Michigan Farm Hiring Two Assistant Farmers


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Sunseed Farm

Sunseed Farm in Michigan is hiring two Assistant Farmers Dates:  Beginning May 1, 2013, continuing at least until October 26, with opportunity for employment through May, 2014. Compensation:  $10/hour starting wage, with raises based on demonstrated skill, diligence, efficiency and initiative. Hours:  40 hours/week Description: The responsibilities of the Assistant Farmer will be to work full-time assisting in running the day-to-day operations of Sunseed Farm, including all tasks involved in year-round vegetable and fruit production and marketing.  The Assistant Farmer will also be expected to attain proficiency in all basic and intermediate farm skills, and will be responsible for some weekend farm upkeep.

Excellent candidates for this position will possess experience and knowledge of organic or ecological vegetable growing, a strong, self-motivating physical work ethic, and a desire to discover the best and most efficient farming methods.  Although all applicants will be considered, preference will be given to candidates who anticipate a desire to work at Sunseed through the Fall of 2014.

Sunseed Farm is a year-round diversified vegetable farm just outside of Ann Arbor, Michigan entering its fourth year of production in 2013.  We will be offering 120 CSA shares year-round, and work in local farmers markets and with area restaurants and grocery stores.  We are committed to being the best example of professional, educational and community-enriching ecological vegetable production in southeast Michigan.  For information on the farm or questions regarding this position, please email Tomm Becker at sunseed@farmsunseed.com or visit www.farmsunseed.com.

To Apply: Send your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are a good choice for this position, along with three professional references either to sunseed@farmsunseed.com, or by mail to Sunseed Farm, 2886 West Joy Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105.  We will continue taking applications until we find the right candidates.

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