Seasonal Field Help at Wright-Locke Farm
Reports to: Farm Manager
Roughly 40 Hours/Week; Tuesday through Saturday
April—end of October and minimal hours into November and December (start and end dates somewhat flexible)
Pay: Previous experience taken into consideration, $12.75–$14/hour depending on experience
Under the direct supervision of the Farm Manager, the field assistant works to meet the needs of the Wright-Locke Farm and the farm sales program. Exposure to: planting, seeding, harvesting, cultivating, soil fertility, and field maintenance.
Work primarily with the Farm Manager to complete field tasks that will include but are not limited to seeding, transplanting, planting, weeding, harvesting, mowing, Farmers Market preparation, and Farmers Market staffing
Meet with Farm Manager each workday morning during the growing season to define what needs to be completed during the day and by whom. A team approach is required throughout all aspects of this job.
Observe and actively experience small-scale farming.
Assist with supervising other employees and volunteers, young and old and all abilities
Help in preparing and participation in markets, wholesales, and other market-based activities.
Assist in preparing and participation in farm sponsored events.
Assist in fostering capacity of farm
Responsible to assist with tracking weekly harvests
Assisting with tracking Organic Certification activities
Assist at both Farmers Markets
Assist in Greenhouse propagation and plant sales
Driver’s License and a good driving record
Passion and interest in working/learning about small-scale, low-input, sustainable vegetable, flower, and herb production
Dedicated, hard worker—willing to fulfill commitment
Self-starter, self-disciplined, goal orientated
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Ability to work both independently and as a team member
Be in good physical condition and able to lift 50lbs
Ability to work in a potentially challenging environment and be adaptable
Have own transportation and be punctual
Energetic nature and willing to have fun
**Housing is NOT provided.
**Interested persons should send their resumes and references with an introduction email to firstname.lastname@example.org