Harvest Hastings is looking for someone to join the team! If you are someone with a passion for supporting local food and products in Hastings County, this might be the right opportunity for you. Familiarity with the agricultural community in Hastings County is an asset.

Role: Harvest Hastings Administrative Assistant

Hours & Compensation: 8 Weeks – 35 hours per week, $20.60 per hour + 4% Vacation Week

Location: Work from home (preference given to individuals residing in Hastings County – access to transportation, computer, laptop, and internet is a must)

Eligble Candidates are:
(a) Between 18 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
(b) is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act [S.C. 2001, c. 27]*; and
(c) is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

*International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents.

Start Date: Week of May 20, 2024

To apply please submit a cover letter and resume to Samantha Harris at [email protected]

About Harvest Hastings: 

Harvest Hastings is all about celebrating the wonderful area where we live. It all began in 2008 with the promotion of local food and products while connecting people with the producers. Hastings County is our lead partner and has supported us from the beginning. The Province of Ontario helped us set up the original website together with grants from the Hastings Federation of Agriculture, the City of Belleville, the City of Quinte West’s Agricultural Advisory Committee and Community Futures for North and Central Hastings and Algonquin. In 2014 we partnered with the Bancroft and Area Forest Industry Association and Bancroft Area Stewardship Council to develop the Local Wood Initiative. This expanded our mandate to also promote sustainable living through the careful use of natural resources, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and saving energy.

About the role: 

The underlying focus of this job and the organization of Harvest Hastings is continually seeking opportunities to bring value forward for our members and producers.

This is a temporary, remote position. This position reports directly to the Harvest Hastings Operations Manager.


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with Social Platforms including Facebook and Instagram
  • Ability to deliver creative, branded content (writing post copy, digital asset creation, etc.) 
  • Familiarity with Google Workspace an asset
  • An interest in representing Harvest Hastings at in-person community events
  • An interest in assisting with the growth of the local food systems
  • An eye for and experience with graphic design tools is an asset

Components of this job will include:

  • Daily:
    • Manage planning, implementing, and engaging on all Harvest Hastings social channels 
    • Answer emails and social media messages as required 
    • Communicate with Harvest Hastings members & producers as needed and directed by the operations manager
    • Co-ordinate with operations manager as needed to keep Harvest Hastings website up to date
  • Weekly:
    • Co-Create and prepare/send a newsletter using MailChimp
  • Ongoing:
    • Membership: Updates/Renewals/Outreach
    • Assist with special ongoing projects
    • Attend in-person events
    • Magazine preparation: working with the operations manager
    • Other community events as they occur

Harvest Hastings is an equal-opportunity workplace. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, members, and producers


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