The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Seasonal Vegetable Farm Laborer at their Clagett Farm location in Upper Marlboro, MD. This position will last until mid-November.
THE CHESAPEAKE BAY FOUNDATION
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest regional non-profit conservation organization working solely to save the Bay. Established in 1967, CBF has a staff of approximately 185 employees working in offices in Annapolis Maryland; Richmond and VA Beach, Virginia; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Washington, D.C., and in 15 field education program locations. Our staff and volunteer corps work throughout the region educating students and adults, advocating for clean water polices, restoring waterways, and litigating when necessary.
CBF’s headquarters office in Annapolis, MD is the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the world’s first U.S. Green Build Council’s LEED platinum building. In 2014, CBF opened The Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach, VA. The Brock Center is one of the most energy efficient, environmentally smart buildings in the world.
CBF has an annual budget of approximately $21 million and is supported by more than 200,000 members and e-subscribers. For more information on CBF please visit www.cbf.org.
CONTEXT OF THE POSITION
The seasonal farm labor position will include assisting with putting up hay, repairing barns and other farm buildings, maintaining the farm property generally which includes mowing and road maintenance. Also, there will be work assisting with the livestock, both sheep and cows; as well as maintaining pasture fences. There will also be occasional work assisting with the vegetable operation. Depending upon skills and experience there may be work using tractors and farm equipment.
Essential functions include:
Farm laborers will assist the Vegetable Production Manager in all aspects of farming, from greenhouses to the field, to harvest and distribution. Activities vary continuously but the work can be difficult and strenuous under hot and humid conditions.
Over the course of crew members’ first year, we train them to lead volunteers and organize our busy harvest and distribution days. We also orient them to our overall crop plans and decision-making, and offer basic lessons on driving the tractors and other heavy equipment.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
No experience is necessary, but we are looking for enthusiastic individuals who take joy in hard work, and who are committed to social justice and sustainable agriculture. The successful candidate must possess the ability to lift a maximum of 50 lbs and be able to work most Saturdays. If you are thinking of applying at any point in the future, consider volunteering with us to familiarize yourself with the farm, and vice versa. Housing is not provided.
To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history and requirements no later than April 5, 2018 to:
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.