Farm/Greenhouse Assistant - Hydroponics, Organic, & Sustainable Farming

Genesee Lake School - Oconomowoc, WI3.7

Part-time

At Genesee Lake School, we provide year-round therapeutic residential, educational, and vocational services for children, adolescents, and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders, anxiety and mood disorders, and complex trauma.

Homegrown Farms, located on the Genesee Lake School campus, has integrated with the school and it's activities. The farm grows fresh organic vegetables for the school kitchen and raises chickens and goats for an overall farm and educational experience for the students. In addition to growing in the field, we use Hydroponics-a responsible and sustainable method to farming-allowing us to provide year-round food production.

We are looking to hire a Farm/Greenhouse Assistantto run our Hydroponic system year-round. In addition, this position will assist with general maintenance duties for both the farm and greenhouse. This position will work 15 hours per week (year-round) including a weekend rotation. There will be additional hours and duties in the Spring.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the Hydroponics system year-round including seeding, harvesting, maintaining, and packaging produce for the Genesee Lake School kitchen
  • General maintenance tasks for Greenhouse and Farm
  • Assist the Field Manager with mowing and tilling
  • May assist with new construction projects
  • Oversee animal chores for the goats and chickens
  • Assist with the annual general farm clean-up
  • Seasonal duties include assisting in the greenhouse by planting, watering, and delivering flowers as well as setting up and taking down off-site retail locations

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a High School Diploma/equivalent required, some college with an emphasis in farming/maintenance is preferred
  • Knowledge of indoor growing and hydroponics helpful, must be passionate about learning and growing in this field
  • Experience on a small farm is helpful
  • Valid WI driver's license with an acceptable driving record per company policy
  • Ability to bend, twist, lift, walk, and squat
  • Passing pre-employment background checks and drug screening
  • Provide two letters of recommendation upon interview or prior to hire

We are an equal opportunity employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

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Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $12.25 /hour

Experience:

  • farming: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Required)

License:

  • Driver's License (Required)