Songbird Farm is seeking 2018 Summer Farm Crew Members!
Songbird Farm is a young, small scale, diversified vegetable farm in Washtenaw County, MI. The farm is in it’s third season at Tilian Farm Development Center, Ann Arbor Township, MI. Tilian Farm Development Center is an incubator program/property which helps facilitate access to land and infrastructure for beginning farmers. It is run by Michigan Food and Farming Systems (MIFFS) and the property is owned by Ann Arbor Township.
We practice Organic growing methods, 90% of what we farm is done using hand tools. We currently have approximately ¼ acre in production, but are expanding this year to ¾ acres. We grow intensive successions of crops and produce thousands of pounds of food each year. Starts: April Ends: November Number of crew members: 1-2 (depending on experience) App Deadline: 03-1-2018
Meals:You are required to provide your own meals although we will have shared farm salads occasionally.
Skills Desired: The right candidate will be responsible, on time, fast to learn, fast to work, be able to take constructive criticism, and follow directions. Everything is done on a farm for a reason. You must be able to lift 50# and have some physical labor experience.This is a very physical job; you will be bending, squatting, lifting, standing in all weather conditions- taking care of your body is a must.The right person will be able to work independently and with supervision, have a positive attitude, be patient, fastidious, thoughtful and have a good sense of urgency of the tasks at hand. Farm experience and interest in farming as a career is a plus.
Pay: $11/hr with opportunities for increased wages based on performance and review.
Job Details: This is a position for a part- time paid crew member.The work will include all aspects of the farm; from planting to seeding, cultivating, hand weeding, washing, prepping both vegetables and flowers for all markets and sales outlets. There will be a high focus on harvesting with additional skills learned as the season progresses.
Weekly Schedule: (Summer) 20-30 hrs/ wk Mon, Wed, Fri 7-1pm Sat 9-1 pm There is a potential to work additional hours in the summer during peak harvest season. The work week will be every other day with a partial day on Saturday.Each day will start at 7am promptly.We will always make time for a lunch break of at least 30 minutes. You must be able to come to the farm for an interview. Housing is not provided, if you are moving to the area, please do your research and have solid housing accommodation options prior to applying.
Application Deadline: 3/1/2018 Interviews will be between 2/15/2018 and 3/15/2018 Notification will be by 3/20/2018
To apply for this position: send us an email with Subject "Farm Crew Member 2018" and answer the following
1) Phone Number and current address. 2) Age (must be 18 yrs or older) 3) Your farming or physical labor experience with 2-3 references and their phone number and email 4) Your availability (dates and time) to come to the farm for an interview. No interviews on Thurs or Fri. 6) Details of your housing plan 8) Do you have a current drivers license? 9) Are you legal to work in the United States? 10) Why would you be a great fit for Songbird Farm? To learn more about Songbird farm, check out our facebook page at www.facebook.com/songbirdfarmlife