Farmer

Calder Foundation

Calder Foundation

The Calder Foundation, a nonprofit 501©3 organization founded in 1987 by the Calder family, is dedicated to collecting, exhibiting, preserving, and interpreting the art and archives of 20th Century American artist Alexander Calder. In 2016, the Calder Foundation initiated a farm program on the Foundation’s campus in Roxbury, Connecticut, where Alexander Calder had his home and studio. As part of our art historical mission, the Calder Foundation is committed to conserving the historic environment in which Alexander Calder created his art. Calder’s working process was not limited to his studio, as he gained great inspiration from the views of fields and farms that he saw from his studio windows and from exploring the surrounding pastures. As a result, the Foundation has reintroduced agriculture on the property to restore an important element of Calder’s Roxbury.

Job Description

Calder Farm is looking for a candidate experienced in regenerative farm production and interested in developing and expanding their skills in all aspects of farm production from seed to harvest.

Ideal candidates will be punctual, detail oriented, practical, organized and efficient but also possess a positive attitude, sense of humor, and common sense. We are looking for people who know how to have fun while taking pride in the completion of tasks. We are looking for individuals who are eager and enthusiastic to improve their skills and are open to constructive feedback. We are eager to train the right candidates.

Our intention is to root our practices even deeper into restoration, regeneration, permaculture, and indigenous land tending. The ideal candidate is passionate and may have an interest or experience that can contribute knowledge and skills. Herbalism and natural wellness experience is a plus.

We are hiring for the 2021 season, approximately April – November. Year-round employment opportunities are possible for the right individual. The farmer will work autonomously under the Director of Agriculture and manage 1-2 apprentices.

Responsibilities

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Greenhouse work: propagation, care of greenhouse seedlings/environment, preparation of seedling for transplant to field

  • Field work: weeding, cultivation, bed preparation, transplanting, irrigation

  • Harvesting a wide variety of crops

  • Postharvest handling: wash, pack, store crops

  • Tractor work: mowing, field prep, mechanical cultivation, etc.

Compensation

This position is paid, $18 – $24/hr, depending on experience. On-site housing is guaranteed.

Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • 2 years experience in related fields

  • Ability to safely lift 50 pounds

  • Willingness to work regardless of weather conditions, safety permitting

  • Flexibility of schedule, ability to work longer days if necessary and adapt to seasonal changes

  • Working on weekends is required

How to Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume in PDF form to farm@calder.org. Thank you.

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Posted on April 20