Greenhouse Lead – Red Dog Farm


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

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

Website: https://reddogfarm.net/hiring/

Internship information
General Farm Description: 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! 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.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: February 1, 2023
Internship Ends: July 15, 2023 (or as late as 12/29 if you want to join field crew in July)
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: Applications are reviewed as they are received.
Minimum Length of Stay: 6.5 months

Internship Details:

Full Time: 24-40 hours per week
Season: Feb 1st- July 15th (as late as 12/29 if you want to join field crew in July)
Schedule: Mon- Wed required, Mon-Thurs preferred

We seek one talented individual to run our productive, stream-lined greenhouse. This is an essential and valuable role on the farm, being the beginning point of growth for our crops as well as plant starts sales. The ideal applicant would be passionate about growing plants, have excellent attention to detail, be able to work quickly and accurately, uphold and communicate about quality standards, be observant, enjoy training and leading the work of others, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

If more hours or a longer season desired, the Greenhouse Lead will work with the crew in the fields when not in the Greenhouse Lead role. To work successfully in the field crew role, one must be smart, strong, detail-oriented, possess a strong interest in food and farming, enjoy working on a team, and be ready for a new challenge.

Responsibilities
• The primary responsibilities are to perform and oversee all greenhouse production tasks: filling flats, seeding, up-potting, thinning, moving, and watering
• Distribute plant starts to our accounts
• Maintain records for production, materials use and sales
• Train and oversee crew in all greenhouse tasks
• Communicate with farm owner
• Manage supplies and seed inventory
• On field crew, the primary responsibility is to harvest. Additional field work includes but is not limited to transplanting, hand weeding, hoeing and moving irrigation.

To Apply
Complete the Greenhouse Lead Application for Employment on our website at reddogfarm.net/hiring. Submit along with your resume to office@reddogfarm.net or Red Dog Farm, PO Box 402, Chimacum, WA 98325.


Educational Opportunities: The Greenhouse Lead will learn many aspects of our production system

Skills Desired: Background and Skills • Greenhouse or nursery experience • People management interest or experience • Excellent attention to detail • Observant • Excellent verbal and written communication • Flexibility and desire to learn new methods and farm systems • Excellent work ethic and positive attitude • Team player and able to work with all kinds of people

Meals: The crew gathers for a weekly group lunch.

Stipend: Compensation $16.50-19 DOE, as well as fruits & veggies from our fields. Paid sick leave (one hour for every 40 hours worked). Weekly group lunch with all farm employees. Housing is not included. 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: No, but we aid successful applicants in finding housing through our network of farm supporters.

Preferred method of Contact: Email