gardens

Job Description – Field crop and vegetable-growing worker

Job details

  • Location: Bon Accord, AB
  • Wage Rate: $15.00 / hour
  • Vacancies: 1 Vacancy
  • Terms of employment: Seasonal, Full time 40 hours / week
  • Start date: 2020-04-20 End date: 2020-10-31
  • Employment conditions: Day

Job requirements: Languages Must Speak English

Education: No degree, certificate or diploma – Experience an asset

Transportation/Travel Information: Must have Valid driver’s licence

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
Fast-paced environment, Work under pressure, Tight deadlines, Repetitive tasks, Handling heavy loads, Physically demanding, Attention to detail, Hand-eye co-ordination, Ability to distinguish between colours, Sound discrimination, Sitting, Combination of sitting, standing, walking, Standing for extended periods, Walking, Bending, crouching, kneeling, Overtime required

Work Location Information
Rural area

Work Site Environment
Outdoors, Wet/damp, Dusty, Hot, Cold/refrigerated

Personal Suitability
Organized, Effective interpersonal skills, Flexibility, Judgement, Team player

Equipment and Machinery Experience
Sprayer, Fertilizer applicator, Farm truck, Planting equipment, Tillage equipment, Tractor,

Vegetable harvester
Specific Skills
Plant, cultivate and irrigate crops, Fertilize and spray crops, Harvest crops, Operate and maintain farm machinery and equipment, Detect disease and health problems in crops, livestock and poultry, Examine produce for quality and prepare for market, Write daily basic progress reports
Automated Systems Experience
Automated irrigation system, Automated environmental control equipment

Type of Crops
Zucchinis, Tomatoes, Cauliflowers, Carrots, Cabbage, Asparagus, Artisanal crops, Strawberries, Raspberries, Cucumbers, Field berries, Garlic, Onions

Type of Farm Operations
Other vegetables and melon farming (except potato), Fruit and vegetable combination farming

Apply In person:
56311 Lily Lake Road Bon Accord, AB T0A 0K0 from 10:00 to 14:30

Intended job posting audience
Anyone who can legally work in Canada can apply for this job. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, the employer will not consider your job application.
Advertised until: 2020-02-03

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

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Prairie Gardens is located 1 km from Bon Accord, AB. Bon Accord, Canada, and is 25 km North of Edmonton on 97 St. (HWY 28). Our address is 56311 Lily Lake Road, Sturgeon County.

FALL Pumpkin Festival Jobs – APPLY FOR A JOB This FALL

  • Tour Bookings Office Assistant – (Educational Tours) September to October
  • Educational Field Trip Guides (10 positions)
  • Birthday Party Fun Coordinator
  • Popcorn Hut & Fudge Shop Keepers
  • Haunted Attractions (Haunted House, Corn Maze)
  • Activities (Face Painters, Shootin’ Gallery , Pumpkin Cannon, Old Thyme Photo Parlour)
  • Operations (Parking, Maintenance, Greeters, Kids Area, Mazes, Petting Farm)
  • On-site Sales (Admissions, Farm Shop, Trick or Treat Cabin)
  • Food Services (Pumpkin Pie Café, Corn Palace Concession,  Snack Jack Treats, Ice Cream Stoop)
  • On-Farm Retail and Shopping Experiences

Requirements:

In order to work at Prairie Gardens, you must:

  • be young at heart – we welcome semi-retired seniors!
  • be 15 years of age by September 1, 2020.
  • be available to work weekends from the last 2 weekends of September to the first weekend of November
  • have your own transportation to and from Prairie Gardens.
  • be available for Mandatory Training starting mid September

Haunted Attractions

Description: The Haunted Attractions Scare-Crew is assigned to The Haunted Farm House, the Pumpkin Cannon, where guests shoot pumpkins out of an air cannon. These pirates use a variety of props, costumes and scare techniques to entertain and frighten guests.

Live Shows

Description: The Live Shows Fall Crew includes Strolling Characters, Puppeteers, and Face Paint Make-up Artists. Strolling characters entertain the crowds during opening hours. They also spend time with our birthday parties during their visit to Prairie Gardens. Puppeteers perform our puppet show and entertain the crowds between shows while strolling with the puppets. Our make-up artists transform children into festive creatures with face paints. Pumpkin Races are fun and interactive shows that require the skills of a charismatic ‘cheater’ referee!

Operations

Description: The Operations Fall-Crew includes Tractor Operators, Maintenance and Creative Crew, Parking, and Custodial Attendants. Our friendly energetic parking attendants greet and park cars in our parking lot. Our custodial staff ensures that the site looks pristine for the many visitors to Prairie Gardens. Tractor operators provide safe and fun wagon rides, and maintenance and creative helps set the scenes, animatronics operations, and on-site set building.

Guest Relations, On-Site Sales & Craft Programs

Description: Our guest relations staff works at the admission booth, or as greeters at the front gate. Birthday Party / Group Use Fun Coordinator keeps birthdays well…fun! Onsite sales staff work in the Boo-Tique or Grandma’s Fudge Cabin selling our homemade Fudge, Pumpkins and Halloween décor. Craft programs include painting pumpkins and craft building stations.

Food Services

Description: The Food Services Fall-Crew includes Pumpkin Pie Café, Snack Jacks, the Corn Palace, and the Ice Cream Stoop. The Fall-Crew in each of these locations would be responsible for preparing and selling scrumptious Halloween Food.

Requirements:

  • Prior experience in Food Service is an asset, but not necessary.
  • Food Safe Handling Certificates an asset

Farm Field Crew and Educational Field Trip Guides (Weekdays – School Hours; Sept – Oct)

Our Educational Tour Guides work Monday – Friday 9am-3pm guiding pre-booked school groups and day cares through the wonders of the harvest season.  The children learn about how pumpkins grow, watch a puppet show and take a tour of the pumpkin patch on the wagon ride. Older grades learn about the mazes and explore our a variety of mazes, petting farm, and games area during their visit.  It is possible to work from Saturday to Wednesday Shifts, or Thursday to Tuesday Shifts, so you can also work at the Haunted Pumpkin Festival on the weekends. We call these positions Cross-over Fall Jobs.

Requirements:

In order to work on our Educational Tours Fall-Crew you must:

  • be available to work Monday to Friday (9am-3pm)
  • attend the St. Johns First Aid Training 1 day course we offer in mid September
  • have your own transportation to and from Prairie Gardens.
  • be available for School Tour Guide Training starting September 8th

Adventure Farm Guides: Summer to Fall (July, August, September, October)

Always wished you had a job that you could tell folks to get lost? Have fun at the Corn Maze with maze operations, customer care, retail sales, phone services, guiding tours, hosting birthday parties, admissions, on-farm festivals, and our horticultural operations including selling the produce we grow! As the season moves from summer to fall, have fun being creative and help set up our festive scarecrows, fall scenes, and pumpkin paradise.