Maine – Left Field Farm hiring Multiple Positions

Bowdoinham, Maine
1.
Farm Crew

Left Field Farm
Bowdoinham, ME
Left Field Farm in Bowdoinham, Maine, is seeking full-time farm hands for the 2017 season. Employment begins in May and continues through October (approx. 40 hrs/wk). There is some potential for schedule flexibility, as well as continued part-time work beyond October. This is a good opportunity for someone looking to learn small scale farming of a diversity of crops, and growing using high-tunnels for season extension.
We are an eight acre organic veggie farm on the edge of Merrymeeting Bay in Bowdoinham, Maine. This is the farm’s fifth season of production growing a diverse mix of crops. We market our produce through a CSA program serving Bowdoinham and the Portland area and wholesale distribution to local restaurants and stores.
The preferred applicant will have a strong work ethic, pay attention to details, be able to work quickly, work well with a team, be willing to work alone at times, and be able to work under all kinds of weather conditions with only mumbled complaints. A good sense of humor is always appreciated. Previous farm experience a plus but not necessary. The job includes a range of field work including transplanting, field maintenance, harvesting, washing, packing, and greenhouse work. Pay is hourly and commensurate with experience (starting pay is $11/hr), plus all of organic produce you can eat.
To apply, please submit a letter of interest and a resume with two references by email to sean@leftfieldmaine.com.
2.
Assistant Farm Manager
Left Field Farm

Bowdoinham, ME
Left Field Farm in Bowdoinham, Maine, is seeking a full-time assistant farm manager for the 2017 season. Employment begins in April and continues through the end of the year. This is a full-time position (approx. 50 hrs/wk in summer; 30 hrs/wk in winter) with the potential for the position to continue after the season (with six weeks unpaid vacation time in winter). This is a good opportunity for someone to take on greater responsibility, gain management experience, and continue to learn small scale farming of a diversity of crops.
We are an eight acre organic veggie farm on the edge of Merrymeeting Bay in Bowdoinham, Maine. This is the farm’s fifth season of production growing a diverse mix of crops. We market our produce through a CSA program serving Bowdoinham and the Portland area and wholesale distribution to local restaurants and stores.
The preferred applicant will have a strong work ethic, pay attention to details, be able to work quickly, work well with a team, be willing to work alone at times, and be able to work under all kinds of weather conditions. A good sense of humor is always appreciated. At least two seasons of farm production experience required. Experience with a CSA program and greenhouse production a plus. The job covers a range of field work including transplanting, field maintenance, harvesting, washing, packing, and greenhouse work; particular responsibilities include greenhouse production management and account orders management. Pay is hourly and commensurate with experience (starting at $13/hr), plus all of organic produce you can eat.
To apply, please submit a letter of interest and a resume with two references by email to sean@leftfieldmaine.com.

Maine – Bumbleroot Organic Farm hiring Farm Hand

Windham, Maine
Bumbleroot Organic Farm 
Bumbleroot is hiring a full-time farm hand and a part-time flower assistant for the 2017 season.
Farm Hand (Full Time)
40 hours a week, May – September
Job Description:
Assistance with all daily activies on the farm including (but not limited to) seeding, transplanting, weeding, harvesting, setting up irrigation, and washing and packing vegetables. Time will be spent in the greenhouse and the field, with potential for farmers’ market shifts. Work is fast-paced and physically demanding.
Requirements:
Ideal candidate has at least one year of farming experience on a commercial farm, and must be able to lift 50lbs. and be on your feet for 6 hours straight. We are looking for someone with a strong work ethic and a positive attitude, excellent listening and communication skills, and ability to work under stress in a team setting. We do not offer housing so reliable transportation to and from the farm is necessary (we are located 20 minutes from downtown Portland).
Work Environment & Schedule:
The job will be 8 hours a day, 5 days a week with a one hour unpaid lunch break. Start times are early on harvest days (6am), and we work rain or shine. Bumbleroot’s daily field operation is managed by three of Bumbleroot’s owners with whom you will work closely.
 
