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Farm Attendant

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Position Information

Position Title Farm Attendant
Job Status Auxiliary
About Us
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Position Overview
Maplewood Farm is currently looking to hire an Auxiliary employee to perform routine maintenance, custodial and public contact work of some variety. The incumbent feeds, handles and cares for domestic farm animals and birds, and maintains enclosures, farm buildings, facilities, and grounds. In addition, the incumbent provides information to the public about the farm and may be required to assist with cashiering and other related tasks. 
The successful applicant must possess:
· Considerable knowledge of methods, practices and procedures for the care and feeding of the farm’s animals;
· Sound knowledge of the rules governing public conduct on the farm;
· Working knowledge of the methods, materials and tools used in maintaining grounds and buildings;
· Ability to handle animals safely, and to carry out a variety of tasks and procedures related to their care;
· Ability to perform a variety of unskilled grounds, maintenance and repair tasks;
· Ability to deal courteously and effectively with the public;
· Ability to understand and carry out work according to oral instructions and to work with minimal supervision;
· Ability to provide training and direction to others;
· Ability to facilitate public engagement events, and lead children’s programs, and birthday parties;
· Ability to complete non-complex forms and reports;
· Skill in the use and care of tools and equipment used in the work.
· Demonstrated commitment to supporting a healthy and safe workplace

Completion of Grade 10, plus some experience in working with animals, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Experience in leading children’s programs would be an asset. Some cashiering and basic keyboarding experience would also be beneficial.

The District of North Vancouver is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and accessible work environment. If you have what we’re looking for and have a passion to serve people and the community, a demonstrated understanding of safety, a commitment to supporting a healthy and safe workplace, and a willingness to take further safety training as required, we would like to hear from you. Please apply with on-line at This position will remain open until filled.

If you require accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please inform us when we contact you.

We thank you for your interest in employment with the District of North Vancouver and advise that only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

We respectfully acknowledge the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), on whose ancestral lands the District of North Vancouver is located.

Compensation The pay for this unionized position is $33.82 per hour (2024 rates) plus 12% in lieu of all benefits. Hours of work for this position may be any day of the week and may vary between the hours of 6:30am-8pm.
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 24-07A
Job Open Date 05/24/2024
Job Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • High School Diploma/GED
    • Technical/Trade School Certificate/Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other