Currently Hiring for 2022!
- Harvest and Farm Crew
- Farm Store/Pick-Your-Own Staff
Harvest and Farm Crew
This job's primary focus is harvesting strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries during our main berry season, July through September. In addition, this position will also work from time to time on general farm-related tasks such as weeding, trellising, planting, and boxing berries in the packshed. This job requires you to learn to work at a fast, efficient pace and to enjoy working outside and with your body. Prior work experience on a farm is a plus, but is not necessary to work here. Being self motivated, flexible, and having a positive mindset are often more important than previous experience. We strive to create a positive, welcoming and joyful atmosphere for our team and so we value people who fit this culture.
Positions run from July - September and are part time, 3 to 4 days/week,18 to 25 hours/week. We typically start work at 7:00am and go to early afternoon with a snack break and an unpaid lunch break (depending on how long we are working that day). While weather can affect the work schedule, many of our berries are grown in tunnels so we can usually harvest if it's raining. There is the possibility of starting work in May or June to assist with field work (planting, weeding, etc.) for interested candidates. If you are not able to work the entire job period of July-September or can only work a limited number of shifts per week, don't let you that stop you from applying. We will consider people who are only available for part of the time. This job can be combined with a farm store/pick-your-own staff position to make a full time position. Pay is $13-$16 per hour depending upon experience.
Farm Store/Pick-Your-Own Staff
This job is customer service oriented. It includes helping customers who come to the farm store for berries and other products and helping to provide a great experience for customers coming for pick-your-own, our spring plant sale, or other farm events. There are a variety of roles in the farm's customer service work and we will find which one(s) are the best fit for you. They include things like running checkout, serving as a greeter explaining to people how things work and getting them supplies during pick-your-own, filling plant orders that customers have placed online during our plant sale and come to the farm to pickup, being out in the field during pick-your-own answering customer questions and helping them find a place to pick berries, directing traffic and helping people find a place to park. There is a wide variety of roles that the farm store/pick-your-own team fill depending on what we are offering customers that day. This means no two days are exactly alike and that there is flexibility to find how you best fit in.
Customers who come to our farm are looking to make a connection both with the farm and the land and also with you, the people who are working here. You should enjoy interacting with people of all age ranges for this job to be a good fit for you. There will be "rush" times when there are many people coming and going and it can feel hectic, so working "under pressure" in an occasionally fast paced environment is something you will need to be comfortable with. Previous customer service or retail experience is a plus but is not necessary for working here. Being self motivated, flexible, and having a positive mindset are often more important than previous experience. We strive to create a positive, welcoming and joyful atmosphere for our team and so we value people who fit this culture.
Positions run from May - October and are part time. This job does require working some weekends and evenings. Number of days per week and hours per week varies by month. For instance, in May there is opportunity for 2 to 3 days/week, 20 to 25 hours/week. In June we have very little customer service work available, but in July - September there is opportunity for 4 to 5 days/week, 20 to 30 hours/week. Start times vary depending on the job. We typically start at 6:30am if you are working pick-your-own. Farm store shifts tend to be 4 hours shifts in the morning (8:00 to Noon) or late afternoon (3:00 to 7:00pm). If you are not able to work the entire job period of May-October or can only work a limited number of shifts per week, don't let you that stop you from applying. We will consider people who are only available for part of the time. This job can be combined with a harvest and farm crew position to make a full time position. Pay is $13-$16 per hour depending upon experience.
If you are interested in working at Little Hill Berry Farm, please submit a letter of interest. In your letter of interest please indicate if you are applying for a farm and harvest crew position, a farm store and pick-your-own position or both. Also, explain any relevant experience or your qualifications for the job + your interest in the farm and/or farming and food in general. You can also include schooling and/or areas of academic interest if applicable. Finally, include 2 work or personal references. As a reminder, if you have limited work experience or do not have experience working on a farm don't let that stop you from applying. Being self motivated, flexible, and having a positive mindset are often more important than previous experience.
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