Oxtober Fall Festival Staff

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are seeking 8-10 people to create a positive guest experience at our annual fall harvest festival, Oxtober. Every Saturday & Sunday throughout October, guests will have the opportunity to get to know Oxbow by engaging with the land and several fun activities such as: going on a self-guided tour, taking a hayride or playing educational games. There will also be a variety of vegetables, pumpkins, and native plants available for purchase.

Under the supervision of the Oxtober General Manager and Site Manager, Oxtober Staff will provide a welcoming experience for all guests. Oxtober staff will be available to help with a wide range of activities and tasks as needed, including Farmstand sales, children’s programming, maintaining the property, and more. We are a working farm in peak season and occasionally have the sudden need for helping hands in other capacities across the organization.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Providing exceptional customer service at points of sale and selling vegetables, pumpkins, native plants, and other items, using an iPad and Square system
  • Participating in Kids’ Farm Adventure programming as needed
  • Working with children and families as they participate in various activities, including the Pumpkin SlingKing
  • Setting up the Farmstand including signage and product display and keeping it stocked and inviting
  • Taking inventory, packing produce for storage, and closing the Farmstand for the day
  • Answering questions and directing public around the property
  • Helping maintain the property, ensuring it is clean and safe
  • Other harvesting and processing tasks as needed

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Friendly and personable
  • Comfortable with sales and customer service
  • Able to lift 50 pounds
  • Good math skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Good communication skills
  • First-aid certification a plus
  • Flexible, creative, and able to perform well in diverse conditions and under pressure
  • Available every Saturday & Sunday throughout October

Additional desired qualities include: environmentally conscious, self-motivated, energetic, and professional.

The Oxtober Staff are part of a larger non-profit organization. A commitment to Oxbow’s overall mission and working as part of a team is critical.

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY COMMITMENT

Oxbow is committed to cultivating a culture of diversity and inclusion. We value the individual differences, life experiences, and knowledge that our staff members bring to their work and their communities. Valuing diversity is a significant part of our culture, our values, and the success of Oxbow’s mission.

Oxbow provides equal employment opportunities to all staff members and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Oxbow is committed to fostering a racially diverse team. People of color are encouraged to apply.

 

COMPENSATION

These are seasonal, part-time positions, paying $15 per hour, although some leadership positions are available and will be compensated at a higher rate, depending on experience.

 

REPORTS TO: Oxtober General Manager

 

TO APPLY

Please read carefully, incomplete applications will not be considered. Email a resume, letter of interest, and 3 references to:

Tara Baron- Recruitment Specialist
Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center
thedirt@oxbow.org

Please write Oxtober Staff in the email subject line and include where you found this position in the message body.

We are looking to fill 8-10 positions as soon as possible. Preference will be given to those who apply before September 14th. After that, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.