Red Fire Farm
184 Meadow Road
MONTAGUE, MA 01351
Red Fire Farm is a leader in organic veggie production in the beautiful Pioneer Valley in western Massachusetts. We have about 100 acres in cultivation and grow just about every veggie that can be grown in this climate. We sell produce through our CSA program, wholesale, farmers markets, and farm stand. We are dedicated to a seriously high quality standard and hold a deep belief in organic practices. We're a large production farm with the heart and soul of a tiny operation. Our goal is to make this farming thing truly sustainable -- for everyone involved!
|Salary Range:||Location:||To Commensurate With Experience||GRANBY, MA|
|Job Type:||Category:||Full Time||Agriculture|
|Education Level:||Work Experience:|
|High School or Equivalent|
Preference: Nice to have
Preference: Nice to have
Driver's License - Preference: Required|
|Looking for a leader and great communicator who is passionate about organic farming. The Granby Crew Leader leads a team of people on a daily basis in field tasks, harvesting, greenhouse work and more. This person also serves as the primary point person communicating about harvest to the farm team in Montague.|
Crew Leading Responsibilities
You may be the leader of a team of anywhere from 1 to 10 people on a daily basis. It is your responsibility to keep the crew on task at all times, ensure that everyone on the crew is following the proper techniques, meeting quality standards, and following all safety guidelines.
Know farm standards for each area of work – harvesting, weeding, etc.
Set the pace for everything; working, walking, getting in and out of vehicles, dropping things off in the packing department, etc.
Read the weekly harvest and production notes every week, and ask questions to the manager or someone else if there is any uncertainty
Bring self-motivation and good communication to the team. Experience working with other languages and cultures helpful.
Ability to lift 30-50 lbs repeatedly and work with speed and endurance
Cultivate a positive and effective working experience with your crew
Valid drivers license and good driving record required
SCHEDULE & COMPENSATION:
*Starts at $11-11.50/hr, based on experience.
*Other perks: Many acres of organic vegetables are generally available for your use as well.
Schedule:Typical hours are 7am – 6pm Monday through Friday with a one-hour lunch, overall less in spring and winter, more in the summer at times. Crew leaders can expect to rotate through some weekend hours. Due to the nature of farming, all crew are expected to be available to work on the holidays that occur during the active farming season, to be on-call during spring and fall frosts, and to be flexible with the length of work days during the season. The position is seasonal from spring through late November or mid-December, with winter work possible in other departments.
Location: 7 Carver Street, Granby, MA
Requirements:Valid drivers license and good driving record.
To apply: Positions starting soon, please send in your applications quickly – we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Please send a resume with 3 relevant references and a brief cover letter.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $11.00 to $11.50 /hour