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This job expired on March 20, 2022

Production Crew Green Things Farm Collective

  • Date Posted January 19, 2022
  • Location Ann Arbor, MI
  • Category Agriculture / Production
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description Green Things Farm Collective is a community-centered, organic, and no-till farm located in Ann Arbor Township, Michigan. We specialize in the direct sale of produce, flowers, seeds, and beef to our local eaters through farm memberships, online sales, farmers markets, restaurants, and a variety of local grocery and food distribution programs. We strive to provide nourishment and quality of life to our farmers and community members, through the thoughtful production of organic produce and agricultural events. With respect for age-old traditions, practices, and economics of small-scale farming and land stewardship, this farm seeks to pioneer new successful models of regenerative agriculture that reflect the world we live in today and move us towards a healthier future.
  Job description

The variety of skills and expertise needed to run our community-focused small farm are as diverse as our offerings and ever expanding as we continue to develop and structure the business. With so many facets to this farm, we are looking for farming professionals with a can-do attitude and an eye towards developing their role within our organization.

For the 2022 season, we are especially interested in hiring crew members with building, construction, and/or mechanic experience, to round out our team.
 

Job Description:

Our full-time crew members work as a team to carry out the wide range of day-to-day tasks associated with the production and sales of our produce, flowers and seeds, including but not limited to: harvest (primary work), nursery seeding, field and hoop house planting, bed prep and clearing, field tarping, weeding, seed processing and packing, post-harvest handling, trellising, harvest record-keeping, cleaning and organizing, groundskeeping, deliveries, membership distribution, seasonal animal chores, fence maintenance, and farmers market sales. They report to a returning crew member or a managing partner depending on the task at hand. 

Required Qualifications:

  • At least one full growing season of experience working on a vegetable farm as an intern or crew member.

  • A deep interest in pursuing farming as a career and lifestyle.

  • The ability to wake up early and be prepared, focused, and on time for physical and mental work.

  • The ability to listen, take direction, and process feedback.

  • The ability to work alone, one-on-one, or in a group with speed and precision. 

  • The ability to maintain speed and precision while working in challenging weather conditions (within reason).

  • The ability to squat, kneel, and stand safely for periods of time while doing tasks. 

  • Clear verbal communication.

  • The ability to carry up to 40 pounds for short periods of time.

  • Because our business is located in a rural area and has no access to reliable public transportation, we only recommend that applicants with access to a vehicle apply.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience and comfort operating heavy equipment.

  • Mechanically inclined, with experience and comfort with basic construction, wiring, and equipment and infrastructure repair. 

  • Customer Service experience.

  • Passion for home cooking with farm fresh produce.

Weekly schedule, hours, and compensation:

  • Position starts at the beginning of May and runs through November, with optional part-time hours through December. November and December hours may vary widely depending on labor needs and weather conditions. 

  • 30-45 hours/week based on seasonal need and market schedule.

  • Full-time crew members are required to be available to work full days Monday through Thursday, a half day on Friday, and rotate through working a full day at the Saturday farmers market at least once a month. Extended day work hours to cover membership distribution and farm events may also be requested.

  • Pay starts at $15.50/hour for entry level employees.

 

 

Compensation this position is : hourly, $15-20/hr Application instructions
This job expired on March 20, 2022
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