Market Helper


Company: Red Dog Farm
Location: Chimacum, Olympic Peninsula, WA
Compensation: $16.28-$18 per hour DOE, plus veggies
Employment Type: Part-Time
Job Categories: Agriculture
Region: Neighboring States
Date Posted: May 23, 2024

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Part Time: 8-20 hours per week (full time work may be an option)
Seasonal: June- October
Schedule: Saturdays and Sundays

We are looking for a friendly, fast-moving individual to help at our twice-weekly farmers market booths at Port Townsend Saturday and Chimacum Sunday markets. The ideal applicant would have experience with customer service skills and doing cash transactions.

If full time work is desired, position would include weekday work on the farm harvesting, washing and packing, deliveries, and a variety of other field work.

Applications are reviewed as they are received.

Responsibilities

  • Help at two weekend fast-paced farmers markets
  • Setup and breakdown of the market booths
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Handle cash in a fast-paced environment

Background and Skills

  • Strong customer service skills
  • Experience working with a team
  • Ability to do mental math, without use of a calculator
  • Ability to operate high volume farmers market booths
  • Must be capable of handling physically demanding work for extended periods of time
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing situations

Compensation
$16.28- 18 per hour DOE, as well as veggies. Paid sick leave (one hour for every 40 hours worked). Time-and-a-half overtime pay for hours over 40 per week. Gear stipend for full-time workers. Housing is not included, but we help new hires find housing by posting flyers and reaching out to our connections in the community. 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.

About Red Dog Farm
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!

About the Red Dog Crew
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.