Greenhouse and High Tunnel Production Head is in charge of the care and management of the greenhouse and high tunnels. They are in charge of carrying out the seed and tunnel plans as laid out by farm managers. The Greenhouse Head will also be expected to work along with the crew during regular field work and harvest.
The typical schedule during the height of the season is Monday through Friday and alternating Saturdays are required from July through September from 8am until the work for the day is done (generally at lunchtime). Work weeks are shorter in less strenuous times of year.
Tasks include: Greenhouse maintenance and inventory, seeding by hand and with the vacuum seeder in cell trays following the seed plan, water and irrigation management, managing other employees assisting in the tasks, bed prep by hand, seeding with a push seeder following the high tunnel field plan, pest management, trellising, transplanting, row cover management
Farming experience is preferred. It is extremely important to be detail oriented and clean in your work space. Attention to detail is a must. Knowledge of vegetable varieties and families is helpful as well as the ability to recognize plants by their cotyledons.
The farm is looking for motivated, hardworking individuals who have always worked well with others. You must be reliable and able to work in all weather conditions. A valid driver's license is required.
The farm work environment is uptempo and requires the physical capability to contribute daily in a rigorous, fast paced setting. Farm work is incredibly rewarding, yet very physically demanding. Please consider this commitment before applying.
Pay starts at $11.50/ hr and goes up from there depending on experience. If needed, the farmhouse apartment can be included in your pay. The apartment includes utilities and WIFI and has it's own kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room with washing machine and separate entrance.
Start date is dependent on your availability, but should be April 1st at the latest. End date is flexible as well, but we would like for you to stay through the heavy harvests and fall seeding dates in the fall (through the end of September or October).
Please submit a resume and a cover letter via email detailing the following:
- Why you are interested in working at Root Down Farm
- Your previous farm related experiences
- What you personally will bring to this position
If you are qualified we will contact you for an initial interview here at the farm.
Please send a cover letter detailing your interest and resume to the farm by email. If we feel you may be a fit, we will contact you via email to set up an on farm interview.