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Field Crew Member at Bluma Farm - 12286

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Field Crew Member
Bluma Farm
2201 Dwight Way Bluma Farm
94705 Berkeley , CA
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Job Description: 

Part time Field Crew Member
The Field Crew position involves working with a small team on all aspects of running a production rooftop flower farm. This includes tasks such as: propagation, transplanting, weeding, irrigation, bucket washing, harvest, post-harvest handling. And may include deliveries and floral design. Once the season gets under way the majority of the farm tasks are centered around the harvest and delivery schedule. The ideal candidate has at least 2 years of production farm experience (preferably flower farming), a strong work ethic, and is punctual. Must be able to lift 50lbs, able to work in all weather conditions. The schedule may involve working weekends. Must have a clean driving record and a current drivers license.

The position starts Mid-April and goes through December. Hours may vary depending on time of season. Possibility of extending the position through the winter as well.

The position reports to the Farm Owner and the Harvest/Production Manager and works with a small field crew to complete all farm operational tasks. The ideal candidate will be able to work quickly and efficiently alongside others as well as on their own. Most importantly, the candidate for the position has a good work ethic, is punctual, and willing to work closely in a small team and who has a passion for organic farming and flowers. Competitive salary to be determined based on experience.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Major Responsibilities
Weekly/daily weeding tasks
Weekly Irrigation tasks
Weekly harvest of cut flowers
Propagation/ plant outs
Keeping workspace/ farm clean and organized
Occasionally giving tours
Occasionally driving a cargo van or for deliveries
Weekly washing of buckets
Weekly cleaning and organizing of farm office/ studio
Works closely with the Owner, Assistant Farm Manager and all Field crew members to achieve the daily and weekly tasks
Foster a healthy work environment
Greeting customers at the farm/ putting together orders
Organizing and helping manage volunteers

Education & Experience: 

Candidate Specification: Key Selection Criteria
Ideal Experience
Previous Farm experience.
2 years experience on a production farm. Ideally at least one year on a production scale flower farm.
Experience with customer service
Experience with weed management, harvest and post harvest handling of cut flowers.
Experience with propagation
Experience using hand tools for weeding
Excited about joining a small crew on a 1/4 acre cut flower farm!

Critical Competencies for Success:

Bluma’s mission is based on its high standards of quality in both product and organic farming practices. The Field staff position must be able to demonstrate efficient and safe use of tools. He/she must have a good work ethic, be punctual, and have a good sense of humor. The successful candidate will be a team player who displays good communication skills.
The success of Bluma is based on its ability to accomplish many things efficiently and with a high standard for quality. The Field staff position will have a mindset geared towards Bluma’s mission and vision. He/she will be a proven leader who will focus on accomplishing daily and weekly goals with the larger picture in mind.
The candidate must be able to lift at least 50 pounds and able to work in all weather conditions.

Other Personal Characteristics

Ability to perform routine farm tasks (weeding, harvesting, planting, bucket washing)
Strong work ethic
Passion for organic farming and flowers
Ability to take initiative
Good sense of humor
Punctual and reliable
Ideal candidate has worked effectively as part of a small team with a wide range of responsibilities

Application Instructions: 

Application Instructions
Interested applicants are encouraged to submit an application.

Please email your resume, two references, and cover letter detailing why you would like to work at Bluma Farm.

Please address application materials and any questions to:

Farm Staff Position

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