Willow & Oak Farm, DBA Barn Swallow Blossoms is hiring a part-time (8-16 hr/week) field assistant for the 2022 season! This position is seasonal, running from May-October (with potential for winter hours, depending on need). Assistance is needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays, half days or full days (4-8 hours) depending on employee availability.
PRIMARY TASK: Assist Kelly and Adam (owners) with cut flower harvest/processing:
Tuesday mornings for CSA, farm stand and orders
Thursday mornings, primarily for farmers market sales
If working afternoons, assist in other field tasks depending on needs/season, including:
Arranging flowers and preparing orders
Seeding and propagation in the greenhouse
Bed management: weeding, installing trellis nets, flipping beds, etc.
Potential to help with special projects as we build our farm, especially setting up spaces and infrastructure (wash station, self-serve farm stand kiosk, floral design studio, rebuilding greenhouse beds, fencing, etc.).
Potential to help with animal chores (currently pasture-raised chickens) if the employee has interest, but this is not required for this role.
Some experience working efficiently and effectively in an organic production farm setting. Direct experience with cut flowers is not required (We’ll train you!) but it is a plus.
Physical ability to work on your feet for long periods of time and work in varying physical positions (standing, bending, kneeling). Ability to safely and consistently lift 30 lbs.
Ability to work in varying weather conditions (heat, cold, rain, etc.).
Clear, compassionate and direct communication skills. We value having a positive and reciprocally caring work culture, and good communication skills are a huge part of this!
Desire and enthusiasm to learn, think critically and ask good questions!
$15/hour to start. Review of wages to happen in late 2022 for potential raise if returning for the 2023 season.
Potential for position to grow in the future if desired. We’re a very new farm and hope to be able to offer more consistent employment and increased responsibility as our business grows with both cut flowers and pasture-raised animals.
Abundant free flowers and a free dozen eggs each week!
How to Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter to Kelly at email@example.com.