About the Queens County Farm Museum:
Queens County Farm Museum is one of the longest continually farmed sites in New York State, dating back
to 1697. Today, the farm serves as a vital resource connecting people to agriculture and the environment,
creating learning opportunities and conversations about biodiversity, nutrition, health and wellness,
climate change and preserving local history. Queens County Farm Museum is a New York City Landmark
and on the National Register of Historic Places. Queens Farm hosts a wide variety of acclaimed education
programs, public events and adult education programs.
Queens Farm’s Agriculture Department is looking for motivated, energetic individuals to join its team for
the 2022 growing season. Through participation in the day-to-day operations, Seasonal Farmers will learn
the skills necessary to work on a diversified commercial farm.
Each day is different, and our farm team works together on approximately 4 acres to propagate, grow,
harvest, process, and sell over 200 varieties of vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers. Seasonal Farmers will
also gain experience handling our livestock (steers, pigs, alpaca, sheep, goats, and laying hens). As a public
farm and the largest tract of farmland in New York City, Queens Farm provides a unique opportunity for on
the job training in the growing urban agriculture movement. Seasonal Farmers are exposed to
responsibilities that extend beyond production, such as engaging with volunteers and the public, and
educational programming. We strive to cultivate a space which engages people in many different ways.
Our ideal candidates are self-motivated, positive, and patient, with stellar people skills and a passion for
local food and sustainable food systems. Knowledge about a variety of produce would be a great asset to
our team as well as an interest in small-scale intensive farming practices.
Two positions, starting 4/4 and ending 11/18, will require a Tuesday through Saturday or Sunday
through Thursday schedule.
Two positions, starting 5/2 and ending 10/28, will require a Tuesday through Saturday or Sunday
through Thursday schedule.
Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):
● Field/bed prep, propagation, seeding, transplanting, managing irrigation, cultivating, assisting with
flower arranging, harvesting, washing, packing
● General farm maintenance (mowing field perimeters, keeping a clean and organized workplace)
● Use of basic farm machinery and tools (training provided)
● Livestock chores and care
● Assisting with the on-site Farmstand
● Leading/supporting volunteer groups
● Visitor engagement
● One weekend day as part of the schedule
● Early morning start times as part of summer schedule
Required Experience and Qualifications:
● At least one full season working on a production farm
● Ability to lift 50lb and stand or crouch for extended periods of time
● Strong work ethic and positive attitude through all weather conditions
● Understanding of pace, efficiency, and attention to detail
● Good communication and listening skills
● Ability to work well in a diverse team, independently, and as a group leader
● Passionate about developing a career in agriculture
● Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with diverse populations
● Reliable transportation to the farm
Queens County Farm Museum (QCFM) supports diversity in the workplace. QCFM is an equal opportunity /
affirmative action employer (EOE) and supports a drug-free workplace.
$16/hour (40 hours per week)
Produce from the farm
Please send a brief cover letter, resume, and two work (preferably farming related) references to the
Director of Agriculture, Danny Morales: email@example.com
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.