farm job in connecticut

posted April 4, 2013

The Hickories (www.thehickories.org) is looking for a part-time intern to work in all aspects of our farm: field crops, greenhouses, livestock, and especially harvesting.  We offer diversified production experiences and introduction level training to farm management.  As with all working farms, some days are full of varied tasks and others are more monotonous (for example, lots of hand weeding.)  Interns must be able to work quickly and efficiently, whether it is sunny and warm or cold and rainy, whether working with a crew or working on one’s own.  An idea candidate: is self motivated to quickly and efficiently complete each task at hand; is able to work all day on your feet, sometimes lifting heavy things (up to 50 lb); has some experience working on farms.

We ask that interns work five days a week with rotating weekend hours.  We work rain or shine.  Positions are available for various time frames, but starting April 15th.  Compensations $10.00 for first three months, then incentive based increases throughout the remainder of the season.  5 unpaid vacation days are available each season.  On-farm housing is not available.  If you have any questions, please call our farm office at 203-894-1851.
To apply: please send a resume and cover letter to The Hickories, 136 Lounsbury Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877