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Seasonal Farmer Arthur's Point Farm

  • Date Posted January 24, 2023
  • Location Ghent, NY
  • Category Agriculture
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description At Arthur's Point Farm we seek a more abundant world for future generations. We work to reverse the long-term depletion and inequitable use of natural resources. We plant trees, heal the land, and enhance habitat for wildlife. This makes the land more productive and resilient to a changing climate. It also makes for a nicer place to live, raise our children, and foster community.
  • We grow and sell a variety of edible and ecological trees, shrubs, and perennial wildflowers of superior genetic selection.
  • We develop projects to integrate agroforestry into existing and new farm operations and restore degraded forests, wetlands, and riparian areas.
  • We produce probiotic biochars and compost that builds soil health, recycles nutrients, and sequesters carbon.
  • We use and promote organic, biodynamic, and regenerative agricultural practices.
Job description

Seasonal Farmer Job Description

Arthur’s Point Farm in Ghent, New York seeks a full-time seasonal farmer to assist with growing, maintenance, and harvesting operations. The farm is a native bare-root nursery of trees and perennial wildflowers focusing on agroforestry, climate-resilience, superior genetic selection, and ecological design. We also produce biochar and biochar compost as part of a broader effort to recycle nutrients and sequester carbon from our forest lands and restore disturbed areas with productive tree species. We use organic, biodynamic, and regenerative agriculture practices.  

Responsibilities: The seasonal farmer will join a small farm crew propagating trees and wildflowers, making biochar and compost, planting and managing tree crops, and possibly implementing ecological restoration projects for clients. Tasks include, but are not limited to, propagation, soil preparation, seeding, planting, composting, mulching, irrigation, weeding, mowing, harvesting, packing, invasive species management, and equipment maintenance. 

Qualifications: The ideal candidate has a strong interest in growing their knowledge and experience practicing both proven and innovative climate-friendly farming methods, enjoys outdoor physical work, and is excited about our approach and what we do. They have a positive attitude, are punctual and reliable, detail-oriented, self-motivated, and comfortable working both individually and as a member of a team.  

We seek candidates with the following specific qualifications:

  • Previous farming experience, especially farming involving perennial plant, growing, and propagation;
  • Capable of demanding and repetitive physical labor, including lifting 50+ pounds safely and repeatedly and performing well in all weather conditions;
  • Strong oral communication skills;
  • Ability to work efficiently, independently, and also cooperatively as a member of a small team;
  • Experience operating and maintaining farm equipment (tractors and tractor implements, wood splitters, augers, chainsaws) (preferred); and
  • Respect for safety guidelines and willing to follow safety procedures (including shifting COVID-19 protocols).

Supervision: This position reports directly to the Farm Director. No supervision of others is expected.

Compensation: $15-18/hour depending on experience; minimum 40 hours/week with expectation to work longer hours during intensive planting and harvesting in the shoulder seasons of Spring and Fall. Training will be provided for all tasks and equipment as needed. 

Duration: March - November 2023, with possibility of permanent, year-round employment. 

Covid-19 Policy: All employees are expected to be fully vaccinated and boosted against Covid-19.

 

Compensation this position is : hourly, varies DOE, $15.00 - $18.00 Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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