Farm Manager – Seasonal

The De Mazenod Farm is a project of St Patrick Parish that launched this Spring to support the poor and marginalized in inner-city Hamilton, Ontario. The 19-acre Farm, located in rural Ancaster, grows produce and raises egg-laying chickens and honeybees to provide food for Hamilton’s hungry who visit the De Mazenod Door Outreach Ministry, 365 days a year.

The project requires a Farm Manager to oversee the rapidly growing farm operation and the work of its numerous volunteers throughout the current growing season.

This is a Seasonal Contract position requiring immediate availability.


Manage overall operation of farm, Organize and co-ordinate planting, cultivating and crop harvesting activities; Raising and managing chickens and bees, Maintain farm machinery, equipment and buildings, Manage farm supplies, Maintain production records, Organize work schedule, Supervise staff and/or volunteers

The Farm Manager will be supported with designated Team Leads assigned to the following area;

  • Garden/Produce
  • Chickens
  • Apiary/Bees
  • Health and Safety
  • Construction and Maintenance
  • Volunteers


The ideal candidate will possess experience and skills in

  • Small Farm Operations
  • Supervision
  • Scheduling
  • Communication
  • Time Management

Own transportation

Flexibility in work hours

Training in CPR and First Aid an asset


Contract position, Full Time $1,000 per week.  Immediate start through October.

Bonus payable upon successful completion of contract.

Interested applicants are asked to apply to

Please note:

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.


About the De Mazenod Farm

The De Mazenod Farm is a place of growth, peace and tranquility, celebrating God’s green earth.  A special space where we gather to work outside, and to work on the inside, through compassion, contemplation and healing.  A place of hard work and heart work, where volunteers of every walk of life can give back to the community in a meaningful way. A place where Guests of the Door are welcomed, respected and empowered to contribute to the mission.  Growing and gathering food.  Growing as disciples of Jesus Christ.  Growing as a community of love and compassion.

As a Ministry of St Patrick Church, we instill and uphold the values of:

Community – we are all welcome, every background and walk of life, come as you are

Respect –  we are all equal and all worthy, we treat each other with compassion and dignity

Service – we are servants to the mission, we give generously of our time and effort

Collaboration – we work as a team, united in our mission to serve the poor and marginalized

Faith – we live our faith through action, actively loving others as Christ loves us