Bakery Assistant

Birken House Bakery is looking for the perfect part-time person to join us in making awesome bread and baked goods for the busy summer Farmers’ Market season.

We are a small production bakery located in Birken, a half hour drive north of Pemberton, BC focused on hand crafted naturally leavened artisan breads, wood fired bagels, and baked goods using local summer produce. We source high quality local, natural and often organic ingredients.

What do you need me to do?

The work will be varied! You might be scaling and preparing bread doughs, making cookies, lighting and tending to the wood fired oven, washing dishes, cleaning the bakery, loading the truck, or helping with set up and vending at the weekly Pemberton Farmers’ market.

We need someone to work Wednesday-Friday from June-October. There is some flexibility in the hours worked each day. You may occasionally be asked to help at community events/ pizza nights if you’re available, but this is not essential.

What sort of person do you need?

You must be reliable, show up on time, be detail oriented and prepared to work hard. Previous commercial baking experience is not required, but ideally you will be a passionate home baker who wants to improve you skills. This would be a great opportunity for someone considering a career as a commercial baker. You should be capable of lifting a 20kg bag of flour and standing for long periods of time. You should be able to listen well, follow instructions and jump in where required. You should have a drivers’ license and your own car, or access to reliable transportation.

What do you offer?

We offer competitive pay and a bright, sunny work environment in a spectacular location. You can also take home a freshly baked loaf of bread each week. We do not offer accommodation, but if you can provide your own we have space and electrical hookup for a trailer. If you have gardening or vegetable growing experience, there may be the opportunity to extend this to a full time job by adding two days in the garden each week.

How do I apply?

Please submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected]

No phone calls please.