Greenhouse and Caterpillar Tunnel Manager on Organic Vegetable Farm

You must have at least one season of experience working on a vegetable farm.

Pay rate: $14.50/hour (depending on vegetable farming experience)

Plus $0.50/hour end-of­-season bonus for every hour you worked during the season and weekly vegetables from the farm.

For an in depth description of jobs at Red Wagon Farm please read our Basic Job Description before applying.

We are looking for somebody to manage our greenhouses and caterpillar tunnels. This person will have experience growing vegetable seedlings in a greenhouse.

We have two 36′ x 90′ greenhouses where we start vegetable seeds like tomatoes, zucchini, kale, and lettuce. We also have 7 caterpillar tunnels which are approximately 100′ long where we grow many vegetable crops.

In the greenhouses, you will be responsible for:

  • Maintaining the correct temperatures by turning on fans or the propane heaters as needed.
  • Watering seed starts 2-3 times per day. You must be careful not to over-water trays or to let them dry out too much.
  • Starting seeds by hand or with a vacuum seeder. This involves keeping good records of what was planted each day.

In the caterpillar tunnels, you will be responsible for:

  • Constructing and breaking down the tunnels several times during the season to cover new crops.
  • Leading a crew of several people to transplant vegetable starts into the caterpillar tunnels.
  • Maintaining the correct temperatures by raising and lowering the side walls of the tunnels.
  • Leading a crew of several people to harvest from the tunnels.

The person in this position also manages our herb patch and edible flower plot. This involves:

  • Transplanting starts.
  • Watering and weeding as needed.
  • Harvesting herbs and edible flowers for our restaurant customers and CSA members.

The above duties will take 30% – 50% of your time. For the rest of the time you must be a productive member of our farm crew. This includes planting, weeding, harvesting, washing, and packing.

For an in depth description of jobs at Red Wagon Farm please read our Basic Job Description before applying.

You must have at least one season of experience working on a vegetable farm.

Application
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