Employment Offered

Employment Offered

Date Submitted
11/06/18
Position Title
Field Crew
Position Description
FIELD CREW

We are looking to hire three full-time vegetable and two full-time flower field crew positions. Field Crew will assist in all operations on the farm from greenhouse propagation, cultivation, harvest and post-harvest, weeding, irrigation, tractor work, and everything in between. We are looking for passionate and hard working people that both understand our vision for a co-op farm, with a social justice mission, as well as an outstanding work ethic and dedication to some of the most physically demanding work out there!

Primary responsibilities include:

Assist management with propagation, bed preparation, transplanting by hand, direct sowing, weeding, irrigation, and organic pest and disease control.

Efficient harvesting, washing and packing. This will be the majority of the crew’s work from July - November.

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

Excitement about tractor driving and willingness to learn. Experience a plus!

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

Skills and qualifications:

For veggie crew- at least one year farming experience at a scale of 3-acres or more. For flower crew- at least 1 year of experience growing flowers and preferably general field scale farming (either veggies or flowers) on 2 acres or more.

Must be self-motivated and able to work outside in ALL weather conditions including snow, rain, high temps. in the summer, early in the morning.

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

Comfortably able to lift a minimum of 50lbs.

Strong manual dexterity skills

Ability to work independently

A sense of humor

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

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

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

Clean drivers license and reliable transportation for commuting to farm.

Schedule, Compensation, Housing

These are seasonal positions, from the beginning of April through November 22nd. Compensation is $12/hr, plus veggies and flowers, for a 40-46 hour work week, with possibility of rotating weekend days for our CSA distribution, and/or greenhouse management. Includes 5 paid vacation and 2 paid sick days

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

**To apply for the veggie or flower crew positions, please send your resume, cover letter, preference for flowers or veggie position, and three references to Veggies@rocksteadyfarm.com

Our farm is an equal opportunity employer. All candidates, regardless of race, gender, age, or sexual orientation, are encouraged to apply.
County
Dutchess
Your Name
D. Rooney