Flower Production Assistant & Farmer’s Marketeer

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Blue House Farm

FLOWER PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
The Flower Production Assistant works closely with the Flower Production Manager and other flower team members to produce eight acres of high quality, organic cut flowers for farmers markets, wholesale accounts, and special events. The position is full time from April – November.

Flower-specific responsibilities include:

Harvest flowers up to 20-35 hours per week at the height of the season

Arrange flower bouquets

Trellis and stake beds, irrigate, fertilize, plant, and hoe as needed

Assist with greenhouse sowings and field plantings

Supervised by and works closely with Flower Manager

Secondary responsibilities could include the following:

Lead one to two weekly farmers market, which includes driving a box truck, customer service, record-keeping, attention to detail and repetitive heavy lifting

General farm work and participation in projects as needed

The work requires the physical and mental capacity to contribute daily to an often rigorous, fast-paced, and deeply rewarding agricultural practice. This position is seasonal (April-November) with the potential to become year-round.

Qualifications

Minimum of one year experience on a production farm

Cut-flower growing experience preferred

Strong floral design skills desired

Ability to speak basic, conversational Spanish is desired

Applicant should be self-motivated, hard working, eager to learn, have excellent people skills, great multi-tasker, and be in good physical condition. Ability to perform certain tasks such as heavy lifting (over 50#), repetitive grasping, standing, bending, and walking (No applicant will be rejected because of a condition or impairment that, with reasonable accommodation, does not prevent performance of work.)

Compensation

This is an hourly position, pay based on experience. Housing may be available to rent on the farm.

The Hiring Process

If you are interested in working at Blue House Farm, please send a resume and cover letter with the following information:

Position you are applying for

Relevant past work experience, including specific responsibilities and duties, especially related to the position you are applying for

Your goals relating to agriculture

Spanish language ability

Other related skills (ie: carpentry, cooking, writing, tractor driving, plumbing, retail sales, computers, delivery truck driving, etc…)

2 references

Send to: flowers@bluehousefarm.com. If your qualifications match what we’re looking for, we will contact you to schedule a phone or on-farm (preferred) interview. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact us.

To apply for this job email your details to info@bluehousefarm.com