Organic Farm Jobs in Washington State for 2015

Red Dog Farm 2015 Employment: 1 Production Manager Job, 1 Harvest Manager Job, and 5 Field Crew Jobs

 Red Dog Farm Crew Red Dog Farm is a 23-acre organic farm with 13 acres in vegetable and berry production. Located on the Olympic Peninsula, we are nestled in the beautiful Center Valley of Chimacum, Washington. We produce crops year-round and sell to three local farmers markets, to local restaurants and wholesalers, through our CSA program, and at our own self-serve farm stand. Red Dog Farm is going into its eighth season with farm owner/ operator Karyn Williams. Our crew consists of twelve full time employees, 5 seasonal part time employees, and volunteers. We currently have openings for one Harvest Manager, one Production Manager, and five full time Field Crew for the 2015 season. Applications are accepted and reviewed on an on-going basis until the positions are filled.

Production Manager Compensation is hourly wage dependent on prior experience and training needed, plus fresh produce from our fields. Time Commitment Starts March 1, 2015 The ideal candidate would be interested and available to work year-round for several years Hours are 40- 50 per week Work days are Monday- Friday   Essential Job Functions Manage employees in all crop production projects, including fertilization, transplanting, hoeing, hand-weeding, etc. Maintain farm records including production plan, field notes, and organic certification documents Communicate with tractor drivers, irrigation manager, greenhouse manager and farm owner Assess crops to create weekly to-do lists, coordinating with other managers and taking into account a wide array of factors Assist on other farm projects, taking a crew or leadership role as needed   Minimum Qualifications Two years farm experience on a market vegetable farm Desire to lead the work of others Current driver’s license and good driving record Preferred: One year management experience on market vegetable farm   Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge and skill in all aspects of vegetable production Ability to motivate others and take responsibility for their performance Desire to work well and professionally with all kinds of people Aptitude for good judgment and flexible decision making Ability to make work fun Excellent oral and written communication skills Excellent teaching skills Although this job does not require tractor driving, the ideal candidate would have a base knowledge of tractor cultivation   Harvest Manager Compensation is hourly wage dependent on prior experience and training needed, plus fresh produce from our fields. Time Commitment Starts April 1, 2015 The ideal candidate would be interested and available to work year-round for several years Hours are 40- 50 per week Work days are Monday- Friday   Essential Job Functions Manage field crew employees during harvest, directing the flow of people and produce and meeting delivery deadlines Organize harvest paperwork and product rotation Communicate with packshed, farm stand, sales manager, and delivery drivers Assess fields for crop location, succession harvest management, and saleable product Assist on other farm projects, taking a crew or leadership role as needed   Minimum Qualifications Two years farm experience on a market vegetable farm Desire to lead the work of others Current driver’s license and good driving record Preferred: One year management experience on market vegetable farm   Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge and skill in all aspects of vegetable harvest, post-harvest handling and packing Ability to motivate others and take responsibility for their performance Desire to work well and professionally with all kinds of people Aptitude for good judgment and spur-of-the-moment decision making Ability to make work fun Excellent communication skills and ability to be continuously interrupted Excellent teaching skills Ability to be flexible to changing priorities and deadlines Field Crew Compensation is hourly wage of $9.50 per hour plus fresh produce from our fields. Time Commitment Field Crew positions begin April or May and run through December. Length of commitment will be negotiated before hiring. Hours are 40- 45 per week.   Essential Job Functions The primary responsibility is to harvest. In addition, there is a lot of other field work including but not limited to transplanting, hand weeding, hoeing, and moving irrigation. There are also the following roles to fill: farmers markets, delivering, farm stand stocking, washing/packing and tractor driving.   Minimum Qualifications One season previous farm experience preferred Strong interest in farming necessary Flexibility to learn new methods and farm systems Good communication skills Energetic, fun and motivated personality Excellent work ethic and positive attitude Conscientious and able to work with all kinds of people Strong back and knees Ability to work outside in all weather conditions Willingness to fully commit to the farm for the season Preference given to those interested in staying on for multiple seasons   To apply for any position: Fill out the Employment Application on our website (www.reddogfarm.net) and submit along with your current resume. Materials may be submitted using one of the following options: EMAIL: info@reddogfarm.net                        MAIL:   Red Dog Farm  P.O. Box 402, Chimacum, WA 98325  

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