Farm Hand

Website The Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens

Job posting: Farm Hand
Hours: P/T 15 – 30 hours based on availability and qualifications
Pay rate: Hourly $13.00 – $15.00 DOE
The Center for Urban Agriculture is a 501c3 nonprofit organization on a mission to bridge
organic agriculture to the community through education and building a local food system. We
are a USDA certified organic farm in Goleta, CA just minutes from the beach and Santa Barbara.
We operate 12.5 acres of urban farmland that is transitioning into no-till regenerative
agriculture, and are searching for a farm worker to join our energetic and hardworking team.
We are in search of an enthusiastic person with 1-2 years of organic farm work experience to
join our farm team. We are looking for a full season commitment for the 2020 year. The ideal
candidate will have a passion for farming and its many applications including the process and
hard work of Regenerative Agriculture, as well as an active engagement with the organization
and its mission to connect agriculture with education and community. Previous involvement
with fruit trees, annual vegetables, flowers, and / or chickens is preferred. Farm work is a very
physical, demanding job with long and variable days, which requires people with good mental
and physical stamina. It is imperative that the candidate embodies the qualities listed below
and is capable of assisting with the general duties and responsibilities as outlined. This position
reports to the Farm Operations Manager.
Qualities of a Successful Candidate:
● Team-oriented and able to take direction
● Willingness to learn and be adaptable, but also share ideas
● Takes initiative and recognizes where opportunities to go above and beyond present
● Positive attitude, personable, and friendly
● Ability to maintain clear communication
● Good work ethic and a positive attitude
● Has great attention to detail
● Efficiency minded
● Good sense of humor is a plus
General Duties/Responsibilities:
● Field work including but not limited to – weeding, transplanting, seeding, irrigation,
cultivation, bed prep, pruning
● Greenhouse work
● Basic landscaping and orchard care
● Chicken operation care
● Produce harvesting & post harvest work
● Other duties as assigned
Possible Growth Opportunities:
● Onsite farm stand sales
● Farmer’s Market sales
● Additional responsibilities based on experience
● Possible year round employment
Physical Demands:
● Stand, walk, balance, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
● All farm work is done by hand- must be excited to use hand tools
● Must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to
75 pounds

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