Employment

farm-crew

Sandbox Organics is a growing certified Organic farm located an hour and a half northwest of Chicago in Hebron, Illinois.  We raise a wide range of high quality vegetables for our Chicago based Farm Share program, farmer’s market, and restaurants, as well as cut flowers and pastured hogs.  We are a young farm, entering our fourth growing season.  We are working on developing an environmentally and financially sustainable farm business that supports its workers and community through meaningful work and nutritious food.  We are looking for full-time seasonal workers to help with daily farm tasks for the 2018 season.   Positions start early April and go through the end of October.

Components of Job:

  • Daily field work, including: greenhouse seeding, transplanting, row-covering, weeding, harvesting, maintaining hand-tools, and applying Organically approved inputs.
  • Washing and packing produce
  • Tasks pertaining to hog production including feeding and watering, maintaining fencing, and moving them to new pasture
  • Cleaning fields at end of season
  • Working outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Lifting objects up to 50 lbs
  • Taking and following verbal instructions from farm manager
  • Supervising Worker Share members
  • Helping establish perrenials and building seedling greenhouse at new property we’re transitioning onto in 2018

 

Desired Skills:

  • Preferably at least one full season on a vegetable farm or other farm experience
  • Ability to meet physical demands of the job
  • Ability to work efficiently while maintaining attention to detail and quality control
  • Good verbal communication skills and ability to follow directions
  • Great attitude and work ethic
  • Ability to work independently
  • Enthusiastic about Organic agriculture

 

Compensation:

  • Commensurate with experience
  • Fresh produce from the farm
  • Access to CRAFT field days

 

If interested please submit a cover letter and resume with 3 professional references to SandboxOrganics@gmail.com