We’re Hiring

Farm Crew Member

​Job title: Farm Crew Member
Schedule: 32 hours per week, April-October, with some variability due to weather
Pay rate: $13-$15 per hour, depending on experience
 
We’re hiring part time positions for the 2022 season. New Ground Farm is a small-scale certified organic vegetable farm in Bloomington, Indiana, a community with a vibrant local food scene. In our 9th year, we grow produce for a cooperative farm stand located on the property, a CSA, farmers’ market, and local independent retailers.

The successful candidate will work under the farm owner’s direction, across the full range of farm tasks, including weeding, spreading compost and mulch, transplanting, direct seeding, watering, operating a sprayer, pruning and trellising, harvesting, washing, and packing for market, and record keeping. This person will hold a high level of responsibility for field work, and might also participate in high tunnel and greenhouse tasks.

Required skills and abilities:

  • Experience doing physical work outdoors
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently while maintaining attention to detail and quality standards
  • Ability to integrate well with a small team
  • Self-starter, able to work alone at times
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability and willingness to perform repetitive tasks while standing/bending/kneeling in all weather conditions
  • Comfortable working with hand tools, knives, and small motorized equipment (e.g. rototillers)
  • Ability and willingness to adapt to changing priorities depending on various factors like the weather, crop needs, etc.

Not required but a plus: 

  • Maintenance experience with irrigation systems
  • Experience operating power tools and/or machinery
  • Experience or interest in scouting for and diagnosing pest and disease issues

The weekly work schedule is Monday-Wednesday-Thursday-Friday, 8:00-4:30, with a 7:30 start time on the hottest days. While break time can be flexible depending on the weather and workload, generally an unpaid 30 minute lunch break is provided, plus two 15 minute paid breaks. 

On-farm housing is not available, but Bloomington has a robust rental market. The farm address is 4741 E. Bethel Lane, Bloomington 47408.

If interested, send a cover letter and resume to mike@newgroundfarm.com.

Harvest Crew Member

Job title: Harvest Crew Member
Schedule: 10 hours per week, April-October, with some variability due to weather
Pay rate: $12-$14 per hour, depending on experience

We’re hiring part time positions for the 2022 season. New Ground Farm is a small-scale certified organic vegetable farm in Bloomington, Indiana, a community with a vibrant local food scene. In our 9th year, we grow produce for a cooperative farm stand located on the property, a CSA, farmers’ market, and local independent retailers.

The successful candidate will work under the farm owner’s direction to harvest, wash, and pack produce for market.

Required skills and abilities:

  • Experience doing physical work outdoors
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently while maintaining attention to detail and quality standards
  • Ability to integrate well with a small team
  • Self starter, able to work alone at times
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability and willingness to perform repetitive tasks while standing/bending/kneeling in all weather conditions
  • Comfortable working with hand tools and harvest knives

The weekly harvest schedule varies depending on the time of year, but will typically be Mondays and Thursdays, 8:00-1:00, with a 7:30 start time on the hottest days. While break time can be flexible depending on the weather and workload, generally one paid 15 minute break is provided. 

On-farm housing is not available, but Bloomington has a robust rental market. The farm address is 4741 E. Bethel Lane, Bloomington 47408.

If interested, send a cover letter and resume to mike@newgroundfarm.com.