The Assistant Grower is a seasonal position suited for a driven individual inspired by the opportunity to cultivate organically grown produce, community solidarity, and urban agriculture. Assistant Growers work closely with the Farm Manager, Growing Entrepreneurs, and volunteers to complete a wide variety of tasks, including seedling production, field preparation, and fertility management, planting, harvesting, washing and packing, irrigation, cultivating, record-keeping, tools, and equipment inventory management, farm/property maintenance, and supporting farm stand operations. The Assistant Grower interacts with the public and is self-motivated, responsible, attentive to detail, growth-oriented, flexible, comfortable communicating with a wide variety of people, and able to work independently or in group settings and keep up a quick work pace.
The Assistant Grower may work independently or in a team dynamic at any of our six farm sites under the direction of the Farm Manager. Farm sites include the following locations within the city of New Haven: 15 James St., 170 Ward St., 613 Ferry St., 42 Shelter St, 285 James St, and 66 Liberty St.
The Assistant Grower is expected to work no more than 20 hours per week over a 5-month period from June through October 2022.
The ideal candidate for the Assistant Grower position will posses the basic skills for farming or intermediate level gardening. Training will be provided in order to:
The Assistant Grower is a seasonal position suited for a driven individual inspired by the opportunity to cultivate organically grown produce, community solidarity, and urban agriculture. Assistant Growers work…
In addition to your resume and 2 professional references, a cover letter (limited to one page) should be included describing your interest and qualification for the position. Your cover letter should include your full name, address and contact information (phone and email) . Also, answer the following questions :
Applications will be received and reviewed on a rolling basis. There is no deadline to apply; if the position is unavailable, we will inform you and keep your application on file and review it again once the position is vacated. Please submit your resume and cover letter through the job portal.