Employment Opportunities

The Hop Yard is committed to growing the highest quality local hops and sells both fresh and processed products to commercial breweries located throughout New England.  If you are interested in working hard, learning quickly, and helping to change the beer industry then we’d love to talk to you about a place on our team. See below for current opportunities. To apply for any opportunity, see “How to Apply” at the bottom of this page.

2017 Seasonal Farm Tech

We are searching for a part-time worker for this coming growing season to assist the Farm Manager in daily operations. This would cover all aspects of the growing operation. The Farm Tech responsibilities would include potential tractor work, irrigation control, harvest activities, manual labor activities, and potential oversight of farm laborers. Some previous farm experience is required. This position is envisioned as ~20 hours per week, however scheduling would be quite flexible. Some weekend work would be required.

Qualifications:

  • Farming experience with tractor experience preferred
  • Punctuality and reliability
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to lift 50+ lbs.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Reliable transportation

2017 Quality Control Internship

We are offering a summer internship opportunity to assist with overall farm quality control and data collection. Responsibilities would include pest/disease scouting (we can train), soil sampling, moisture analysis sampling, and related data collection and aggregation. No specific experience is required, although we’d envision this being a great fit for someone currently enrolled in a science-related program. There is potential for this to be a paid or partially paid internship, and we are willing to work with colleges to ensure proper school credit.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work outdoors
  • Attention to detail
  • Science or related background preferred
  • Technical aptitude, including Microsoft Excel
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Reliable transportation

2017 Seasonal Laborers

Timeframe:  We are seeking to hire up to 6 part time, seasonal employees from mid-April to early-June and late-August through mid-September of 2017.

Work description:  We are a small commercial hop farm.  Hops are a very labor intensive crop and our employees are very important to our crop’s success.  All farm employees will work closely with the owners and our Farm Manager to complete daily tasks.  The primary job responsibilities of our part time farm workers are:

  • Assisting with planting, twining, pruning, training, & stripping hop plants
  • Weeding by hand and with hand tools
  • Harvesting & processing hop cones

Hours:  Work hours are variable but would likely entail 25-40 hours per week for two periods. We are flexible and willing to entertain candidates that may only have specific days each week free. TBD depending on harvest windows.

Compensation:  Our pay rate is $10-14 per hour depending on previous experience.  Employees are encouraged to attend and take part in several farm events throughout the growing season (open farm days, harvest party, end of season party).  

Qualifications:

  • Farming or comparable manual labor experience preferred
  • Punctuality and reliability
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Attention to detail
  • Stamina to maintain fast and accurate working pace all day
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Reliable transportation

How to apply:

We are accept applications as a rolling process throughout the year until the positions are filled.  If you are interested in working at The Hop Yard, please email Ryan (ryan@thehopyard.com) with the following items:

  1. A one-page or less paragraph introducing yourself and describing your availability and your interest in work at The Hop Yard;
  2. A list of recent/relevant work history (or a resume) including names of previous employers, duration worked, and primary job responsibilities;
  3. Three references with title and contact information.