Cultiv8 Farm Coordinator

Cultiv8 Farm Coordinator


Job Position: Cultiv8 Farm Coordinator

Company: Dalhousie University

Expected salary:

Location: Truro, NS

Cultiv8 Farm Coordinator Job Details:


The Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University is a small research-intensive campus located in Truro, NS. Offering technical, undergraduate and graduate programs in agriculture, environment and related life and social science disciplines, the Faculty of Agriculture educates future leaders and generates knowledge and innovative solutions for healthy, sustainable societies. Reporting to the Cultiv8 Manager, the Farm Coordinator will support the small, student-run vegetable and cut-flower production farm, Sustain by Cultiv8, helping to deliver the unique experience that it provides students, teachers, and community.
Key Responsibilities

  • Train student interns in variety of tasks including seeding, transplanting, tending and harvesting; high-tunnel construction and maintenance; sales; and pest management. Monitor students to ensure safety procedures followed.
  • Oversee quality control for garden, subscription boxes and produce. Ensure all produce and boxes sold have clean, fresh appearance. Ensure garden always appears well kept and waste/diseased material is removed promptly.
  • Conduct regular inspection of plants and soil to identify, photograph and research pests and diseases. Determine organic solutions to the issues seeking out peer-reviewed articles and extension knowledge as required. Document procedures for reference and training purposes.
  • Manage all sales including determining when to cease direct sales of specific products to ensure adequate supply for subscription boxes. Check balances at the end of each sale day, manage float, prepare deposits. Track all sales and donations electronically via spreadsheet.
  • Oversee all harvesting for sales. This includes calculating and identifying produce required for weekly subscription boxes, determining amounts to be harvested for direct sale, preserving unsold produce, and determining food to be donated.
  • Assist the Cultiv8 Manager in the delivery of farm tours and event data collection as well as annually in planning the garden and developing a summary report of the season.


The incumbent will be regularly required to work with machinery and organic and biological materials, products and amendments (e.g. fertilizers, manure) including occasionally organic certified pesticide/herbicide. The incumbent will be working outdoors daily and thus will be regularly exposed to varying weather conditions and dust.

The incumbent may be required to work flexible and irregular hours including overtime, weekends and holidays as required to complete time sensitive tasks. Scheduling and compensation will be in accordance with the collective agreement.

Due to operational requirements, the successful applicant is required to work in-person on campus.

Required Qualifications

  • Diploma in plant science plus approximately two years relevant experience (or equivalent combination of training and experience).
  • Experience managing a small vegetable horticulture farm or equivalent as well as experience using a range of gardening tools including hand tools, tiller with attachments, and mowers.
  • Strong interpersonal, customer service and communication (verbal and written) skills.
  • Solid time management and organizational skills.
  • Experience with MS Excel.
  • Daily physical effort including regularly lifting up to 25 kg; attaching, detaching, adjusting, mounting and dismounting equipment; and standing and walking for extended periods.


  • Experience using point of sales devices.

Job Competencies

The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate proficiency in Dalhousie’s core competencies (, in particular:

– Self-Awareness & Professionalism
– Respect & Inclusion
– Adaptability
– Knowledge & Thinking Skills
– Communication

Additional Information

Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.
Application Consideration

Bargaining unit employees (NSGEU local 77) are given priority consideration and will be notified on the status of their application following assessment. All other applications will be considered when there is no qualified candidate from the bargaining unit.

We sincerely appreciate all applications and note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly by the hiring department or Human Resources.
Diversity Statement

Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit .

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies One (1)
Open Date 03/13/2024
Close Date 03/20/2024
Open Until Filled No
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents * Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Optional Documents * Cover Letter

How to Apply?

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