Employment

Organic Greenhouse Assistant

We are hiring for spring 2023 greenhouse production at our certified organic farm and edible plant nursery. Position primarily involves  working alone, but in close communication with the farm owner and one or two other employees. The right candidate will be comfortable working solo and must have excellent observation and communication skills. 15-30 hours per week. Position runs from March to June with more hours available during the peak transplanting season (April to June) There may be an option for other farm/market work into August and September.  Flexible start/finish dates and hours based on your schedule. $17+/hour.  If interested please send a resume and letter of interest to: windyridgeorganics@gmail.com

Responsibilities

  • Mixing soil 
  • Washing and filling trays and pots
  • Seeding, thinning, transplanting and tagging
  • Watering
  • Monitoring and maintaining plant health and communicating any issues to farm owner
  • Occasional communication with customers 
  • Preparing plant orders for pickup/delivery
  • Maintaining a clean and sanitary work area in and around the greenhouses
  • Transplanting seedlings into the field by hand
  • weeding/fertilizing/mulching of production beds
  • Maintaining in ground crops in hoophouse environment

Qualifications

  • Valid driver’s license
  • reliable transportation to get to the farm in Hawley, MA 
  • Some experience growing/identifying common vegetable, herb, and flower plants
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Efficient at completing repetitive tasks
  • Ability to lift 50# repeatedly