Still time to join the Full Hand crew for 2018. We are scheduling interviews for the next couple weeks - see below for full job description and application instructions!
We are looking for a part time farm hand, 15 – 20 hours a week. The position is seasonal and will run from now – early December. Experience on a farm is not required – we are happy to train the right greenhorn - but consistency and an eagerness to learn are essential.
Position description: We are a diverse farm and primary duties will change some over the course of the season. Early in the season is lots of bed preparation and greenhouse work. Next we move into transplanting, hand weeding, pruning and trellising in the field and by mid-season this hire will focus almost exclusively on harvesting, grading, washing, and packing produce for our restaurant accounts and weekly farmer’s market. We start work at 8am, except for heavy harvest days in the height of summer when we start at 7 am. We quit promptly at 5, and take a full hour for lunch. You will work very closely with our field manager.
Farming is both incredibly rewarding and incredibly challenging. This is a highly physical job that requires repetitive motions and tasks, getting dirty, spending lots of time bent over, consistently lifting 40+ pounds, and working outside in weather that is hot, cold, wet, windy, humid, as well as those beautiful blue bird days we all love! Expect your body to take about 3 weeks to physically adjust to the demands of the job.
About you: The ideal candidate is comfortable in their own skin and is not afraid to ask questions. You walk beside us between tasks, not behind us. You are fast moving, efficient, detail oriented and hard-working while being pleasant and good humored. You have experience in some kind of physical work – landscaping, restaurants, etc. You are curious in some way about food and food systems, whether it’s organic production methods, food policy, or just how to be a better cook with better ingredients. You love being outside. You are able to work for long stretches both independently and with a crew. You are forward thinking and also able to ask for help and clarification when you need it. You are good natured and curious, not easily offended when corrected.
About us: We are a small organic farm in between Anderson and Noblesville. We grow about 5 acres of vegetables which we sell year round at the Broad Ripple and Indy Winter Farmer’s Markets, and to 15-20 Indianapolis restaurants. We love what we do and love to share what we’ve learned with the folks working alongside us. We work hard and we work fast, but we always have a good time doing it. Our farm is our home and each member of our growing family (including young children) are involved with the day to day operations of the farm. We enjoy having close relationships with our crew members and appreciate having fresh energy and enthusiasm on the farm
Compensation: Starting at $10/hour (plus veggies) with raises given throughout the season based on experience and performance.
To apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis until we find the right person.
Thanks for your interest in working with us this season!
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