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Farm Hand

About the Role

We are seeking an enthusiastic, collaborative, skilled farmer to join the AOOA team.  The ideal candidate has spent some time working on a farm in fruit/veggie production and/or livestock management, however, we are open to training those without prior experience.  Motivated, reliable, organized and hardworking people who are committed to developing their agricultural skills are a great fit with our team.

Compensation & Benefits

Farm Hands begin with a part time commitment of 24-30 hrs/week over 3 days at $20/hr.  Availability on at least one weekend day is required. If, after an initial trial period, there is mutual interest in a larger commitment, this job has the potential to develop into a full time role.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist with crop production: tarp, turn, amend beds; seed, transplant, irrigate, weed, fertilize, manage pests and diseases of crops

  • Assist with orcharding: plant, weed, irrigate, mulch, prune/trellis, fertilize, manage pests and diseases, harvest, and propagate orchard trees

  • Assist with livestock chores: feeding, watering, cleaning, fencing, rotating animal groups, collecting and washing eggs

  • Ensure proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies

  • Promote continuous improvement of workplace organization, safety and environmental practices

  • Maintain and improve the farm's physical appearance so that it is presentable, welcoming and safe

  • Operate equipment safely and effectively

  • Perform additional job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Experience with upkeep and maintenance of facilities and farm equipment

  • Mechanical and technical ability to troubleshoot issues with equipment, irrigation, and infrastructure

  • Excellent time management and strong sense of pace

  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Positive attitude and solution-oriented

  • Strong work ethic and excellent attention to detail

  • Ability to operate with autonomy

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds repeatedly

  • Ability to meet deadlines

Equal Opportununity Employer

AOOA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of employment. We welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds and strive to create a supportive and inclusive work environment for all employees.

To Apply

Please send us a resume and cover letter describing your interest in the position to Farm Manger Matt Celona at

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