Position: Seasonal Farm Worker
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Start date: February 2016
Pay: Hourly; commensurate with qualifications and experience.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: We seek a high energy farm worker to assist the farm manager in all aspects of produce and flower production on our fiveacre Certified Naturally Grown CSA farm. Nature of the work is intense and fastpaced. Farmers are expected to work quickly and efficiently in all weather conditions. Farm worker will assist the farm manager in the following responsibilities:
- Farming and harvesting for a 150 member CSA farm and student farm;
- Execution of all farm tasks on a sustainable vegetable farm, including: irrigation, soil fertility, pest and weed pressure, soil and bed preparation, planting, cultivation, harvest, and proper postharvest handling for a variety of vegetables;
- Properly maintaining farm infrastructure, tools, and equipment.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Ability to work quickly, efficiently, and cheerfully with other staff and student farmers. Work experience at comparable farm operations
ABOUT THE FARM: Roots Memphis Farm Academy is a nonprofit farmer incubator program in Memphis, Tennessee with a mission to educate, train, and launch the next generation of sustainable farmers. Farm operations include irrigation, greenhouse, tractor and implements, BCS, and a washpack shed. Farm manager works alongside student farmers to meet weekly CSA harvest projections.
TO APPLY: Email a cover letter, resume, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.