Job Openings

Our 2017 positions have been filled! Info about 2018 positions will be coming soon, below are the old job descriptions.

Please email us at greatdaygardens@gmail.com if you have any questions or are interested in future openings.

Full-Season Apprenticeship

 

We are looking for an individual to join our team April-October of 2017! Farming and/or baking experience preferred, but not required. Other experience doing physical labor, sales, or marketing are great. Our ideal apprentice has lots of energy, an open mind, positive attitude, strong work ethic, ability to work long hours in the heat or rain, ability to follow instructions, can communicate well, pays attention to detail, and has a desire to ask questions and learn about the farm system.

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Our 2016 intern weeding lettuce with great form!!

 

 

Apprentice will learn about sustainable vegetable production on a small intensive commercial scale, soil health and the connection between food and the landscape, direct marketing of locally grown food, sourdough cultures, naturally leavened bread, wood oven baking, grains and grain processing, and business management. We are young but combine 9 years of farming experience, a good library of relevant books to share, and are eager to teach, answer questions, and guide our apprentice in learning about our craft. We participate in a local monthly potluck group geared towards sustainable agriculture and can help arrange visits/tours to other farms in the area.  Though this is an inherently educational experience, remember that it is a highly physical job and the majority of the time will be spent doing routine labor to keep the farm running.

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The position is fulltime (40-45 hours per week including markets). The apprentice will work Tuesday-Saturday and spend approximately 3 days/week doing garden work, 1 day in the bakery, and 1 day at the farmers market on their own.  Duties include: garden work such as planting, weeding, harvesting, washing/packing produce, applying soil amendments, cleaning harvest bins and vegetable washing area. Setting up and breaking down displays, interfacing with customers at farmers market and farm share pick-up. Bakery work including mixing dough, kneading, shaping loaves, firing the oven, baking, and kitchen cleanup. Work will mostly be one-on-one with Michael or Arden at first, but we plan to take on a second intern during the summer months, and the apprentice will work independently often. Our goal is for the apprentice to become knowledgeable enough to be an assistant manager on the farm by the end of the season. Please do not apply if you are only interested in growing and field work; baking and farmers markets are central to our work. Starting and ending dates are somewhat flexible.13240522_1101904643216273_5111485069436804409_n

You can expect a good deal of hard physical labor in all weather conditions. We do try to balance rest time with work time.  It is easy to get carried away with working in the long days of summer, but are very clear about start/end times so we won’t over work you!

Payment is $800/month to be paid at the end of each month. We are flexible about the exact start and end times, but have in mind that the position will run April 1- October 31. Housing is not included, but we can assist to find a suitable and affordable living space in the area. View the full apprenticeship listing here.

For a better perspective on what the growing season is like, you may want to check out our CSA Newsletters from 2016, which give weekly updates about what is happening on the farm.

To apply, please send an email cover letter and resume to us at greatdaygardens@gmail.com.

Summer Internship

We are looking for an individual to join us this summer and get a hands-on education in small-scale farming. This position is ideal for students, stay-at-home parents, someone considering sustainable agriculture as a career path, or anyone who wants to gain an understanding of how food is grown.
The intern will be working alongside Michael and Arden in completing regular farm and bakery duties and will share lunch on the farm. They are responsible for their own off-site housing. Position begins in mid-May and goes through August, with flexible start and end dates. The intern will work 40 hours a week or less, depending on the intern’s availability. This is an unpaid short-term position, intended to give introductory training and exposure to all parts of our farm business.
Duties: Gardening and marketing are the main focus of this position, with some opportunities to see the baking operation. Garden work includes planting, weeding, harvesting, washing/packing produce, applying soil amendments, cleaning harvest bins and vegetable washing area. Intern will assist selling, displaying produce, and interfacing with customers at one Saturday farmers market each week. Work in the bakery will be a small part of the intern’s responsibilities if he/she has an interest in this.

Interns will learn about:  

  • Sustainable vegetable production on a small, intensive commercial scale. 
  • Soil health and the connection between food and the landscape. 
  • Direct marketing of locally grown food. 
  • Sourdough cultures and naturally leavened bread. 
  • Grain processing and wood-fired baking.

We are looking for someone who has a lot of energy, a strong interest in sustainable agriculture and healthy food, an open mind, positive attitude, strong work ethic, ability to work long hours in the heat or rain, ability to follow instructions, can communicate well, pays attention to detail, and has a desire to ask questions and learn about the farm system.
If this is you, please send a short note describing why would want to join us, along with your résumé to greatdaygardens@gmail.com. Feel free to contact us with questions at any time!