Colorado – Infinite Harvest hiring Farm Workers

Lakewood, Colorado

Infinite Harvest is an indoor vertical hydroponic farm growing lettuce and microgreens. We are looking for efficient, safety-minded laborers for greenhouse production, prep and cleaning duties. We have long-term work available for the right candidates. Employees work four ten hours days per week and enjoy three days off. Applicants should have access to reliable transportation. We offer a consistent work schedule, with occasional opportunity for additional work hours.

Job duties performed will support the fresh produce production process at our facility in Lakewood, CO. Duties include, but are not limited to:

• Production tasks: seeding, transplanting, and harvesting crops.
• Maintain and clean facility, equipment, or tools to ensure operational readiness, safety, and cleanliness.
• Perform general nursery duties, such as propagating standard varieties of plant materials, germinating seeds, or controlling environmental conditions.
• Prepare harvested crops for transport to clients, such as labeling, boxing, and loading delivery vehicles
• Operate machinery and equipment to cultivate and harvest plants.

This is an entry level position, no prior experience is required, and on the job training is provided. Growth potential within company is high, depending on performance and interest. These are full time year-round positions, not seasonal. While performing the duties of this job the employee is required to do physical labor and repetitive motions. The employee may, on a frequent basis, be required to lift objects of up to 50 lbs, and stand in place at a workstation for extended periods of time.

Positions are available for immediate hiring.
Hourly Wage: $10.20/hour

Interested candidates please send email to jromano@infinite-harvest.com

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Colorado – Corset Ranch hiring Ranch Hand

Del Norte, Colorado

Job Title: Ranch Hand

Hours: 50 hours per week, some weekend work – may be slightly more or less with seasonal demands

Position Overview

Corset Ranch is a centennial, certified organic cattle operation located in the San Luis Valley of Colorado. We currently run about 600 head of cattle and grow alfalfa and grass hay in the summertime for sale to the public and winter feeding on the ranch. We are currently looking for a full-time employee to join our team. This person will be a true jack-of-all-trades, but primary responsibilities will include irrigation (flood), cattle work and infrastructure maintenance (fences, ditches, etc.). The ideal candidate is a true team player who also possesses the ability to work independently and problem solve. We’re looking for the kind of person who dives right in and starts helping—instead of sitting back and watching others work. And someone who has an interest in learning the business, not just showing up and collecting a paycheck.

Essential Job Functions and Duties

  • Flood irrigate fields during spring and summer growing seasons
  • Work with cattle (including daily care, feeding, watering, minerals, sorting, tagging, castrating vaccinating, branding, etc.)
  • Work on ranch infrastructure such as buildings, fences, ditches, etc. as well as road repair and maintenance as needed
  • Assist in running large equipment on the farm when necessary
  • Assist with manual labor tasks—ditch digging, fence building, rock picking, etc.
  • Assist in maintaining ranch equipment

Required Skills & Experience

  • Livestock experience—a background in animal husbandry is desired but not required
  • Irrigation experience
  • Basic carpentry experience/ability
  • Heavy equipment/agricultural equipment operation and maintenance knowledge / mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to drive a manual transmission vehicle
  • Welding knowledge/experience
  • Dependable and reliable
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills
  • Genuine interest in and care for both livestock and plants
  • Flexible with a willingness to work simultaneously on a wide range of projects and the ability to prioritize tasks
  • High level of self-motivation and at ease working independently when necessary
  • Available to work weekends on occasion as needed
  • Ability to learn new skills as needed
  • Enthusiastic, creative team member—able to communicate well and demonstrate patience when necessary (both with coworkers and livestock)
  • Takes pride in work environment and makes an effort to keep things clean (picking up string, trash, etc.)

Compensation

Salary commensurate with experience and quality of references.

Typical Working Conditions

Work outside and around livestock, heavy and agricultural equipment, water and hay (allergens). There will be exposure to Southern Colorado outside temperatures and UV, chemicals used in the agricultural industry, loud noises and lots of dirt.

Equipment Used

Backhoe, dump truck, bulldozer, tractors, baler, cultivator, excavator, road grader, loader, chainsaw, stack wagon, etc.

To apply, please submit a resume and at least two references to amy.seigel@gmail.com.

