Hiring: Greenhouse and Microgreens Production Leader – Old Friends Farm

Greenhouse and Microgreens Production Leader
Full Year:
Jan 2-Feb 18 (2d/wk)
Feb 21- Mar 25 (4d/wk)
Mar 28-Nov 11 (5d/wk)
Nov 14- Dec 30 (4 d/wk)

This position keeps the greenhouse clean and organized and manages weekly seeding and potting up. Clear communication is key, as this position coordinates with the transplant leader about plants ready to transplant and with the seed ordering person about seed shortages and poor performance. This position also communicates with the infrastructure person about structural needs, making sure all inflation, heating, and ventilation equipment is working properly. This position is also responsible for our microgreens production from sowing to harvest, including maintaining harvest equipment. Ideal candidate has excellent record-keeping skills, high attention to detail, and is able to work efficiently and effectively alone and at times leading a small group of co-workers.  Candidates with greenhouse experience and/or plant propagation experience and enthusiasm preferred.

General Details for all positions:

Pay is commensurable with applicant’s experience and skill set.  Our minimum starting rate is $15/hr.  Workers must work the complete time commitment.  Full time positions have the option of taking five days off during the season, unpaid.  We do not offer housing for any position.  There are many farm perks, including delicious salads, veggies and flowers, as well as a fun and productive work experience!

Our farm thrives on a sustainable work model.  If you love farming, working hard, being on a high quality/high production farm, being part of a dynamic and fun team, and also having time to enjoy your non-farm life, our farm may be a good fit for you.  We want to cultivate ‘farmers for life’, and have no interest in having a farm that only can exist by having its employees give up their lives for its success.  That isn’t sustainable farming to us!  All of our full time workers work 36-45 hour weeks and can rely on work day hours starting and ending on time.

Interested applicants should be enthusiastic about local organic agriculture, have a minimum of two complete growing seasons of farming experience, be energetic, be able to work in all weather, be self-motivated, work well with others and independently, and have excellent quality control while working quickly and efficiently.  Must be trustworthy, reliable and responsible.

Apply via email with a letter of interest, resume, and 3 references.  Please specify which position(s) you’re applying for.

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