Hiring: Packing Barn Assistant – Red Fire Farm
Red Fire Farm, is looking for strong, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented candidates to work in the central nervous system of the farm: our packing barn. If you’ve got muscle (or are looking to build some), want to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, and you like the idea of being the last set of eyes on hundreds of pounds of produce each day, please apply!
This position will work closely with our packing barn supervisors to enforce quality standards, ensure items are properly allocated, labeled, and prepared for delivery on the next day’s trucks. Everything that we harvest on our 100 acres passes through the packing barn before its final destination.
Red Fire is one of the larger organic farms in the valley. We grow for our CSA program (1,200 members) as well as farmers markets, farm stands, and wholesale customers — as small as a local cafe and as large as grocery store chains. We have fields in Montague and Granby. This job is based at the Montague farm.
The packing barn is a lively place. Harvest crews are traveling between the loading dock and our fields throughout the day. Customers often pickup directly from our coolers. The music is always playing, and on a hot summer day, it’s the best place to be!
In this position you need to move quickly but be thorough. You’ll have to learn our delivery schedule as well as our various packing protocols for each of our type of customers. Ideal candidates will have some familiarity with a broad range of veggies (we grow over 70 varieties), but we’re willing to train the right person.
This position is part time 25- 32 hours a week. You must be available to work Monday through Friday, with some flexibility for later hours when necessary. Year-round positions may be available.
Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply!
Perks & Benefits:
- All the fresh organic produce you can eat!
- Plenty of fresh air and exercise.
- Opportunity to advance and build on your skills; including language practice.
- An open and friendly working environment where your feedback is welcomed.
(We currently do not offer commercial health insurance; some of our employees are covered through the MA Health Connector.)
Location: 184 Meadow Road, Montague, MA
Pay: $12.75/ hour, plus all the organic veggies you can eat.
To Apply: Please send a letter of interest as well as a simple resume including three relevant work references with contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.