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Position: Seasonal Harvester 

Status:  Temporary/seasonal 

Hours: Approximately 35 hours / week

Compensation: $16.00 an hour

Reports to: Community Engagement and Harvest Manager

Description of Seasonal Harvester Position:

The Seasonal Harvester will take ownership of all harvest operations in a given part of Seattle. The lead harvester will spend most of their time harvesting from the residencies of tree owners who have been in contact with City Fruit or help coordinate and organize volunteers to assist in the harvest.  The Lead Harvester will also be expected to scout trees, deliver fruit to partner organizations, and coordinate fruit deliveries with Harvest Manager, and staff community events.

This is a temporary/seasonal position, limited to 10 weeks during the summer/fall harvest season. Pay is $16 an hour.

 

Description of Work Hours:

The Harvester position runs throughout the summer and fall harvest seasons generally from July through October, but is subject to slight changes depending on the season. The harvester position is allocated 35 hours a week for a majority of the summer and fall, but at the beginning and end of the harvest, these hours may be subject to change. A majority of this time will be extremely flexible. Some weeknights and weekends may be requested of the harvester for volunteer events, but this will be coordinated to work with the harvester’s schedule.

 

The Ideal Candidate will:

  • Enjoy working outdoors
  • Be comfortable leading volunteer harvests
  • Have prior knowledge (or be willing to learn) the basics in fruit care and harvest
  • Be expected to maintain timely and professional communication with City Fruit staff.
  • Work well alone and in teams

 

Requirements:

  • Clean driving record
  • Be physically able to perform the duties of a harvesting fruit: such as climb/carry ladders, carry/pick fruit, load and unload tools

 

If Interested:

Please send short cover letter, resume, and the contact info for two recommendations to [email protected]. Background checks will be done on all candidates considered for the position. Please feel free to email with any questions you may have as well.