Raleigh’s Hillside Farm is seeking an experienced pack shed manager to efficiently move produce through our washing facility expediting the wash, pack, label and storage processes while maintaining food safety practices.
Raleigh’s Hillside Farm is an eight-acre certified organic farm specializing in diversified vegetables and beginning to experiment with hemp production. Our produce is sold primarily through a 350-member CSA program and a couple dozen wholesale accounts throughout Dane county. Our team is small but mighty. We are committed to building efficient systems, providing an educational and gratifying work environment, and building community through good food.
We are looking for someone with a great work ethic, positive attitude, and strong dedication to our mission who functions well in a fast-paced environment. The pack shed manager will be responsible for receiving produce from the field crew and getting it ready for CSA and whole distribution while following food safety practices and maintaining accurate records of all harvests. With the farm owner, they will help manage a team of worker shares on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
We anticipate this position working from the pack shed approximately 60-80% of the time during our 18-week CSA season. Outside of the CSA season and during the remaining 20-40% of their time, this position will serve as a field crew member doing an array of farm tasks.
Pack shed manager season runs April 20th - November 6th.
Workdays are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday averaging 32 hours per week.
Pay starts at $13-15/hour based on experience. First year benefits include a work gear stipend in the spring and access to surplus organic produce every week.
We are committed to building long-term relationships with our employees and thus provide a five-year compensation and benefits plan at hire that encourages longevity while working towards better pay and benefits for farm laborers. This plan is available upon request.
Someone who enjoys managing many moving parts at one time while maintaining high quality standards.
Fast, hands-on learner who takes instruction well, is not afraid to ask questions, and quickly applies lessons learned to their work.
Energetic person who understands deadlines and shows up on time with a positive attitude.
Active communicator who enjoys being part of a team, but is also comfortable working alone on projects.
Reliable, responsible, and self-motivated individual who is open to receiving feedback.
Individual with strong attention to detail, thorough observation skills, and ability to maintain consistent sizing standards while keeping efficiency in mind.
Not afraid of long days of physical work in all weather conditions.
Ability to lift 40 pounds is required.
Reliable transportation to the farm is also required.
Prior leadership or management experience is desirable.
Previous farming experience through preferred, is not required.
To apply for a position, send a cover letter, resume and three references to email@example.com by February 21, 2020. We will be conducting interviews and filling positions on a rolling basis.