2015 WEEDING CREW JOB DESCRIPTION
LAND’S SAKE FARM
For the 2015 season, Land’s Sake Farm in Weston, MA, is looking for three enthusiastic, dependable, hard-working, and dynamic folks to join our farm team as Weeding Crew. This is a half-day (morning) position that will run from May 26th through August 21st for 4 days a week.
Weeding Crew members will work under the supervision of the full-time farmers to weed, weed, weed out our crops until we can get them to harvest! We grow for a good sized CSA program, a very busy farm stand, and a donations contract with the town of Weston. We also work with our education program to create opportunities for volunteers and young community members to have experiences on the farm. We strive to make Land’s Sake a welcoming, community-centered farm for all involved, including customers, shareholders, campers and staff.
As a Weeding Crew member, you will be expected to be comfortable (or at least willing and able) weeding for close to five hours straight each morning through rain, heat, bugs, and cold. You will spend much of that time on your hands and knees, with some time spent upright hoeing as well. It is not an easy job but can be very rewarding and enjoyable with the right mindset and has inspired many a crew member to pursue a career in farming! Applicants should be enthusiastic about learning, communication, having fun and working hard, and must be able to work independently as well as with a team.
Your schedule would run Tuesday through Friday from 7:30AM sharp through 12:30PM with a paid 20 minute break mid-morning. We will give preference to candidates who can to commit to working the entirety of the time period from late May to the end of August.
Weeding Crew members will receive as compensation:
- free produce from farm and discounts on other goods sold at the farm stand
Qualifications: an interest in vegetable production; the ability to work for long periods of time in all weather conditions; reliable transportation; sunny disposition (for those long hours in the field).
To apply, please send a brief letter of interest, your resume, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Positions open until filled.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you might have.