Part Time Garden & Chicken Care Position
In light of an upcoming year of internal structure development, we are seeking support to maintain our vegetable and chicken operation. We are looking for a part time farmer who is excited about self directed, creative, small scale organic vegetable production, land care and chicken and egg production.
Roles in the garden include assisting in the planning, cultivation and tending of our ¼ acre organic vegetable garden, tilling and bed prep, trellising, seeding, transplanting, weeding and harvesting, as well as occasional weed-wacking, general infrastructure and land maintenance.
Our ideal candidate would share responsibility for daily morning and evening chicken chore with the three other team members, projects in coop maintenance and infrastructure, breeding and chick care, tracking chicken health and delivering supplements and treatments as needed.
Post-harvest tasks include food preservation projects in freezing, drying or pickling the harvest, assisting in the slaughter and processing of meat birds and cleaning and packaging eggs and chicken for sale.
We are looking for someone who is excited to learn on the job, can work independently, and brings some knowledge and skill. Projects would sometimes be with other team members or overseen by managers, and may often be self directed. This person should feel comfortable and excited to direct program participants and volunteers in most of the above projects, and preferably be able to attend all/most of our monthly Sunday community work days (see events calendar for dates and details) to help direct work in the garden and chicken coop.
We have flexibility in how we bring support on to cover these tasks. Our ideal candidate would hold many of these skills and interests, and if you resonate with parts of this position but not all or aren’t sure if you qualify, please reach out and we will set up a time to talk.
Priority Skills and Experience:
Ability to do basic farm tasks and learn new skills on the job: shoveling, digging, hoeing, planting, hauling or lifting up to 50 lbs, etc.
Capacity to work independently, self direct and self supervise
Works well as part of a team and under pressure
Able to take direction and direct crews
Some familiarity with Jewish culture, aligned with values of liberation movements, and/or interest and openness to learn
Excitement and curiosity about Linke Fligl’s mission and project
Desired Skills and Experience:
2+ seasons farming organic vegetables, some familiarity with vegetable production management (skills in garden design from seeding to harvest, response to pests, weather, unexpected circumstances, and higher level skills than farmhand)
Experience in poultry care
Excited about teaching or growing as an educator
10-16 hours per week (Hours may be structured in different ways per week depending on availability and proximity to the farm.)
Compensation commensurate with experience
After 9 months on staff, employees are eligible to apply for worker ownership in the LLC
Time and compensation:
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by APRIL 30, 2019.
Black, Indigenous, People of Color, trans and gender nonconforming people, people from poor and working class backgrounds, queer people, and women are encouraged to apply.