Colorado – The Farm at Knapp Ranch hiring Seasonal Farm Labor

Edwards, Colorado (Vail valley)

SEASONAL FARM LABOR WANTED

May 15 – August 31, 2018

The Farm at Knapp Ranch is looking for trustworthy, reliable, and hardworking individuals to participate in daily manual farm labor May 15 – August 31, 2018, could extend through the end of September or October.

Job Requirements:

The candidate must be capable of physical labor, able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, work safely in all weather conditions, and take direction well. Outside weather conditions include rain, snow, and summer heat of 70-85 degrees.

Farming and growing experience is required including harvesting, weeding, and planting. Processing and packing experience desired.

Farm equipment operator a plus.

Transportation: The Farm at Knapp Ranch is located 20-30 minutes from Edwards, Colorado up a steep dirt road.

Dress Code: Candidate will be provided with work gloves, and uniform including a sweatshirt and t-shirts. Clean pants and work boots required.

Work Days and Hours:

  • 40 hours per week of work from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm daily.
  • Will require some work on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
  • Up to 50 hours per week in June, July, and August from7:00 am – 6:00 pm.

NO SMOKING 

Compensation: This at will agricultural position starts at $15/hour.

Contact Wendy at 970-446-6116 office, 970-390-8115 cell/text or color9266@gmail.com with interest.

Job Requirements:

The candidate must be capable of physical labor, able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, work safely in all weather conditions, and take direction well. Outside weather conditions include rain, snow, and summer heat of 70-85 degrees.

Farming experience is required including harvesting, weeding, and planting. Processing and packing experience desired.

Farm equipment operator a plus.

Transportation:

The Farm at Knapp Ranch is located 20-30 minutes from Edwards, Colorado up a steep dirt road.

Dress Code:

Candidate will be provided with work gloves, and uniform including a sweatshirt and t-shirts. Clean pants and work boots required.

Work Days and Hours:

  • 40 hours per week of work from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm daily.
  • Will require some work on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
  • Up to 50 hours per week in June, July, and August from 7:00 am – 6:00 pm.

NO SMOKING

Compensation:

This at will agricultural position starts at $15/hour.

Contact Wendy at 970-446-6116 office, 970-390-8115 cell/text or wendy@knappoffice.com with interest.

Colorado – City of Denver hiring Urban Homesteading Instructor

 

Denver, Colorado

The secret is out: Denver is the nation’s top place to live, work, and play. Being the best place to live isn’t easy; maintaining such a reputation means we need the best people working for the residents of Denver. People who want to make a difference; people who want to give back; people who want to be at the heart of this city and have a hand in creating our future. When you join us, you will employ your unique skills to do important and meaningful work critical to the success of both your organization and the city as a whole. Be a part of the city that you love. #WhereDenverWorks­­

Denver Parks & Recreation offers Arts & Culture programming throughout the year at many of our 27 recreation centers. We offer a wide variety of classes in areas such as: fine arts, pottery, ceramics, sewing, music, dance, creative writing and a wide range of crafts and creative early childhood programming (18 month – 5 year olds) and cultural programs. The classes typically consist of around 4 to 12 participants broken into four general sessions and each class typically runs for a pre-determined number of weeks.

ABOUT OUR JOB

We are looking for an Urban Homesteading Instructor who is passionate about DIY’ing and is well versed in old-fashioned living arts.  We are looking for an individual who is eager to bring their passion and expertise to the table and provide instruction for our increasingly popular Urban Homestead Class series.

The Urban Homesteading Instructor:

  • Organizes, leads and teaches weekly Urban Homesteading Classes on a variety of subjects that may include:
    • Composting and growing organic foods
    • Raising creatures such as chickens, goats, rabbits, and bees
    • Fermenting and preserving foods
    • Making foods from scratch such as bread, cheese, butter, and/or kombucha
    • Making candles, bath products (such as soap), and natural cleaning products
    • Resourcing, recycling, and repairing household items
    • Reselling homemade goods and products
  • Develops curriculum or instructional plans for each program session
  • Set ups and takes down necessary equipment prior to and after classes and including cleaning and organizing
  • Provides safe and supportive learning environment for all participants
  • Works closing with Arts & Culture Program Coordinator to manage, plan, and prepare for each class including acquiring necessary supplies  and equipment
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested

