Washington, DC – Arcadia’s Mobile Marketing hiring Market Manager

Washington, DC
Market Manager at Arcadia’s Mobile Market
Help bring local, affordable, fresh food to food insecure neighborhoods across DC!
Learn more about Arcadia and view full job description at http://arcadiafood.org/career-opportunities
Arcadia is hiring two seasonal, full-time Market Managers. The Market Manager is the leader of at-market operations at Arcadia’s Mobile Market locations, selling high-quality, local food to customers across Washington, DC. The 10 weekly market locations run Tuesday – Saturday, May 14 – Saturday November 17, 2018. A typical day starts at the Mobile Market headquarters, where the Market Manager meets with the Operations Manager and associates to load up the market vehicle. The Market Manager drives the vehicle to the market location (different each day of the week) and works with team to operate the market. The Market Manager lead the pack up, drives back to HQ, unloads the vehicle, cleans up and ends their day. The Market Managers will work closely with the Mobile Market Director and Operations Manager to implement operation strategies focused on communication, staff management and customer service. Together, the Market Managers, Director and Operations Manager will strive to foster a positive, engaging workplace for the Mobile Market Team as a whole.
Hours & Compensation
  • Start Date Monday, March 12, 2018 (with some flexibility)
  • Arcadia’s Mobile Market 2018 season will run from Tuesday, May 14 through Saturday, November 17, 2018. Market Managers hours will align with market operation times, Tuesday through Saturday.
  • Full Time, Hourly Position, $18/hour
  • Ready access to local, farm fresh food all season long!
Apply

Email your resume, Driver’s License status and brief answers to the questions below by Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 5:00pm to Erin Close, Mobile Market Director, at erin@arcadiafood.org. Feel free to contact with any questions.

1. What is your relationship to food inequity?

2. How do you work to motivate a team?

3. How do you create connections and build trust with strangers?

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Tennessee – Caney Fork Farms hiring Vegetable Farm Hands

Tennessee

Caney Fork Farms
Now Hiring: Vegetable Farm Hands
Period of Employment: March-November 2018
Please send cover letter, resume and 2 references to:
ranan@caneyforkfarms.com

Job description:

Caney Fork Farms is seeking full-time farm hands to help raise a diverse mix of vegetables, both annual and perennial. Farms hands will report to the Vegetable Manager and assist in all aspects of production: seeding, transplanting, weeding, pest management, harvest and post-harvest, equipment use and maintenance, etc.

Skills and responsibilities include:

  • Keen observation, care, and concern for plants and animals
  • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively
  • Tractor and other mechanical skills a plus
  • Ability to work full days in all weather conditions and lift 50lbs
  • Periodic assistance with other aspects of the farm (livestock, compost, fruit and nut trees, farm maintenance, etc.)
  • Minimum one year of previous experience in farming required

The Ideal Candidate:

Someone willing to learn, teach, and cultivate cohesive relationships among all farm humans and animals. An independent thinker and worker who can manage time effectively and efficiently. Above all else, we seek an individual who aspires to produce healthy food in a way that regenerates the land. We are willing to train the right person.

Housing:

Employee housing is offered within a 10-minute drive of the farm. This property will house the majority of the farm crew so candidate must be amenable to bonfires and pot-luck dinners.

Compensation:

Hourly wage, based on experience.

The Farm:

Caney Fork Farms strives to be an ecologically regenerative, socially integrated and financially profitable farm in middle Tennessee. The 400 acre farm is utilized to produce vegetables, livestock, and a variety of tree crops. All practices are aimed at producing nutritious food while simultaneously engaging the local community and increasing the biodiversity and ecological health of the soil, water, air.

Washington – Center for Natural Lands Management hiring Seed Farm Crew Member

Tenino, Washington

Seed Farm Crew Member

Center for Natural Lands Management

For immediate hire! 

BACKGROUND

The Center for Natural Lands Management (CNLM) is a nonprofit 501(3)(c) organization, created in 1990, whose mission is the perpetual stewardship of natural and created conservation lands, sensitive species, and their resident ecosystems. Stewardship activities are currently divided between California and Washington. In the State of Washington, CNLM’s South Puget Sound Program focuses on conservation of one of the rarest ecosystems in the United States, the prairie and oak woodlands of Cascadia, especially those lands and habitats within the South Sound Region. In that Region, the Program aims to protect, restore habitats, and support recovery of rare species that are candidates for federal listing.

