CURRENT JOB OPENINGS

 

 

 

FULL TIME FARM CREW

Description: We are hiring crew members for the 2021 season and beyond. Being on the Flocktown Crew is incredibly rewarding. Farming is a profession that cuts through all aspects of life; incorporating good food, community, fun, and lots of sun. We love farming and work hard to cultivate a meaningful workplace. The farm crew is involved in all aspects of the Farm's day-to-day operation. Regular tasks that the crew performs include planting, weeding, harvesting, washing and packing produce

Qualifications: Some farming experience is preferred but not required. While we often work together, all applicants must have the ability to work and think independently, and possess strong problem solving skills. Farm work is inherently variable and multifaceted, requiring that farmers be flexible, creative, motivated about the task at hand, and positive in the face of changing conditions. All applicants must possess good communication skills, ability to follow direction, attention to detail, and a good work ethic. Farm work is physically demanding and dirty, requiring the ability to lift 40lbs and work quickly and efficiently in conditions that are often muddy, dusty, wet, hot, cold, sunny, and windy.

Compensation: Starting at $15/hr. Free produce, milk, bread, and eggs + grocery discount on other items. Housing available.

Details: Approximately 45 hours per week. Crew season runs from the beginning of April through the end of December with hiring done on a rolling basis.

Interview: All qualified candidates will be asked to participate in a "trial day." During the trial day, applicants will work alongside the farm crew and have an interview with the Harvest Manager. Trial day participants should come prepared to get dirty and expect to work up to 8 hours. All trial day participants will receive $50 (must stay for the whole day). Applicants that are subsequently hired will be paid in full for their trial day at the regular rate.

APPRENTICE FARM CREW

Description: The Apprentice Farm Crew assists in planting, weeding, harvesting, washing, and packing activities of the farm. The Apprentice crew works less hours than the full time crew and is only required to stay a minimum of 11 weeks from the beginning of June to Mid-August. Apprentices are also allowed more time off than the professional crew. Apprentices will usually have little or no farm experience and receive on the job training in vegetable production methods and equipment operation.  

Qualifications: No previous farming experience required. While we often work together, all applicants must have the ability to work and think independently and possess strong problem solving skills. Farm work is inherently variable and multifaceted, requiring that farmers be flexible, creative, motivated about the task at hand, and positive in the face of changing conditions. All applicants must possess good communication skills, ability to follow direction, attention to detail, and a good work ethic. Farm work is physically demanding and dirty, requiring crew members work quickly and efficiently in conditions that are often muddy, dusty, wet, hot, cold, sunny, and windy.

Compensation: $11/hour. Free produce, milk, bread, and eggs + grocery discount on other items. Housing available. College credit available.

Details: Approximately 40 hours per week. Minimum length of stay is 11 weeks from the beginning of June to Mid-August

Interview: All qualified candidates will be asked to participate in a "trial day." During the trial day, applicants will work alongside the farm crew and have an interview with the Harvest Manager. Trial day participants should come prepared to get dirty and expect to work up to 8 hours. All trial day participants will receive $50 (must stay for the whole day). Applicants that are subsequently hired will be paid in full for their trial day at the regular rate.

DELIVERY DRIVER

Description: We are seeking delivery drivers for our home delivery program. We sell a weekly subscription box of fresh produce from our farm. The delivery driver is responsible for packing the van each day and dropping those boxes at our customer's doors throughout north and central NJ. The position ends the second week of December but returning drivers are entitled to draw on our unemployment insurance during the off-season or, work on the farm through the winter. All employees are entitled to free produce.

Qualifications: Clean driving record required. Background check required. No CDL required. Our delivery vehicles are Dodge Promaster vans so some experience driving larger vans and vehicles is preferred. Non smoking applicants only. Our delivery driver represents our business and must be clean, presentable, and friendly.

Compensation: Starting at $15/hr. Free produce, milk, bread, and eggs + grocery discount on other items. Housing available.

Details: Work week is Tuesday-Friday, approximately 35 hours per week. Approximately 43 hours total with optional Monday farm work. Delivery season runs first week of June to first week of December every year.

WASH BARN CREW

Description: We are hiring Wash Barn Crew members for the 2021 season and beyond. Starting at $15/hr, the wash barn crew works primary indoors washing and packing produce as it comes in from the field. Being on the Flocktown Crew is incredibly rewarding. Farming is a profession that cuts through all aspects of life; incorporating good food, community, fun, and lots of sun. We love farming and work hard to cultivate a meaningful workplace. Regular tasks that the crew performs include unpacking large shipments of goods, cleaning, organizing produce, keeping wash barn in order, washing and packing produce.

