Seasonal Farm Crew Member Aluma Farm
- Date Posted January 11, 2019
- Location Atlanta, GA
- Category Agriculture
- Job Type Other
We are currently looking to fill two full time Farm Crew positions for the 2019 Season. Farm crew workers will work under the direct supervision of the owner/managers and will participate in all the various tasks of a small vegetable farm. This includes, but is not limited to: starting transplants in the greenhouse, daily greenhouse maintenance, preparing no-till beds for planting in the field (broadforking, adding compost, and raking), direct seeding field crops, transplanting crops in the field, cultivating established crops, assisting with irrigation management, helping carry out pest and disease management, harvesting all the various vegetables and fruits we grow over the course of the season, and washing and packing produce for restaurant deliveries, our weekly on farm market, and CSA. The experience gained from this position should well prepare workers for continued and progressing positions in sustainable agriculture. In addition to learning the practical skills required to become a competent farmer, farm crew workers will also gain a deeper understanding of the science and philosophy of sustainable agriculture, and how those principles guide the operations of a working farm.
Farming is physically demanding work and we expect our employees to be committed, passionate and hard working. We strive to maintain a positive work environment and expect crew members to be professional, productive, and to maintain a good attitude. Ideal candidates will be dependable/timely, self-motivated, curious, quick learners, able to take direction and follow specific instructions. Candidates must be able to work on their feet all day, lift 50 lbs, and perform at a high level in all types of conditions. (Heat/Humidity, Cold, and Rain). Candidates who have some experience or background in farming or gardening and live in Southwest Atlanta are preferred. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
Work will begin in March and continue through November. Candidates must be able to commit to the entire duration. Hours will vary depending on the season, with spring and fall being 30-35 hours/week and summer consisting of 40-45 hours/week, Tuesday-Saturday. Compensation starts at $9/hour and employees are also provided vegetables from the farm.
Aluma Farm is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principle of an equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Aluma Farm are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, family or parental status, or any other protected status. We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.Compensation this position is PAID: hourly, under $15/hr How to apply