Organic Farm Caretaker Positions in Kauai for Singles or Couples for Summer 2020 - Kilauea, HI

Organic Farm Caretaker Positions in Kauai for Singles or Couples for Summer 2020 - Kilauea, HI

Posted: 3/6/2020 - 3:13 pm

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We are looking for a couple or individuals to caretake our 3 acre organic farm on Kauai.  Our current openings are anticipated to start in April or May 2020, and extend into October, possibly longer.

We are 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. Must have own health insurance. 

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.
  • Caring for pets (cats) and farm animals including chickens and bees.

Accommodations include a rustic cabin or similar screened-in structure with bed and other furniture, electricity, 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.  Full kitchen shared kitchen facilities 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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