Flower Assistant (Part Time) 
12-15 hours a week (two days per week), June – September
Job Description:
The focus of the position will be extensive flower and herb harvest twice weekly (Tuesdays and Fridays), followed by arranging mixed bouquets for our flower CSA and farmers’ markets. Responsibilities will include some planting, weeding and trellising in addition to flower harvest, and there is potential for added farmers market shifts.
Requirements:
We are looking for someone with experience working on a commercial farm and basic knowledge of flowers or a strong interest in learning about flower farming. Experience with floral design and arranging mixed bouquets is preferred. Must be able to lift/carry heavy buckets of water and flowers and to be on your feet for 6 hours straight.
Work Environment & Schedule:
The Flower Assistant’s work schedule will be Tuesdays and Friday mornings. We will spend 4-5 hours harvesting in the field followed by 2-3 hours making bouquets indoors, with an unpaid 30 minute lunch break. Harvest is early and efficient as we are trying to beat the heat and the high midday sun. You will work alongside Melissa, our flower manager.
Please check out our website for more details, and to apply for either position, please email us at bumblerootorganicfarm@gmail.com with a resume and cover letter explaining why you’d like to join the Bumbleroot team. Thank you!

Maine – Wild Folk Farm hiring Multiple Positions

Benton, Maine

Wild Folk Farm is Hiring!

We are looking to bring on 4-6 people to join the Wild Folk team this growing season.  These positions range from apprentices to salaried manager/s, and perhaps a few part time folks. We are open to different work arrangements, and have multiple models in the works, so most importantly, get in touch if you are interested and we can chat.

Most of the farm crew (apprentices and part time) will come on incrementally from the end of March through the beginning of May and work through into the fall (with some folks doing shorter stints in between). There will be four season housing for folks involved in 2018.

Visit http://www.wildfolkfarm.com/application-1/ to apply to any of the below

Winter Help

Currently we are hiring one person to start soon for winter help.  Depending on the person, this position would then lead into the educator, manger, or an apprentice position. This position would be part time and include shared responsibility for:

  • Rice Sales and Marketing
  • Rice Processing
  • Forestry Help
  • CSA Marketing
  • Grant Writing & Education Planning (Seed education position)
  • Seedling care
  • 2017 planning and design

Below are decriptions for the Farm Harvest and Market Manager, Apprentice and Educator Positions.  More information on work expectations and environment can be found here.

Harvest and Markets,Manager

For a young farm, Wild Folk has grown by leaps and bounds the past few years.  One of the biggest priorities for us now is the find longer term collaborators that can help us grow and expand our farm and its projects well into the future.   Therefore while we understand it takes a season or two to determine if people and the farm are a great fit, we will be giving preferential treatment to applicants with at least long term interest in mind.

Ideally, this manager position will start in the upcoming weeks. We can offer room and board and a small stipend until Mid March, when salaried/hourly pay will kick in.  The earlier one starts, the more ownership and planning they can be a part of for the season, as well as increased potential for grant funding and designing their own projects.  We want individuals that have a desire and drive to help us build the farm; its beds, its markets, its perennial and long term vision, its living and social systems, and its revenues.

From Mid-March through November this management position will be salaried with between 35-50 hours of work expected each week.  There is also the potential for a bonus based on how much we can generate as a farm (profits beyond a certain point will be redistributed).   Continue reading

Maine – Green Spark Farm hiring Full Time Employees

Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Green Spark Organic Vegetable Farm Seeking Full Time Employees for 2017

www.greensparkfarm.com

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Green Spark Farm produces vegetables year-round, and cut flowers, garden seedlings, and herbs in season in coastal Cape Elizabeth, Maine. We grow rare and uniquely flavorful and colorful produce. We employ between five and eight employees on the farm from April to November, and one person year-round. We produce beautiful vegetables for the Greater Portland community, selling through our on-farm stand, CSA, restaurants, and at the Portland Farmer’s Market in Summer and Winter. All our farm products are certified organic by MOFGA Certification Services, LLC.

