Farmers Market Job Board

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The Farmers Market Job Board is a resource for employers and job-seekers alike in the Farmers Market Sector – primarily here in Oregon, but also in some neighboring foodsheds.  We do our best to keep this page up-to-date, but please look closely at the closing date.

If you have a position you would like to post, please email the description to: info@oregonfarmersmarkets.org with the subject line “For Farmers Market Job Board: ___(Position Title)___.”  OFMA staff reserves the right to screen requests for applicability and appropriateness.  We will not post any job description that does not have a clearly stated non-discrimination policy, a closing date for applications and a transparent pay structure or salary range – no exceptions.


Current Job Opportunities:

Salem Community Markets Market Coordinator

Applications due Feb 20, 2019

Work Hours: It is expected that the Market Coordinator will work approximately 8 to 30 hours per week, dependent upon availability and the assigned market.

Compensation: The Market Coordinator position will receive $11.00/hour DOE.

The Market Coordinator position for the Salem Community Markets is a part-time position with the primary responsibility of assisting with the set-up and tear down of market equipment and materials as well as providing support and assistance throughout the market day. Hours vary based on seasonal need and market assignment. This position requires an on-site presence at the market during market hours… (Read more here)

 

Glasrai Farm – Farm and Market Positions
We are currently hiring two part-time (24 to 30 hours a week each) positions for the
2019 season. These are seasonal positions, but we can guarantee work for 10 months
out of the year. The farmwork pay is $12 to $14 per hour depending on experience,
restaurant deliveries pay is $16 per hour, and market sales pay is $16 to $20 per hour
also depending on skillset and experience. Experienced farm workers and market
salespeople are encouraged to apply.

About the Farm:
Our lease is approximately 2 acres including hoop house at the Headwaters Farm
Incubator program in Orient, OR where we biointensively grow over 300 crop varieties
for 3 farmers markets; St Johns Farmers Market, Montavilla Farmers Market, and
Portland Farmers Market PSU, plus direct sales to local restaurants.
Dates: February-December 2019 availability for entire farm season
Schedule: During peak growing season work days run Thursday through Monday, but
can be divided between 2 positions with flexibility for both workers to divide days,
except Saturdays are required for both positions. Positions require 8-hour fieldwork
days with options to work longer hours and market sales require up to 10-hour work
days on weekends.

Positions / Duties:
Owner will tailor fit the following responsibilities between 2 positions
to individually suit each farmworkers schedules and skillsets including:
 Seeding and maintaining propagation trays
 Monitoring germination chamber and hoop house
 Transplanting starts
 Driptape irrigation installation
 Trellising and pruning climbing vines
 Crop nutrient management
 Row cover and cloche tunnel pest prevention
 Weed prevention with silage covers
 Minimal manual weeding
 Harvesting by hand and with pruners and knives
 Produce washing and bagging
 Restaurant orders and market crop pack-out
 Market setup and sales
 Market load-up and unload
 Restaurant deliveries (bonus for worker with van, large SUV or covered pickup)
 Pressure wash cleanup of bins and crates

Requirements and Skills:
 Reliable transportation to farm and markets
 Capable of work in all weather conditions especially summer heat and cusp
season rain
 Fitness and strength, including the ability to lift up to 60lbs. frequently throughout
the day and engage in repetitive physical tasks
 Takes fieldwork directions with attention to detail and makes decisions while
independently working as efficiently as possible
 Self-driven to increase speed in production tasks such as transplanting starts,
washing produce, and bin and crate cleanup
 Interest in maximizing market sales by friendly engaging all potential customers
in sharing enjoyment and knowledge of crops
 Fast operation of market cash till, square card transactions, and scale weights
while helping multiple customers at once
 Attention to market aesthetics in quickly restocking and maintaining produce
displays
 Commercial vegetable farming or market sales experience strongly preferred
 Strong appreciation for farming and interest in developing career in vegetable
production

To Apply:
Email brief cover letter, two professional references, and resume to
Justin Simms – glasraifarm@gmail.com – (503) 504-1472