Crossroads Community Farm Hiring in Wisconsin

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Jobs available at Crossroads Community Farm in Wisconsin for 2018

Crossroads Community Farm, located in Madison/Cross Plains, WI, is a certified organic vegetable farm offering several full-time seasonal crew positions for individuals willing to work hard on our 20-acre farm.

Each season we offer full-time seasonal field positions. Each field position has slightly different starting and end date (see below for more details) though the nature of the positions are generally the same. A field position at our farm involves hard work with your body, as you help us to seed, plant, weed, and harvest vegetables. Crew members work 40 hour weeks in the field, in every possible weather condition.

CROSSROADS COMMUNITY FARM JOB DESCRIPTION:

Components of Job:

Daily physical field work, including: greenhouse seeding, planting, row-covering, weeding, harvesting, washing, and packing

Working outside in all weather conditions

Frequent heavy lifting of 25-50 pounds

Working with others in a crew, as well as supervising volunteers

Taking and following verbal instruction.

Desired Skills:

At least one full season on a vegetable farm or other farm experience

Ability to appropriately balance speed and quality of work

Excellent verbal communication skills and ability to follow directions

Experience working with volunteers

Compensation: We believe in paying a living wage.  Pay starts at Madison’s 2018 Living Wage Rate, which is $13.01/hour.

Benefits:

Access to surplus organic produce

Catered Tuesday crew lunch

Work gear stipend

Overtime paid for any hours over 80 in a bi-weekly period

Season-end bonus

Start/End Dates:

Full Season – 3 positions open. Average of 15 hours/week from April-May with a ramp up to full-time by mid-May. Full-time work extends through October with decreasing hours into mid-November.

Short Season Early – 1 position. Full-time hours from mid-May through end of August.

Short Season Late – 2 positions open. Full-time or part-time hours from mid-June through end of September.  Part-time hours might be a possibility.

Farmer’s Market Assistant – This is a special position at our farmer’s market stand at the Westside Community Farmer’s Market.  Help us sell our produce to the community.  Saturdays from mid-April through October.

If interested (and qualified) in a position at Crossroads Community Farm, please send your resume (.doc or .pdf) and a description of your seasonal availability to us via email to crossroadscommunityfarm@gmail.com. We will contact you in January when we begin our hiring process.

 

To learn more about farming jobs and internships or to post an opportunity on beginningfarmers.org, go to: http://www.beginningfarmers.org/internship-and-employment-opportunities/

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