cOME WORK WITH OBERCREEK!
2019 JOB OPENINGS:
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 with rotating weekend chores and farmstand work. Work will begin ASAP and last through November 30th with potential for winter work. Your 10 hour days will include but not limited to:
Food Safety, Tractor Safety, Farm Safety & CSA Training
Field work: harvesting, transplanting, weeding, pruning, trellising, thinning, irrigating, pest control, bed prep, compost turning
Wash/Pack 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
Marketing and Sales operations: working with the CSA, Farm Stand, and wholesale accounts
Weekly Rotating Chores: General Farm Cleanup, flat washing, garbage, restocking supplies, etc.
Strong work ethic and endurance for hard physical work, willing to work hard above and beyond the job requirements when necessary.
Sense of humor, positive attitude and enthusiasm.
Ability to balance speed and efficiency while maintaining Obercreek’s standard of quality.
Physically fit- capable of lifting 40-50 lbs. repeatedly and easily, and work physically all day in all sorts of weather doing repetitive tasks.
Work well in a team environment and be able to communicate honestly and accept feedback.
Previous farming experience.
A Valid US Driver's License.
Hourly pay is $13/hr and may increase based on experience, 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 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
How to Apply:
To apply for work at Obercreek Farm, please send a resume and 3 references to email@example.com. Also please note what your expectations for hourly wage will be and if housing is required. 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.