JOBS

We’re hiring!

 

Updated 2/24/19

 

 

Stout Oak Farm is in search of some hard-working, experienced, motivated individuals to join our farm crew. Take your vegetable production skills to the next level, and play an integral role on our small, dynamic team!

POSITION #1:  FIELD MANAGER

Our ideal candidate:

    • Has a minimum of 2 years experience working on a vegetable farm.
    • Brings to the job specific experience in organic vegetable production including bed preparation, transplanting, seeding, irrigation, weeding, tractor operation, greenhouse seedling production, cover cropping, season extension techniques, harvesting, post-harvest handling, and record-keeping.
    • Additional experience in CSA coordination, on-farm retail, and farmers’ markets is a plus.
    • Demonstrates competence in a wide range of technical skills, and is well versed in all aspects of small-scale organic vegetable farming.
    • Is confident and comfortable training new crew members and managing group tasks.
    • Sets a high standard for the rest of the crew. Executes tasks with great attention to detail.
    • Highly organized. Manages time well, and is able to juggle multiple tasks.
    • Is a fast worker and quick learner. Thrives in a fast-paced, high-energy work environment.
    • Loves working outdoors and embraces the challenges of a physically demanding job.
    • Brings a positive attitude and ability to troubleshoot and solve problems.
    • Is both reliable and adaptable, with a strong worth ethic.
    • Comfortable repeatedly lifting 50 pounds.
    • Comes to us highly motivated to hone their skills in organic vegetable production.
    • Shares our commitment to organic farming and responsible land stewardship.
    • Is passionate about growing food.

     

The Field Manager is involved in every aspect of vegetable production on the farm, working directly with the Farm Manager (Kate) to set goals and implement a weekly field work plan. The Field Manager leads all group field work tasks including transplanting, weeding, trellising, mulching, row covers, amendment/fertilizer applications, irrigation, etc. The Field Manager also trains and manages new crew members and part-time workers on field tasks.

 

Stout Oak Farm’s core farm crew is made up of 4 full-time, and 3 part-time team members. We all participate in field work, greenhouse work, harvesting, wash/pack, marketing-related tasks, and general farm maintenance and upkeep. In addition, each full-time crew member typically takes a lead role in one or more aspects of the farm operation, such as Harvest Coordination, Wash/Pack Coordination, Greenhouse Management, Tractor Work, CSA Coordination, Farm Store Coordination, etc. It is the Field Manager’s role to coordinate with the rest of the team to set the weekly schedule, assign tasks, and implement the weekly work plan.

 

Compensation is based on experience. The Field Manager position is a full-time, seasonal position (40 – 45 hours) from March through late November. Part-time winter work is possible as well. Housing is not provided.

 

POSITION #2:  ASSISTANT GROWER

Our ideal candidate:

  • Has at least one year of experience working on a vegetable farm.
  • Brings to the job specific experience in organic vegetable production, including greenhouse seeding, transplanting, weeding, harvesting, washing and packing.
  • Additional experience in CSA coordination, on-farm retail, delivery driving, irrigation, tractor maintenance, carpentry, or other hands-on skills a plus.
  • Works well independently, and also in a group.
  • Is a fast worker and quick learner. Thrives in a fast-paced, high-energy work environment.
  • Loves working outdoors and embraces the challenges of a physically demanding job.
  • Brings a positive attitude and ability to troubleshoot and solve problems.
  • Is both reliable and adaptable, with a strong worth ethic.
  • Comes to us highly motivated to hone their skills in organic vegetable production.
  • Shares our commitment to organic farming and responsible land stewardship.
  • Is passionate about growing food.

 

Assistant Growers are involved in many aspects of the farm, working directly with the farm’s managers on a daily basis. Most of the work entails transplanting, weeding, harvesting, washing, packing, and distributing farm produce. The job also includes greenhouse seeding and watering, plus general farm maintenance and upkeep. Training is provided in the early part of the season so that Assistant Growers learn our farm’s systems and practice specific technical skills needed to become highly productive members of the team.

 

Compensation is based on experience. The Assistant Grower position is seasonal, full-time position (40 – 45 hours) beginning in April and ending in October or November. Housing is not provided.

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Stout Oak Farm is a Certified Organic, solar-powered vegetable farm in Brentwood, New Hampshire (Seacoast area). We grow 5 acres of vegetables for our CSA, Farm Store, farmers’ markets and local restaurants. Additional enterprises include seedling production for home vegetable gardeners, as well as a young fruit orchard. The farm property consists of 58 acres of conserved fields, woods, and wetlands. Much of our pasture land is rented to Clyde Farm, for raising pastured poultry and sheep. Stout Oak Farm is owned by Kate and Jeff Donald.  As Farm Manager, Kate manages the day-to-day operations of the farm. Bridget Gould is our Greenhouse Manager, and Amber Wilson is our Farm Store Manager and Wash/Pack Coordinator.

If you’re interested in farming with us, please email a resume and three professional references to Kate at stoutoakfarm@gmail.com