Field Production Assistant (Freeport )
Wolfe's Neck Farm is accepting applications for a Field Production Assistant for the 2013 season. The Field Production Assistant's primary responsibility will be to work daily with our Teen Agricultural Crew, a group of local teenagers hired to learn about farming, raising livestock and cultivating vegetables on an acre of preserved farmland. This position will focus on vegetable production and requires an ability to balance productivity and youth education. This person will work closely with a livestock intern and the Teen Ag Crew Coordinator to facilitate an empowering experience for local youth and supply fresh produce to our community.
Wolfe's Neck Farm is looking for a multifaceted employee with previous farming experience, a passion for working with youth and a commitment to community education. Successful applicants will have had previous experience growing crops; from garden planning to harvest and handling. The produce will be grown for food pantries, local markets, and direct sale. Candidates must be willing to work outdoors in unpredictable weather. Qualifications include being organized, a clear communicator, an ability to work independently, and the capacity to effectively organize others.
The Field Production Assistant will be expected to work full time 5 days a week. A valid driver's license is required and independent transportation is helpful. The position will run May 15th through October 1st; however, specific dates are negotiable given the right candidate. In addition to paid compensation there is the opportunity for an independent growing space.
This is an opportunity to plan and implement a productive garden while inspiring teens to work hard, grow and have fun.
Wolfe's Neck Farm is a non-profit on preserved coastal farmland with a tradition of sustainable agriculture, recreation and education. You can learn more about the Teen Agricultural Crew at www.wolfesneckfarm.org and by visiting our facebook page www.facebook.com/TeenAgriculture.
Wolfe's Neck Farm
184 Burnett Rd
Freeport, Maine 04032