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EMPLOYMENT

We're Hiring for 2022!

We are always interested in highly skilled applicants. If you are a wonderful person and an excellent, experienced worker with strong interest in working at Old Friends Farm, please read on!

Listed below are the specific positions available for 2022.  Please scroll down for descriptions of each.

- Assistant Manager for 2023 (training in 2022) 

- Vegetable and Berry Harvest Leader (PENDING)

- Greenhouse and Microgreens Production Leader

- Temporary 'Factotum' Position

General Details for all positions:

Pay is commensurable with applicant's experience and skill set.  Our minimum starting rate is $15/hr.  Workers must work the complete time commitment.  Full time positions have the option of taking five days off during the season, unpaid.  We do not offer housing for any position.  There are many farm perks, including delicious salads, veggies and flowers, as well as a fun and productive work experience!

 

Our farm thrives on a sustainable work model.  If you love farming, working hard, being on a high quality/high production farm, being part of a dynamic and fun team, and also having time to enjoy your non-farm life, our farm may be a good fit for you.  We want to cultivate 'farmers for life', and have no interest in having a farm that only can exist by having its employees give up their lives for its success.  That isn't sustainable farming to us!  All of our full time workers work 36-45 hour weeks and can rely on work day hours starting and ending on time.

 

Interested applicants should be enthusiastic about local organic agriculture, have a minimum of two complete growing seasons of farming experience, be energetic, be able to work in all weather, be self-motivated, work well with others and independently, and have excellent quality control while working quickly and efficiently.  Must be trustworthy, reliable and responsible.

 

Apply via email with a letter of interest, resume, and 3 references.  Please specify which position(s) you're applying for.

Specific 2022 position descriptions:

Assistant Manager for 2023 (training in 2022)
Full Year
The Assistant Manager position will have a year of training (2022) while being in one of the following positions:  Flower Production Team, Tomato & Cucumber Production Focus, Veg Harvest Leader, or Greenhouse & Microgreens Production Leader.  Ideal candidate will have prior experience with farm and crew management of similar scale, impeccable record keeping and organizational abilities, and stellar communication skills.  
  

 

Vegetable and Berry Harvest Leader (PENDING)
March 7th through December 16th 
5d/wk (This position has the potential for full year TBD based on candidate.)

This position oversees the harvest part of our vegetable production.  Our Veggie Leader scouts, estimates crop yields, recognizes the harvest windows/stages for each crop, and communicates this to our Wholesale Manager.  The Veggie Leader runs the Veggie Harvest, setting up, guiding the flow, and actively leading the harvest team.  This position will also include field projects and involvement in miscellaneous other arenas.  Ideal candidate has prior experience with diversified vegetable production and crew leadership. Must be a clear communicator with an eye for quality and efficiency.  Must be organized, motivated, and keep good records.  This position is great for someone that likes the fun of leading with a crew, the details of solo scouting and planning, and enjoys working outdoors!

 

Greenhouse and Microgreens Production Leader
Full Year:
Jan 2-Feb 18 (2d/wk)
Feb 21- Mar 25 (4d/wk)
Mar 28-Nov 11 (5d/wk)
Nov 14- Dec 30 (4 d/wk)

This position keeps the greenhouse clean and organized and manages weekly seeding and potting up. Clear communication is key, as this position coordinates with the transplant leader about plants ready to transplant and with the seed ordering person about seed shortages and poor performance. This position also communicates with the infrastructure person about structural needs, making sure all inflation, heating, and ventilation equipment is working properly. This position is also responsible for our microgreens production from sowing to harvest, including maintaining harvest equipment. Ideal candidate has excellent record-keeping skills, high attention to detail, and is able to work efficiently and effectively alone and at times leading a small group of co-workers.  Candidates with greenhouse experience and/or plant propagation experience and enthusiasm preferred.
 

Temporary Factotum Position

April 4-July 8

4d/wk

This position will offer varied work including being part of the vegetable harvest, vegetable processing, and involvement in miscellaneous other arenas. Ideal candidates will have interest and enthusiasm for organic farming, good communication skills, experience working outdoors, and be a fast learner.  Perfect for a farmer that has other mid-summer plans!

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