Full Job Description
FARM HAND (1 PART-TIME POSITION 3-4 DAYS/WEEK)
Position has been FILLED (as of 5/4/2020). You may still submit an application and we will keep your resume on file for future openings. Thank you!
Little Wild Things City Farm is looking for someone enthusiastic about growing local food with an interest and at least one year of experience in sustainable agriculture. This position will directly help our microgreen production and assisting with our Summer Salad Share program (including helping with deliveries) and with weekly orders, wholesale, and outdoor edible flower production, with potential to grow with us and take on more responsibility over time. This position will support the work of the entire team and report to the Production Manager.
Work is carried out an indoor microgreen farm, at an outdoor ¼ acre plot in the H St. & Edgewood neighborhoods of NE Washington, D.C., and at the Dupont Circle Farmer’s Market. Individual tasks may be physically demanding and may include long hours doing any of the following:
Seeding, harvesting, and packing orders
Cleaning, including washing trays and sanitizing equipment
Lifting and moving heavy objects
Long periods standing or working on concrete and in outdoor conditions, including rain, heat, and cold.
The right candidate will demonstrate an extreme attention to detail, creativity, honesty, and will be enthusiastic about working in an entrepreneurial, fast paced environment. Likewise, they will not be deterred by the responsibility of completing routine tasks such as cleaning, labeling, or organizing. Preferred qualifications include: experience working on an organic farm (or one using sustainable/regenerative practices), including: working with drip/sprinkler irrigation systems, bed preparation, using basic tools such as seeders, broadfork, hoes, small engines (weed whackers, mowers, tillers), landscape fabric, caterpillar tunnels/greenhouse work, seed starting, transplanting, harvesting etc.; GAP or CNG certification, experience in the hospitality industry, and/or photography/writing/social media skills.
This position requires a personal vehicle, for occasional transportation between our two farm locations and for making deliveries. Vehicle use is reimbursed at standard government rates. Must have at least one day of weekend availability.
We have one position available. Pay starts at $15/hr. Weekday working hours are generally 7:30am-4pm, however, due to seasonality, order volume, and weather, some days may require an earlier or later start.
Please contact Mary at email@example.com to express interest with FARM HAND in the subject line.
Please include your resume, three references (including email and phone contact information, and the capacity in which they have worked with you), confirm that you have a vehicle, and indicate your schedule of availability in your initial expression of interest.
To learn more about Little Wild Things City Farm please visit www.littlewildthingsfarm.com or @littlewildthingsfarm on Instagram.