Employment Offered

Employment Offered

Date Submitted
07/17/18
Position Title
Obercreek Farm: Full Time Field Crew Member Position until the end of thej Season
Position Description
Obercreek Farm: Full Time/Full Season Field Crew Member
Obercreek Farm is excited to announce an opening for 2 full time/full season field crew members for the remainder of the season. You will have the opportunity to learn the inner workings of our diverse agriculture business while contributing your fullest in our friendly and fast paced work environment. We have worked hard over our 6 seasons to develop the systems and infrastructure needed to run a highly efficient and productive operation. We are seeking crew members who have some experience with farming or physical labor, a deep work ethic, a sense of humor and a strong commitment to providing local food. We are seeking folks who would like to help us grow improve the farm into the future. We focus on providing high quality produce to our community while providing our farmers a fair and sustainable wage.

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 with rotating weekend chores or farmers markets. Work will begin ASAP and last through November 30th, 2018, with potential for winter work. 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 a Valid US Driver's License.
Have previous farming experience.

Hourly pay is based on experience and may increase based on performance and length of stay.
Shared housing is available upon request onsite.
*Please state expected hourly wage and if housing is needed on application

BENEFITS OF WORKING ON THE FARM
Lots of delicious organic vegetables available for your consumption- you will receive a free full Vegetable CSA share and discounts at our farm stand.
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

COMPENSATION
this position is PAID: hourly, under $15/hr

Email info@obercreekfarm with resume and references if interested!

County
Dutchess
Your Name
Obercreek Farm LLC