City Fruit Harvester!
Description of Harvester Position:
The Harvester will take ownership of all harvest operations in a given part of Seattle. The Harvester will spend a majority of her/his time harvesting from the residencies of tree owners who have been in contact with City Fruit. The Harvester will also be expected to scout trees, deliver fruit to local food banks, coordinate fruit deliveries with Harvest Manager, and staff volunteer harvests. The Harvester will also be asked at times to lead groups of volunteers as well as work closely with a youth summer associate.
The Ideal Candidate will:
- Enjoy working outdoors
- Be physically able to perform the duties of harvesting fruit, such as: climb/carry ladders, carry/pick fruit, load and unload tools
- Be comfortable working with volunteers
- Be willing to learn the basics of fruit care and harvest
- Be expected to maintain timely and professional communication with City Fruit staff
The Harvester position runs from July through October, and is a 35 hours/week job for most of the harvest season. A majority of the harvester’s time will be flexible, but will be generally limited to weekdays. Some weeknights and weekends may be requested of the harvester to lead volunteer harvests and drop offs, however, these will be coordinated to work with the harvester’s schedule.
The City Fruit harvester will be paid $16/hr and will be reimbursed at the federal rate for any mileage driven in personal car during the workday
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.
*City Fruit is committed to building a culturally diverse team and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.