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

Positions

Urban Farmer

Part-time: Now accepting applications as of 7/2/2021. Must be available weekends

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 outdoor edible flower production, 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 an indoor vertical farm and at an outdoor ¼ acre plot in the H St. & Edgewood neighborhoods of NE Washington, D.C., and at the Dupont Circle Farmer’s Market. 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 and in outdoor conditions, including rain, heat, and cold.

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, labeling, or organizing.

Preferred qualifications include: experience working on an organic farm (or one using sustainable/regenerative practices), including: working with drip/sprinkler irrigation systems, bed preparation, using basic tools such as seeders, broad fork, hoes, small engines (weed whackers, mowers, tillers), landscape fabric, caterpillar tunnels/greenhouse work, seed starting, transplanting, 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

We have one position available. Pay starts at $15/hr. Weekday working hours are generally 7:30am-4pm, however, due to seasonality, order volume, and weather, some days may require an earlier or later start. At least one day of weekend availability is required to assist with spring and summer farmer’s markets.

Please contact Mary 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 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 only July 14-September 15th)

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

Pay starts at $15/hr (paid as contractor). Delivery hours are generally Wednesdays 7:00am-4pm, however, due to seasonality, order volume, and weather, some days may require an earlier or later start.

Please contact Mary 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.