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Equipment Lead Operator and Farm Worker

North Tabor Farm

Chilmark, Massachusetts

Job Type Full Time

Company Description

North Tabor Farm is a small family farm on the island of Martha's Vineyard. While not certified, we practice entirely organically and incorporate regenerative growing techniques like cover cropping, tarping, and compost application. We grow on 5 acres of land, primarily salad greens, tomatoes, and other vegetables, and raise laying hens and pastured poultry. What we produce is sold mainly at our on-site farm stand and our local farmer's market. This island of Martha's Vineyard is a spectacular place to live and has a strong, young farming community. Rustic housing is available on-site, and our farm is located in the up-island (rural) region of the island, approximately 1 mile from the beach. 

Job Description

  • 45+ hours per week
  • April 1st - November 1st, 2022
  • Monday - Saturday 

Overview:

This position will be part of a small crew involving all areas of the growing process. Responsibilities are diverse and will include:

  • Animal care, primarily moving and feeding chickens
  • Seeding, transplanting, weeding, and harvesting
  • Irrigation, farm maintenance, and tractor work 
  • Market preparation, market staffing, and more

While you are part of a team, independent work will be expected. Work is fast-paced and physically demanding. This position is excellent for someone looking to get the full-picture experience of all aspects of operating a farm. 

Requirements:

  • This position requires previous farm experience, specifically with farm equipment and machinery. 
  • Candidates must feel comfortable operating equipment such as weed wacker, tractor, and power tools independently.
  • Candidates must have a positive attitude, strong work ethic, excellent communication and listening skills, and be self-motivated and adaptable to the day-to-day demands of farming. 
  • This position will involve driving farm vehicles, so a valid driver's license is required. 
  • While not required, previous experience with carpentry and infrastructure maintenance is highly preferred. 

Work Environment & Schedule

The job will be 8+ hours per day Monday-Friday with one unpaid lunch hour and a half-day Saturday. Start times are early, 7:00-8:00 am, depending on the season, and we work in all weather conditions. While this position will be responsible for equipment tasks, they will also be a vital part of the crew team in all other areas of the farming process. Outside of work, our team is social -- our crew usually hangs out with each other to go to the beach, go surfing, have bonfires, and do other fun activities. We encourage all interested candidates to check out our social media on Facebook and Instagram @northtaborfarm. We also have a website, www.northtaborfarm.com

Compensation

Pay is between $20-$25 per hour, depending on experience. Rustic on-site housing is available for work exchange.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your cover letter and resume to northtaborfarmmv@gmail.com. This position will remain open until filled.

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