What we are looking for: We are looking to hire employees who are able to commit to a full time work schedule for the main season from April to November. There is opportunity for one person to stay on year round and work with us producing winter greens and prepping storage crops for market through the winter.

Hours: The hours at Green Spark Farm are consistently 40-50 hrs a week.  We work 8.5 to 10 hours a day, depending on the season. There is opportunity for more hours.

Work: There are many types of work on our farm. Primarily work days are filled with harvesting, washing and packing vegetables for market, potting-up seedlings, planting, weeding, and construction projects.  All of these tasks require focus to ensure efficiency for the farm’s viability. Please be prepared for fast physical labor in any weather.

Pay: We pay $12/hour starting wage with an August and September bonus as well. We take a half-hour unpaid lunch break. There is no housing on the farm.

We want you to come away from your time at Green Spark with more farming knowledge than when you started. If you have questions or special interests, please communicate them to us. We are willing to share everything we know about running a farm business with those serious about farming as a career.

To Apply: Please email with your resume and brief letter of interest with three references to maryellenchadd@gmail.com. We require on-farm working interview before hire. While farming experience isn’t necessary, we prioritize applicants with the following experience: commercial agricultural experience or equivalent physical labor in construction, carpentry, landscaping, trails crew, etc.

Maine – Nature’s Miracle hiring Farm Worker (horticulture)

South Berwick, Maine

Farm experience or gardening experience is preferred.
Must be able to go through the work patiently, paying attention to detail and able to be delicate with plants.
And lifting 30 lbs or more is a must.
You will be asked to do an array of things. Watering plants will be one of those things. Cleaning water barrels and filling them with reverse osmosis water, spraying plants with vitamins among other things.

This job pays 12 dollars an hour but we will quickly move you up to 15 dollars an hour once you get the hang of it and have a good idea of how out business runs.

If you have a resume, do send it over. If not, you will be asked about past experiences and you will need at least one reference.
Interested aplicants should email Brittney at brittneygrisolia@gmail.com and just tell a bit about themselves and experience with gardening or farming

Maine – Start-Up Farm hiring Farmer/Rancher

York, Maine

Full time Farmer/Rancher position available.

We are looking to start/expand a farm in York Maine.  This will include planting crops, managing livestock and a possible small scale dairy operation. Our ideal candidate will have the following skills and abilities:

Required Skills:

  • 5+ years of experience farming
  • 5+ years of experience handling livestock, calving cows
  • Rotational Grazing
  • Irrigation systems
  • Planting, Maintaining, Harvesting food crops
  • Repairing/Planning/Building farm buildings and fences
  • Supervising seasonal workers
  • A Valid state Driver’s License
  • Haying
  • Equipment operation (bobcat, tractors, excavators, etc)

Additional Desired Skills:

  • Organic farming practices: Applying Organic Pesticides, Herbicides & Fertilizer

Please send a cover letter describing why this is the perfect opportunity for you, along with your resume.

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Maine – TideLine Greens hiring Farm Manager

Harpswell, Maine

TideLine Greens is a small organic vegetable operation located in Harpswell, Maine at Two Coves Farm. Currently, TideLine Greens operates a seasonal CSA, sells to a few local restaurants, supplies its partner public charter school, Harpswell Coastal Academy, with fresh seasonal produce, and sells direct at the Two Coves Farm Stand from May through November.

We are seeking a responsible farm manager who can take the reins and further develop the operation into an economically and ecologically sustainable business.
This position is salaried, requiring upwards of 40 hours/week June through September, and greatly reduced hours in the off season, with a ramp up period in May and a slow down period in October.
If interested in this position, please send a resume, letter of interest, and two references to Henry Gilbert at tidelinegreens@gmail.com.