Employment

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

August through October are peak season in Boulder County, and we are currently seeking Field Hands & Farm Store Staff.

AS CONCERNS THE FIELD HAND POSITIONS…

It’s August and the work’s heavy and intense  through the end of the season (November 15) now that we’re into melon, and then quickly into winter squash and pumpkin season. 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 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.

HOW TO APPLY

Field Hand & Farm Stand Applicants, please send the following information to employmen@isabellefarm.com:

1. Name
2. Address
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?
If you have a résumé, please attach it.

AS CONCERNS THE FARM STAND POSITIONS…

We are looking for people who can work WEEKDAY MORNINGS (8:30-1:30), and/or SATURDAYS and/or SUNDAYS. 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.

Requirements include:

> 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 beginning immediately and through the end of December, with the ability 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.

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.

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