Russell Orchards hiring Bakery Manager

Ipswich, Massachusetts

Russell Orchards in Ipswich, MA is looking for qualified, energetic, positive applicants for the position of Bakery Manager. This family-owned and operated business has a huge and loyal following for our farm-fresh goodies, all made from scratch in our bakery and sold on the premises in our retail store. The bakery manager is responsible for daily bakery operations including overseeing the production of daily baked goods and managing all other preparatory projects. Duties also include purchasing ingredients, merchandising products and creating relationships with customers. The bakery manager models best working practices to all bakery employees and is responsible for employee scheduling and training. The primary focus of the work is to create and maintain a bakery that uses the fruits and vegetables grown on our land in high-quality baked goods. The bakery supports the overall business by turning excess into a profitable product. The position requires the bakery manager to be organized and detail oriented. The seasonal aspect of the business requires flexibility and excellent planning skills to be able to capitalize on the high-season. The ideal candidate would have the ability to teach others, create effective work systems and be consistent and diligent. Prior food service management experience is a must. This is a full time, seasonal position (Mid-April through Mid-December). Compensation to be determined based on experience. How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Russell Orchards, 143 Argilla Rd, Ipswich MA 01938.

Brigham Farm hiring Farmers’ Market Staff

Concord, Massachusetts

Brigham Farm is seeking an individual to staff three weekly farmers’ markets between June and October.

Brigham Farm is a 20 acre farm in Concord, MA, located on Rte 117 near the Sudbury River. Our fields have been in continuous crop production by the Brigham family since 1824. We grow mostly sweet corn, as well as peas, strawberries, and cauliflower.

At our markets we sell a wide variety of produce and cut flowers from our next-door neighbors at Macone Farm and Crooked Row Fields.

Farmers Market Position Responsibilities:

- arrive promptly to check inventory and load produce and market materials onto the truck

- drive to the market, unload truck and set up tent

- create an attractive produce display and original weekly marketing for produce (ie: recipe board)

- perform sales with customers using digital scale and calculator

- answer questions of customers about growing practices, recipes, etc.

- weigh and record all remaining produce at end of market

- load truck, drive back to the farm, and unload the truck

You must be available for every market, every week, unless advance notice has been given.

This position requires availability for the following hours:

Wednesdays: 10-6

Thursdays: 1-9

Saturdays: 8-2

Additional hours working in the fields and/or farm stand are possible, and will be discussed after applying Continue reading

ReVision Urban Farm hiring Assistant Grower

Boston, Massachusetts

Program/Department:          ReVision Urban Farm
Title:                                     Assistant Grower
Hours/Shift:                          30 hours M – F 8:00am – 2:00pm; some evening and weekend work

The Assistant Grower is responsible for assisting the Farm Manager in daily upkeep and development of the Urban Farm, located at ReVision Family Home. The Assistant Grower reports directly to the Farm Manager.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
•       Assists the Farm Manager in the daily management of ReVision Urban Farm.
•       Plants, tends, and harvests crops, adhering to organic, sustainable farming practices as directed.
•       Supervises volunteers and outside groups with support from the Farm Manager.
•       Assists in weekly CSA production and delivery.
•       Assists in ordering and pick up of farm supplies.
•       Assists in running farm stands and markets and transporting produce to wholesale customers.
•       Conduct workshops and other educational opportunities both on-site and in the community in concert with the Grower.
•       Assists Farm Manager in completing administrative tasks including farm planning and record-keeping.
•       Assists with ongoing progress reports and evaluations of all participants.
•       Assists with on-the-job training and supervision of youth employees and job trainees
•       Assists in teaching farm curriculum including basic farming techniques and terminology.
•       Participates in and is engaged in outreach efforts with the community.
•       Works in multi-disciplinary team approach with case managers and other social services departments of the shelter to enhance training for individual participants.

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
•       Attend weekly staff meetings, in-service trainings, and agency workshops
•       Attend additional trainings to enhance skills requested by supervisor or Program Director.
•       Participate in and support the agency at program holiday events, rallies, fundraisers, retreats, walks, and any additional functions.
•       Perform any other duty or task assigned by supervisor or Program Director.

QUALIFICATIONS
•       Previous experience and/or course work in agriculture preferred.
•       Commitment to addressing food access in urban areas
•       Valid MA drivers license with a driving record point rating of 99, 98, or 00.
•       Strong written and verbal skills required.
•       Previous experience working with homeless adults, substance abusers, or the mentally ill preferred.
•       Able to lift 50 lbs. Job is physically demanding. Must be able to work outside in variable weather conditions.
•       Carpentry skills helpful.
•       Evening and weekend hours required on a rotating basis between June and October on Thursdays & Fridays till 7:00pm and Saturdays from 8am – 3pm.

