NEAT is looking for a group of candidates that enjoy being outside, working with their hands, and building community food security! If you are self-motivated, enjoy local food, and can work independently, this job might be perfect for you! Please email or fill out the form below to apply!


The Local Ecological Farm Support Workers are based in Fort St John, BC and will report to the Northern Co-Hort Coordinator. The Farm Support Workers will:

  • Promote knowledge of local small scale ecological agriculture and horticulture practices
  • Perform short term work on ecological farms throughout the Region, taking direction from farm owners
  • Ensure materials for all activities are gathered and ready for use;
  • Perform risk assessments daily, weekly, and as necessary to keep all participants and staff safe;
  • Complete all mandatory reports and participate in weekly meetings;
  • Represent NEAT and the Northern Co-Hort Program professionally at all times
  • Develop & support partnerships with local community groups
  • Be a positive team player
  • Complete other duties as assigned

This position may require a varied workweek schedule to accommodate producer schedules.


  • Interest in the environment, sustainable agriculture, or a related field
  • Sensitivity to and knowledge of environmental issues 
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills
  • Ability to build community relationships and use information from the community to guide program direction
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work unsupervised and demonstrate motivation and initiative
  • Ability to work varied hours (mornings, evenings, and weekends)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Internet usage


To be eligible for the program, job applicants should meet the following criteria: 

  • Is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations. 
  • Valid BC Driver’s License and regular access to a vehicle
  • Meets requirements for working with children
  • Subject to security review

Term of Position

  • This is a temporary full-time position. Hours of the position will vary according to the activities being undertaken, averaging 35-40 hours per week 
  • Compensation based upon experience
  • Reimbursement for use of personal vehicle at $0.54 per kilometer


This position starts with qualified candidates and runs May-September

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