Experience and Skills Required:
Be nice even when you’re super hot and tired.
Knowledge of organic or ecological vegetable production
Strong work ethic
Ability to work quickly, multi-task and be flexible on a daily basis
Ability to maintain organized records
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to work in and dress appropriately for all weather conditions
Initiative and ability to prioritize and complete tasks without direct supervision
Ability to cheerfully follow directions
An inclination toward efficiency and problem solving
Physical strength to perform repetitive, heavy and light manual labor
Love and appreciation for good food
Desire to positively, actively contribute to a growing farm community
Attain proficiency in all basic farm skills including composting, cultivating, harvesting, irrigating, washing and packing produce, seeding, transplanting, weeding, and other field chores as needed
Provide excellent customer assistance and education at weekly CSA distributions
Responsible use of equipment and facilities with a priority in safety
Learn routine maintenance and perform it for all tools and equipment
Assist with marketing of shares, through positive shareholder interactions
Contribute ideas and submissions for the weekly CSA newsletter
Work effectively and cooperatively with other KNC staff
Complete special projects as assigned by the DeLano Farms Manager
Be a part of taking surplus produce to Farmers Market – setting up the stand, running the booth, and cleaning up at the end of the day.
To apply send resume, cover letter, three references, and availability to:
Bronwynn Kelly, Assistant Farm Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Or mail to: Kalamazoo Nature Center, Attn: Bronwynn Kelly, 7000 N. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49009
For more information about the farm, visit: http://www.naturecenter.org/DeLanoFarms.aspx
Application Deadline: March 16, 2014
Because we value the strength diversity brings to the workplace, the Kalamazoo Nature Center is committed to the recruitment, retention, and development of a workforce that reflects the society in which we live. We encourage applications from candidates representing diverse backgrounds.
The Kalamazoo Nature Center is an equal opportunity organization that will not discriminate in its programs or hiring practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, height, weight, sexual orientation or gender identity, marital status, or political affiliation.