Raleigh’s Hillside Farm is seeking a skilled crew member to join our small but mighty team during the peak season to assist us in a successful ninth growing season.
Raleigh’s Hillside Farm is a ten-acre certified organic farm specializing in diversified vegetables. Our produce is sold primarily through our 350-member CSA program and a couple dozen wholesale accounts throughout Dane county. 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. Crew members will be involved in all aspects of the farm’s production including seeding, transplanting, weeding, harvesting, washing, packing CSA boxes, and any other farm maintenance needed while keeping a clean and organized working space.
Throughout the season, crew members will work closely with farm owners and have ample opportunity for an in-depth look at organic farming processes especially when it comes to CSA production.
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.
Previous farming experience through preferred, is not required.
Crew member season runs May 10th- September 3rd
Crew member workdays are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday averaging 32 hours per week.
Pay starts at $11-12/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.
To apply for the Peak Season Crew Member position please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to email@example.com by Friday, March 12th. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.