Employment Offered

Employment Offered

Date Submitted
04/29/19
Position Title
Farm Worker (full-time and part time)
Position Description
Maple View Farm is looking to hire a full time field crew member and a part time wash house/propagation crew member. We are a high production no-till market Garden which produces a variety of vegetables, herbs, flowers, and micro-greens. We use regenerative, sustainable, and organic farming practices to ensure optimum soil health and beautiful produce. The Farm supplies 2 local farmers markets, restaurants, and a small CSA. Our 1/3 acre (and growing) no-till market garden is managed and maintained with an efficient crew of 2-3 members. The work is fast paced and crew members will get to learn all aspects of farm production from seed to sale. Full time work hours are expected to be 40-45 hours/week Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Part time work hours are expected to be 8-20 hours/week with some flexibility on work days

The season begins with intensive training and working closely with the vegetable manager. Crew members will gain responsibility and autonomy as the season progresses. By mid-season, crew members will be assigned leadership roles in various production tasks based on talent and interest.

FULL TIME FIELD CREW MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES (APRIL-OCTOBER/NOVEMBER)
• Field Preparation through applying composts, soil amendments, broadforking, raking and weeding
• Perform all tasks related to vegetable production: Seeding, transplanting, watering, harvesting, washing/packing produce, pruning/trellising, recording production records
• Assume responsibility for one or more production-related tasks
• Staff our weekend farmers market 1-2 weekends per month (based on interest and availability)
• Assist in pack-out for wholesale, CSA and markets
• Run delivery routes for wholesale accounts
PART TIME WASH HOUSE/PROPAGATION CREW MEMBER (MAY-OCTOBER)
• Perform wash house tasks: washing, packing, bagging, record keeping
• Collating orders for CSA, wholesale accounts, and markets
• Seeding starts and general propagation tasks
• Assist Field Crew as necessary with planting/harvesting and field work
• Assume a leadership role in wash house and propagation operations
DESIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS (Both positions)
• At least 1 year of full-time work in farming, or, related fields such as landscaping, culinary work, etc.
• Strong work ethic and an eye for both quality and efficiency
• Ability to take direction, learn quickly, and work autonomously
• Strong teamwork and communication skills; patience, flexibility, and emotional maturity.
• Applicants should have a strong understanding of the physical requirements of working on a farm and being outside in all kinds of weather.
• The ability to lift 50 lbs regularly
• A valid US drivers license, reliable transportation, and a clean driving record
COMPENSATION & EXPECTATIONS:

Compensation is commensurate with experience and employees will have access to vegetables from the farm. Housing is not included; having personal transportation is necessary. Full time employees will receive 2 days of paid sick leave/vacation time during the season. The Farm is a smoke and drug free environment.
County
Dutchess
Farm Name
Maple View Farm
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references (related to farming, culinary, or physical labor jobs) to Kyle.Nisonger@gmail.com with the desired position in the subject line. References should include their phone number, email, and dates you worked for them. Include dates and time in which you would be available to come to the farm for an in person interview.

Farm or Organization Website
facebook.com/mapleviewfarmny/