Qualifications: While we often work together, all applicants must have the ability to work and think independently, and possess strong problem solving skills. Crew work is inherently variable and multifaceted, requiring that farmers be flexible, creative, motivated about the task at hand, and positive in the face of changing conditions. All applicants must possess good communication skills, ability to follow direction, attention to detail, and a good work ethic. Crew work is physically demanding and dirty, requiring the ability to lift 40lbs and work quickly and efficiently in conditions that are often muddy, dusty, wet, hot, cold, sunny, and windy.

Compensation: $15/hr. Free produce, milk, bread, and eggs + grocery discount on other items. Housing available.

Details: Approximately 45 hours per week. Crew season runs from the beginning of April through the end of December with hiring done on a rolling basis.

Interview: All qualified candidates will be asked to participate in a "trial day." During the trial day, applicants will work alongside the farm crew and have an interview with the Wash Barn Manager. Trial day participants should come prepared to get dirty and expect to work up to 8 hours. All trial day participants will receive $50 (must stay for the whole day). Applicants that are subsequently hired will be paid in full for their trial day at the regular rate.

ASSISTANT FIELD MANAGER

Description: The Assistant Field Manager works directly under the Head Field Manager and is responsible for ensuring a constant supply of fruits and vegetables for our harvest teams. The Assistant Field Manager helps to create plans, scout fields, and run crews to ensure high yields of healthy crops. The Assistant Field Manager's primary qualification is good vegetable production skills. During the season, the majority of the Assistant Field Production Manager's time may be spent independently doing tractor tillage, cultivation, and bed prep, as well as running transplanting crews, and direct seeding operations.

Responsibilities: Assisting the Head Field Manager in their work, which may include:

  • Determining annual crop needs based on existing spreadsheets and data

  • Creating crop plan based on existing maps

  • Ordering seeds

  • Ordering fertilizer

  • Creating planting/harvest schedule for the year and updating as needed

  • Keeping farm planting operations on schedule

  • Conducting tillage and bed preparation

  • Running/conducting direct seeding and transplanting operations

  • Scouting fields for weeds, pests, and other production issues

  • Scheduling weeding and crop care operations

  • Running weeding and crop care operations

  • Recording weather data and planning field operations around weather forecasts

  • Meeting with harvest manager to discuss supply and harvest issues

Qualifications:

  • At least 3 seasons in a management role on an outdoor vegetable farm (CSA farm experience preferred).

  • Solid understanding of organic vegetable production methods

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to use Excel and/or Numbers documents

  • Ability to identify common pests, diseases, and weeds

  • Ability to operate tractors and use broad range of tractor implements safely and efficiently (chisel plow, disc harrow, water wheel transplanter, plastic layer, etc.)

  • Ability to perform basic maintenance on tractors and implements

  • Ability to read and understand weather forecasts

  • Ability to efficiently manage and motivate up to 10 people during transplanting, weeding, and row cover operations.

Compensation: Salary, $35-50K DOEHousing is available. Benefits include health insurance, 2 months of paid time off in January and February, free produce, bread, and eggs plus a grocery discount.

ASSISTANT WASH BARN MANAGER

Description: This position is ideally suited to ex-chefs and restaurant kitchen workers that are passionate about food, farm-to-table ethics, and that thrive in exciting, fast paced food environments. In addition to delivering 250 varieties of organic produce grown on our farm, we also distribute over a thousand gourmet food items from local organic and sustainable producers including cheeses, vinegars, mushrooms, flours, and much more. This position works directly under the Wash Barn Manager and assists in overseeing the smooth operation of all wash barn activities. Tasks in the wash barn include, washing, sorting, packing, storage, and inventory of all food and produce. The Assistant Wash Barn Manager may lead a team or work directly on these tasks, depending on the day. This position may also include some outdoor farming tasks, depending on the season.

Qualifications:Candidates should have at least 3 years experience working in either a commercial kitchen, production farm, or warehouse environment. Please note that home gardening and equestrian farm experience does not count toward these requirements. Successful applicants will be ambitious self starters who bring energy and enthusiasm for our sustainable practices and products. Knowledge and interest in food, sustainable agriculture, and/or environmental issues is a plus. Ability to operate a forklift and speak Spanish also helpful.

Compensation: Salary, $35-50K DOEHousing is available. Benefits include health insurance, 2 months of paid time off in January and February, free produce, bread, and eggs plus a grocery discount.