The Urban Homesteading classes will be taught at Barnum Recreation Center, 360 Hooker Street

ABOUT YOU

Our ideal candidate:

  • Will be passionate about instructing others in the old-fashioned living arts
  • Will be well-versed in the above mentioned class topics
  • Will have previous teaching or instructing experience in the above mentioned class topics
  • Will be able to work closely in collaboration with and under the instruction of the Arts & Culture Program Coordinator
  • Will be available to teach in the evenings on a consistent basis

Please apply on our website at denvergov.org/jobs

 

 

Colorado – Eco Lodge hiring Seasonal Cook

Grand Lake, Colorado

Eco Lodge seeks Seasonal Cook for Compassionate Kitchen!

Shadowcliff Mountain Lodge is a nonprofit educational lodge and retreat center located at 8,400 feet of elevation in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in Grand Lake, Colorado. We are looking for a passionate cook interested in spending a summer in the mountains, meeting a diverse group of guests, volunteers and staff, connecting with local growers, and being a part of a dynamic Shadowcliff team.

Shadowcliff’s Compassionate Kitchen is not a restaurant, but a commercial kitchen where nutritious and delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners are provided for workshop groups and staff members. Because we are not a restaurant, we create an environment which encourages ample time to explore Rocky Mountain National Park and its surrounding areas.

The Cook will plan menus to make the best use of seasonal and local foods, work with vendors and suppliers in food purchasing, train and direct rotating kitchen assistants, educate staff and guests about the Compassionate Kitchen philosophy, and keep the kitchen in top shape and in accordance with best food practices.

Prior experience in these areas is essential. The Cook should also be experienced in a variety of styles of food preparation, including experience with vegetarian, vegan and other specialized diets. Compensation includes a salary ranging from $6,000 to $7,500 (DOE). a private room and food, sharing in staff gratuities, and a discretionary end-of-season bonus.

Applicants must make a 5-month commitment beginning in early/mid-May through the end of the season (typically around October 1st), Applicants must demonstrate basic leadership skills, and experience in planning, preparing, and serving buffet style food to 15-60 people in a team environment. If you have passion, knowledge, and an understanding of local, organic, seasonal food and how to prepare enticing menus with it, submit a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to office@shadowcliff.org.

Shadowcliff is a rustic facility built by 650 volunteers from 42 different countries. Learn more about us and our compassionate kitchen here. For more information, contact office@shadowcliff.org.

Colorado – Frugalbundance Farm seeking Farmer

Paonia, Colorado

Frugalbundance Farm (homesteading, goats, poultry, garden, natural building, off grid solar, tiny houses, permaculture) in Paonia, Colorado, is seeking the right person to come live (long term) in a beautiful, well insulated, off-grid tiny house on wheels with large storage shed and garden space, on a 48 acre rural parcel 2 miles from the town center.  Use of the tiny home and shed would be in exchange for help with the milking goats and taking care of poultry about 12 hrs/week (typically milking goats twice/day, walking goats, letting out, feeding, closing up poultry – two days/week, or the equivalent.

The right person would be strongly interested in animals, organic agriculture and a simple, self sufficient lifestyle, quiet, mature, happy, internally motivated, a good communicator, and somewhat flexible time-wise.  No smoking, no dogs.  Photos of home can be seen at former owner’s FB page at https://www.facebook.com/jefftinyhouse/.  Perfect situation for a valley organic farm employee who needs housing, artist-farmer, or ?.  Please give Linc or Jeanne a call at 970-fourtwotwo-1888, or email us at jeanlinc@hotmail.com for more info.

Colorado – Cure Organic Farm hiring Multiple Positions

Boulder, Colorado

Colorado – Cure Organic Farm; Harvest Crew Leader & Field Crew
Overview:
Cure Organic Farm is a commercial family farm located six miles east of Boulder, Colorado. We grow 100 different varieties of certified organic vegetables, herbs and flowers on 15 acres. All of the crops we grow are distributed within 50 miles of the farm through a CSA program, to local restaurants, farmers markets and our farm store on site. The farm is also home to several honey bee hives, a laying flock of chickens and ducks, and heritage Berkshire and Mangalitsa pigs.
 
