We’re in the thick of hiring, so if you’re interested in working for Isabelle Farm during the 2016 season and have the prior experience, positive attitude and strong work ethic we’re looking for, we hope to hear from you soon.
In addition to Field Crew Members for 2016, we’re looking for three specialized team members: A Production Coordinator, a Packaging & Distribution Coordinator, and a Culinary Herb Specialist (see job descriptions below). As concerns all positions, pay is hourly and commensurate with experience, and benefits include lots of free veggies.
Thanks for your interest. We’ll get back to qualified candidates within 4 business days. It’s a very busy time of year for us, so we will only be able to respond to those candidates whose applications clearly demonstrate they meet the job requirement criteria.
AS CONCERNS THE FIELD HAND POSITIONS…
Qualified applicants will be field tough, have a positive attitude and the ability to show up on time Monday through Friday, ready to work hard.
We would love to hear from you if … you have at least one full season at a production (5+ acres) produce farm under your belt; solid related references; a true passion for growing food, a great work ethic and staying power, please carefully read and answer all the questions below. A clean driving record and the ability to drive stick is a plus. If hired, you can expect to work at least five days and sometimes six days per week (an average of 40-65 hours/week). Isabelle Farm is a no-smoking, no-alcohol, equal opportunity workplace.
If you have previous related experience and meet all of the qualifications listed on this page and are truly interested in working for a production produce farm through the end of the season, we look forward to hearing from you.
AS CONCERNS THE FARM STAND POSITIONS…
Applicants must have retail sales experience, as well as experience working in the fresh food industry–ideally in the produce section of a grocery store.
> a keen understanding of the local food scene and the good food movement
> food safety and food handling experience
> exceptional customer service
> knowledge of and interest in merchandising and quality control
> ability to lift heavy boxes of produce weighing as much as 50lbs.
The ideal candidate will be available to work at least 4 days/week, including one weekend shift. Opportunity for year-round, hourly employment exists.
If interested … and you meet the above requirements, have a true passion for quality food and the local food movement, and can be counted on to show upon time, every time you’re scheduled, please reply by providing the information requested below.
HOW TO APPLY FOR A POSITION WITH ISABELLE FARM
Please send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
3. Phone Number
4. E-mail Address
5. Availability (exact start & end date & hours)
6. Past directly related job experience and corresponding references. Please provide details about the type of work you did, what you liked doing best and what you least liked doing; please also send along the names and numbers of 3 professional references.
7. Information about what type of work you’ve been doing for the past 2 years.
8. What is your favorite vegetable and how do you prepare it?
9. Why do you want to work at Isabelle Farm?
10. Why should we hire you?
11. What are your pay requirements ($/hour).
If you have a résumé, please attach it.
Isabelle Farm is seeking a Production Coordinator to help manage harvest and planting at Thomas Farm (11 acres), which includes creating and implementing a new cut flower and floral design program. Job responsibilities include greenhouse seeding, hand-weeding, transplanting, irrigating, tractor work, harvest/wash/pack, driving a delivery truck, onsite CSA distribution and more. The farm season begins with setting up the transplant house, then seeding and caring for transplants in March.
The Production Coordinator helps organize and execute work projects (harvest and transplanting), often leading and instructing Field Crew, maintaining field maps and harvest records, maintaining order and cleanliness of farm trucks and harvest tools mainly on the land we farm at Thomas Farm Open Space.
Ideal candidates will have at least 2 seasons of farming. The Production Coordinator should expect to work 50-60 hours a week with occasional weekends (if needed during the peak season), handle mildly strenuous physical activity, and interact professionally with co-workers and customers alike.
Pay is hourly and commensurate with experience, and includes lots of free veggies. This position has the potential to run year round, depending on the person and the season.
If interested, please send a resume and references, and tell us about your interest in and qualifications for this work. Please send to: email@example.com
CULINARY HERB SPECIALIST
Isabelle Farm is seeking a Culinary Herb Specialist to help manage harvest and planting of our 1-acre Culinary Herb Farm. This position’s responsibilities include seeding and propagation in greenhouse, transplanting, weeding, mulching, and irrigation, and the harvesting and packing of culinary herbs. We pick over 100 pounds of mint, chives, basil, sage, oregano and thyme each week and would like to do more.
Ideal candidates will have at least 2 seasons of farming experience, including culinary herbs. The Culinary Herb Specialist should expect to work part-time (20-30 hours per week), with occasional weekends, be able to handle strenuous and repetitive work, be detail-oriented and self-motivated, with the ability to take ownership of the harvest and maintenance of the herb program. The Coordinator will work with a small harvest team to implement the culinary herb program. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are a must. As with all our field positions, there is opportunity for additional hours harvesting, doing post-harvest and/or CSA distributions.
PACKING & DISTRIBUTION COORDINATOR
Isabelle Farm is seeking a Packing & Distribution Coordinator to wash and pack produce for our distribution outlets (CSA, Farm Stand, Restaurants and Small Stores). The Coordinator would be responsible for packing and labeling orders, making sure deliveries are implemented correctly, maintaining and cleaning post-harvest equipment, maintaining logs and paperwork required for GAP Certifications, monitoring and managing the walk-in, and guiding seasonal employees in the packing shed. Occasional deliveries and/or help with CSA distribution may be required if needed. A clean driving record is a must.
Ideal candidates will have 1-2 seasons of farming and post-harvest experience. The Packing & Distribution Coordinator should expect to full-time (45-55 hours per week) with occasional weekends, be abe to lift 50 lbs, handle strenuous and repetitive work, be detail oriented and self-motivated, and possess the ability and desire to take ownership of the post-harvest program. The Coordinator will work with a small team to implement the post-harvest program. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are a must.