Farm Field Assistant
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Company:
Theodora Farms
Location:
Godfrey, IL, USA
Job Posted:
4 days ago

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.



REQUIREMENTS

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



CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

Field Assistants will be primarily responsible for the following:



Crop Production

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

Sales

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



ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

Field Assistants report directly to the Farm Manager and support a team consisting of Production, Marketing, Education, and Administrative managers and staff.



KNOWLEDGE

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



SKILLS

Field Assistants must have skills in the following areas:

Listening and communication



ABILITIES

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



SCHEDULES

Full-time, 40 hours/week, both year-round and seasonal positions



COMPENSATION

This position is hourly including access to a share of the harvest, group health insurance, and paid-time-off.



TO APPLY

Email a resume, cover letter, and 2 professional references to

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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.

farming, organic