It takes a great group of hard working people motivated to producing healthy food for Dragonfly Farms to succeed. Each member of our team is integral to the operation and we spend a fair amount of time putting together the team each year to try to assure a successful season.
If you are energetic, fun loving, hard working individual willing to dedicate your full efforts to the success of the farm, have a valid drivers license, a clean driving record, and are over the age of 18 we encourage you to apply. To apply send us an email to [email protected] including your current resume and the position you are interested in applying for.
The following positions are available for 2013:
Our internship is structured to provide the intern with a complete understanding of what it takes to run a successful organic vegetable farm. Interns gain experience in all aspects of the farm from soil preparation, seeding, transplanting, weeding, harvesting, CSA packing, sales, customer interaction, laying hen management, and end of season cleanup. Tractor training is available to those showing the aptitude. Training is provided by hands-on instruction, pre-day lectures, and hands on work. In exchange the intern is expected to provide their labor for the daily operation of the farm.
The work schedule is 5 day work week (8-10 hour days). Being part of the weekend rotation is a requirement so the days off will fluctuate with the weekend rotation. Every third week will be a six day work week.
Some interns begin mid April while others begin in May but all internships require staying on through the end of October. There is a potential to stay on for winter production training for the right individual.
A stipend of $700-$1000/month is available along with housing and farm produce.
Anyone with a serious interest in agriculture and the physical ability to work long hours in all weather conditions will be considered. To apply send a letter describing your motivation for this position along with a resume to [email protected]
Field Crew/Field Manager Trainee
The field crew position required a strong willed and bodied person willing to work outside in all weather conditions. This position is involved in all aspects of growing and harvesting vegetables as well as care and feeding of the laying hen flock. Occasional farmers market duties may be required but is not a regular part of this position. This position is intended to groom someone for an eventual field manager position and will require someone who can take instructions well and convey those instructions to a team. Good communication skills are also necessary.
The work schedule is 5 day work week (8-10 hour days). Being part of the weekend rotation is a requirement so the days off will fluctuate with the weekend rotation.
This position begins May 1 and runs through the end of October. Preference is given to those candidates willing to commit to the entire season. There is a potential for winter employment for the right individual.
Prior vegetable growing, and/or tractor experience is a plus but not required for the right individual.
Pay rate is from $1160-$1600/month depending on experience level.
Dragonfly Farms * 40 Prescott St., Pepperell, MA 01463 * (978) 433-3906 * email