Certified Organic Vegetable Farm Job in Michigan

certified organic vegetable farm

LAKE DIVIDE CERTIFIED ORGANIC VEGETABLE FARM JOB 2018 in MICHIGAN

 

If you enjoy working in a fast paced environment, have an upbeat attitude and strong work ethic, an interest in organic vegetable production, enjoy learning, and are physically able to work long hours outdoor, consider applying. Experience with farm work or other types of outdoor work is desirable but not required.  

We have four certified organic vegetable farm job openings:

Two full-time positions starting 04-02-2018 and ending 11-30-2018

Two part-time positions starting 06-04-2018 and ending 08-31-2018

Both positions include the potential for long-term employment for the right person.

Minimum qualifications include:

Ability to lift 50 lbs comfortably and consistently

Ability to work long hours on your feet, crouched, kneeling, bent, and stretched

Enjoy working outside

Ability to work in all weather conditions

Pride in work

Attention to detail

Enjoy working quickly

Ability to follow safety practices

Ability to work independently and on a team

Strong communication skills

Ability to follow instructions and ask clear questions

Interest in commercial organic vegetable production

Willingness to learn 

We offer Educational Opportunities: 

There is no substitute for hands-on experience and employees at Lake Divide will gain plenty! This is an excellent opportunity for someone considering farming as a career because it offers involvement and discussion of all aspects of the business as well as a chance to experience the cadence of the growing season. Interns will frequently work directly with the farm owner/operators Helen and Jim, providing a chance for questions and discussion. 

Employees will have access to all educational materials in our library and are invited to take an active role in their farm education by creating a wishlist of topics they would like to cover. We will do our best to foster an in-depth understanding of selected topics through direct experience and by providing relevant materials and resources. 

Throughout the season the farm crew will have the opportunity to go on tours of different agricultural businesses in the area. At the end of the season, interns will be invited to participate in a season-end review of the farm where we will discuss successes and failures and lay groundwork for changes to be made for the following year. 

Certified Organic Vegetable Farm Job Details: 

Full Time: From the beginning of April to the end of November, 5 days a week, 40-60 hours/week, hours vary through the season. This is an educational position that offers the opportunity to take part in all farm tasks including but not limited to farm planning, greenhouse work, transplanting, fieldwork, and harvesting, as well as running a farmers’ market stand. 

Pay: $10.00/hour with housing or $11/hour if no housing is needed. Produce included. 

Part Time: From the beginning of June to the end of August, with the potential to stay on longer, 3-4 days per week, averaging 25 hours/week. 

Pay: $10.00/hour. Produce included.

To apply for a certified organic vegetable farm job, please send a letter of interest, along with your resume (if available) and two references to helen@lakedividefarm.com

Applications accepted on a rolling basis until filled.

Contact: Helen Chandler via email Helen@lakedividefarm.com

Website: http://www.lakedividefarm.comhttps://www.facebook.com/LakeDivideFarm/ 

Lake Divide Certified Organic Vegetable Farm is located in Stockbridge, MI 49285 – 40 minutes from Ann Arbor and Lansing, 30 minutes from Chelsea and Jackson

 

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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