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Job Description pdfs

Sommelier at The Herbfarm (to be updated Jan 2021) pdf

Join The Herbfarm Team

Positions Available
  • Sommelier at The Herbfarm (to be updated Jan 2021)
  • Assistant to Farmer / Gardener
  • Dining Room Set Up Asst-- daytimes, 3-5 days most Wed-Sun 9-3ish

    Assistant to Farmer / Gardener


    Paul Houser, Head Farmer/Gardener


    Take lead, under Head Farmer/Gardener with
    The Farm: All aspects of 5-acre production farm--seeding, plant propagations, plant/supply shopping, watering, feeding, weeding, transplanting, animal care and feeding. Daily harvest with great detail & delivery for kitchen needs. Irrigation systems, tractor use & care, tool/supply organization, composting, maintenance of farm infrastructure (fixing things). Supervision of seasonal staff and volunteers. Guest tours.

    The Garden: Maintenance & design of food related plantings of raised beds and surrounding public display gardens at The Herbfarm Restaurant site ensuring gardens are presentable for guest viewing, weddings and tours at all times. Incorporate representative plantings of herbs & vegetables on current menus. Coordinate with Willows Lodges Department of Natural Beauty for hardscape lodges needs. Indoor plants. Combine creativity, whimsy, and function.


    • Outdoor work in all types of weather-- hot, cold, wet, windy
    • Hard, manual labor
    • Accuracy and consistency and cleanliness in daily kitchen harvest/delivery
    • Organized, organizer, & persistent
    • Professional, friendly guest & staff interactions
    • Work on own and as member of a team at farm and garden
    • Work at least 50% of weekend days
    • Thoughtful about tasks and striving for quality and efficiency
    • Communicate clearly and timely via email, text, in person.
    • Tidiness and safety with tools & hoses
    • Daily care of livestock and pet pigs
    • Maintain and fix equipment
    • Tractor work


    With Farmer/Gardener over see seasonal staff and volunteers

    Experience and Qualifications

    • Two plus years experience in commercial/public gardening preferably in the Pacific Northwest with vegetables, herbs & edible flowers.
    • Physically capable--wheelbarrows, shoveling, hauling, bending, weeding, composting
    • Understanding of IPM, biological soil and plant management and production gardening
    • Experience with propagation in and out of greenhouse
    • Supervisory experience
    • Farm Animal and Beekeeping experience a plus
    • Guest/Customer oriented

    Skills needed

    • Strength--able to lift 30# repeatedly in the course of a day
    • Strong communication skills both oral and written
    • Small motor maintenance knowledge a plus
    • Garden bed and landscape design a plus
    • Tractor experience a plus
    • Working knowledge of MS Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, Dropbox

    Character traits

    •Works well with others and alone.
    •Takes and gives direction well
    •Organized and organizer
    •Self starting, motivated
    •Dependable, timely, followthrough
    •Takes pride in work well done
    •Sense of humor
    •Willing to share knowledge and gain new
    •Positive attitude and not afraid to ask questions/directions
    •Interest in cooking and fine dining


    Year 'round position. More hours in summer than winter.

    Benefits and Compensation

    • Pay: Salaried or Hourly at Market Rate DOE.
    • PTO/Vacation/Sick pay
    • 401K match after one year
    • Medical /Dental coverage shared after 2 months
    • Discounts: Dining, Wine, Gifts, Spa, Hotel .
    • Healthy outdoor working environment
    • Working for a company you can feel proud to be part of
    To Apply please send resume and cover letter to We invite you to visit and look around before applying.