Seeking a Flower Farm Assistant
Carolyn Snell Designs at Snell Family Farm grows about 4 acres of flowers for sale at Portland Farmers’ Market, our farm stand, to other designers, and for events and weddings. We work within Snell Family Farm’s diverse fields and greenhouses, but we focus on cut flowers. We have some machines that help us, but we do a lot of hand planting, trellising, weeding, and harvesting.
The pace is always fast with an eye on quality. We need a person with energy and endurance who enjoys working outside in all kinds of weather (Heat! Cold! Rain! Mud! Bugs!) surrounded by beauty. We often work as a team, but the ability to work independently is crucial. The work we do is sometimes monotonous, but always meaningful and satisfying, and the jobs we do vary from day to day and month to month.
The assistant can expect to learn a lot about planting and weeding, as well as the names and proper stage of harvest for various flower crops and post-harvest strategies. There is potential to learn some design techniques and make bouquets, but that is a small percentage of the work that needs to be accomplished. Experience in farming or floristry is not necessary, but good listening skills and the ability to focus on the task at hand is crucial.
The ideal candidate would be available to work three or four 6-8 hour days from Early May into October.
Compensation is hourly and depends on experience.
Housing is not available.
Email Carolyn Snell (Carolyn@snellfamilyfarm.com) a letter of introduction and a resume if you’re interested or if you have questions.
The application period is rolling as we plan our team, so don’t delay!