Hiring: Vegetable Harvest Coordinator – Old Friends Farm

Oct 9 2020
Published by under Food in the Pioneer Valley

2021 position- Vegetable Harvest Coordinator/(full-time)

General Details:

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 of people, 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 workers 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 for full time positions should be enthusiastic about local organic agriculture, have a minimum of two complete growing seasons of farming experience, be energetic, be able to work outdoors in any weather condition, be self-motivated, work well with a crew and independently, and have excellent quality control while working quickly and efficiently.  Must be trustworthy, reliable and responsible.

Vegetable Harvest Coordinator
(Monday-Friday; 40 hrs/wk; April-third week Nov)

Ideal candidate has prior experience with diversified vegetable production, and  crew management.  Must be a clear communicator and skilled leader with an eye for quality and efficiency.  Must be organized, motivated, and keep good records.  Must have the ability to scout, harvest, estimate crop yields, and understand harvest windows/stages for each crop.  This person is the ‘pace-setter’ for the harvest crew.

Apply via email with a letter of interest, resume, and 3 references.

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