Farmer in Boulder, Utah

Job Details

  • Date Posted: July 24, 2022
  • Location: Boulder, Utah
  • Company: Hell's Backbone Grill & Farm
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Salary: $16 - $18 / hour
  • Housing Offered: Yes
  • Experience: Some experience required

Company Contact

  • Website: http://www.hellsbackbonegrill.com
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone: (435) 335-7464
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A farmer for Hell’s Backbone Grill & Farm participates in all aspects of farm work in order to provide our restaurant with sustainable, high quality food. Our 6.5 acre farm utilizes organic, “no harm” practices to grow vegetables, fruit, herbs, flowers and eggs. In addition to being a part of the farm team, farmers are a part of and interact with the restaurant community as well, as they deliver produce directly to the restaurant and support restaurant needs on occasion. So good communication skills and a helpful attitude are a must!

Essential Functions:

  • Participates in all aspects of farm work, including greenhouse propagation, bed/field preparation, transplanting, direct sowing, irrigation, weeding, mulching, thinning, pest/disease management, harvesting, post-harvesting handling
  • Helps maintain all perennial areas, including orchards, flowers, herbs and ornamentals
  • Helps ensure the health and well-being of all animals on the farm (layer hens). This includes: providing sufficient feed and clean water daily, maintaining clean living areas, ensuring predator protection at night
  • Landscaping and maintenance of assigned areas in order to keep farm attractive and safe for staff and visitors
  • Participates in occasional small-scale construction (fence building, animal structure construction, etc.)

Expectations:

  • Treat coworkers and restaurant/farm guests with kindness and respect
  • Maintain positive and professional attitude
  • Be nimble and flexible – living and working in a remote place requires an ability to adapt and be resourceful
  • Respect Hell’s Backbone Grill & Farm resources (ingredients, equipment, time, etc.)

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Ability to perform significant physical labor in varying outdoor conditions (sun, heat, wind, cold, rain, snow, etc.)
  • Teamwork – must work well with others, which includes using clear and respectful communication and being willing to help others
  • Listening skills – ability to follow tasks to specific instructions; ask clarifying questions if unclear
  • Time Management – manage time effectively in order to complete required tasks
  • Problem Solving – engage critical thinking skills when confronted with problems

Work Schedule, Compensation & Housing:

  • Full-time (40-45 hours a week)
  • 5 days/week with two days off
  • Starting immediately, with end date TBD (late October/early November)
  • Wage of $16-18/hr, depending on experience
  • Benefits include: Employee Assistance Program (mental health services), 50%-off employee discount at restaurant, access to restaurant wholesale ordering with no mark-up
  • Time off requests granted on a case-by-case basis, depending on workload and co-workers’ schedules
  • Housing available onsite in farm trailer (rent of $175/month)

Other Things to Note:

  • We require our staff to be fully vaccinated (and boosted when eligible) against COVID-19
  • We prioritize applicants who can commit to the entirety of our season
  • As we are in a remote location with no public transportation, you MUST have a car or motorcycle
  • All restaurant staff are welcome to visit or volunteer on the farm as much as they’d like, as we know many are interested in learning more about farming while they’re here
  • We are unable to sponsor H2B visas