Seasonal Farmer

Seasonal/Hourly | Staten Island, NY

SHCC seeks a Seasonal Farmer to support the daily operations of our Heritage Farm. Qualified candidates should have experience in either in the art of small plot intensive urban agriculture or on a rural or peri-urban production farm. Candidates must have familiarity with organic practices of crop production and have the confidence to meet production targets. The Seasonal Farmer work closely with farm apprentices and interns.


  • Assist Farm Manager in all aspects of propagation, direct seeding, and transplanting, cultivating, thinning, weeding, harvesting, processing, and post-harvest handling
  • Assist with apprentices, interns, and volunteers
  • Assist Farm Manager with harvest assessment and restaurant list delivery
  • Assist with irrigation of the farm in early spring into early summer
  • Maintain quality control of all crops for different markets
  • Assist with weekly farm stand and pop-up farm stands as needed
  • Model optimal pace for farm work: combination of good technique and speed
  • Ability to perform various farm labor in an efficient and effective manner
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather conditions


  • The qualified candidate for this position must have experience in:
  • Organic vegetable production growing for market, CSA, and/or restaurant
  • Greenhouse propagation and season extension
  • Small plot intensive gardening, crop rotation and inter-cropping
  • Soil fertility management and composting
  • Facilitating or instructing farm skills to youth apprentices and volunteers

All applicants must possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record.  This is a seasonal, hourly position between $13 and $15 per hour.  Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to with the subject line “[Your Name] – Seasonal Farmer.” We are an equal opportunity workplace and welcome cultural diversity in our workforce. We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information on SHCC please visit,