Boundless Farmstead Crew Member

Company: Boundless Farmstead
Location: 25360 Walker Rd Bend, OR 97701
Compensation: $17 per hour no experience starting wage (raises given throughout the season if employee demonstrates proficiency, for those with experience, we can discuss/negotiate wages)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Job Categories: Agriculture
Region: Central
Date Posted: January 3, 2024

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Farm Crew Member
Full Time – Seasonal – Early April 2024 to mid November 2024
(exact dates TBD soon)

We will do rolling interviews as we receive applications, please apply sooner than later. 

Boundless Farmstead’s mission is to grow and cultivate healthy plants, animals, and community, and to form creative and sustainable practices by observing, listening, and studying. We care deeply about the environment, about our family, about our lasting impacts, about our underserved neighbors, and about our community as a whole. We hope to gather a team of people who are welcoming, open-minded, caring, and willing to put in the work (on the farm, in community, and with self).

Please read through our website and get acquainted with our farm and farm practices.

Position at a Glance

  • 32 to 40 hours a week. Schedule is four 8 to 10 hour days (depending on shoulder season v peak season). This will be discussed in advance and in more detail during the interview.
  • Must be available to work Monday through Thursday
  • $17 per hour starting wage (+DOE, raises given throughout the season if employee demonstrates proficiency)
  • Employees are allowed and encouraged to take home all farm products including vegetables, fruit, eggs, ferments, etc.
  • End of year bonus to employees who work the entire duration of the season

Primary Tasks
The primary responsibilities of this crew member will include: harvest and post-harvest duties, weeding, transplanting, potting up, trellising, etc. If the employee desires, there will be the option of rotating with the other employees to work at the Downtown Farmers Market on Wednesdays during market season and at CSA drop-off on Thursdays.

Farming experience is preferred but not required. Please note that farming is physically challenging and requires repeated bending, lifting, and standing. We do require that you are able to take care of your body and physical needs as an individual by dressing properly, hydrating, practicing good ergonomics, taking breaks as needed, and having adequate caloric intake. We also require that you are able to take care of your emotional and mental needs as individuals by communicating with David, Megan and your team, and being honest with your goals and limitations. Once the season begins, we are all in this together!

Other qualifications include:

  • Must have three years of full-time work experience. Preferences given to those with experience in agriculture, the service industry, or the manual labor industry.
  • Ability to commit to the entire growing season with very limited vacation time
  • A very strong attention to detail – We pride ourselves on the quality and cleanliness of our produce.
  • Reliable transportation to and from the farm
  • Ability to safely lift 50lbs over and over
  • Ability to work in the cold and in the heat
  • Ability to be flexible as things change rapidly on the farm due to weather, heat, and other external factors
  • Must love dogs (seriously, we have three very personable dogs)