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Seasonal Urban Farm Worker at Urban Growers Collective - 4066

Job Title: 
Seasonal Urban Farm Worker
Urban Growers Collective
1200 W. 35th Street, #118
Chicago, IL 60609
Job Type: 
Job
Employment Type: 
Full-Time
Job Description: 

Rooted in growing food, we cultivate nourishing environments which support health, economic development, healing and creativity through urban agriculture. We operate seven urban farms on 11-acres of land predominately located on Chicago’s south-side. These farms are production oriented with staff integrating education, training, and production to meet program goals.

Position Description: the Seasonal Farm Worker position encompasses all aspects of farm labor. We are looking for a dynamic individual who is self-motivated, detail-oriented, maintains a positive attitude, has strong communication skills with an ability to receive constructive criticism, timely, and a strong work ethic.

Compensation: Hourly compensation at $15-$18 per hour, not to exceed 40 hours per week based on experience. Seasonal workers may be employed from April through October.

UGC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Responsibilities:

-Build-out and maintenance of farm sites including seeding, planting, and tending and irrigating crops;
-Harvesting and post-harvest handling and record keeping of crops for sale and distribution;
-Pest management including hand-picking, maintaining row cover, and spraying of organic pesticides;
-Compost management and record keeping of expired crops and produce;
-Construction of hoop-houses and additional infrastructure on farm sites;
-Assisting with sales, load-in and out of produce at farmers’ markets and for the Fresh Moves Mobile Market — must be able to lift 75 pounds;
-Daily reporting to supervisor with weekly progress reports submitted;
-Daily use and safe-handling of farm equipment including tilers, wheel barrows, tools and hand-tools;
-Willingness to work and preparation for working outdoors in all weather conditions

Education & Experience: 

Qualifications:

-At least one-year of on the job training at a farm;
-Experience and knowledge of food systems and organic sustainable farming;
-Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with teens, community partners and residents;
-Excellent organizational, communication and follow-through skills;
-Maintains appropriate professional boundaries in working with co-workers and teens;
-Ability to think critically and creatively;
-Willingness to work as part of a team in a collaborative environment, but have the ability to work unsupervised to complete the job;
-Must be able to lift 75 pounds; and most importantly a
-Passion for food justice, youth development and urban farming.

Application Instructions: 

Please send resume and three professional references to: info@urbangrowerscollective.org.
You can find more information about the open positions, program descriptions, compensation and our work on our website at: https://urbangrowerscollective.org/employment/.

Send any questions to: info@urbangrowerscollective.org

Job Categories: 
Farming/Agriculture