Work With Us

Join our small, but energetic and fun team! We are one of the few family-run, CSA-focused farms in the St. Louis area that can provide a working model of the scale, diversification, profitability and level of commitment required to make a living with no outside funding or off-farm income. This season we have three positions we are looking to fill:

Tractor Operator

Applicant must be highly self-motivated individual who has experience operating vegetable production specific tractors, equipment and attachments. Applicants should have experience plowing, discing, running a transplanter, laying plastic mulch, seeding and cultivation. There are various other tasks involving irrigation and building maintenance and there will be parts of the day that you are asked to help in other areas like: harvest, wash or pack vegetables, hand-weeding. We are willing to train the right person, but at least one year prior experience operating a tractor is required.

Details and Compensation

  • Work hours are generally Monday-Friday 7-3:30PM; however, weather conditions may require some Saturdays. Earlier start and end times during the summer months are typical.
  • Employment is March-October with part-time hours available in November and December.
  • $15/hr. starting wage plus farm produce and discount on farm stand products.
  • We do not offer housing, but can help find rentals in the Alton, Elsah and Jerseyville areas.

Full Season Field Assistants

We are looking for two individuals who want to work hard in 2020 and learn a thing or two about small scale vegetable production. While working on our farm, you will learn many aspects of a small, diverse, and mature market farm operation including: greenhouse production, transplanting, harvesting and post-harvest, high tunnel growing, plant care, tractor operations, CSA management and more. You will also be trained in running our farm stand and required to work one Saturday a month.

Details and Compensation

  • Work hours are generally Monday-Friday 7-3:30PM; however, you will need to work one Saturday a month at our farm stand. Earlier start and end times during the summer months are typical.
  • Employment is April-October with part-time hours available in November and December.
  • $12/hr. starting wage plus farm produce and discount on farm stand products. Higher hourly wage for applicant with experience working on a vegetable farm is possible
  • We do not offer housing, but can help find rentals in the Alton, Elsah and Jerseyville areas.

Basic Work Requirements For All Positions

Interested applicants do not need experience, but must be enthusiastic about organic agriculture and the local food movement. Applicants must be energetic, be able to work outdoors in any weather condition, be self-motivated, work well with a crew and independently, be physically fit and able to lift 50 pounds, and have excellent quality control while working quickly and efficiently. Must be trustworthy, reliable, and responsible.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and statement of interest to Amy at info@threeriverscommunityfarm.com.