Employment Offered

Employment Offered

Date Submitted
11/06/18
Position Title
Vegetable Crew Lead
Position Description
VEGETABLE CREW LEAD

We are looking to a full-time vegetable crew leader. This skilled farmer will lead the flow of the vegetable crew’s daily tasks, be point person for RSF owners, take part in weekly management meetings and field walks and assist in training new employees and volunteers as needed throughout the season. This position is a great role for someone who may see themselves on the path to worker-owner.

Primary responsibilities include:

Collaboration with current owners and managers of Rock Steady in weekly meetings and daily morning meeting to establish farm priorities.

Lead a team of four veggie crew members.

Alongside owners, manage propagation, bed preparation, transplanting by hand, direct sowing, weeding, irrigation, and organic pest and disease control.

Assist with basic maintenance of facilities and help maintain a clean work environment.

Maintain high energy and fast paced work environment for all aspects of day to day farming.

Quality control for all farm tasks undertaken by crew and volunteers.


Skills and qualifications:

At least two years farming experience at a scale of 3-acres or more.

Ability to manage a team, keep up moral and create positive work environment.

Clear communication skills and demonstrated ability to be flexible with daily tasks.

Endurance sport experience, athleticism, team comradery as well as healthy amount of competitive spirit.

Comfortably able to lift a minimum of 50lbs.

Excited about collective group problem-solving and the co-op model.

Ability to follow written and oral instructions and willingness to seek guidance as needed

Demonstrated commitment to organic, just, and sustainable farming standards.

Clean drivers license and reliable transportation for commuting to farm.

Experience and sensitivity around working with a diversity of people- including but not limited to different learning styles, cultural background, class, sexuality, gender and ability.

Schedule, Compensation, Housing

This is a seasonal position, from April 1st through November 22nd. Compensation is $13/hr, plus veggies and flowers, for a 40-46 hour work week, with possibility of rotating weekend days for greenhouse management. Includes 5 paid vacation and 2 paid sick days. To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, and three references to veggies@rocksteadyfarm.com.

We are unable to provide on-farm housing, but can connect people to local rentals that may be available

For more information about us, visit: www.rocksteadyfarm.com
County
Dutchess
Your Name
D. Rooney