2018 Crew Member Openings
Vitruvian Farms has multiple full and part time crew member position openings available for 2018. Full time positions (40 hours per week) start at $9.00/hour plus take home fruit and vegetables (value approximately $650). Part time positions (about 20 hours per week) also start at $9.00/hour plus take home vegetables (value approximately $325). College course credit is available. We will offer between $9.00 - $13.00/hour starting for anyone with significant previous farm experience and relevant references. Note that most people start at $9.00/hour with no previous experience, however, opportunities for swift pay increases exist for hard workers.
Start and end times
Earliest openings start between April 1st and mid-May, with end dates ranging from the end of August through mid-November. Crew members will learn about local, sustainable agriculture through hands on work at a sustainable farm. Tasks include vegetable and fruit management, greenhouse work, orchard care, animal husbandry with laying hens and pigs. Vitruvian farms sells produce through a farm stand, farmers market, CSA and distribution to approximately 40 restaurants and groceries in downtown Madison. Applicants must be willing to work efficiently outdoors, work well with others, and have a good attitude about the work.
1) Crew Leader: A management position that works alongside our crew members. Must have previous vegetable farming experience, has a good attitude and can lead and motivate small teams. Position starts at $12-13/hour. Long term employment is a possibility. (please note interest in application)
2) Delivery Driver: We are looking for crew member to help with wholesale deliveries to downtown Madison restaurants (please note interest in application).
3) Farmers' Market Manager: We are looking for one staff member to help with the Monona Farmer's Market stand at least 10 Sunday's during the growing season (please note interest in application)
How to Apply:
Applicants should email a resume and 1 page cover letter explaining their interest in working in local, sustainable food systems to firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about our farm at www.vitruvianfarms.com.
Application Deadline: April 1st
Last updated: 3/16/18
We have several positions open for worker shares this year. A worker share is work trade for a full CSA share (20 weeks of vegetables). The commitment is about 4 hours of work per week, starting 2 weeks before the first CSA box. The total hours required over the course of the season is 88, any remaining hours at the end of the season would need to be paid for on a pro-rated basis of the CSA.
The worker shares help with weeding, harvesting, washing, packing CSA bins or whatever else needs to be done that week on the farm. You will be working with other worker shares and the farm crew members.
Worker shares typically work Wednesdays from 8am - noon, but we are open to making other times work if need be.
Please email email@example.com to express interest and schedule an interview.