Intern Search 2017!
It's that time of the year again! We are on the hunt for 4 awesome individuals to come join our team for the 2017 season!
Who are we?
We are small-scale flower farm using organic, sustainable growing practices, located in beautiful Prince Edward County, Ontario. Sas Long has been working in organic flower and vegetable farming for 7 years. She has worked with some of the best farmers in the country and has studied floral design with some of the best in North America, including Erin Benzakein, Amy Merrick and Jennie Love. This season, the farm offers very exciting learning opportunities as we expand our perennial and flowering shrub garden, expand our annual production, make use of our greenhouses to extend the season, establish permanent irrigation systems, expand our wedding design, CSA, wholesale business and much more.
In your downtime, you can explore the beautiful surroundings of Prince Edward County. We are a short bike ride to Point Petre on Lake Ontario, surrounded by wineries and foodie delights, immersed in a community of young and old creative people who enjoy sharing their knowledge with new enthusiasts. You can take the opportunity to visit and perhaps volunteer at other farms in the area, of which there are many!
Interns will participate in every aspect of life on the farm and will be an integral part of the team. You will be expected to work a 40 hour week, 5 days a week (generally 9AM-5PM). Duties will include: Soil preparation, seeding, planting, weeding, pruning, harvesting, post-harvest preparation of flowers, preparation of flower CSA, selling at markets, assisting in and learning about floral design for weddings and events. There are also always construction projects on the go if interns would like to expand their skills in this department.
Two Full-Time positions: This season we are offering two full-time, 6 month positions. One will run from April 1- September 30, 2017 and the second will be from June 1- November 30, 2017 This internship is ideal for someone who is interested in starting their own flower farm or sustainable flower business. You will be immersed in every aspect of the business; learning about crop planning, seeding and transplanting, soil health, season extension, succession planting, harvesting, sales, floral design, client relations, and more. Must be an independent, self-motivated worker. Previous experience and a serious interest in sustainable farming and/or seasonally inspired floral design is important. A valid driver’s license is a must and a car is a plus The full-time intern will be compensated with room, meals, a $150/week stipend.
Two Part-time positions: The part-time intern will be on the farm for a two month period (April/May or October/November). This internship is ideal for someone who has an interest in sustainable flower farming and/or seasonally inspired floral design but are unable to commit to a whole season. It will be a good taste for someone who is interested in getting experience in this world. You will be involved in many aspects of the business and learn a lot about farming and floral design, focused on the point of the season you come in (there is wedding work, planting, and harvesting involved in each of the two month sessions). Previous experience is not essential, though a serious interest in sustainable farming and floral design is. A valid driver’s license is preferred. The part-time intern will be compensated with room, meals, and a $100/week stipend.
Who are you?
An ideal intern is someone who has a strong work ethic and is dedicated to learning the trade, in both in sustainable farming and the floral industry. Is capable of handling long hours, outside in all types of weather, repetitive tasks, spending a lot of time working alone, and heavy lifting. Has the ability to work well on a team, keep a sense of humour, and manage your personal health and emotional needs. Is respectful of communal living spaces and can contribute to the upkeep and maintinace of our house.
How to apply:
If you are interested in an internship at Floralora Flowers in 2017, please send your resume and a cover letter detailing why you are interested in working with us this season and which internship you are applying for, to Sas Long at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will accept applications from now (December 27) until the position has been filled.