We are looking for hard-working hands to join our crew!
FARM ASSISTANT POSITION The farm assistant is active in all aspects of crop production as well as being responsible for CSA deliveries, restaurant deliveries, and vending at farmer’s markets. We will fully train all employees and ensure that they are comfortable with their responsibilities. REQUIREMENTS
A passion for farming
Strong work ethic
Be a critical thinker
Minimum of 1 year experience on a commercial farm
Ability to handle the many physical challenges such as lifting up to 50 lbs. regularly, standing for long periods of time, bending at the knees and back, etc.
Be helpful, kind, and courteous to co-workers and customers
Enjoy cooking and talking about it
Clean driving record
Help with planting, harvesting, and cultivating field crops
Help with washing, sorting, weighing, and packing produce
Deliver produce to CSA drop-off points and restaurants
Vend at farmer’s market
Other farm jobs
WORK RELATIONSHIPS Works closely with farm owners (David and Margaret Ann Snow), farm manager, and other farm workers. Once well trained will be given sole responsibility of some tasks. HOURS Tentative Schedule January through mid-April: Monday 9- 4; field work Tuesday 9-4; field work Wednesday 9-4; field and packing shed work Thursday 9-2; deliveries Friday 9-4; field work Saturday 6-1; Tuscaloosa farmer’s market Tentative Schedule April 2017 through December: Tuesday 12 - 5; Tuscaloosa CSA deliveries Wednesday 7-3; Field and packing shed work Thursday 8-4; Birmingham deliveries Friday 7-3; Field and packing shed work Saturday 5 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Birmingham farmer’s market More hours available if needed during peak months COMPENSATION Starting at $15/hour; opportunity for performance-based raise after 6 weeks Access to an abundance of high quality, delicious produce Access to our vast library and educational resources Opportunity for advancement
BEGINNING CREW MEMBER POSITIONS - PART TIME AND FULL TIME AVAILABLE A job description is tricky, since most of us on the farm wear several hats and do a little bit of everything each day. We need someone that can do the same; field work, washing and packing, arranging bouquets, selling at farmer’s market, and anything in between.
We like to fit the job to the person. After a few weeks on the farm, we will discuss your strengths, where you want the job to take you, and with that in mind where you best fit into our existing crew.
Farming experience is not necessary, but a positive attitude, strong work ethic, love of fresh vegetables, and an ability to adapt are! Outdoor, physical labor experience is a plus.
New crew members starting wage is $12/hour, but if you work hard and catch on quickly, we are more than happy to raise that. Hours can be full-time or part-time.
Snow's Bend Farm is a Certified Organic, family farm just outside of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. We currently grow 50 different fruits and vegetables (many varieties within those), cut flowers, herbs, as well as raising pastured pork. All farm products are directly marketed to Birmingham and Tuscaloosa through our 200+ member CSA, 2 farmer's markets, and to 15 restaurants..
Ideally, when someone new comes to work on Snow's Bend we would like for it to be the beginning of a 3-year track, longer would be even better! The first year would be an introduction to our farm and farming systems. In the second year, more responsibilities would be given, and in the third year full management responsibilities of some areas would be handed over. With this in mind, everyone begins as an intern or crew member, but there is plenty of room for growth and performance-based pay increases.