3 Farm Employee Positions
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Nevada City, CA
The term of employment is . End dates are flexible, but preference will be given to applicants that are able to commit to a specific term of employment in advance of their start date. Employees are paid hourly for a forty hour work week through and, in rotation with the rest of the crew, one farmers’ market per month on a .
Together with the farm owners and farm manager, all farm employees at Riverhill Farm work to fulfill the core responsibilities of running a successful farm:
• Propagation house production of transplants;
• Care of transplants, including thinning, irrigation and fertilization;
• Field planting;
• Field cultivation and weeding;
• Drip installation and irrigation management;
• Pruning, trellising and other crop maintenance activities;
• Harvesting and packing;
• Record keeping;
• Farm stand and farmers’ market sales;
• End of season preparations for winter, including cover cropping.
The preferred applicant will have at least 1-2 years of experience in agricultural production and be able to demonstrate increasing responsibility over time. An applicant should be internally motivated to help operate a diversified organic production system, and be able to work independently with close attention to quality and detail.
Applicants should be energetic, physically fit and without significant physical limitation. In order to be considered for employment, applicants should be able to demonstrate experience and knowledge in one or more of these areas: organic seedling production, vegetable crop production and management, cane berry production and management, general organic production practices, and experience in direct sales of farm products. Familiarity with farm machinery and equipment operations is a plus but not required.
The preferred applicant must make a commitment for the term of one season, and will be given preference if he or she is competent to take on increased responsibility for farm operations and management over time, including staying on for multiple years. Areas of increased responsibility include production planning and management, irrigation management, tractor work, and yearly planning.
Housing is available, and pay is commensurate with experience.
How to Apply
To apply, please send a detailed letter of interest and a complete resume, including at least three farm-related references to firstname.lastname@example.org. All qualified applicants will receive a reply. A farm visit is a condition of an offer of employment.