Contact informationFarm Address:
36181 Turkey Roost Rd
Middleburg, Virginia, 20117
Primary Contact: Erica Martin
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: The Bainum Foundation Farm is a 263-acre property in Middleburg, Virginia that is a limited liability company wholly-owned and funded by the Bainum Family Foundation. The Farm works in partnership with the Bainum Family Foundation’s Food Security Initiative to improve access to quality, nutritious food for children and families in Washington, D.C. while strengthening the local food system. In this work, the Farm focuses on regenerative agriculture production and distribution pathways for locally- and regionally-sourced healthy food.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: April
Internship Ends: November
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: 3/15/21
Minimum Length of Stay: Three months
The Bainum Foundation Farm is hiring two (2) Seasonal Farm Workers to spend one season on the Farm assisting the team in growing produce and flowers sustainably by working hands-on in all areas of the Farm’s production activities. Under the direction of the Production Director, the Seasonal Farm Worker will be involved in production work in the fields, greenhouse and produce transport preparations (washing, weighing, sorting, storing). The sustainable production approach used on the Bainum Foundation Farm reflects our priorities to create healthy, ecologically-sustainable food, and requires considerable hand-labor (weeding, harvesting, trellising, planting, pest management, etc.), which is accompanied by some low-till but mechanized (tractor) cultivation and preparation of beds. The field work performed by the seasonal staff will be very physically demanding and will require that they can tolerate working in inclement weather and can work closely on a small team.
The Farm values and is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable, inclusive culture. We believe that viewing every aspect of our work through a diversity, equity and inclusion lens allows us to holistically support our staff and have a greater impact on the communities we serve. The Farm therefore strongly encourages and seeks applications from all qualified individuals whose racial, socioeconomic, ability status, and other individual dimensions allow them to bring unique and diverse perspectives to their work.
-Season runs from April/May through October/November 2021. Candidates must be able to commit to the full season
-The Bainum Foundation Farm is seeking two full-time seasonal positions. One position will begin in April and end in November. The second position will begin in June and end in August, with the possibility for extension into the fall depending upon Farm needs.
-Successful candidates must provide a resumé and references, as well as pass a background check. The Bainum Foundation Farm conducts background checks of final candidates to ensure the safety of farm staff in shared housing and of visiting youth during occasional on-farm field trips. Possessing a criminal record does not preclude you from being fully considered for these positions.
-All applications must demonstrate that they are legally authorized to work in the U.S.
Please apply using this website: https://www.smartrecruiters.com/BainumFamilyFoundation/743999732510640-full-time-seasonal-farm-workers-two-positions-
Educational Opportunities: We will train all farm employees on regenerative and organic agricultural practices.
Skills Desired: At least one year of experience in sustainable agricultural production is preferred, but not required. Experience working outdoors is preferable.
Meals: We offer access to Farm produce.
Stipend: We are offering hourly compensation of $10/hour, or commensurate with experience. Seasonal farm staff will work between 40-55 hours/week, including one weekend per month, particularly during the growing season (April through October, depending on duration of employment).
Housing: Free housing and utilities are offered. This is a shared housing arrangement with up to 2-3 seasonal staff members, and therefore housing is only offered to the employee. Pets are not allowed. Participation in the on-Farm shared housing is entirely optional. Exceptions will not be made to working hours based on the employee’s chosen location of residence.
Preferred method of Contact: Email