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Full Moon Farm

Employment Information

Full Moon Farm is hiring for the 2019 growing season.

Currently we are hoping to hire 4-5 full-time employees at the farm this season. We cannot hire any individual who smokes tobacco because of the threat of Tobacco Mosaic Virus. The only part-time employees we would consider are for those individuals with extensive organic farming experience. Ideally we are looking for people who would like to return in following years and folks who might be inclined to move into a year-round managerial position.

Please take a look at all of our employee position descriptions below and then, if you are still interested, get in touch with us!

Crew

Wash, Pack, and Inventory Manager

The Wash, Pack and Inventory Manager is responsible for washing, sorting and tracking all produce that comes through the wash station. They will be responsible for cleaning and organizing the wash/pack area and coolers, storing, packing and organizing for wholesale and washing display items and coolers from CSA and markets. Candidates should have at least two seasons experience growing produce, a focus on quality and efficiency, an ability to lift 50lbs repeatedly and the ability to make quick decisions and toss food that is not salable. 30 -50 hrs/wk, May through Nov.

CSA and Market Manager:

The CSA and Market Manager is a key customer-relations positions perfect for a REAL FOOD-IE who possesses a keen knowledge of the food we raise, a love of cooking with all our organic ingredients and a strong desire to share that love and knowledge with others. This person packs and drives the truck, sets up and breaks down the market display, tallies sales, and is responsible for unloading and sorting inventory back into appropriate locations. The CSA/Market Manager is our front-line connection to our community. As such they must provide excellent customer service, possess an eye for quality, and maintain an attractive display, all while overseeing crewmembers under their tutelage. Applicants should be committed to certified organic, be masters of customer service, possess a keen knowledge of different vegetables, good spatial awareness, the ability to repeatedly lift 50lbs, and a valid driver license. Good math skills are a major plus. Position runs May through Oct., 35 -50hrs /wk, Tues through Sat. This position could be year-round, including winter markets, CSA and marketing.

Field Crew Members:

Crew members are the backbone of the farm. They primarily work with the Field Manager, and farm owners to produce and harvest the farm’s organic vegetables. Seasonally, this work will include seeding, transplanting, controlling weeds, identifying and managing pests, irrigating, and harvesting. They will also help with wash/pack manager and CSA/Market manager on a rotating basis. Crew may also be involved with pig and chicken activities, building, or other projects as needed. Everyone on our crew is important to the success of our farm and is expected to take responsibility for their work, listen carefully to directions and be driven to get the job done. Team members should be able to work well in groups as well as have the confidence to work productively on their own. Field work is physically demanding, and crew members must be able to repeatedly lift 50 pounds, spend extended periods kneeling, squatting, or bending, and be comfortable working in all weather. Work is generally 40-45 hrs/week. Preference will be given to candidates who are available April-October.

Farm Camp Counselor/ Farmhand:

Must be at least 20 years old, possess a basic knowledge of homesteading and/or farm- kids life and love sharing that knowledge with others in a creative, engaging manner. Camp counselor is responsible for a group of 6 -10 kids from 9am-3pm, Mon-Fri with occasional morning or aftercare responsibilities. In non-farm camp weeks counsellors can choose to not work or to help out in other areas of the farm. Current First Aid/CPR required.

Greenhouse /Hoophouse Manager:

Minimum three seasons of experience working in green/hoophouses. Must possess a knowledge of vacuum seeders, planting charts, drip irrigation, hoophouse tomato and winter greens production. Responsible for all aspects of growing, plus communicating with Crew Manager about needed help from crew members. 50hrs/wk during the growing season

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