Employment Offered

Date Submitted:
01/11/24


Farm Name:
Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center


County:
Westchester


Position Title:
Field Crew (Vegetable Production)


Position Description:

Job Description

Field Crew members will assist in all areas of field production and help to ensure the farm is operating efficiently. Applicants should love getting dirty and take pleasure in a hard day’s work! This position is extremely physical, requiring long hours of repetitive motions and heavy lifting. The most successful Field Crew members know how to push themselves and also practice self-care. Field Crew members should be team players and must be flexible as everyday can be different depending on the weekly and daily farm work plan.

Responsibilities include participation in all aspects of vegetable and herbs on 4-5 acres. Field Crew members will spend the bulk of their time working as a team to weed, transplant, and harvest throughout the season. Crew members will also work in focused areas of farm production throughout the season as needed. Each Field Crew member will also be responsible for animal chores for a portion of the season.

We are willing to train individuals interested in learning about sustainable agriculture and are seeking applicants that are excited to join a team of farmers, possess a good work ethic and have excellent communication skills.

Primary Responsibilities:
- Assist with propagation, bed preparation, transplanting, irrigation, and weeding
- Work efficiently during harvesting, processing, washing, and packing
- Do animal chores including mucking and watering of animals
- Work alongside volunteers, interns, and students
- Maintain a positive attitude and team mentality!

Skills and Qualifications
- At least 1-2 seasons of experience working in agriculture or horticulture preferred, but not required
- Ability to work in all weather conditions while maintaining self-awareness of personal needs and safety
- Some experience with small machinery including weed whackers is a plus
- Detail oriented
- Ability to be flexible with daily tasks
- Clear communication skills, open to receiving feedback
- Strong commitment to organic and sustainable farming practices
- Comfortably able to lift 40lbs
- Background Check


How to Apply:
To apply: Send an email to jess@hilltophanoverfarm.org with a letter of interest, resume, and a list of 3 references, including ‘Field Crew’ in the subject line. Please include your earliest possible start date and if you are looking for full or part time work in your cover letter. Applications and positions will be reviewed and filled on a first come first serve basis.


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