Farm Assistant -Boulder Farm

Job Status: Full Time, Hourly, Seasonal Employee 20-40 hrs per week in March 40 hours per week April- November 1, 2024 Job Term: This is a grant funded one year position, ending October 2024. There is potential and desire of Growing Gardens to extend this to multi-year, position. Benefits: 40 hrs of PTO for the season, in addition to 3 federal holidays (pick from Memorial Day, Juneteenth, July 4, Labor Day, Frances Xavier Cabrini Day) and 2 growing team shutdown days. Total of 80 hours of paid PTO and Holiday leave Paid Sick Leave accrues at a rate of 1 hour for every 30 hours worked, max of 48 hours. Job Purpose: This position will support the growing team primarily at the Boulder Farm location. This position will assist in leading programming, assisting with growing operations, working at the goat dairy and supporting events across sites as needed. Growing Responsibilities 90%: ? Work with the Boulder Farm Manager to achieve growing and programming goals throughout the season. ? Greenhouse work to support growing for programs, donation and our Plant Sale ? Farm work including, seeding, transplanting, weeding, pest and disease management, cover cropping, irrigation installation and repairs, mowing, and harvesting, washing and packaging produce. ? Leading volunteers and other program participants in farm projects ? Assisting with Work Trade Program, Cultiva Youth Project and weekly CSA and Farm Stand and GGFP food donation program ? This job is outside in all weather conditions and involves many contact hours with program participants (children, teens, interns, volunteers, adults, etc) ? Weekly chore shifts at the goat dairy, including milking, animal care, rotational grazing management and educational events for the public ? Staff alternate throughout the season with weekend greenhouse watering shifts (1-2 hours each) and this position will support Wednesday evening Farm Stand, which runs 3:30-7pm, June through October. Admin and Event Support - 5-10% of Time ? Attend weekly staff meetings ? Farm stand and harvest record keeping ? Support farm events or other programming as needed. This may include set-up, break-down, and staffing of events. ? Support some community events and programs with partner organizations. Required Qualifications ? Must have at least one full season experience working on a production farm ? Strong communication and conflict resolutions skills ? Regular weekend and evening work is required ? Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions, year-round ? Ability to engage in physically active work every day on uneven terrain ? Ability to interact with volunteers, interns, youth, people with differing abilities and the general public on a daily basis ? Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a team ? Ability to pass a background check because our programs work with children and teens Preferred Qualifications ? Bilingual Spanish/English TO APPLY: No phone calls please. Email your resume, cover letter, and contact information for two references with “Farm Assistant- Boulder Farm” in the email subject line to: [email protected]. 2 professional reference letters are strongly encouraged, but not required for a complete application.