Organic Farm Hand Job in Massachusetts

Organic Farm FieldChatham Bars Inn Farm Job: Organic Farm Hand - in Chatham, Massachusetts for 2015

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Farm Hand will be working at the Chatham Bars Inn Farm, located on Route 6A in Brewster, MA.  This facility produces high quality organic vegetables for use at several restaurants located at the Chatham Bars Inn resort in Chatham, MA.  Candidates with a strong passion for sustainable agriculture and experience farming are preferred. This position will provide the right candidate with a hands-on opportunity to experience and master nearly every aspect of organic vegetable production. The Farm Hand is responsible for but not limited to:

Harvesting, transplanting, weeding, pruning, trellising, thinning, managing irrigation systems, and pest control

Some tractor and rototiller work will be required for soil preparation and cultivation

Post-harvest operations will include sorting, washing, bunching of harvested crops, quality control, and packing/storage responsibilities

Transport and delivery of farm products will also be required

Greenhouse operations will entail but are not limited to seeding, potting-up, irrigation, pest control, and fertility management.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Previous farm hand experience preferred

Demonstrates passion for sustainable/organic agriculture

Ability to maintain a professional attitude and neat appearance

Follow direction well

Strong attention to detail and organization

Must enjoy working with plants and produce

Ability to multi-task

Must be able to work independently as well as in a team setting

Ability to work under challenging ergonomic conditions, including work that requires frequent crouching, bending and kneeling

Ability to regularly lift loads of 50 pounds or more

Must be able to work outside in all climates

Valid Driver’s License is required.

HOURS: 40+/-. Candidates will be expected to have flexibility in terms of scheduling. Growing season hours may start as early as 5:30 AM.

SEASONAL: Full-Time Seasonal, March 1 - November 23, 2015 & May 1 - October 1, 2015

TO APPLY: Please visit www.chathambarsinn.com/careers.php to apply online or send your cover

letter and resume to: hr@chathambarsinn.com

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