To apply, click here to reach the Victory Programs’ website: http://tinyurl.com/n2mw454

Land’s Skae Farm hiring Part-time Education Coordinator

Weston, Massachusetts

Part-time Education Coordinator

Land’s Sake seeks an Education Coordinator with a flexible schedule. The person in this position will be able to work 10-15 hours a week (mostly mornings) during the school year, and 40 hours a week during the summer from late June to mid August.  The coordinator will be responsible for teaching farm-based education programs for schools, after-school programs, events, sugaring tours, family programs, outreach programs, and summer programs.

The coordinator will also act as the Green Power leader during the summer. The Green Power leader is in charge of students ages 13-17 for week-long, full day programs. Green Power is a local food immersion program and includes time spent working on the farm, doing community service with local food organizations, teaching kids about the farm during Boys and Girls club tours, and creating a meal made with local ingredients. The general schedule for this program is already set, so the person in this position would just need to come in and own it as well as set up some of the logistical details. The Coordinator will also be responsible for helping to hire a Green Power assistant to help them lead the program.

Basically this position is the “right hand (wo)man” to the Education Manager. Successful candidates will be highly motivated, organized, great with teaching a large range of ages (especially high school), and a team player. Previous farm or professional garden experience is a MUST as well as comfort working around a variety of animals including chickens, rabbits, sheep, and goats. Other helpful skills include experience working with InDesign, carpentry skills, artistic ability, etc.  College degree in horticulture, farming, environmental science, environmental education or related field required.

Compensation:

$15 per hour plus vegetables, flowers, and eggs from the farm.

Please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to greenpower@landssake.org to apply.  Preference will be given to those candidates who can start ASAP. 

Allandale Farm hiring CSA, Wholesale, & Farmers Market Coordinator / Delivery Driver

Brookline, Massachusetts

CSA, Wholesale, & Farmers Market Coordinator / Delivery Driver

Allandale Farm is looking for a hardworking, friendly, knowledgeable individual to join the farm in working with our CSA members, wholesale customers and at our Saturday farmers market. This position interfaces with our farm’s customers and does not include work in the farm fields.

Schedule*
This is a seasonal position. It begins in mid-May and goes through the end of October, with the potential to stay on through December 23 working in our retail store.

Mondays (8am-2pm)
Tuesdays (7am-3pm)
Fridays (7am-3pm)
Saturdays (7am-3:30pm)

* During the growing season, there’s potential to pick up an extra day working in our farm stand, if interested.

Qualifications:
• Strong written and verbal communication skills required
• Ability to work well with other crew members
• Ability to multi-task and to be detail oriented
• Ability to safely drive a Freightliner Sprinter Van
• Ability to comfortably lift 50 lbs.
• Strong computer skills: proficient in Microsoft Excel, Constant Contact, and GoogleDocs
• Bilingual in Spanish/English a plus
• Interest in cooking and local food a plus

Responsibilities:
• Manage communications with Allandale Farm CSA members, including social media, newsletters, and daily emails
• Generate Wholesale Invoices
• Deliver produce orders to wholesale customers twice per week
• Maintain and develop new relationships with wholesale customers
• Assist with farmers’ market set-up, sales, and customer service

Compensation
Starting wage is $10-$11.50 per hour, depending on experience.

Please email a letter and/or a resume outlining your relevant experience to ethan@allandalefarm.com.

Hundred Acre Wood Farm & Sanctuary hiring Interns

Rougemont, North Carolina

The Hundred Acre Wood Farm & Sanctuary is seeking a spring, summer intern (April 15-November 15). We will provide accommodations in a lovely air-conditioned Airstream trailer connected to all utilities in return for approximately 10 hours/week help on the farm. We raise Dexter cattle, goats, poultry and hogs, and have a Haflinger draft horse. We also operate a small sawmill. We are fortunate to be part of the fall CFSA Farm Tour. Work would include help with livestock care, gardening, clearing and building fence lines, mowing, and chain saw work, among other things. Any experience would be helpful. To apply contact Jim Dykes at jdykesmd@gmail.com, or call: 336-364-2972.

Food Gatherers hiring Volunteer Coordinator

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Food Gatherers has an opening for a Volunteer Coordinator. 
The Volunteer Coordinator position will provide training and direct supervision of volunteers assigned to various tasks at our warehouse, garden and community kitchen. Individuals applying should be comfortable directing large groups in complex tasks, able to work in a fast-paced environment and be able to provide excellent customer service. This position requires working some evenings and weekends, lifting up to 50lbs and will need to become ServSafe (food safety) certified within 6 months of hire. Preference will be given to applicants with volunteer coordination and/or foodservice experience. This is a full-time position.
Interested candidates should apply by 5pm on Friday, April 18th.  To apply, please send Brian Weemhoff (brian@foodgatherers.org) your current resume and a cover letter which includes answers to the following questions:
1. What does great customer service look like to you and how do you provide it in your current work?
2. What types of strategies do you use for effective multitasking?
3. What would make you a great Volunteer Coordinator at Food Gatherers?
See the full job description here: Food Gatherers Volunteer Coordinator