Market Garden Field Crew, Seasonal Part-Time

Shelburne Farms is seeking two motivated individuals to join the Market Garden Team for the 2015 growing season. We operate a 6-acre certified organic market garden that produces mixed vegetables, herbs, berries, and flowers for the Inn at Shelburne Farms, a staff farm-share, and the Shelburne Farmers’ Market. We work in a production-based setting, but serve as a resource for educationa programs at the Farm.

Responsibilities:

  • Complete daily chores and garden work: cultivating, weeding, mulching, harvesting, washing/packing/delivering produce, record-keeping, irrigating, pest management, transplanting, seeding, greenhouse work, and animal husbandry (pigs and chickens)
  • Provide support to the Farms education and public programs
  • Support a continuous effort to foster a culturally aware learning community, open to multiple perspectives

Time Committment: 20-30 hours a week. Weekly hours will vary with seasonal fluctuations. Season runs from end of May to end of August.  Attend seasonal staff orientation.

Qualifications & Requirements: 
  • Past farm/garden experience is preferred but not necessary
  • Physical and mental ability and desire to work long, hard days that often include bending and repetitive motions
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently in varied weather conditions
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to lift 60 lbs.
  • Comfortable communicating with students and visitors
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic
Salary/Wage:  $10/hour
Benefits:  30-40% discount at Welcome Center & Inn. Some food available seasonally: produce, cheese, eggs
Term:  Seasonal
Time:  Part Time
How To Apply: 

Email a cover letter and resume to Josh Carter, jcarter@shelburnefarms.org, Market Garden Manager, Shelburne Farms, 1611 Harbor Road, Shelburne, VT 05482.