Farm Leadership and Staff Positions
Update 11/17/19 - Now hiring for staff positions for the 2020 growing season to begin winter/early spring. Please apply per the instructions below.
We have 3 Assistant Farm Manager and Staff positions:
- Two Assistant Farm Managers - these positions will share significant responsibility with Michael in operating the market farm. This includes annual and perennial fruits and vegetables and animals. Responsibilities may include working with the CSA, farmers markets, supervising others, etc. These positions are for those with more significant farm and/or leadership experience.
- One Farm Staff position - these staff positions will assist farm management in operating the farm. Will work in many aspects of operation, including annual and perennial fruits and vegetables and animals. These positions are for those with a lesser amount of farm experience.
Farm experience is great, but aspects such as teamwork, communication skills, organization skills, dependability, and self-motivation are just as important.
Stipends are between $200 - $1000/month, depending on experience and specific roles assigned. Work is 38-44 hours/week (plus or minus a few hours depending on season, needs on the farm, and role of individual)
Housing is included. Housing options include either the farmhouse, off-the-grid tiny house village (we have 6 cabins), or camper - depending on availability. Living Roots is a family-friendly farm and also has some family housing options.
Food is also included for individuals and their families. This includes produce from the gardens, eggs from the farm, and other bulk staples. The food supplied is predominately vegetarian; however, meat is sometimes available from our farm animals. All residents always get discounts on our grass-fed beef and pastured pork.
Other perks for staff include: individual garden plot in shared garden space, free wi-fi, and use of arts center (healing arts, creative arts, culinary arts).
The farm owner, Michael Hicks, has been organic gardening and farming since 2002. Our market farm produces just about any vegetable you can imagine for our 110 family CSA, Farmers Markets, local coops/natural foods stores, and restaurants. Main crops are garlic/onions, brassicas and hardy greens, tomatoes, potatoes, sweet potatoes, squash, peppers, and beans. Other crops include: figs (in Hoophouse), strawberries, blackberries, melons, Jerusalem artichokes, yacon, eggplant, okra, other roots, etc. We grow over 300 varieties of produce each year. Also winter production in 3 hoop houses. And the farm now has chickens, pastured pigs, grass-fed sheep, goats, and grass-fed cows which you will also get to work with.
The Farm is within walking distance of Tucker Lake (Springs Valley State Recreation Area) and the Hoosier National Forest (lots of trails), and biking distance from Patoka Lake, French Lick, and Paoli.
We welcome you to join us in sharing the abundance of this land!
Please download the application (please make sure to download pdf application to your computer, fill out, then save) and email completed application, along with a current photo of yourself, to Michael Hicks, at michael (at) indianacommunity.org. Contact us if there are any questions.