Youth Farm Assistant

Website Food For Lane County

Job details
Salary
$15 an hour
Job Type
Part-time
Number of hires for this role
1
BenefitsPulled from the full job description
Paid time off
Full Job Description
POSITION TITLE: Youth Farm Assistant
RESPONSIBLE TO: Youth Farm Coordinator
CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt, Agricultural Employee
HOURS PER WEEK: 24 hrs./week (February-November)
SALARY: $15.00 / hour

*Instructions on “How to Apply,” at bottom of Job Description

ABOUT THE YOUTH FARM: FOOD For Lane County’s Youth Farm is a 6-acre urban educational farm where we work with community to increase food security and offer skill-building opportunities to people of all ages, including volunteers of all ages, a youth farm crew of teens, and adult season-long interns. Staff and youth run an on-site and an off-site produce stand from June – October and a 160+-member Community Supported Agriculture program, providing organic vegetables to the local community. FOOD For Lane County (FFLC) distributes over half of the produce grown here through a network of partner agencies to our community’s most vulnerable households.

PRIMARY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assist Youth Farm staff in all aspects of intensively growing over 35 different kinds of produce on a six-acre site, including assisting with greenhouse seeding, power equipment operation, farm maintenance, crop cultivation, harvesting and post-harvest handling
Working with staff, volunteers and youth farmers to accomplish all farm tasks and create a positive, rewarding experience
Assist with revenue raising activities, including plant sales, CSA and online and onsite produce stand
Adhere to all safety and health protocols
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum one-year of experience growing organic produce in a commercial setting
Physical strength, endurance and stamina for manual labor, ability to lift 40lbs.
Good communication and teamwork skills; dependable and reliable
Willingness to work Saturdays
Ability to stay organized, follow written and verbal instructions and compete tasks on time
Actively demonstrate FFLC’s values of compassion, collaboration, and inclusion
All offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory background check
WORKING CONDITIONS

Works primarily outdoors in all-weather with some exposure to exhaust from farm equipment, fumes from gas used to operate equipment, dust and dirt
Performs physical labor including frequent standing, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, lifting (up to 40 lbs.), carrying, pushing, pulling, reaching and walking to perform gardening tasks, and operate various gardening equipment
HOW TO APPLY: Please visit FFLC’s website to submit all application materials electronically. You can find our FFLC application and instructions on how to apply on our website at https://foodforlanecounty.org/employment/.

Applicants must submit the following: Please send a resume, cover letter and three (3) contacts for references.

If you would like to submit your application materials by mail, please reference the position you are applying for above the address on the envelope addressed to:

Youth Farm Coordinator
FOOD for Lane County
770 Bailey Hill Road
Eugene, OR 97402

We will begin reviewing applications mid-January 2022, and the application process will remain open until a hire is made.

FFLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, marital status, genetic information, veteran status, diverse ability, or any other characteristic protected under local, state or federal law.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $15.00 per hour

Benefits:

Paid time off
Schedule:

Day shift
Work Location: One location

To apply for this job please visit foodforlanecounty.org.