SEASONAL FARM ASSISTANT
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Bright Spot Farm is a working farm and nursery/garden center through which it trains youth
and sells seasonal ornamental plants, vegetable and herb starts, and fresh vegetables to the
community. Our objective is to heal and empower the young people in our program by rooting
farming and an appreciation of nature into an ethic of community service.
This winter, Bright Spot Farm is undergoing a 1 acre expansion (3 acres total) to serve our CSA
program, Food Emergency CSA shares, and Local Farmer’s Markets along with other produce
distribution. Yearly, we distribute approximately 70% of our harvests to food insecure families
in New Castle County through multiple outlets.
The Seasonal Farm Assistant will report to the Farm Manager and will assist with all farm tasks
related to food production and distribution. The ideal candidate for this position has an interest
in small-scale vegetable production, food systems, food-insecurity, and community outreach.
This is a seasonal position that begins in May and ends in October.
Assisting Farm Manager in all aspects on the farm including but not limited to:
General field work (transplanting, weeding, harvesting, etc.)
Preparing & Packing produce for distribution
General farm maintenance (maintaining clean & tidy work spaces)
Rotating schedule at farmer’s markets (weekdays) & weekend watering
Work with youth enrolled in our Young Farmers program & occasionally supervise them
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS & ABILITIES
Ability to receive instruction both verbally and in writing, be comfortable with giving and
receiving regular feedback and able to quickly adapt to changes for a variety of tasks.
Genuine curiosity and interest in farming.
Follow direction and freely asks for clarification as needed.
Willing to work a flexible schedule, including a weekend rotating watering shift
Reliable transportation or ability to commute to farm.
Ability to repeatedly lift 40+ lbs
Experience with or willingness to use power tools & machinery
Prior experience is preferred but not required. Must pass a State of Delaware
COMPENSATION: $17/HOUR, 20 hours/week, May- October
To apply please send resume and two references to
Jobs, Internships & Opportunities
710 N Lincoln Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19805