FULL

SEASON

FARMER

One to Two full season employees work on our farm each year.  Although we hire employees on a year-by-year basis and we do not ask for a multiple year commitment, we particularly seek full season employees with an interest in returning for work in future years.  A stable farm crew is essential to our farm's success, and we reward returning employees. 

Before you read this description or apply for work, be sure you have read our introduction for perspective employees. It describes what it's like to work here and explains what we're looking for in a worker.

 

Basic Duties

All employees (and farm owners!) share in the primary farm tasks listed below.  It's essential that you understand that you will spend the majority of your time together with other employees performing these repetitive manual tasks:

  • Harvest, wash, and pack produce
  • Weed and hoe
  • Sow seeds and transplant vegetables

 

Advanced Duties

Most of our full season workers specialize in some areas, such as washing and packing produce, raising seedlings, delivering produce in our van, caring for livestock, or operating machinery.  We will discuss your interests and qualifications for these roles during the interview process.  Prior experience in these areas is helpful but not required. We are willing to train the right applicant and/or to reduce the responsibilities somewhat with the intent to increase them if you return to work here in future years.  

Farm Ambassadors: As well as staffing market stands and CSA pickups, at times during the season we may host farm tours of school-age children, seniors, or other groups interested in ecological farming.  You will be expected to be knowledgeable of our ecological farming practices, and the variety of ways in which we promote biodiversity and the health of our customers and community, which is essential to nourishing the community we grow for.

 

Dates and Times of Work

  • Early April to Late November.  Exact start and end dates are negotiable. 
  • Full-time employees generally work 37.5-40 hours per week.  Monday to Friday, 8:00-Noon and 1:00-5:00.  Occasional Saturday work is available.
  • Occasional days off are generally okay with prior approval.  
  • We work on some holidays dependent on harvest needs (May 24th, Canada Day, Civic Holiday, and Labor Day).

 

Compensation

  • Starting wage is $13.00-$15.00 per hour, depending on experience and qualifications.
  • We often provide bonuses and raises for good performance.
  • Hands-on experience of learning to grow food and the skills you develop in doing so carry rewards through the rest of your life.

 

Application Process

We have 1 full season position available for 2017.  Typically we begin reviewing applications for this position in February.

  1. Download and fill out the CloverCroft Farm Job Application Form.
  2. Email a cover letter, resume, and completed application form to clovercroftfarm@gmail.com 
  3. We will acknowledge your application when we receive it.
  4. After we have reviewed applications in February, we may then schedule a time for a brief phone interview (15-20 minutes).
  5. We may then schedule an in-person interview (~30 minutes) and a trial work session (from one-half day to several days) on our farm. The trial work session is an opportunity for us to evaluate each other while doing real work. It's the most important way we judge applicants. 
  6. Based on your trial work day, interviews, and references, we will offer or decline you employment.

SUMMER

SEASON

FARMER

We will hire two summer season workers in 2017 to work during the peak season of May through August.

Before you read this description or apply for work, be sure you have read our introduction for perspective employees. It describes what it's like to work here and explains what we're looking for in a worker.

 

Duties

  • Harvest, wash, and pack produce
  • Weed and hoe, add amendments 
  • Sow seeds and transplant vegetables 
  • Install and disassemble irrigation systems, lay mulch, train and trellis plants, perform other tasks as needed 
  • The work is diverse and changes from day to day and season to season.
  • Farm Ambassadors: As well as staffing market stands and CSA pickups, at times during the season we may host farm tours of school-age children, seniors, or other groups interested in ecological farming.  You will be expected to be knowledgeable of our ecological farming practices, and the variety of ways in which we promote biodiversity and the health of our customers and community, which is essential to nourishing the community we grow for.

 

Dates and Times of Work

  • Early May to late August. Exact start and end dates are negotiable. Summer season workers are typically students who work for the length of their summer vacation.
  • Full-time employees generally work 37.5-40 hours per week: Monday to Friday, 8:00-Noon and 1:00-5:00. A few employees begin work at 7:30 on some days of the week, and we prefer if summer season workers work occasional Saturday mornings. We will discuss these extra hours during the application and interview process.
  • Overtime may be available, but is always optional.
  • Occasional days off are generally okay with prior approval.
  • We work on some holidays as harvest needs dictate (May 24th, Canada Day, Civic Holiday, and Labor Day).

 

Compensation

  • Starting wage is $12.00 - $13.00 per hour, depending on experience and qualifications.
  • We often provide bonuses and raises for good performance.
  • Hands-on experience of learning to grow food and the skills you develop in doing so carry rewards through the rest of your life.

 

Application Process

The application deadline is March 1st or until positions are filled.  We have two summer season positions open for 2017. 

  1. Download and fill out the CloverCroft Farm Job Application Form.
  2. Email a cover letter, resume, and completed application form to clovercroftfarm@gmail.com 
  3. We will acknowledge your application when we receive it.
  4. After we have reviewed applications in February, we may then schedule a time for a brief phone interview (15-20 minutes).
  5. We may then schedule an in-person interview (~30 minutes) and a trial work session (from one-half day to several days) on our farm. The trial work session is an opportunity for us to evaluate each other while doing real work. It's the most important way we judge applicants. 
  6. Based on your trial work day, interviews, and references, we will offer or decline you employment.

WORKING

CSA

SHARE

We believe a good day's work is its own reward.  If that's you too, and you can commit to coming the farm weekly, we'd be happy to have you and would like to thank you in vegetables. 

Each season we offer a limited number of working shares.  We arrange the working share hours for harvest days, as this is when we need the most help here at the farm, and when you can take home the actual fruits of your labour.  

The lowdown: 

A Small Share of vegetables (6 items weekly) in exchange for 4-6 hours of work each week.  

Work will consist primarily of harvesting vegetables and cleaning/packaging them. Some weeding and other farm tasks may arise as necessary. 

Applicants must have transportation to and from the farm

Applicants must be able to commit to coming to farm the each week during a harvest time.  Our harvest days are Mondays and Thursdays. 

If this sounds interesting to you, please email clovercroftfarm@gmail.com to apply and ask any questions you may have.