Job Opportunity at White Barn Farm in Wrentham, MA
Position Title: Production Assistant
Schedule: 40 hours/week. Depending on the time of season, our start time will vary between 7am and 8am. Your schedule will be roughly 8 hours/day, 5 days a week. This position begins April 1st and goes through December 31st. For every 8 hour shift you receive ½hour paid lunch break. Schedule may be reduced to 30 to 40 hours/week during November and December.
Responsibilities: Assist the Owners and lead the Field Crew in all aspects of vegetable production, including: harvest, cultivation, transplanting, greenhouse work, retail set-up and distribution, and any other tasks as they arise. Production Assistant will also help with tractor operation, bed preparation, tractor cultivation, and field and harvest record keeping.
Compensation starting at $16/hour, subject to increase based on demonstrated ability to manage effectively and efficiently for profitable vegetable production
Benefits and Perks
*$1/hr worked added to a gift card for you to use at White Barn Farmstand. 10% employee discount once funds on your card are used up
* one WBF t-shirt, then 30% discount on all other WBF swag
*paid vacation/personal time accrues at 1 hr/30 hrs worked and can be used after 90 days from your start date
Minimum 2 years experience. This position would be ideal for someone with several years of vegetable production experience who is ready to increase their level of responsibility, decision making, and leadership on a small vegetable farm. We prefer a candidate who is willing to commit to at least 2 years at White Barn Farm.
There is opportunity for growth within the business for a successful candidate.
Interview process: Hiring process includes a phone or in-person interview
Final Candidates will be asked to work several paid work days as part of their interview
Application Process: Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
a Letter of Intent
Contact Info for Two References
White Barn Farm is a family farm in Wrentham, MA that strives to provide its community with fresh produce, flowers and farm products grown using organic methods.
We are an energized, fun-loving team that strives to achieve efficiency and productivity with enthusiasm and a sense of humor. We appreciate hard work, a commitment to excellence and the drive to constantly improve. Although this is not officially an apprenticeship, there are often opportunities to work alongside the farmers. We offer a wide diversity of tasks that allow our crew to develop and broaden their skill-set.
• Can lift 50lbs repeatedly, using proper body mechanics
• Has a valid drivers license
• Ability to complete repetitive tasks for a long period of time in all kinds of weather
• Flexibility - able to shift gears and adapt to variable tasks
• Takes pride in and thrives on efficiency and productivity
• Takes instruction and correction well and is able to ask questions
• Fast learner - Ability to quickly pick up new techniques
• Is punctual and prepared (water bottle, proper attire, footwear, sunblock)
• Works well alone or with a group
• Has a spirit of dedication/enthusiasm
• Communicates well
*No extra charge for the suntan and the workout.