Be our next Farm-Bakery Assistant!
Job description You are a good fit for our team if you love making and sharing good food and if our farm+bakery business model excites you. Our goals in creating this position are to become both a bigger buyer of regional grain, and a better employer. We like working hard, but by bringing more people on board we aim to produce more while keeping everyones' hours reasonable and using our teams' skills appropriately. You will join our business at this exciting time as we transition from doing all the work ourselves to building a team that will allow us to have a greater impact on our community.
You will assist our existing bakery and farm team with discreet tasks that help them move production along including cleaning, dishwashing, pastry prep and makeup, scaling, dividing and shaping dough, and ingredient processing. In addition, you will assist our farm team with normal farm tasks, including hoeing, mulching, planting, harvesting, seeding, and weeding. You may be asked to perform other tasks, including making deliveries, helping to manage the oven fire, or feeding sourdough starters.
This entry-level position is a great way to get your feed wet in an artisan bakery and on a small ecological vegetable farm. We prefer that you demonstrate some kitchen experience (but it doesn't have to be baking), enjoy working with your hands, and are able to learn new skills easily. You can anticipate tasks, see what needs to be done, and do it. You are organized and take pride in a clean workspace and a job well done. You are able to work quickly and efficiently while attending to detail, and you are able to problem-solve on the fly. You also don't mind working outside in any weather and enjoy physical labor. You are punctual, dependable, able to safely lift fifty pounds, and able to meet deadlines. You work well with others, but are also content to work alone. You must have a clean driving record and be comfortable driving a large van on mountain roads.
We will need part-time help starting in April, but your hours will quickly increase to full-time. We prefer that you commit to working through the end of August 2019, with the possibility of staying on longer. Your working hours will be 35-40 hours per week, split about 60/40 between the bakery and farm. You need to be available all day Tuesday and Friday, either Saturday or Sunday, and at least one other day. There is some flexibility, but we ask that you keep the schedule once we decide on it.
We pay monthly. Benefits include unlimited free access to unsold farm produce, eggs, and baked goods, and trading rights at market, giving you access to things we don't produce, like meat and cheese.
You will also receive training in marketable skills, including but not limited to:
- making pastries and naturally-leavened bread on a commercial scale
- growing vegetables ecologically for market
- handling food safely
- processing fruits and vegetables
- successfully growing a small local food business
How to apply Please send your 1-page resume and cover letter to littlehatcreek "at" gmail.com.
We look forward to meeting you!