Caretakers Wanted for Organic Farm - Kilauea, HI

Caretakers Wanted for Organic Farm - Kilauea, HI

Posted: 2/22/2019 - 12:25 pm

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We are looking for a couple or individuals to  assist in caretaking our 3 acre organic farm on Kauai.  Our current openings are anticipated to start in April or May 2019, and extend through October, possibly longer.

We have an abundant oasis on the North Shore of the Garden Isle of Kauai.  We seasonally grow a wide array of vegetables and herbs as well as many tropical fruits such as avocado, mango, lychee, papaya, banana, pineapple and more.  We are close to a number of beautiful beaches, hiking trails and outdoor activities. 

 

Qualified candidates will be self motivated, with strong communication skills, a deep work ethic, and with experience in caretaking, property management, gardening, management and related areas.  As well as  being physically active and able to work outside a valid US drivers license is required and preferred ability to operate manual transmission vehicles.

 

Responsibilities include maintaining the gardens, orchard and ornamental plantings on our farm in coordination with farm/garden interns and with regular communication with owners. 

 

Other responsibilities to include:

 

  • Mowing, weed whacking, trimming
  • Repair and maintenance of machinery and structures
  • Other “handyman” tasks as needed including light carpentry
  • Merchandising and selling products at a local farmer’s market
  • Capability to run and maintain farm machinery such as mowers, tillers, chainsaws, etc.
  • Support  the needs of rental tenants 
  • Caring for pets (cats) and farm animals including chickens and bees.

 

Accommodations include a rustic cabin with kitchen facility, use of a shared indoor bathroom and outdoor hot shower.  We have laundry facilities, beds, linens and high speed wireless internet service.  All utilities — water, electricity, propane, trash service are provided.  Access to fresh produce from the farm is included. 

 

The minimal work week is 25 hrs per person on a work trade basis, with the option for stipend or additional paid work above the base work trade hours.  Some activities require daily attention, such as watering/irrigation and animal feeding, though there is a good deal of flexibility regarding when certain tasks occur. 

 

Please provide resume along with professional references

 

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