Farm Field Assistant
ABOUT THEODORA FARMS
Theodora Farms is a 10-acre organic vegetable farm in Godfrey, IL. Our mission is to catalyze the health & happiness of our region through food and agriculture. We grow and sell the best-tasting, freshest, organic foods by building rich, fertile soils, outstanding production systems, and great business and customer-service practices. We sell produce through a farm membership (CSA), local farmers markets, a farm store, an online shop (with home delivery), and area restaurants.
EMPLOYMENT AT THEODORA FARMS
At Theodora Farms we love farming. We love to show up, work hard, learn new skills, gain valuable experiences, meet challenges, build careers in regenerative agriculture, and become local food leaders. We aspire to be great farmers. We are devoted to stewarding land, building rich, fertile soils, and enhancing our environment & ecology. We are passionate about good food. We are thrilled to produce & share the freshest, best-tasting, highest quality foods. We are eager to serve people, to listen to and learn from customers, and to be present in our community. We are dedicated to building a great business. We create value for the farm, our families, our customers, and our community. We are responsible for outcomes. We elevate good agriculture and present ourselves and our work with professionalism and dedication.
SUMMARY OF THE FIELD ASSISTANT Position
Field Assistants at Theodora Farms work in all areas of crop production, including sowing, planting, cultivation, harvest, and sales. Field Assistants are directed by the Farm Manager and support the farm in every way. Field Assistants are assessed on the quality of work, problem-solving, and teamwork as well as customer value, retention, and feedback.
3 years of full-time work experience
Work experience in annual organic crop production is preferred but not required
Interest in working on a farm and gaining new skills
Available for full-time, seasonal work
Self-motivated work ethic combined with team orientation
Excellent verbal communication and listening skills
Positive, punctual, adaptable, friendly, and proactive approach and attitude
Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license
Reliable means of communication, including phone, email, or texting devices or capabilities
Field Assistants will be primarily responsible for the following:
Sowing and Transplanting crops in greenhouses and fields
Preparing fields for crop sowing and transplanting, including the use of tractors and implements
Amending beds with finished composts and organic fertilizers
Cultivating crops and beds using hand tools and tractor implements
Supporting crops through trellising, mulching, amending, irrigating, and covering
Addressing disease and pest problems using certified organic methods
Harvesting, rinsing, and packing crops for sale, delivery, and distribution
Selling produce at farmer’s markets and farm store
Serving customers both at the farm and at off-site markets
Organizational Support & Planning
Participation in crop planning & team-building
Field Assistants report directly to the Farm Manager and support a team consisting of Production, Marketing, Education, and Administrative managers and staff.
Field Assistants must have knowledge of the following:
Basic work skills, including punctuality, listening, implementing instructions, and communications
Knowledge of agriculture is preferred but not required
Field Assistants must have skills in the following areas:
Listening and communication
Field Assistants must have the ability to:
Work both independently and as a member of a team
Follow instructions and provide clear feedback
Complete projects and tasks
Work outside in a variety of weather conditions
Lift 50 pounds
Make independent decisions
Discern short- and long-term priorities
Full-time, 40 hours/week, both year-round and seasonal positions
This position is hourly including access to a share of the harvest, group health insurance, and paid-time-off.
Email a resume, cover letter, and 2 professional references to
Theodora Farms does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services.
Theodora Farms will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
This job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.