Where Pigs Fly Farm is a regenerative farm specializing in mixed vegetables and pasture-raised poultry and eggs. Our mission is to build healthy soil through rotational grazing practices and organic growing methods that:
Promote the health of our animals
Produce nutrient-dense food
Restore the ecology of the land that we steward
Bring community together
Where Pigs Fly Farm is hiring a Part-Time Seasonal Farm Worker to assist us with growing produce sustainably by working hands-on in all areas of the Farm’s vegetable production activities. Under the direction of the Farm Manager, the Seasonal Farm Worker will be involved in production work in the fields and high tunnel, as well as harvesting and post-harvest washing, weighing, sorting, storing. The regenerative farming methods used at Where Pigs Fly Farm reflect our priorities to create healthy, ecologically-responsible food, and requires considerable hand-labor (weeding, harvesting, trellising, planting, pest management, etc. The field work performed by the seasonal staff will be physically demanding and will require the ability to work in inclement weather and closely on a small team.
Our Core Values
We commit to making conscious and informed choices rooted in these values:
Produce high quality, nutrient-dense food, free from harmful chemicals
Build soil health and deep root systems
Foster healthy, biodiverse habitat on the land we steward
Deliver authentic educational experiences in farming, ecology, and nutrition
Create a workplace culture of respect, dignity, diversity, and inclusion
Be part of the solutions (not part of the problems) of climate change and environmental degradation.
Work hard…but have fun!
If you share these values, we invite you to apply for a position on our team!
Job Title: Part-Time Seasonal Farm Worker
Reporting to: Brian Knox, Farm Manager
The position runs from April through November 2023. Candidates must be able to commit to the full season and 20 hours per week. The schedule will change during the season depending upon production needs.
Spring hours are anticipated to be afternoons 4-5 days per week; summer hours will be mornings 4-5 days per week.
Successful candidates must provide a resume and work references and undergo a background check.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Equivalent combinations of work experience and training that provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities will also be considered.
At least one year of experience in sustainable agricultural production is required.
Experience with bed preparation, direct sowing, transplanting, seeding, harvesting, pruning, trellising, watering, and weeding of mixed vegetables is required.
Experience working outdoors is required.
Willing to work in various weather conditions, such as rain, heat and cold.
Able to lift and carry up to 40-50 pounds.
Able to work 20 hours per week
Capable of following instructions and working independently.
Willing and able to work closely with a small team.
Strong physical and mental work ethic and sense of pace.
Own your own reliable vehicle in order to transport yourself to work every day
Must like working outside, enjoy teamwork, and have a sense of humor!
COMPENSATION: This position will be compensated at an hourly rate between $18-20 an hour, commensurate with experience. An end of season bonus is available for successfully completing the season.
The physical demands described below are representative of the requirements by an employee for successful performance of the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may regularly be required to talk and hear. Ability to work outdoors for 4-5 hours is required. The employee(s) must also be able to lift and carry heavy loads of up to 40 to 50 pounds.
This position is located on-site at our farm in Centreville, MD. We are a small team: Brian Knox and Jennifer Vaccaro are the owners of the farm. We employ one other part-time employee: this position will bring our team to four people. The focus of this position is on vegetable production and harvest. We may ask for help with the care of our animals from time to time, but it is not a requirement of the position. Most work will take place outdoors in all weather conditions during the growing season from April through October/November. We are in our sixth season, and we are significantly expanding production this year. Because we are a small team, we need an individual with the knowledge and experience necessary to work independently. We are a friendly and flexible group – join us!
Send your resume and cover letter to Jennifer Vaccaro: email@example.com
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