538 Millay Rd Bowdoinham, ME 04008
207-948-3022
info@applecreekfarm.me

Employment

About our farm

Apple Creek Farm is an organic livestock farm in Bowdoinham Maine operated by Abby Sadauckas & Jake Galle.

Our farm is run primarily by Abby and Jake. Their roles support each other to ensure the smooth running of farm operations. Our employees assist with the day-to-day farm management and help complete projects that will support the farm over time.

The farm markets diverse livestock products year-round at farmers’ markets, through CSAs and local foods markets. 2022 is the farm’s ninth season. The farm is located on two primary properties and leases additional acreage throughout Bowdoinham.

Please review the description provided and let us know you’re interested by applying in the manner described. 

The Assistant Farm Manager position is filled for the 2022 season.

We are hiring for a Market Sales Associate! Please review the materials below. 

Market Sales Associate

Work Description
We are hiring for a market sales associate for the 2022 season, starting July 5 – October 1. This position works closely with the farm owners to serve customers at farmers markets as well as the following:
• Assist with market set-up
• Convey the benefits of our products to the customers
• Learn product features and related pricing
• Assist customers in the selection of products
• Conduct sales using Square point of sale system
• Monitor and record inventory
• Safely handle products to maintain quality of packaging and food safety

Compensation & Hours:
This position is part-time (at least 4 hours / week) July – October. Our ideal schedule would be Saturdays, 8 am – 12 noon. Starting hourly pay between $17-20 based on relevant experience and compensation includes $35 worth of product per week. There is opportunity for hours, rate of pay and length of employment to increase as the farm plans to attend seasonal, weekend markets throughout the Fall.

Required Qualifications:
1. Enjoys people of all sorts
2. Ability to think on your feet and to problem solve in the moment
3. Willingness to learn about our products and farm

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Experience and demonstrated customers service skills
2. Familiarity with farm-raised products
3. Interest in cooking and food
4. Attention to detail and ability to remember names

A Successful Candidate Will…
● Have a positive outlook and sense of humor;
● Exercise good judgment, demonstrate initiative and active engagement in the work;
● Work well independently and as a member of the farm team;
● Demonstrate reliability, flexibility and punctuality;
● Demonstrate strong communication skills;
● Have a desire to learn, improve working methods and learn about our farm and customers

Physical Demands:
This position is primarily focused on the retail aspects of sales at farmers’ market. Therefore, the physical demands are limited to lifting crates of eggs, moving coolers, and handling frozen meats. These items range in weight from 10 lbs – 60 lbs.

How to Apply:
Please include your work history and write a brief letter of interest answering all of the following:
• What interests you about this job?
• What skills or qualities will you bring to our farm team?
• How many miles are you from our farm?

Please submit the above to info@applecreekfarm.me using the subject line: Market Sales Associate

Assistant Farm Manager

Work Description
We are hiring for an assistant farm manager for the 2022 season, starting March 15 and ending October 30. We are a diversified farm, and expect this position to work closely with owners to complete all aspects of certified organic livestock, egg and hay production including:
• Perform daily livestock chores including feeding, watering and health monitoring
• Wash, sort, and pack eggs for markets and wholesale accounts
• Assist with daily pasture rotations including setting up, taking down, moving and electrifying temporary fences
• Assist in livestock health maintenance throughout season
• Assist with hay production including tractor work, stacking on wagon and in barn.
• Assist with infrastructure and construction projects including fencing, general carpentry and painting
• Assist with brush and tree clearing

Compensation & Hours:
This position is designed to be part-time (16 hours) March – May and full-time (40 hours) May – October. Our ideal schedule would be five 8-hour days Tuesday – Saturday. A two-week paid trial period will begin from the date of hire. Hourly pay starts at $16.00 and compensation includes $35 worth of meat and eggs per week. 

Housing is not offered as part of the position, though we will assist in finding local housing if needed. Prior farm experience or comparable outdoor work is ideal, a demonstrated interest in or passion for the outdoors, food and/or  agriculture is required. 

There is opportunity for hours, rate of pay and length of employment to increase as the season progresses and experience and knowledge are gained. 
Required Qualifications:
1. Interest in the outdoors, agriculture, animals and/or the food system
2. Enjoys animals, dogs in particular
3. Willingness to work outdoors

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Prior farm experience or comparable outdoor work
2. Experience working with livestock including cows, goats, sheep and/or poultry

A Successful Candidate Will…
● Have a positive outlook and sense of humor;
● Exercise good judgment, demonstrate initiative and active engagement in the work;
● Work well independently and as a member of the farm team;
● Demonstrate reliability, flexibility and punctuality;
● Practice and develop strong communication skills within our team setting;
● Have a desire to learn, improve work methods and learn about our farm system

Physical Demands:
Farming is both rewarding and demanding work. The successful candidate will be able to monitor and prepare for the predicted weather and remain calm and focused on the task at hand. Safety is important to us and as such a successful candidate will learn to operate equipment safely.

It is necessary for the candidate to be able to:

● Maintain a brisk and focused working pace all day;
● Move objects weighing 35- 50 pounds on a daily basis;
● Spend hours walking;
● Perform repetitive tasks;
● Work outside for most of the day, despite inclement weather

How to Apply:
Please submit the following via email to info@applecreekfarm.me using the subject line: Assistant Farm Manager.  Please Include a resume or list of recent employment and a brief letter of interest answering all of the following:
• What interests you about this job?
• What skills or qualities will you bring to our farm team?
• How many miles are you from our farm?

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