Farm Assistant

FARM ASSISTANT FOR SOLUNA GARDEN FARM

 

About us:

Soluna Garden Farm is a one-acre farm in Winchester, Massachusetts, that specializes in sustainably grown herbs and flowers. Soluna grows all its fresh herbs and flowers using no chemical fertilizers, preservatives, or pesticides. We run three CSAs from April through October for cut flowers, culinary herbs, and medicinal herbs.

Position:
We are adding a new member to our team in the position of farm assistant. This is a year-round, long-term position, which would focus on the farm during the growing season (March–November) and on our retail locations in Winchester and the Boston Public Market during the holiday and winter season (December–February). This position is not seasonal; please do not apply unless you are interested in a long-term position in which you can play a meaningful role in the growth and success of the farm.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
-Assist farm manager in all parts of production including seeding, watering, transplanting, cultivation, harvesting, delivery, and arrangement of herbs and flowers
-Maintain farm infrastructure, tools, and equipment
-Troubleshoot problems, think creatively
-Attend farmers markets or work in one of our retail locations

Required Skills and Experience:
-Farming experience required (at least one season apprenticeship or equivalent)
-Ability and willingness to work in all weather conditions (rain, snow, cold, heat)
-Preparedness and punctuality (CSA harvest days start early)
-Ability to lift 50 lbs comfortably
-Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively in a group
-Detail oriented
-Professionalism and maturity
-Good interpersonal and communication skills
-Sincerity and respect for everyone
-Enthusiasm and energy for farming
-Ability to take initiative and willingness to contribute to organization as needed
-Flexibility and adaptability to changing situations
-Knowledge of carpentry, small engines, and power tools a plus but not required
-Knowledge of herbs, flowers, horticulture, and/or flower arranging a plus but not required
-Retail sales experience preferred
-Driver's license with clean record and ability to reliably get to farm every day

Compensation: Pay starts at $10 to $12 per hour depending on experience and ability to work independently, with the possibility for increases and other incentives after six months.

Please send a short letter and resume to jobs@solunagardenfarm.com, and be prepared to provide references upon request. Tell us why you would love to work for us and why we need you!

Location: 
Winchester, Massachusetts
Publicaton Date: 
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 12:00am
Company Name: 
Soluna Garden
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