Staff Positions

 

Farm Crew Member

White Oak Farm is hiring a part time Farm Crew Member to live and work at the Farm beginning Spring 2023.  We are an organic farm and environmental education center located on 62 acres in the Siskiyou Mountains of Southern Oregon.  We are looking for an experienced farmer/handy-person to join our staff for the year and possibly beyond.  The position will be available Spring of 2023 and includes work-trade housing on the Farm.  We are looking for folks that are passionate about organic farming and homesteading, and bring a hard work ethic, attention to detail, and positive attitude to their work.

Experience for the position should include living and working on an organic farm and competence with most aspects of production.  White Oak is a diverse operation, with annual vegetables, seed crops, fruit trees and berries, animals, a native plant nursery, as well as a robust children’s education program.  The position will have opportunities to be involved in all aspects of our work, with an emphasis on: seeding, transplanting, weeding, irrigation, weed-whacking and mowing, animal care (including goat milking), harvest, seed processing, nursery work, farm carpentry, eco-forestry, and environmental education.  The position includes shared responsibility for animal and irrigation chores, as well as occasional farm caretaking while other staff are away  We are looking for an individual (or a couple) with the ability to communicate clearly and maturely; self-motivate; and work efficiently.  Compensation includes a competitive hourly wage based on experience; access to farm fruits, vegetables, eggs, milk, cheese and meat; and use of Farm facilities such as ponds, trails and a sauna. We also have work-trade housing available in a straw bale cabin. The position has flexible part time hours.  Pay is $18-$20/hr based on experience.

White Oak Farm is committed to ensuring that our programs and hiring practices are welcoming and accessible to everyone, including women, people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ individuals, low-income individuals and immigrants. To apply please send a cover letter describing your relevant experiences and interests, along with a resume and references to info@whiteoakfarmcsa.org.  Also check out our website to learn more about our work at: www.whiteoakfarmcsa.org.