Join the Crew 2023
Now hiring for 2023 Seasonal Positions!
Please note - we will begin setting up interviews in January and will be hiring on a rolling basis. We will do our absolute best to get back to all applicants in a timely matter but do not hesitate to follow up if you don't hear from us within two weeks.
PLEASE READ ALL DESCRIPTIONS THOROUGHLY and only apply if you can commit to a full season.
Harvest Lead - Full Time, May-Oct
The Harvest Lead will assist Alaena with managing the movement of flowers from the field into the cooler and beyond. As a leader, one of your primary goals will be to ensure that the harvest is running as smoothly and efficiently as possible - keeping an eye on the pace, making quality decisions, and managing the crew when needed. That being said, harvest mornings can last anywhere from 2-5 hours, so you will definitely be doing a lot of flower cutting yourself! While flower farming experience is strongly preferred, good intuition, a willingness to learn, and excellent interpersonal skills can be just as important. We grow hundreds of varieties of blooms and foliage and have some well oiled systems in place so you can expect a bit of a learning curve helped by plenty of support from our leadership team. The position is harvest focused but will also involve bouquet making, fieldwork, bucket washing and other farm tasks. There may also be floral design opportunities for those with experience or interest in that work.
Start times vary depending on daylight and temperatures but the schedule will generally be 6am-3pm, Monday-Friday, with a one hour unpaid lunch. Some limited weekend hours may be necessary 2-3 weeks of the season and will be compensated with additional time off during the week when needed (the peonies don’t stop blooming on weekends!). Other benefits include earned PTO, sick leave, and paid holidays. Potential for growth and year-round employment.
If interested please send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com
Design Assistant - Full Time, May-Oct
The farm creates floral design work and provides bulk flowers for 100+ weddings and events per season, as well as weekly flower delivery to several hotel, restaurant and catering accounts in the Greater Portland area. A strong balance of wholesale, retail and event flower sales make up the core of our work and the week’s tasks revolve around the changing season’s schedules.
The design assistant will be involved in floral design work and event prep throughout the week and will work event setups on some Saturdays based on the farm’s wedding schedule. While an eagerness to learn and a proactive and self-motivated attitude are a necessity, some floral design experience is preferred, and responsibilities will directly correlate with that experience. This role also involves taking part in CSA bouquet production, harvesting 1-2 days per week, driving a delivery van, and doing various farm chores like bucket washing, general flower shop organization, vessel washing, and more! There is room for growth and advancement within the design team.
Start times vary depending on daylight but the schedule will generally be 6am-3pm, Monday-Friday, with a one hour unpaid lunch. Weekend hours will vary based on our event schedule and you will be given time off during the week if you are scheduled on a Saturday or Sunday. Wedding and event schedules are created in advance and we do our best to inform you of this schedule 1 month or more ahead. Other benefits include earned PTO, sick leave, and paid holidays. Serious inquiries only.
Please send a resume & cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Crew Member - Part-time, May-Oct
Broadturn Farm is looking to fill two part-time positions for seasonal crew members. Starting in May/June and running through September/October. You will work three week days, 6am-3pm (start times may flux throughout the season depending on daylight and temperature).
This is a great position for someone interested in all aspects of flower farming! Duties will include harvesting over 300 varieties of flower crops in all types of weather and efficiently processing flowers for sale. You will also take part in other vital jobs, including lots of weeding, lots of planting, washing buckets, delivering, and much more. Experience is not necessary but you must have a love of flowers, farming, and a willingness to learn. You must love watching the sunrise and the fog lift. You must love carrying armloads of blooms back to the barn. And then, once you get over all that romance on the first day, you must be willing to show up every day after that and sweat, get a few bug bites, and laugh and joke and sing karaoke with our boisterously funny crew. It’s hard work but fun and often supremely beautiful. There may be opportunities for some weekend work on weddings or additional harvesting if you are interested. Serious inquiries only.
Please send a resume & cover letter to email@example.com.
QUALITIES OF IDEAL CANDIDATES
- Can adapt easily and willingly to fluctuations throughout the day including: schedule, temperature/weather/precipitation, and job duties
- Is capable of openly receiving feedback about how to increase the pace of efficient work
- Loves to be outdoors, participating in physical activity, in a beautiful space with fun-loving coworkers
- Exhibits hardcore motivation, always, even about the end of day cocktail and the early morning harvest
- Shows up fully, every day, with a positive attitude, a good sense of humor and finds joy in engagement
- Views customer interactions of all kinds as an opportunity for mutual learning and growth, and approaches them with an earnest sense of purpose and a heartfelt sincerity no matter if it’s at the farm or on the road delivering
- Sees value in all the work of everyday farming and rises to every occasion
- Able to work collaboratively and compassionately with people from diverse backgrounds in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, class, political beliefs and religion.
- Possesses a commitment to understanding and embracing the broader philosophy of sustainable, family-scale farming as an occupation and a lifestyle
- Has the ability to take initiative as their knowledge base develops and possesses a high level of self motivation
- Must LOVE the smell of leaf mulch
A note about COVID - while much of our work happens outdoors in open air, Broadturn Farm will follow all CDC and state mandates to ensure the safety of our crew and customers. This may include wearing masks when indoors or not socially distanced, proper sanitation, and staggered work schedules when necessary. We hold our staff accountable when at work and expect them to maintain the same level of safety in their personal lives. If you have any questions about our protocols please do not hesitate to ask.