Assistant Vegetable Manager

Website Open Field Farm

We are seeking an enthusiastic, thoughtful and hard working person to join the crew on our family farm. Open Field Farm is a diversified biodynamic farm, raising mixed vegetables and flowers, herbs, corn, grain, grass fed beef, lamb, and laying hens for our 100-member CSA program in Petaluma, California. We cultivate 8 acres in annual vegetable production, plus 2 high tunnels, and grow more than 150 varieties of crops year round.

·     Year round position starting January 27th

·     Monday to Friday: April 1st-December 1st 7am to 5pm; Winter hours 7:30am-4:30pm
·     1 hour unpaid lunch: noon to 1 pm
·     Monthly weekend chores in a rotation

·     TBD based on experience
·     A full CSA membership, including everything beef and eggs
·     Housing offered with no additional rent or utility payments; flat fee for internet

Job Description:
·     Perform all mechanical bed preparation and bed shaping
·     Help to train crew on tractor driving for basic tasks, such as transplanting and tractor watering
·     Lead field crew in daily tasks: including but not limited to transplanting, trellising, hoeing
·     Work with farm owner to set daily plans and goals, evaluate and improve current systems
·     Assist in mechanical cultivation, field spraying, and irrigating
·     Introduction to large tractor field work
·     Help build new vegetable infrastructure and equipment
·     Weekly meetings with farm owner and vegetable manager

·     Enthusiastic about farm work, ability to problem solve and enjoys being part of a team.
·     Previous agricultural experience required, including at least one year of tractor work
·     Good physical condition for extended amounts of outdoor labor in all seasons and all weather (able to bend, sit, squat, rake, shovel, lift 50 lbs, and carry).
·     Must be reliable and timely.
·     Able to follow instructions.
·     Able to operate tools and mechanical equipment safely.

How to apply:
·     Please send us your resume and cover letter explaining what brought you to agriculture and what interests you about working at Open Field Farm.

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