We are currently accepting applications for the positions below. If you are interested, please submit a cover letter, a resume, and two references to [email protected]
Pastured Poultry Production Manager
Full time, year round position. 40-50 hours per week, Wednesdays- Sundays
This position is responsible for overseeing and managing our certified organic pastured egg operation of about 700 hens. The position is a great opportunity for someone with a demonstrated passion for animal husbandry that wants to take on responsibility, but may not be ready or want to start their own operations. There is great room for growth and expansion for the right candidate. The position also includes a weekly farmers’ market and helping out with other farm work when time allows.
Pay: starting $13-$16/hour, experience depending, with 6 month reviews of performance for raises. Health Insurance benefits and up to a week paid vacation included. $150 stipend for housing or commuting more than 30 miles if living off-site.
Qualifications: Self-directed, good at self managing, detail-oriented, good communication skills, basic spanish a plus, previous farming experience required, previous animal husbandry experience required. Must have basic knowledge and skill in fixing and maintaining equipment as well as experience driving a tractor and using a front end loader. The ideal candidate has an interest and passion organic animal husbandry, a zeal for improving systems and efficiency, and a love of animals (the job also entails the daily care and loving of our extremely sweet and cuddly livestock guardian dog Henri).
Seasonal, Full Time Tractor Assistant
Sunday-Thursday, 30-45 hours a week
The Tractor Assistant works closely with, and under the supervision of, the farm owner and our Tractor Manager. This is a full-time, seasonal position, starting April 1 and ending November 23. However, there are opportunities for long-term employment and advancement for the right candidate. This is a unique opportunity to gain further experience with the function and utilization of various tractors and implements on a mid-size farm scale by working alongside experienced farmers.
Pay: $12-13/hour, experience depending, health care benefits included,
$150 stipend for housing or commuting more than 30 miles if living off-site
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
– Performing various stages of tractor work [spading, discing, ripping, bed making, cultivating, seeding, fertilizing, spraying, mowing, grading, and other related tasks]
– Maintaining detailed records of inputs, plantings and other field activities
– Work closely with the Irrigation Manager to coordinate field moisture & tractor work
– Participation in building and other projects as needed
– Assist at a Farmers’ Market every Sunday
– Occasional assistance with harvest
– Errand runs once or twice a month
Qualifications: This position requires previous farming experience on a small or mid-size farm [Please do not apply if you have zero tractor experience!]. Good communication skills and an ability to self manage are critical. Must have knowledge of proper usage and care of mechanical equipment. Experience in customer service and with farmers’ markets a plus. Basic Spanish a plus.
Seasonal, Fifth Crow Farm Flower Production Assistant
40-50 hours per week, Wednesdays- Sundays, Seasonal Position start date flexible, but by the beginning of April. Obligation ends the Wednesday before Thanksgiving
This position, under the supervision of the Flower Production Manager, entails helping with all aspects of our flower production program from sowing, weeding, transplanting, and harvesting, to arranging flowers. It also includes working one Farmers’ Market a week. This is a great opportunity for someone with an established passion and interest in flowers to learn about a financially successful organic production operation. Opportunity for long term employment and advancement possible.
Pay: $10.50-$12/hour with 6 month reviews of performance for raises, health care benefits and $150 stipend for housing or commuting more than 30 miles, if living off-site
The ideal candidate is: self-motivated, a team player, quick learner, good work ethic, has a passion for flowers and enthusiasm to learn
Qualifications: previous flower and farming experience required, detail-oriented, artistically inclined, good communication skills, customer service skills/farmers’ market experience preferred, basic Spanish a plus
Seasonal, Full Time Field Production Assistant
40-50 hours per week, Wednesdays- Sundays starting beginning of March- the Tuesday before Thanksgiving
This position, under the supervision of the Harvest Manager, will entail helping with all aspects of our field production from sowing, weeding, transplanting, and harvesting, to selling a farmers’ market. This is a great opportunity for someone with a passion and interest organic veggie production, but who doesn’t have enough experience to manage or start their own operation. Opportunity for long term employment and advancement possible.
Pay: $10.50-$12/hour with 6 month reviews of performance for raises. Health insurance benefits included, $150 stipend for housing or commuting more than 30 miles if living off-site
The ideal candidate is self-motivated, a team player, quick learner, good work ethic, has a passion for food and farming and enthusiasm to learn. Must be able to lift 40 lbs, work outdoors in inclement weather, and do sometimes very repetitive tasks.
Qualifications: previous farming experience a must, good communication skills, customer service experience/farmers’ market experience preferred, basic Spanish a plus, clean driving record and experience driving a box truck a plus.