The application period for 2023 employment is open
We are open for applications for:
Two Field Hand Positions (~40/week)
Work on the farm is overseen by the farm owner and manager, John Kenny. John works with the Big Train field crew directly in all aspects of the farm including field work, greenhouse management, and marketing.
In 2023 two third-year coworkers will be present (Lu and Valerie) to assist in management of the weekly routine.
The two field hand positions available will be on a rotating schedule including one week of work from Sunday – Thursday and the following week Monday – Friday for an average of 40 hours/week. The pay for first year employees is $13/hour plus a three-quarter share in our CSA program. A three-quarter share is roughly $25/week of vegetables. Part-time shifts begin in March and full-time shifts begin in May.
Field Hands should be comfortable working outdoors in all kinds of weather. We expect employees to be prompt to work, curious about the work they do, and courteous to their coworkers, customers, and volunteers on the farm. This position is a great opportunity for someone interested in a full-immersion experience on a small-scale, regenerative, organic vegetable farm.
Some of the perks include 2 hour mid-day breaks, lots of interesting people (employees and volunteers), break room, 3 day weekend every other week, and nearby swimming options. Big Train Farm is committed to education and offers several classes and workshops over the course of the season. We are very open to sharing the structure of our business and can provide workshops and presentations on business planning, etc.
Some things to consider are : We do not hire couples. Reliable transportation to the farm is necessary for each employee. Heavy lifting is involved. There is no pay raise option during the 2023 growing season. Field hands must be available for the majority of the growing season (March-November) with some flexibility available for trips, etc.
Apply by sending a resume, a brief cover letter about your interest in the position and include two professional references. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to employment work-share positions are offered through our CSA program.