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Open Positions for the 2020 Season

Field Manager

The field manager is the vital, behind-the-scenes warrior on our farm. They are outside rain or shine, leading a crew, making sure every thing gets planted and grows beautifully. They are highly organized, even-tempered, and skilled at communicating.

Job responsibilities

  • Planning planting/rotation schemes
  • Creating field calendars
  • Strategies for irrigation, fertilizer, trellising, row cover, IPM, and mulches
  • Purchasing and planning for crop support
  • Coming up with workflow and staffing (with other core staff) based on seasonal, weekly, and daily needs
  • Field walks (independently or collaboratively)
  • Infrastructure construction
  • And so much more!

Communication is central to Broadturn Farm's success, and a Field Manager is located at the heart of operations. Familiarity with Non-Violent Communication skills is very important, as is active listening and openness to radical honesty/candor. We employ online agendas, spreadsheets, email, texts, telephone, and old fashioned clip-boards and whiteboards to facilitate communication.

Farming and managerial experience is important, but all farms are different. Some training is to be expected, and on-the-job learning will include equipment, soils, plant health, plant variety nuance. This position is salaried. Please send a resume to alaena@broadturnfarm.com.

 

Flower Harvester

Broadturn Farm is looking to fill 2 part-time positions for seasonal flower harvesters from June through September. This is a part-time job, but could extend to full-time if both parties are willing and able. The schedule for this position is 5 AM - 12 PM Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Duties would include working to harvest a variety of flower crops in all types of weather. We produce over 300 different flower crops. No experience is necessary but you must have a love of flowers. 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. The schedule is not flexible. These are the days we need help. Serious inquiries only. Please send a resume to alaena@broadturnfarm.com.

 

Flower Harvester & Field Crew 

Broadturn Farm is looking to fill 2 full-time positions for seasonal crew members from May through September. The schedule for this position is Monday through Friday (some days will be 5 AM - noon and others 7 AM - 3 PM). Duties would primarily include working to harvest a variety of flower crops in all types of weather and efficiently processing flowers for sale. You will also take part in other vital jobs including washing buckets, weeding, and planting when time permits. We produce over 300 different flower crops. No experience is necessary, but you must have a love of flowers 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 to alaena@broadturnfarm.com.

  

Field Production Crew 

Broadturn Farm is looking to fill 1 full-time and 1 part-time field production position. Work will begin in mid-April or May depending on the weather, and run through September. The schedule for the full-time position is Monday through Friday, and part-time is Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Duties will ebb and flow throughout the season… starting with SO MUCH planting followed by SO MUCH weeding. With lots of admiring beautiful flowers in between. Field crew members will also be asked to help with harvesting on busy mornings. This position is for people who LOVE hard work and look forward to spending lots of time being physical in outside in the hot sun or rain. Serious inquiries only. Please send a resume to alaena@broadturnfarm.com.

 

Summer Camp Lead Educator

The role of the Lead Educator is to assist in developing, managing, and facilitating our farm-based Summer Camp program. The position is full-time, Monday - Friday, 8:30am-3:30pm with additional time for lesson planning. All new hires must be available from June 22 - August 21, with training (to be determined) the week of June 15. Our Lead Educators plan, prepare for and implement our summer camp curriculum. We are looking for an educator to work primarily with our 11-14 year old campers, but with experience and flexibility to also work with our 4-10 year olds. You can expect a flurry of energy and excitement from our young farmers, and days filled with digging, singing, playing, crafting, cooking, harvesting and nibbling, slopping pigs, and holding chicks. Ideal candidates are full of energy, able to be silly, sing (a lot), and don’t mind getting dirty or wet.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with the Education Director and other Lead Educators in creating & teaching program curriculum, including lesson & activity planning.
  • Supervising Assistant Educator staff, including delegation of tasks & responsibilities.
  • Maintaining a safe & healthy environment for our campers & educators.
  • Providing a positive communication with parents or caretakers of participating children.

Candidates for the Lead Educator position should:

  • Have a background in teaching children about sustainable agriculture, place-based learning, homesteading, nature, farm-to-table cooking, or related subjects, and a strong desire to create and teach curriculum in an organic farm setting.
  • Enjoy working with children from preschool through middle school ages.
  • Have a positive attitude, be a strong leader, and be flexible and able to adapt to changing environments and circumstances.
  • Be proactive, self-motivated & independent.
  • Be comfortable working outdoors - rain or shine!
  • Be comfortable and have experience working in a garden and with livestock.
  • Have reliable housing and transportation (not provided by Broadturn Farm).
  • Obtain or maintain CPR/First Aid certification (paid for by Broadturn Farm).

The Lead Educator must be able to commit to working the planned 2020 program schedule. There is some flexibility in work hours outside of program times, but candidates should anticipate working full-time hours for the 9-week camp session. Applicants are asked to give permission for us to perform a background check. This is an hourly position. Compensation based upon experience. Send a resume and cover letter to Megan Dunn, megan@broadturnfarm.com.

 

Summer Camp Assistant Educators

Broadturn Farm is looking for enthusiastic individuals interested in working with our youngest farmers (4-5 year old 'Sprouts' and 6-10 year old ‘Farm Kids’). Positions available: Part-time, 8:30am-12:30pm, Monday-Friday; Full-time, 8:30am-3:30pm, Monday-Friday. All new hires must be available from June 22 - August 21, with training (to be determined) the week of June 15. Assistant Educators work with our Lead Educators to prepare for and implement our summer camp curriculum. You can expect a flurry of energy and excitement from our young farmers, and days filled with digging, singing, playing, crafting, cooking, picking and nibbling, slopping pigs, and holding chicks. Ideal candidates are full of energy, able to be silly, sing (a lot), and don’t mind getting dirty or wet!

Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting Lead Educators during programs designed to encourage campers to investigate Broadturn Farm’s fields, greenhouses and woods.
  • Keep our campers safe by guiding them through their day.
  • Provide support for activities and projects throughout the camp week, helping Lead Educators with set-up and instruction.

Candidates for Assistant Educator should:

  • Have 1-2 years experience working with children.
  • Have a special interest in sustainable agriculture & nature.
  • Possess enthusiasm for education.
  • Be comfortable working outdoors - rain or shine!
  • Have reliable housing and transportation (not provided by Broadturn Farm).
  • Obtain or maintain CPR/First Aid certification (paid for by Broadturn Farm).
Assistant Educators must be able to commit to working the planned 2020 program schedule. This is an hourly position. Compensation based upon experience. Send a resume and cover letter to Megan Dunn, megan@broadturnfarm.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.
  • Must LOVE the smell of leaf mulch.
  • Sees value in all the work of everyday farming and rises to every occasion.
  • No drama queens or kings.
  • 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.

 

A note about cats, dogs, and poultry...

Upwardly mobile, results-oriented cats and personable, process-driven dogs work at Broadturn. All positions are currently filled, but successful candidates have been known to break into this rewarding work environment with the right pedigree and perseverance.

Additionally, our Rooster quota is currently complete. No matter how nice and family oriented he may be, we are all set...unless you drop him off during slaughter-week (mid-September), when all birds for meat get their send-off.