Harvest Crew Leader:
Cure Organic Farm is a growing family farm that is currently looking to hire a Harvest Crew Leader beginning February 2018. This position is responsible for leading and overseeing daily harvest and distribution schedule of the farm. This includes working daily with the farm crew consisting of full & part-time employees, and volunteers. Animal management, produce distribution, field work, farmers’ market sales, and other responsibilities are detailed below.
Successful Harvest Crew Leader applicants will be committed to commercial organic vegetable production and have a minimum of two years previous farm experience. Previous experience must include a minimum of two full seasons of field work on a farm with cultivating, harvesting, and post-harvest handling experience. The successful applicant will have the physical ability to work daily with hands, wrists and back, and ability to lift 50 pounds regularly. Applicants should expect to work in all weather conditions including, rain, snow, and daily summer heat of 90-100 degrees. Qualified candidates are positive, emotionally mature, strong role models and leaders. You need to be flexible and organized, and able to work well with a diverse group of people. This position will begin in February or March and continue through December and could grow into a year round, salaried position for the right person. This is a full time position; 5 days a week, TuesdaySaturday, 40-65 hrs/wk. Compensation for the 2018 season is $12/hr and includes weekly produce.
For full position details and to apply please visit http://www.cureorganicfarm.com/fieldmanager.htm
Field Crew
Our Farm Crew is responsible for all daily farm operations. The majority of work requires the physical capability to contribute daily in a rigorous, fast paced agricultural setting, creating an incredibly rewarding, yet demanding work environment and life experience.  A positive attitude and attention to detail is critical. Preference will be given to candidates who can commit to the full growing season of Mid-March or April-October or November. Please consider this commitment before applying. Pay is hourly, $10/hr, with a weekly produce share and a discount on our meat. Weekly schedule includes 5 days a week, 40-65 hours a week; MondayFriday Farm Crew or TuesdaySaturday Farm Crew. Both full and part time positions are available. Limited affordable housing on site is available, please ask if interested.
Crew members are responsible for all daily farm operations. Field work schedule includes:
  • Green house & field seeding, transplanting, hand weeding, setting up irrigation, trellising, harvesting, washing and packing produce.
  • Planting and harvesting flowers. Making bouquets for CSA and Farmers Market.
  • For candidates with more experience opportunities for mechanical cultivation, and field prep is also available.
  • General animal care including feeding, watering, collecting eggs and moving portable fences as needed.
  • Farmers Market sales and CSA distribution.
Full time positions are 5 days a week, either MondayFriday or TuesdaySaturday.(40-65 hrs/wk)     
Part time positions are available Monday, Tuesday and Friday. (20-30 hrs/wk)                                                                  
We will also be hiring for Farmers Market staff.
Post-Harvest Handling, Packing & Distribution Crew Members
Cure Organic Farm is currently hiring Post-Harvest Handling, Packing & Distribution Crew Members. The Post- Harvest Handling Crew is responsible for receiving, washing, packing and preparing for distribution our produce for markets including CSA, restaurants, farm store and farmers markets. Deliveries may be included in this position based on applicant’s interest.  This is seasonal employment from April-October. The schedule for this position is MondayFriday and hours vary seasonally between 25-40 hours a week. This is an hourly position starting at $10/hr. and includes weekly produce.
Daily responsibilities include:
  • Preparing the packing shed to receive produce directly from the field.
  • Work closely with Harvest Crew Leader to complete daily harvest.
  • Walk in cooler inventory.
  • Washing, packing and labeling produce based on orders.
  • Documenting and working with in Cure Organic Farm’s Food Safety Plan.
  • Cleaning post-harvest equipment and packing shed.
  • Assist in maintaining harvest and packing records.
  • Assist in deliveries and distribution as needed and as interested.
  • Organize walk-in cooler.
We are looking for positive, reliable, responsible, and hardworking individuals who have a great sense of humor and are able to follow directions and communicate well with others. Attention to detail is critical and a passion for growing food essential. You must also be a team player, punctual and be able to work in all weather conditions. Be prepared for rain, hail, snow, intense sun, wind, cold and heat each day in the field.  Previous farm or landscape experience is required. Must be in good physical condition and able to lift 50 pounds (squash and potatoes are heavy!). A valid driver’s license, clean driving record and reliable transportation to and from the farm are required. The farm is a no smoking and drug free environment.
For position details and to apply, please visit http://www.cureorganicfarm.com/employment.htm