An Assistant Grower will assist in all aspects of vegetable production including greenhouse management, planting, cultivation, irrigation management, harvest, wash and packing, CSA and market management, and tractor work. Additional responsibilities, such as small project management, will be delegated depending on needs, interests, and abilities.
Duration: Mid-April through November, Tuesday through Saturday, with rotating weekend greenhouse duty. Hours are 7 am - 4 pm (with an unpaid lunch break) at the peak of the season, with fewer hours in spring and fall.
Compensation: Starts at $13/hr, depending on experience, 5 paid vacation days, paid sick leave as accrued, farm produce and flowers, optional participation in bi-weekly CRAFT sessions, and a $250 educational stipend.
The ideal candidate has 1-3 seasons of farming experience, interest in developing their farming and leadership skills, and commitment to BCF’s mission and purpose. Must have attention to detail and an ability to keep a positive attitude during fast-paced workdays with various demands on time and energy. Must also have a sense of personal accountability, thoughtfulness, and respect for farm staff, volunteers, and our many patrons and friends at the farm. A clean driving record, driver’s license, and ability to safely lift and carry 50 lbs are required. Reliable transportation is also needed, as public transit to the farm is limited.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to the Farm Manager, Sara Rostampour, at sara @ brookwoodcommunityfarm . org (email typed with spaces here to avoid spam)