(NOT CURRENTLY HIRING FOR THIS POSITION)
Washington Farms is a prominent agritourism destination in the state of Georgia and is currently looking to hire additional farm hands to work alongside the farm manager and their team! Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, assisting with the planting and harvesting of crops, help with construction and building projects, mowing grass, weed eating, bedding up, maintaining general landscaping, operating tractors and machinery, etc. This position works directly under our farm manager who will help you and assign your tasks and responsibilities.
This position can be multifaceted. Since Washington Farms is an agritourism farm, we are open to the general public in the spring and fall for our fun activities and U-Pick options. Because of this, it is an extra bonus if you’re willing to, and want to work on weekends too when we’re open to the general public! It’s a really fun atmosphere and our team always tries to have a good time even in the midst of busy weekends.
The agritourism side of the business would require you to engage with customers and our part-time employees on the weekends, in addition to your standard farm work during the week. You must be able and willing to help customers and seasonal staff during the times that we are open to the public. Your responsibilities during these times may include, but are not limited to, helping and engaging with customers, helping employees, assisting with orientation and staff training, managing groups of 5 or more employees at a time, etc.
To be successful in this role you must be friendly and approachable, kind and respectful, smart and quick thinking, have the ability to problem solve and meet the qualifications below.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
- 1 to 4-years of farming, landscaping or related experience.
- Must be able to work a minimum of 15 hours a week, up to 40 hours a week if wanting full-time work.
- Weekend and evening work may be required as needed depending on the season.
- Must be able to work individually as well as with a team.
- Must be able to follow instructions with minimal to no supervision.
- Must be able to perform and complete tasks assigned to you with minimal need for supervision.
- Must be able to focus on tasks until they are completed satisfactorily.
- Must have experience using a variety of tools.
- Must have experience with general landscaping equipment.
- Must be able to do manual labor and work outdoors
- Ability to be respectful, approachable, friendly and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
“Put-you over-the-top” Qualifications
- Knowledge of tractors, irrigation and running farm equipment is a plus.
- Knowledge of planting, harvesting and related processes is a plus.
- Knowledge or experience with building/construction related projects.
Work Environment & Physical Demands
The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.
- Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.
- Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.
- Must be able to work with and around a wide range of fertilizers, pesticides, fumes, etc.
- Must be able to tolerate blood, animal dander, manure, dust, odors, etc.
- Must be able to operate tractors and motor vehicles of various kinds.
Growth & Development Opportunities
As Washington Farms continues to grow, more responsibilities are created, and therefore more farm hands are needed. As a farm hand at Washington Farms, the goal is for you to learn and train under the General Farm Manager in hopes of you gaining valuable experience and knowledge of agriculture, farming and agritourism. We are always looking for great long-term employees and starting as a farm hand is often a great way for you to get your foot in the door, and for us to assess your skills and potential that could lead to promotions or full-time work!