Careers

Little Wild Things is a commercial urban farm that produces Certified Naturally Grown microgreens and shoots, and hydroponically grown salad greens and edible flowers in the heart of Washington, D.C. We hope you’ll consider joining our team!

Positions

Urban Farmer

We are actively accepting applications for all positions!

Little Wild Things City Farm is looking for someone enthusiastic about growing local food with an interest and at least one year of experience in sustainable agriculture, controlled environment agriculture, and/or hydroponics.

This position will directly support our microgreen production, hydroponic lettuce and edible flower production, farmer’s markets, assisting with our Salad Share program, and with weekly orders, wholesale, and our regular farm tasks, with potential to grow with us and take on more responsibility over time. This position will support the work of the entire team and report to the Production Manager.

Work is carried out in an indoor vertical farm and at farmers markets in the DMV. Individual tasks may be physically demanding and may include long hours doing any of the following:

Seeding, watering, harvesting, and packing produce

Cleaning, including washing trays and sanitizing equipment

Lifting and moving heavy objects

Long periods standing or working on concrete.

Desired qualifications

The right candidate will demonstrate an extreme attention to detail, creativity, honesty, grit, determination, strong work ethic, and will be enthusiastic about working in an entrepreneurial, fast paced environment. Likewise, they will not be deterred by the responsibility of regularly completing routine tasks such as cleaning, washing dishes, labeling, or organizing.

Preferred qualifications include: experience working on an organic farm (or one using sustainable/regenerative practices), seed starting, harvesting etc.; GAP or CNG certification, hydroponic production of lettuces and/or edible flowers, microgreen production, management experience, experience in the hospitality industry, and/or photography/writing/social media skills.

Compensation

Weekday working hours are generally 7:45am-4:15pm, however, due to seasonality and order volume, some days may require an earlier or later start. At least one day of weekend availability is required for all positions.

Please contact Oksana at info@littlewildthingsfarm.com to express interest with URBAN FARMER in the subject line.

Please include your resume, three references (including email and phone contact information, and the capacity in which they have worked with you), confirm that you have a vehicle, and indicate your schedule of availability (including whether you are interested in part-or full-time) in your initial expression of interest.

To learn more about Little Wild Things City Farm please visit www.littlewildthingsfarm.com or @littlewildthingsfarm on Instagram.

Delivery Driver

Part-time (Wednesdays and Fridays)

Little Wild Things City Farm is looking for someone courteous, reliable, and enthusiastic about growing local food and to assist with deliveries in the greater Washington, D.C. area.  You must have a reliable vehicle for this position and mileage will be reimbursed at standard government rates.  Must be comfortable performing the following tasks:

  • Packing, handling, and delivering orders
  • Lifting and moving heavy objects
  • Long periods standing or working on concrete and in outdoor conditions, including rain, heat, and cold.
  • Driving for several hours at a time

Compensation

Delivery hours are generally Wednesdays 7:00am-4pm and Friday 9am-2pm, however, due to seasonality, order volume, and weather, some days may require an earlier or later start.

Please contact Oksana at info@littlewildthingsfarm.com to express interest with Delivery Driver in the subject line.

Please include your resume, three references (including email and phone contact information, and the capacity in which they have worked with you), confirm that you have a vehicle, and indicate your schedule of availability in your initial expression of interest.

Farmer’s Market Sales Associate

Part Time

Little Wild Things City Farm is looking for someone outgoing, reliable, and enthusiastic about growing local food and to assist with farmer’s markets in the greater Washington, D.C. area. A valid driver’s license is required for this position. Must be comfortable performing the following tasks:

  • Superb customer service
  • Packing and handling orders and purchases
  • Lifting and moving heavy objects
  • Long periods standing or working on concrete and in outdoor conditions, including rain, heat, and cold
  • Loading and operating our farm van

Desired qualifications

The right candidate will demonstrate an extreme attention to detail, creativity, honesty, grit, determination, strong work ethic, and will be enthusiastic about working in a fast paced, market environment. Likewise, they will not be deterred by the responsibility of market set-up, tear-down, and actively working to improve the market experience for customers to drive sales.

Compensation

Farmer’s Market hours generally vary but are often on weekends with an early start.

Please contact Oksana at info@littlewildthingsfarm.com to express interest with Delivery Driver in the subject line.

Please include your resume, three references (including email and phone contact information, and the capacity in which they have worked with you), confirm that you have a driver’s license, and indicate your schedule of availability in your initial expression of interest.

Production Manager

Full Time

The ideal candidate will own the entire farm planning process from inventory management of seeds and supplies, through planting, germinating and harvesting. You will strategize and plan with the operations and marketing team, oversee our team of farmers, and take ownership of the entire production process. We are a 7-day a week farm so your work hours must be flexible. Responsibilities include:

  • Managing and evaluating the entire production process from planning production and packing schedules to harvesting and planting to ensure all client orders are fulfilled to our quality standards
  • Collect data on harvest yield, labor input, climate control, plant health, and other relevant metrics for improving efficiency and reducing costs in order to develop, improve and implement processes
  • Tracking inventory and ordering for all production supplies including packaging, seeds, and soil as well as maintaining and managing the inventory for our produce via our ecommerce platform
  • Contribute to marketing and budgeting
  • Ensure quality and cleanliness metrics are maintained at all times to maintain a safe and sanitary production environment
  • Maintain Certified Naturally Grown certification records and other certifications as necessary
  • Coordinate with key internal and external production stakeholders to strategically grow the business
  • Team Management, Training and Development: develop and execute new member and continuous training procedures for production team; develop and manage staff scheduling and daily tasking; serve as the first line of defense in troubleshooting production issues and resolve staff conflicts if they arise

Desired qualifications

  • Prior experience in Controlled Environment Agriculture (“CEA”) is essential
  • Prior management experience to include training, staffing and personnel management is also required
  • Strong organizational and managerial skills as well as sound computer skills such as creating and managing worksheets and planning schedules is critical
  • Previous experience with microgreens is highly preferred

Compensation

Weekday working hours are generally 7:45am-4:15pm, however, due to seasonality and order volume, some days may require an earlier or later start. The Production Manager Position is a salaried position.

Please contact Aldus at info@littlewildthingsfarm.com to express interest with PRODUCTION MANAGER in the subject line.

Please include your resume, three references (including email and phone contact information, and the capacity in which they have worked with you), confirm that you have a vehicle, and indicate your schedule of availability (including whether you are interested in part-or full-time) in your initial expression of interest.

To learn more about Little Wild Things City Farm please visit www.littlewildthingsfarm.com or @littlewildthingsfarm on Instagram.