Hiring: Assistant Flower Grower – Upswing Farm

Job Title: Assistant Flower Grower
Reports to: Flower Manager
Hours: 2025 hours/week, additional hours with the vegetable crew are available for candidates seeking
full time employment.

Position Period: Flexible start and end dates, must be available June 12 th October 20 th
Compensation: $15$17/hour, depending on experience, $200 gear stipend, CSA flower and vegetable

Fair Hiring Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color,
religion, or sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected
Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
Farm Overview

We are a forprofit, certified organic, family owned and operated farm, managed by two experienced
owner/operators. We distribute to 450 member families through a yearround CSA, our primary outlet.
We attend one summer farmers market, work with several wholesale partners, sell 120 bouquets/week
from July to October and sell over 1000 flats of certified organic seedlings at our spring seedling sale.

We care deeply about finding the balance between growing and distributing high quality produce and
flowers, providing an inclusive, fulfilling and sustainable employment opportunity for our team,
continually refining our systems to improve soil fertility, crop quality, and production efficiency, and
achieving the financial success required to make our goals possible.

Job Summary
Assist the Flower Manager in all areas of flower production, harvest and packing/arranging for multiple
outlets including CSA, farm stand, farmer’s markets, wholesale accounts, special orders, and onfarm
events. While we work with gorgeous flowers and create beautiful bouquets, we are still farming and
this position is fastpaced and physically demanding.

Some limited greenhouse seeding, thinning, and potting up
Preparation of notill flower beds and maintenance of landscape fabric and drip irrigation
Transplanting seedlings into the field by hand or riding on a transplanter
Weeding, trellising, pinching, deadheading, and general maintenance of healthy flower beds
Harvesting flowers as trained, with proper stemlength, while following a pick sheet
Participate in accurate record keeping
Assembling bouquets several times a week for several hours at a time
Organizing and assembling flower buckets for harvest and distribution
Communicating with wash/pack and distribution team regarding cooler organization and proper
distribution of flowers to various outlets.
Maintaining an organized and clean flower space, maintaining tools, and washing and labeling
flower buckets

Minimum Qualifications
Ideal candidates will have 12 years of farming experience, and some experience harvesting and/or
arranging flowers. We are willing to train the right person.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Must have a strong interest in flower farming with a willingness to learn the specifics of care and
harvest for all flower varieties we grow
Ability to take direction, ask for help, and accept constructive feedback
Ability to work well independently, oneonone, and as part of a larger team
Strong communication and teamwork skills, positive attitude, and able to shift quickly and
smoothly between tasks
Discipline to finish tasks to the fullest level of quality while understanding how to prioritize with
a sense of urgency
Keen observational skills with a high level of focus and organization, and an eye for detail
Some artistic ability in terms of color and form for creating bouquets
Ability to perform repetitive work in inclement weather of all kinds
Ability to lift 50 lbs and be on your feet for hours at a time

To Apply
Send a resume, cover letter and 3 references to
Applications due by March 1

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