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
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
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Green Spark Organic Vegetable Farm Seeking Full Time Employees for 2017
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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 email@example.com and just tell a bit about themselves and experience with gardening or farming
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:
- 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
- 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.
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.