OPEN POSITIONS:

Field Mangager and Farm Hand 

COMPANY DESCRIPTION
VRDNT Farm is a biointensive vegetable farm, tucked away in the lost pines of Bastrop, TX (45 min East of Austin) We are currently cultivating 3.5 acres of diversified vegetables for CSA and wholesale markets. Our small, dedicated team is constantly striving to improve on farm efficiency and grow the best produce Central Texas has to offer. 

 

Farm Hand

JOB DESCRIPTION
This position is part time and reports to both the harvest manager and field manager. Main responsibilities include, completing harvest tasks such as picking, washing and packing vegetables as well as general field work such as weeding, planting and general upkeep of our beautiful farm! Applicants must be capable of working outside in any weather conditions and possess the physical stamina to regularly lift 50lbs. Attention to detail and the ability to complete tasks efficiently are qualities that will make you a successful candidate! Experience in farm work is preferred but not required. 

 

COMPENSATION
this position is : hourly, $13-$15/hr

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To apply, please e-mail Erin at erin@vrdnt.farm

 

Please include:

1)What, if any relevant experience you have working on farms, if you do not have farm experience please tell us about any work experience you have outdoors. 

2)What date you will be available to start working

3)Please include name, phone number, and relationship to at least 2 references.

Field Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Field Manager is responsible for managing the growth of 3.5 acres of diversified vegetables. The field Manager will work with the Farm Owner to carry out the crop plan including bed prep, seeding and transplanting as well as monitoring the growing process including irrigation, and pest management. This position reports to the Farm Owner, but is relatively autonomous on a day-to day basis and hours can be flexible. 

 

The Field Manager is responsible for:

Overseeing the planting out of transplants in the field

  • Coordinate with farm owner to make a plan for when and where to plant transplants

  • Oversee the planting out of the plants including occasionally managing other employees

Assist with tractor work and bed preparation 

  • Coordinate with farm owner to make a plan for bed preparation

  • Operate tractor and appropriate implements to fertilize, and make new beds

Water management

  • Monitoring moisture in the greenhouse and inspect/ maintain irrigation infrastructure

  • Monitoring moisture in the field, and watering accordingly. Delegate watering tasks on days they are not there

  • Fix leaks 

  • Tend to direct seed germination and move and adjust sprinklers/ as needed. 

Weekly sprays and fertilizer injection

  • Carry out weekly prescribed spray and injection. Document accordingly

Be aware and responsive to weeds

  • Monitor weed pressure and prioritize and take appropriate action

Be aware and responsive to weather

  • Take protective measures to ensure the survival of field crops and transplants including covering crops with remay, moving transplants, etc

 

Qualifications:

 

Must:

-be comfortable troubleshooting, problem solving, and learning new skills

-communicate well

-possess the physical ability/ stamina to work outside in all seasons

-maintain a keen attention to detail

-stay organized

-demonstrate reliability

 

Nice to have:

-farm management/ vegetable growing experience

-basic tractor driving skills

 

Compensation: $16-18/hr, depending on experience

On farm housing available if needed

 

To apply please email Becky, the Farm Owner at becky@vrdnt.farm

Include a resume, two references, and a brief statement about why you think you are the right candidate for this position.