Field Crew – Red Dog Farm


Contact information
Farm Address:
406 Center Rd
Chimacum, Washington, 98325

Primary Contact: Rachel
Primary Phone:
    Type:
Cell
    Number: 360-531-2571
    Email: office@reddogfarm.net

Website: https://reddogfarm.net/field-crew/

Internship information
General Farm Description: Red Dog Farm was just voted Best Farm in Jefferson County by the readers of our local newspaper - for the third year in a row! Settled in the thriving farming community of Chimacum, Washington, Red Dog Farm boasts gorgeous views, salmon-bearing creek frontage, and prime growing conditions. We are a certified organic production farm and grow over 150 different varieties of vegetables, berries, cut flowers and plant starts on 23 acres. We pride ourselves in providing beautiful, nourishing food for the community through our large CSA program, in our Farmstand, at Farmers Markets, at local grocers, and to regional restaurants. We work hard, rely on organized systems and communication, provide consistent opportunities for trainings & learning, and have fun while doing it!

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: 4/29 or 6/3
Internship Ends: At least 10/27, prefer through 12/29
Number of Internship Available: 3
Application Deadline: Applications accepted until positions are filled.
Minimum Length of Stay: 5 months

Internship Details:

Full Time: 40 hours per week
Seasonal: 4/29 or 6/3 through at least 10/27 (prefer through 12/29)
Schedule: Monday – Friday

We are looking for smart, tough and detail-oriented laborers to join our 2024 farm crew. There are several positions open, with a range of start and end dates. Ideal candidates will possess a strong interest in food and farming, enjoy working on a team, and be ready for a challenge. Applications are reviewed as they are received.

Responsibilities
● The primary responsibilities are to harvest, wash and pack produce
● Utilize and update paperwork to record tasks completed
● Perform field work including but not limited to transplanting, hand weeding, hoeing, and moving irrigation
● Perform some of the following non-field work seasonally or based on interest/experience: greenhouse work, plant starts, deliveries, tractor driving, farmers market and farmstand stocking

About the Red Dog Crew
The crew at Red Dog Farm enjoys the comradery that comes along with working hard as a team, having hands in the dirt and experiencing the fullness of seasons on the farm. The Olympic Peninsula is one of the most diverse landscapes to live and explore, and being in the rain shadow, we enjoy far more sunny days than the rest of the region. Red Dog draws employees who move to the area from all over to work on the farm, and we strive to create a culture of respect & inclusivity. It is important to us that our crew has a healthy work-life balance and can enjoy all the Olympic Peninsula has to offer while also gaining a vast range of farm knowledge and skills. Many of our former crew & managers have gone on to start farms of their own! Ideal applicants will have a strong drive to learn all aspects of the farm, be willing to work outdoors rain or shine, and work well on a team. Whether you are new to farming or have years of experience, we are looking to bring on more hard-working individuals to collaborate with us and the land to continue building a strong local food system.

To Apply
Fill out the application on our website at reddogfarm.net/job-app. We look forward to hearing from you!


Educational Opportunities: Red Dog crew members experience multiple aspects of operating a certified organic production farm, which include transplanting, irrigation, weeding, harvest, washing, packing, and more.

Skills Desired: ● One season previous farm experience preferred but not necessary ● Flexibility and desire to learn new methods and farm systems ● Good communication skills ● Energetic, fun and motivated personality ● Excellent work ethic and positive attitude ● Team player able to work with all kinds of people ● Strong back and knees ● Ability to work outside in all weather conditions ● Willingness to fully commit to the farm for the season

Meals: The farm provides a free weekly group lunch made by someone from our community.

Stipend: Compensation includes: ● $16.28- 18.50 per hour DOE, as well as veggies from our fields. ● Paid sick leave (one hour for every 40 hours worked). ● Time-and-a-half overtime pay for hours over 40 per week. ● Gear bonus. ● Employees who return for multiple seasons will receive an annual performance-based raise as well as an opportunity to increase/ refine responsibilities matching their commitment to the farm.

Housing: Housing is not included, but we help new hires find housing by posting flyers and reaching out to our connections in the community.

Preferred method of Contact: Email