ACI Participant (Full Time) - Ben-Joseph Farms, Sustainable Farm Worker

Nov 12 2020
Aloha Connects Innovation Program - Hawaii Island |Honolulu|Full Time, $22.00 - $25.00 / hour
Job Description

Assistant Farm Manager (3 positions)

Location: South Kona, Honaunau, BIG ISLAND Hawaii

Ben-Joseph Farms is located in Honaunau on the Big Island of Hawaii. Our 6.14 acre farm is a non spray agroforested coffee, banana, breadfruit, macadamia nut, pineapple and avocado farm. We have a small vegetable garden as well as other tropical fruits, herbs and spices. We are a small multigenerational family working to feed our families, our community and the world while demonstrating good farming practices. 

For this opportunity, we will be offering training to interns in all these areas: please apply to gain these skills. 

  • Organic whole system farm management

  • Organic Weed control (weed whacking, mowing and hand weeding) 

  • Breadfruit tree pruning 

  • Sheet mulching

  • Garden management

  •  Fruit harvesting and packaging 

  • Banana harvesting, washing and processing 

  • Turmeric planting 

  • Taro gardening 

  • Macadamia nut picking 

  • Coffee picking and processing 

  • How to work along side other farm workers

As a reminder, this job is on location in Honaunau, South Kona. 

Specific Requirements:

Interns must be able to: 

Lift 50 pounds

Have a reliable vehicle 

Have their own work clothes (long sleeve, long pant, sun protection and insect repellent) 

Have their own work gloves 

Bring their own food and water for the day