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Job Opening: Urban Farmhand / Client Liaison

 

About City Bitty Farm:

City Bitty Farm (CBF) is a year-round greenhouse operation that grows microgreens and specialty vegetables for restaurants and institutions throughout the Kansas City metro. Four Season Tools (FST) is the parent company of CBF. FST is a sustainable agriculture solutions company that specializes in year-round farming solutions including greenhouses, movable and fixed high tunnels, and farm development consultation. 

 

About the Position:

Our ideal candidate would have a passion for local, year-round, food production and a sincere eagerness to learn. The high production at CBF requires frequent germinating, watering, harvesting, washing and packaging greens to be delivered to local restaurant and corporate clients twice a week, 52 weeks a year. The greenhouses at CBF help control the environment allowing production in the hottest days of the summer, and the coldest days of the winter.

CBF is a dynamic work environment where processes and responsibilities may change and evolve over time. We desire candidates who exhibit a positive attitude and willingness to work hard, and complete repetitive tasks. The individual employed in the position must always respect food safety practices.

 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Support the farm, and associated businesses (Four Season Tools and AgRoofs)
  • Germination, watering, harvesting, washing / packaging greens, & associated record keeping.
  • Delivery of microgreens, invoicing, and customer service for CBF clients
  • Assist in managing and maintaining the outdoor garden, fruit / nut trees, and transplants grown in the greenhouse.
  • Assist in keeping inventory of seeds, compost, and supplies as well as handle procurement of materials.
  • Assist in cleaning, construction, and maintenance of the farm, facility, grounds, garden, and greenhouses.
  • Assist in marketing and public relations, always promoting a positive brand image for FST and CBF.

 

Experience Requirements

  • Experience with food production, greenhouses, client relations, delivery, and construction preferred.

 

Desired Skills:

  • Applicant must have strong organizational skills, ability to work independently, and meet timelines.
  • Applicant must be able to articulate themselves well to clients, tour groups, and other employees.
  • Applicant must be flexible, have well-developed interpersonal skills, and be able to multi-task.
  • Applicant must be able to safely operate and be comfortable with power tools and gas equipment.
  • Applicant must be able to perform physical tasks for prolonged hours outdoors.
  • Applicant must be trustworthy, have a strong moral character, and be willing for CBF to perform both a background check and have their driver’s record reviewed.

 

Schedule:

  • Seeking Full-Time Employees.

  • The farm is open 7 days / week.

  • Staff rotates responsibility for opening the farm as early at 7:15am and closing as late as 6:15pm.

  • The primary work days are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday.

  • The staff schedules and rotates responsibility for farm chores on Wednesday, Saturday, & Sunday.

 

Compensation: 

  • $8.50 – $10.50 based on experience.

 

Application Procedures:

  1. Please send cover letter and resume via e-mail to jobs@4seasonstools.com

  2. Potential candidates will be emailed a job application to be completed by the candidate and emailed to jobs@4seasonstools.com

  3. Potential candidates will start a phone / working interview process.

  4. Position will remain open until it is filled.

  5. CBF maintains a file of applicants for when positions open again in the future.

 

Job Location:

This job is located at City Bitty Farm, located in southeast Kansas City just west of the old Bannister Mall. It is easy to get to from Rt-71 and I-435. The Troost bus line has a stop less than a block from the farm that runs from CBF to downtown.

Please no phone inquiries