What Cheer Flower Farm is a regenerative urban farm located in the heart of the Olneyville neighborhood in Providence, Rhode Island. Our organization is committed to growing & giving away flowers to our network of partner organizations, which include hospitals, hospices, food pantries, senior services, & other neighbors in need.
The Seasonal Farmer will be a part of working to increase annual production from 100,000 flowers to 300,000 flowers over the next three years. These grown stems supplement flowers gathered from supermarkets, event venues, and floral businesses which are repurposed by staff and volunteers into bouquets and arrangements for donation to our partner organizations. The Seasonal Farmer supports WCFF to live into our vision to collaborate with the floral industry to rescue flowers that might otherwise end up in the landfill. The Farm is committed to composting and recycling. The Seasonal Farmer works as part of a collaborative, responsive, all-hands-on-deck team with the Farm Florist Manager, Community Coordinator, Floral Delivery Coordinator, and other Farm staff. The Seasonal Farmer reports directly to the Farmer Florist Manager with support from the Executive Director.
Work under the direction of the Farmer Florist Manager alongside other farm staff to
implement all aspects of the farm operations which include greenhouse and high tunnel
work, field preparation, planting, irrigation, cultivation, harvest, and pest management.
Work collaboratively (lead, direct and work alongside) volunteers who are an important
part of WCFF programming success. WCFF supports volunteers from all walks of life and
Perform other duties as required.
Two or more years of farming experience preferred and/or related work history.
Interest in and/or experience with no-till farming practices.
Ability to work with members of the farm team as well as independently.
Enthusiasm for working with volunteer groups of all abilities and backgrounds.
Commitment to supporting a working environment that promotes the sharing of
knowledge, positivity, compassion, as well as a desire to learn and be curious.
Excellent communication & listening skills.
Exceptional work ethic and reliability.
Frequent cell phone contact/communication expected.
A valid driver’s license (preferred, not required)
Reliable means of transportation. WCFF is located close to public transportation.
Bilingual English and Spanish (preferred, not required)
Flexibility to work during weekday(s) and on Saturdays (preferred)
Mix of walking, standing, bending, and sitting.
Must be able to lift up to 30-50 pounds and perform repetitive physical tasks.
Must be prepared to work outside in all types of weather conditions.
This is a part-time seasonal position – April 2023 to November 2023. Hourly wage range: $15.00 to $20.00 depending on experience.
This position will be filled based on the applicant’s qualifications and availability.
We are looking for individuals who are willing to commit to working early mornings and
understand the physical nature of the work being expected of them.