Employment Offered

Employment Offered

Position Title
Full Time/Full Season Vegetable Field Crew Member
Position Description
Full Time/Full Season Field Crew Member Job Description & Expectations

As a full time, full season field crew member you will experience many aspects of our commercial produce and CSA farm. Daily hours for the majority of the season are 7am to 5:00pm Mon-Fri with an hour for lunch, allowing for flexibility due to weather and time of year. Your 10 hour days will include but are not limited dozens of other tasks over the course of a full season on a farm. Below are an example of activities you will be participating in.

Food Safety and Tractor Safety Training

Field work: harvesting, transplanting, weeding, pruning, trellising, thinning, managing irrigation systems, pest control, and other tasks

Tractor work: tillage, bed prep, transplanting, cultivation, harvesting, compost turning etc

Pack-out operations: washing and sorting harvested crops, quality control, and packing/storage requirements of all crops

Greenhouse operations: seeding, potting-up, irrigation, pest control, fertility, trellising, as well as other tasks

Marketing and Sales operations: working with the CSA, Farmers market, and wholesale accounts

Weekly Rotating Chores: General Farm Cleanup, flat washing, garbage, restocking supplies, etc.

NECESSARY SKILLS

Strong work ethic and endurance for hard physical work, willing to work hard above and beyond when required

Sense of humor, positive attitude and enthusiasm

Ability to balance speed and efficiency while maintaining Obercreek’s standard of quality

Physically fit- must be able to lift 40-50 lbs repeatedly and easily, and work physically all day in all sorts of weather doing repetitive tasks

Must work well in a team environment and be able to communicate honestly and accept feedback

Must have an Valid US Driver's License.

Previous farming experience is a plus, but not required for field crew positions. Hourly pay starts at $10/hour and may increase based on performance and length of stay.

BENEFITS OF WORKING ON THE FARM

Lots of delicious organic vegetables available for your consumption- you will receive a free full CSA share.

Being part of a dedicated community of people working to improve our local food system

Spend lots of time outside in the summer

Potential to move up into more managerial roles in subsequent years at the farm

How to Apply:

To apply for work at Obercreek Farm, please send a resume and 3 references to info@obercreekfarm.com. After we receive your resume and 3 references, we will contact and give interviews with qualified candidates. We require an on-farm meeting/interview, as well as a trial work day (for field crew applicants) if seasonally appropriate. After the visit, if we’d like you to work at the farm, we will offer you the position and work out specific start dates. Please call or email us if you have any questions. Thank you for your interest in promoting organic agriculture and in our farm.

County
Dutchess