2020 Farm Crew

Farm Crew Member Job Description

Three Sisters Garden Project is a non-profit organization and community farm with a mission to increase access to local, fresh, and healthy food for everyone in our community. We use organic farming practices (but are not certified) to grow a wide variety of vegetables on 4 acres for our 150-member CSA, restaurant sales and our food access program, which includes subsidized shares and donations to local food pantries. For more information visit our website: www.threesistersgarden.org

We are currently seeking a part or full-time Farm Crew Member to join our team. This is an excellent opportunity for applicants looking to delve into the work of diversified vegetable production and gain hands-on farming experience. This position will work under the direction of and in cooperation with the Farm Manager and alongside amazing staff and volunteers on a beautiful piece of land.

Primary Responsibilities:
Participate in all aspects of crop production, including but not limited to: seeding, transplanting, irrigating, fertilizing, weeding, thinning, and harvesting;
Washing and packing produce for CSA and deliveries;
Assist with tractor work if needed and interested
Greenhouse propagation and watering
Engaging with CSA shareholders, volunteers, and other visitors

Desired Qualifications:
No experience required, though 1+ years of farming or related experience preferred
Interest in and commitment to learning about organic and sustainable farming methods
Experience working long days in all types of weather in some capacity
Ability to lift 50 lbs and perform manual labor safely and efficiently
Positive attitude and willingness to receive constructive feedback
Reliable transportation

For full-time: compensation is a weekly stipend of $510-520, DOE. This is calculated based on $12.75-$13/hour, but allows staff to have a more reliable, consistent income in this seasonal position with variable hours
For part-time: $12.75-$13/hour, DOE
Paid vacation and accrued sick days
Farm produce and flowers

This seasonal position will be from April through October (start and end time slightly flexible). Full-time Farm Crew Member will typically work 40 hrs/week with less hours at the start and end of the season. Part-time Farm Crew Member must be able to work 1-4 days/week, Monday through Friday. Hours are generally 7:00 am - 4:00 pm, with paid mid-morning break and an unpaid hour lunch break. Participation in weekend watering rotation duty when needed is required.

To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to alexis@threesistersgarden.org

Ipswich, MA