Join the Crew 2024

Hiring for for 2024 seasonal potions is on pause.

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About Broadturn Farm

Broadturn Farm is a specialized cut-flower farm located in Scarborough, just 10 miles outside of Portland, Maine. We cultivate about 8 acres of land annually including 3 acres of cut flowers, a garlic crop, gardens around the property, and a few other endeavors.  Our mission at Broadturn is farm-driven floral design, with a vision to bring our communities into communion with the natural world through access to the elements of a regenerative agrarian floral ecosystem.

We are a mechanized operation, relying on tractors, trucks, and machines to accomplish much of the heavy lifting in field preparation. Though our pursuit of healthy soils and healthy ecosystems keeps us faithful to accomplish all our planting, weeding, harvesting, and processing by the work of our hands. Broadturn has an interest in climate resiliency and seeks to actualize our vision for a divested future by using solar energy and electric vehicles wherever possible.

 

 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
  • Enjoys a good lunch time conversation
  • Must LOVE the smell of leaf mulch

Assistant Field Manager - Full Time, May - Nov

This seasonal, full-time role will work closely with the Field Manager to accomplish the work of flower production for our markets. The Assistant Field Manager will communicate regularly with the Field Manager to assist in organizing, supervising, and carrying out work with the crew related to flower production. The work regularly includes field preparation and tractor work, fertilizing, transplanting, mulching, weeding, trellising, cultivating, and maintaining over 300 varieties of flower crops in all types of weather. While primarily focused on supervising and carrying out work with the crew, this position does call for a mature ability to work independently.

Following a period of orientation and training to get accustomed with Broadturn’s land and practices, the Assistant Field Manager will begin to work collaboratively with the Field Manager. The Assistant Field Manager will be expected to have a good grasp of Broadturn’s practices and procedures, mindful of the many markets we grow for: wedding design, installations, CSA, wholesale stems, weekly design accounts, and special events, among others. Throughout the season, the Assistant Field Manager will work closely with the Leadership team to ensure standards of quality, consistency, and abundance in our flowers. A tight crew here at Broadturn, this position involves pitching in with the morning harvests during the busy season. Rising to meet the demands of each day, the Assistant Field Manager and Field Manager will work together to divide and conquer the work at hand – and have a good time, too.

Above all, we are seeking a team member who is excited about farming and flowers; who is curious and driven; who does stop to smell the flowers, especially the Tuberose; who desires to share a piece of themselves with the farm team; who wants to watch the sunrise over the fields; who, in spite of rain, mosquitoes, or blazing sun, shows up with their whole self, ready to receive the abundance of the season with gratitude. 

Requirements:

We are looking for a candidate with some familiarity and experience in farming (of any kind). Some understanding of, or willingness to learn, the dynamics of crop production across the season for a great variety of flower varieties. Strong leadership skills and the ability to communicate, listen, and organize are essential. Flexibility, patience, and the ability to work collaboratively are of high import. 

Benefits:  Monday-Friday schedule (occasional weekend work may be asked/offered),  earned PTO, compensation for holidays worked, movement workshop and coaching with Cynthia Flores of Labor Movement, flowers to take home, love from Rigby the barn cat. 

Compensation based on experience - Starting rate is $18.00/hr.

If you are able to commit to a FULL season, please email cover letter & resume to Ben@BroadturnFarm.com to apply

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 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. 

Compensation based on experience - starting rate $17/hour. 

If you are able to commit to a FULL season, please send a resume & cover letter to alaena@broadturnfarm.com.

Benefits:  Monday-Friday schedule (occasional weekend work may be asked/offered),  earned PTO, compensation for holidays worked, movement workshop and coaching with Cynthia Flores of Labor Movement, flowers to take home, love from Rigby the barn cat. 

 

 

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.