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Organic Farm Hiring: Full Time Seasonal Crew Member. Scarborough, ME
Last Post 28 Feb 2019 10:23 AM by Two Farmers Farm. 0 Replies.
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28 Feb 2019 10:23 AM  
We are now hiring Full Time Seasonal Crew Members for the 2019 season!
Two Farmers Farm is a certified Organic four-season vegetable farm located on a historic farmstead in Scarborough, Maine. We’re a team of hardworking farmers using high-production systems, mechanization, and season-extension to grow a diversity of crops for local farmers’ markets, grocers, and restaurants. We strive to exemplify the potential for farmers to maintain a high quality of life while achieving excellent land stewardship, equitably supporting all members of the farm team, preserving rural heritage, and furthering the movement for a more sustainable food system.

Duties and Responsibilities - Job Description
Crew Members work alongside the Managers and Assistant Managers to complete much of the day-to-day work of growing and harvesting our organic produce. General duties may include:

Harvesting, washing and packing produce
Transplanting
Greenhouse seeding & propagation
Trellising
Cultivation and hand weeding
Mulch laying and removal
Field preparation and cleanup
Record-keeping
Farm maintenance
Mowing and line trimming
Row cover management
Disease and pest scouting
Staffing farmers’ markets
Crate washing
Other duties as directed



Starts: April
Ends: late November*
Application Deadline: Open
*2019 Full Time Seasonal Crew Members will have the opportunity to apply for a Year-Round Crew position to begin in December 2019.

Hours: 40-45 hours/week: Monday-Friday or Tuesday-Saturday

Required Qualifications:
Farming experience is not required. Applicants with no farming experience will be trained on the job. Even applicants with farming experience must be prepared to break old habits and develop new skills to conform with the specific expectations at Two Farmers Farm.

One season’s work experience in an outdoor field (farming, landscaping, trail work, outdoor contracting, outdoor education etc)
Excellent references
Proactive communication style
Attention to detail
Positive attitude, agreeable disposition
Eagerness to learn and willingness to receive corrections constructively
Valid US driver’s license, clean driving record
Ability to do the following:
Start in April and commit to working through November
Accommodate the seasonal schedule, including regular Saturday shifts
Work well in groups and independently
Think ahead
Lift, and walk a short distance with, 50lbs
Work outdoors all day in all weather conditions

Preferred Qualifications:
Interest in being a long-term part of our team, in either a seasonal or year-round capacity.
Some farming experience.

Compensation:
Starting pay is $12/hour. Dedicated crew members are eligible for wage increases based on performance, responsibilities and commitment.
Generous performance-based bonuses.
Benefits:
Paid 30 minute lunch break daily
Free produce for your own use
Four holidays off during peak season
Reasonable and predictable schedule
Exceptional employees may have opportunities for increased responsibility and long-term and/or year-round employment
Do meaningful work in a friendly and professional work environment


To Apply:
Please complete the application form on our website: www.twofarmersfarm.com/jobs

Two Farmers Farm is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from all people regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetic information.



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