Assistant Orchard Manager
Our 200+ acre farm has approximately 70 acres of apples, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, cherries, peaches, plums, grapes, pears and fall squash as well. Our retail store is a popular stop for our handpicked produce, homemade canned goods, fresh pressed cider, gift items, candies, fudge, cheese, our famous apple cider donuts, pies and other baked goods. We have a petting zoo as well.
Wellwood Orchards is an affordable, wholesome venue for the young and old alike. Our family owned PYO farm has an established customer base and we continue to grow in the agritourism market with our seasonal community events.
This ASSISTANT MANAGER will perform manual labor and a variety of duties on the farm. Learn planting, cultivating, harvest and more. Listen to and learn from the owners, operate equipment, maintenance of equipment, and attend to animals. Must be willing to learn practical orchard experience every day. Work well alone or with others. Be self-motivated and value working hard to be part of our team. Weekends are required during apple harvest and occasional busy weeks. Participation in our events is also expected.
-Our ideal teammate will have the desire to grow with us as a business and want to be an integral part of the orchard. You will be expected to remember your duties, keep records, and be able to follow directions. The right person will show the aptitude for future advancement.
*desire to WORK on a farm
*able to safely perform manual and sometimes heavy work
*able to safely handle animals with confidence, care and patience
*able to work indoors and outdoors, in all weather conditions and seasons
*mechanical aptitude and experience!
*able to safely operate a chainsaw and power tools!
*able to deal politely and effectively with the public and other farm workers
*must possess a valid drivers license and transportation
*fruit tree pruning- a plus but will train
*ability to learn and retain knowledge
*work safely with chemicals/learn applications of same
*Adherence to our basic work standards i.e. attendance, no drugs, trust, respect, etc.
Job Type: Full-time, Monday through Friday except harvest season when schedule changes temporarily.
Paid vacation, sick time and discounts on our produce. No health benefits available.
Friendly, busy work environment.
Send resume please to [email protected]
Competitive wage, $18-25/hr to start, dependent on experience.
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