Lead Urban Farmer Vancouver

Rate of pay$40000 per year

The role of this person is to manage the set-up of urban agriculture projects throughout Vancouver with a multicultural clientele within their work and living environment located in different boroughs of Vancouver under the supervision of the Chief Urban Farmer. This position will also be responsible for installing and maintaining and harvesting food production zones. The goal of this position is raising awareness and transferring knowledge in urban agriculture to this varied clientele.

Tasks and main responsibilities:

The person holding this position will be responsible for managing the setup up of agriculture projects, and the teams acting as a support for the farming and installation teams, as well as the infrastructure needed to implement and maintain our projects. Other tasks involve supporting and evaluating the urban agriculture activities of the projects of their city. 

This position will require you to work in concert with members of the MicroHabitat team in order to contribute to the company's expansion around the world and the deployment of urban agriculture in each of our cities during the off season. The person will also be responsible for leading educational workshops (virtual and in person) in English for clients of all ages. 

Horticultural management:

∙ Coordinate and prepare materials and kits for installations, maintenance, and garden closings.

∙ Leading the installations team

∙ Carry out the installations and supervise the installation team during the installation season.

∙ Ensure the full maintenance of MicroHabitat urban farms and mobilize members of these organizations by offering project information and horticultural advice.

∙ Perform quality insurance horticulture maintenance of urban farms.

∙ Perform all other related tasks (harvesting, cuttings, watering, tying up tomato plants, controlling pests and weeds, cleaning crops, delivering crops).

∙ Carry out educational activities with MicroHabitat clients.

Representation and administration:

∙ Host information kiosks and workshops in English on urban agriculture for clients of all ages.

∙ Attend team meetings and meetings with partners.

∙ Write reports and document the activities of each of the production sites.

∙ Perform all other related tasks related to purchasing and maintaining MicroHabitat tools and infrastructure.

∙ Follow companies safety and COVID measures and procedures. 

∙ Perform quality assurance infrastructure visits of rooftops and rooftop farms.  

∙ Participate in the creation of standardization documents and training guides for the company's operations.

∙ Participate in infrastructure research and expansions in the Vancouver area. 


Project management:

∙ Participate and manage all the different steps in the implementation of our food production sites

∙ Facilitate and participate in the implementation of urban agriculture projects around the city of Vancouver. 

∙ Coordinate and prepare for installations, weekly maintenance visits and closing events of the food production spaces.

∙ Carry out horticultural activities with clients.

∙ Ensure the maintenance of all MicroHabitat food production spaces.

∙ Perform all other related tasks (harvesting, cutting, fertilizing, watering, tying up tomato plants, pest and weed control, crop cleaning, crop delivery).

∙ Ensure that safety guidelines are respected in every area that touches the MicroHabitat operations.

∙ Ensure that cleanliness is maintained at all times, in all food production areas, as well as in every one of MicroHabitats clients spaces and its own.

∙ Ensure that all operation reports are filed (Maintenance Follow-ups)

∙ Participate in operational process improvement.

∙ Schedule and coordinate food production site visits.

∙ Schedule and coordinate photos shoots during the high season

∙ Make sure that the operations are maintaining cleanliness at all times, in all food production areas, as well as in every one of MicroHabitats’ clients spaces and its own.


Logistical Operational management 

∙ inventory tracking

∙ Company needs assessing 

∙ Scout, acquire, maintain, assess and track all the necessary infrastructure needed for the MicroHabitat operations.

∙ Plan for MicroHabitat’s Montreal physical expansion to support our growing market and pool of customers. 

Client experience and marketing

∙ Ensure the satisfaction and retention of every client and potential client.

∙ Ensure that all operation reports are filed and shared with partners as well as clients. 

∙ Make sure the MicroHabitat brand shines on every aspect of the business throughout Vancouver.


Human resource Management:

∙ Support in the hiring process of the Vancouver installations and farming team. 

∙ Track, evaluate and assess employee’s needs and performance. 

Off season responsibilities

- Prepare the MicroHabitat infrastructure, vehicles and inventory storage for winter. 

∙ Handle other miscellaneous duties and responsibilities as defined by the team during the off season.

∙ Participate in operational process improvement

∙ Undergo a Linkedin transformation, in order to represent the company in a matter that will standardize your image with the rest of the team and maximize your potential growth within the company.

∙ Lead generation work in support of the sales team.

Salary and Benefits:

∙ Starting date: March 1st 2023

∙ Duration: Full time position

∙ Salary:  40000$ per year 

∙ Yearly salary includes 20 days of paid vacation per year (1 months per year). One week during the summer, and three weeks during christmas time.

 ∙ 500$ Bonus for the retention of 90% of our clients from one season to the next ( this year 100% retention)

+ Paid company phone after three months of employment.

+ Possibility of joining the MicroHabitat health, dental and vision,m insurance plan after the first three months of service.


Normal work schedule:

High Season:

Monday-Friday 8 am- 5pm with a 1 hour lunch break. 

Low season:

Monday-Friday: 9am - 5pm with 30 mins lunch break.

For any questions related to the position, do not hesitate to contact us at (778) 654- 5656

Skills sought:

∙ Good mobilization capacity.

∙ Participatory leadership.

∙ Have a vision and passion for urban agriculture and sustainable development. 

∙ Interpersonal skills, interpersonal and communication skills.

∙ Autonomy, versatility and resourcefulness.

∙ Sense of initiative, organization and priority management.

∙ Good capacity for popularization and transmission of knowledge.

∙ Patience, empathy and generosity.

∙ Good physical condition.

∙ Ability in group animation and management.


Qualifications required:

∙ Hold a College or university degree in agriculture and/or urban agriculture and/or horticulture and/or environmental science and/or sustainable development.

∙ Must have worked or studied in the field of agriculture, horticulture, urban agriculture for sustainable development.

∙ Have theoretical and practical knowledge in agriculture, urban agriculture or horticulture.

∙ Have experience in mobilization and workshop facilitation.

∙ Must have experience and be comfortable frequently using technological tools such as a smartphone, the Microsoft Office suite, the Google suite and video conferencing platforms (ex: Zoom, Google Meet, etc. ).

∙ Have good writing and speaking skills.

∙ Possess a valid driving license.

∙ Have two years of driving experience.

∙ Own a functional smartphone.

∙ Have a home workspace (Desk and office chair at home for telecommuting purposes). 

MicroHabitat - MicroHabitat Vancouver

1801 Powell St, Vancouver, BC, V5L 1H8