Full-time Tractor Operator – Fifth Crow Farm

Contact information
Farm Address:
3800A Cloverdale Road
Pescadero, California, 94060

Primary Contact: Mike Irving
Primary Phone:
    Number: (831) 428-1944
    Email: mike@fifthcrowfarm.com

Website: https://fifthcrowfarm.com/

Internship information
General Farm Description: Grounded in a values-based approach to land stewardship, Fifth Crow Farm is a dynamic and diversified organic farm in Pescadero, CA. Founded in 2008 with a shoestring budget, a supportive local community, and ambitious dreams, we strive to bring eaters the highest quality, best tasting, and most nutritious food possible. We are situated in the Cloverdale Valley, 45 miles from San Francisco and 35 miles from Santa Cruz. Primarily a market farm selling to farmers’ markets and restaurants in San Francisco and San Mateo County, we also have a nearly 700 member CSA. We operate on 150 acres: 30 acres of row crops, a 24-variety apple orchard, a young pear orchard, and a pastured egg operation

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: ASAP
Internship Ends: Indefinite
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: n/a
Minimum Length of Stay: n/a

Internship Details:

-This is a full time position from 40-50 hours per week, Tuesdays-Saturdays or Wednesdays- Sundays. 

Pay: Commensurate with experience, $18-24/hour($35-50K annually), + health insurance and dental option, 1 week paid vacation, 1 week Paid Time off.  Possibility for longer unpaid leave during the Winter. Up to 5 days paid sick leave.  Pay reviewed at least annually based on performance.  Commuting and housing stipends may be available for employees who live off site.

The Tractor Operator position works closely with the farm owners and a small team of seasoned operators to manage 75+ acres of field production, from primary tillage to harvest, for a wide diversity of crops.  This is a unique opportunity to gain further experience with the function and utilization of various tractors and implements on a mid-size farm scale by working alongside experienced farmers.  Applicants must also be willing to drive to and lead a weekend farmers market.  Qualifications: This position requires at least one year experience operating a range of equipment on a row-crop farm.  Must have at least some basic experience with the care of mechanical equipment.  Mechanical servicing skills and metalworking are a plus.  Good communication skills and ability to self-motivate, self-manage and multi-task are critical.

Experience in customer service and farmers’ market sales as well as basic Spanish is a plus. We are looking for someone interested in a multiple year commitment, but will consider other applicants with sufficient and applicable previous experience. *Must be able to lift 50+ lbs. and perform repetitive tasks as well as work alone for extended periods.

Applications accepted until the position is filled. 

Educational Opportunities: Yes

Skills Desired: See above

Meals: No

Stipend: Paid position

Housing: Possible for the right applicant.

Preferred method of Contact: Email