Farm & Studio Worker - Robin Hollow Farm, Saunderstown RI

About the Position: 

Robin Hollow Farm is a fast-paced, diverse flower farm.  The farm produces a wide variety of cut flowers and plants for three farmers’ markets, on-farm sales, and floral design for over 80 weddings & events per year.  The farm and studio position flexes between harvesting on the farm and working in the studio,  as well as event installation and floral delivery.  This requires a focus on being very efficient while maintaining a high quality product. We are looking for detail oriented, positive folks with a love of beauty and a strong work ethic.

 

Duties:

  • Harvest crops, using proper harvest systems and post-harvest treatments and labeling.
  • Process and organize flowers for events as needed, both from the farm and off farm flowers.
  • Phone order taking and answering client questions as needed.
  • Learn RHF style of design and execute simple hand-tied bouquets, phone orders, and other event pieces as needed. 
  • Studio maintenance — record keeping, restocking, goods and materials preparation.
  • Assist with delivery and floral installation for weddings, events and daily deliveries. This will include some wedding breakdown work, in coordination with other staff. 
  • Assist with farmer’s market preparations if needed.
  • Assist with cooler management.

 


Qualifications:

  • Positive attitude with the public
  • Punctual and reliable 
  • Detail oriented
  • Able to work independently and in groups of workers, quickly and efficiently. 
  • Able and willing to work full days of physically demanding tasks, sometimes with time constraints. Occasional heavy lifting (up to 50lbs) and bending, kneeling, etc. 
  • Able to drive, and must have own transportation.
  • Inquisitive minds are strongly encouraged, and 
  • Some design background, specific floral knowledge is a plus but not required

Work period and Compensation:

Job starts mid April 2017.  Full time, Tuesday — Saturday most weeks — some Sunday hours are required June-October, particularly on holiday weekends. Hourly wage based on experience. 


Contact:
Polly Hutchison: polly@robinhollowfarm.com

Include a resume and a cover letter stating why you’d like to work with us.