JOB OPENINGS – NOW HIRING ONE FULL TIME SEASONAL FARM crew member!
Farm crew members will participate in all areas of farm production, including working at farmers’ markets and working with volunteers on the farm. Field tasks are mostly done by hand and will include greenhouse propagation, transplanting, seeding, weeding, irrigating, cultivating, harvesting, packing, and general field maintenance. Crew members will meet and interact with our food pantry partners & clients, as well as have opportunities to engage with or teach youth in our educational programs and summer camp. Crew Members will also develop experience with marketing and sales via staffing our stand at farmers’ markets. This job is a good fit for people who care about the larger mission but understand that their role is first and foremost to be on the farm caring for the crops in the sun and rain and dirt.
Some prior farm experience would be preferable, however applicants who are new to farming are welcome to apply especially if they have experience with physical labor and working outdoors. Weekend and morning availability is important. Crew members must have a driver’s license.
Hours: Full-time (40 hours/week) or mostly full-time (30 hours/week), there's some flexibility with hours for this position; some Saturdays & Sundays when staffing farmers’ markets or for greenhouse watering rotation.
Dates: Start date in April 15 through the end of October
Compensation: $11-12/hr depending on experience, produce from the farm, workers’ compensation, paid vacation & sick time
To apply: please send your resume, three references, and a cover letter to Vegetable Production Manager, Leah Garrard at firstname.lastname@example.org. Positions are open until filled.
Be part of our Farm Camp 2019!
We are currently hiring instructors and counselors to be part of our Farm Camp staff! We are looking for energetic individuals who love kids, dirt, sunshine, and fresh vegetables. Farm camp runs from July 15th through August 30th. It is our preference to bring on a team who can commit to the full 7 weeks plus one full day the week prior to the start of camp for orientation and Counselors In Training (CIT) programming.
Counselors support campers in all of their daily needs, from helping them feel comfortable at drop off, to making sure they stay hydrated throughout the day, to supporting and encouraging budding friendships, to helping kids get their things together at the end of the day.
Candidates must have experience working with or being with children, must be organized and energetic, and be able to engage with young children and direct CITs. Candidates who are interested in pursuing a teaching career or working in a related field are encouraged to apply. This position is 36 hours a week on-site with opportunities for additional hours running our before and after care programs.
To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, and three references to Sember Weinman at email@example.com.
Instructors develop the programming for our morning and afternoon sessions. Our instructors are able to effectively and joyfully teach groups of 12 campers about nature, food, farming, art, and animals. Educators who can bring a special talent to share with the camp community--such as musical ability, artistic creativity, love of the outdoors, etc. is a plus.
Candidates must have teaching experience with a variety of ages, ability to write dynamic, experiential-based lesson plans, and an ability to work together as a team with our farm crew, the other instructors, CITs and our counselors. The position includes 36 hours on-site plus 4 hours each week to plan and prep for lessons. A two-week visiting instructor position is also available to work with our 9-12 year olds for our Farmers and Zoologists weeks.
To apply, submit a resume, cover letter, and three references to Sember Weinman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Common Ground Farm is an equal opportunity employer. All candidates, regardless of race, gender, age, or sexual orientation, are encouraged to apply.