Farm Crew Team Members- Forestdale Farm (Flagstaff AZ)
Job Title: Farm Crew Team Member
Location: Forestdale Farm (Flagstaff, AZ. 5 miles from downtown)
Terms: We are hiring two farm apprentices. $17 per hour to start for 600 hour farm apprenticeship. Apprentices would likely have the opportunity to transition into full or part time work for the full season as well. 20-40 hours per week
Pay: To start: $17/hour
Benefits: Not benefit eligible
Apply by: ASAP
Start date: March or April
About the Farm: We are a small family farm rooted in Flagstaff, Arizona. We strive to provide our community with high quality produce that is organically, ecologically and sustainably grown. Growing in this space since 2012, we have become well acquainted with the challenging growing conditions and limited resources of an arid, high-altitude region and our farming practices reflect this. As stewards of the land, we value water conservation, biodiversity, and healthy soil (and people!). We grow a large variety of vegetables and herbs, raise chickens, sell homemade natural personal care and household items and provide services to locals such as water delivery and composting.
About the Job: Farm work would include all things related to growing organically (Bed prepping, planting, weeding, harvesting, preparing for markets, working markets, etc). The farm is a fast paced, demanding working environment–especially on harvest and market days. This role requires someone with physical strength, stamina, and focus/attention to detail.. We work together but many of the tasks are independent by nature. An ideal candidate will be able to learn quickly, accept and integrate instructions/feedback, be proactive, and have an attitude that supports teamwork and a positive work environment. The majority of the work is physical and in the outdoor elements in all weather conditions. Winter work would involve farm infrastructure projects and prep for next season. Although the work can be demanding it is very rewarding for the right person!
- Passionate and interested in organic/sustainable farming and our local food system
- Ready to work hard physically each day. Must be able to lift at least 50lbs.
- Must be able to keep up with a fast paced work environment, take directions well, have attention to detail and able to work independently and efficiently.
- Flexible and adaptable as tasks and priorities change frequently.
- Good at prioritizing daily/weekly/monthly tasks
- Growing experience preferred
To apply, please send your resume, cover letter and at least two references to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be reaching out to candidates towards the end of February.
Thanks so much for your interest- we look forward to hearing from you or someone you think would be great for the job!