Crew Leader Description

Crew Leader Job Description

Dates: April through October

This is a great position for a beginning farmer seeking to gain experience leading a farm crew and learn all aspects of running a small commercial vegetable operation. The crew leader will work with active owner/manager and current crew leader to lead and oversee apprentices in the day-to-day operations of a small vegetable farm. We are looking ideally for someone with an interest to grow with the position for more than one season.

Responsibilities include: leading crew in greenhouse propagation, ground preparation, transplanting, direct seeding, weed management, irrigation, pest management, harvesting, post-harvest handling, and marketing.

Requirements:

  • Minimum one year experience in organic vegetable production
  • Comfortable working with small equipment (i.e. rototiller, weedwacker, possibly tractor) or learning these skills
  • Field work experience
  • Good communication skills
  • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic
  • Strong leadership and problem solving skills
  • Good attitude and sense of humor
  • Enjoy working with people
  • Comfortable representing the farm to the public at farmers’ markets and other venues
  • Valid driver’s license

Stipend: Starts at $1000/month, increasing to $1400/month through season. We also assist in arranging off-farm housing and offer shared lunches through the working week and produce from the gardens.

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