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Position: Farm Assistant

Department: White Harvest Farms

Qualifications:

Combination of education and professional experience related to agricultural, farming and or gardening. Computer literate a plus and valid Florida Driver’s License. 2-3 years farming experience. Excellent communication skills and good attitude. Strong work ethic, fast learner, and ability to anticipate and take initiative. Experience selling at farmers markets or direct market sales. Ability to work quickly and carefully and motivate others to do the same. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Perform strenuous physical tasks, and work in all types of weather. Experience with farm equipment and tractors a plus.

Summary

The Farm Assistant will participate in all aspects of running White Harvest Farm/property gardens.  The Farm Assistant will work closely with Farm Director throughout the season. This is a part-time position 20-25 hours per week (M-F, occasional Saturdays, and Sundays as scheduled). 

Responsibilities

  • The Farm Assistant will assist with all areas of production from seed to sale, including field work and office work. Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to

  • Seeding, transplanting, weeding, mulching, trellising, pest, and disease management, and building fertility

  • Planning harvests, harvesting, and post-harvesting

  • Farm record keeping

  • Communications and outreach to members and the public

  • Provide monthly and progress reports

  • Adhere to personnel policies and professional procedures.

  • Provide effective and professional etiquette to customers, staff, volunteers, and students.

  • Attend and participate in staff and administrative meetings.

  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple task(s) with attention to details.

  • Attend and participate in workshops and training that provide educational and professional opportunity for growth as assigned.

  • Assist in maintaining program outcome measurements.

  • Provide excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Computer literate, experience with Word Excel a plus

  • Perform other task(s) and assignments deemed appropriate by Farm Manager

 

Accountability

Farm Manager

Email completed applications to careers@clarawhitemission.org.

ADDRESS

613 W. Ashley Street,

Jacksonville, Florida 32202

PHONE

904-345-4162

HOURS

8:30am - 4:30pm

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