Work With Us
We are assessing our needs for the upcoming season and will have opportunities posted soon. If you are interested in joining our crew for the 2018 season, please email your resume, references and why you are interested in working at Present Tense Farm.
Apprentice :: Off-farm :: filled
Our apprenticeship is designed to involve you in the full scope of the work we do, and to give you a realistic idea of the amount of labor and planning it takes to operate a mixed vegetable farm. As a crew member, you can expect to be involved in greenhouse propagation, planting, weeding and irrigation, as well as harvesting for restaurants and attending weekly farmers markets. We expect our apprentices to work five days/week, 8 hours/day, with an occasional weekend market. As we find ourselves in full swing, you can expect some days to be between 9-10 hours. The apprenticeship will begin in April and end in October.
Agricultural experience is not required. The most important attributes are your positivity, enjoyment of physical work and eagerness to learn what it takes to go from seed to market. We are seeking crew members that have strong communication skills, attention to detail, work efficiently, and can accept a bit of constructive criticism. For a few more details about the opportunity, please visit our ATTRA listing.
APPRENTICE :: on-FARm :: filled
Our on-farm apprenticeship is similar to our off-farm apprenticeship but includes housing. This individual will be immersed in all facets of our farm as outlined above. We expect our apprentices to work five days/week, 8 hours/day, with an occasional weekend market. As we find ourselves in full swing, you can expect some days to be between 9-10 hours. The apprenticeship will begin in April and end in October.
Field/harvest crew member :: part-time
Our Field/Harvest position is for someone with prior vegetable farming experience. We are seeking an individual to assist with planting, weeding, harvesting and various projects. You can expect to work 20 hours/week, with the possibility of additional hours during peak season. This crew member joins us every Thursday and Friday from June through October.