CNLM’s Seed Production/Nursery team produces native seed with the goal of filling the seed needs of our restoration partners throughout Washington and Oregon.  We produce seed of over 100 native plant species (including rare and endangered species) on 4 production sites, totaling 20 acres.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Field Crew Member (Seed Production Technician) will have the opportunity to step into an exciting and unique agricultural system that has grown significantly over the past few years.   We are looking for candidates with a positive attitude who are motivated, communicative, and hardworking and ready to jump in.  Ideal candidates have experience in an agriculture, nursery, or conservation capacity.  This person will join a diverse crew in performing tasks which include, but are not limited to weeding, harvesting seed, transplanting.  Must be comfortable doing repetitive tasks over prolonged periods of time, adhering to proper tool use and body mechanics.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to do repetitive tasks over prolonged periods of time
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to ask for direction as needed
  • Comfortable working with minimal direct supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and willingness to work with a diverse group of people
  • Positive attitude in all types of weather
  • Sense of humor
  • Willingness to use herbicide as needed (minimally)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Farm experience and/or seed production experience
  • Experience operating tractors and/or other farm machinery
  • Interest in Washington native plant species

EMPLOYMENT DETAILS

  • Position to begin immediately.
  • Season duration: 6+ months
  • Working Hours: This is an hourly position, generally Monday-Friday from 8-4:30.  No more than 40 hours/week.
  • Compensation: $15 – 16.50 DOE plus benefits.  Benefits include medical/dental/vision insurance; paid holidays; vacation and sick time accrual.

TO APPLY

Hiring immediately.  Applications accepted until position is filled.  For official position description and questions contact Sierra Smith, Program Manager, ssmith@cnlm.org

New York – Produce Project hiring Farm Assistant

Troy, New York

Produce Project Farm Assistant

Looking for more from a seasonal farm position? Join us at the Produce Project, a two acre organically managed farm in downtown Troy, NY. Since 2009 we have been using its high tunnels, market garden, flower border, and small orchard to transmit valuable life and job skills to high school youth. Join our committed staff, interns, and youth leaders as we bring our harvest to market, build community, and help chart a new path for 20 students this summer. This seasonal position runs for 30 weeks from April through October, with regular shifts Tuesday through Saturday and a 40 hour week. The Farm Assistant reports to the Produce Project Farm Manager.

Salary and Benefits: Resources and time are committed to professional development and we are interested in playing to the strengths of the applicant and encouraging their interests, with the intent of improving their experience and continuing the evolution of our program. Pay is $12 hourly and includes a weekly produce share as well as snacks and communal meals during the summer session. Although Troy is a vibrant up and coming city, it remains quite affordable and our parent organization, Capital Roots, has 40 years of contacts useful in assisting with housing and making you feel at home if you are new to the area. Within this growing organization there are many paths to advancement.

Qualifications and Skills: The applicant must be a problem-solver capable of working hard on their own, as well as cooperatively with others. Although training is thorough, we prefer at least one season of farm experience. Youth experience, familiarity with small engines, carpentry etc. are all appreciated, as are enthusiasm, communication, and a sunny disposition!  Applicants need a Driver’s License with a clean record and the ability to lift 40 pounds.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with and taking instruction from the Produce Project Farmer, in sowing, transplanting, harvesting etc., to maximize production and farm income
  • Working with staff, interns, and student leaders to help mentor and provide oversight to youth
  • Maintaining and using farm infrastructure, equipment and necessary records, including our high tunnels, BCS tractor, and information related to GAP certification
  • Preparing for and managing groups during weekly volunteer hours

About Capital Roots

Since 1975, Capital Roots has worked to reduce the impact of poor nutrition on public health by organizing community gardens, providing healthy food access, offering nutritional and horticultural education for all ages, and coordinating urban greening programs in Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady, and southern Saratoga Counties. To learn more, go to www.capitalroots.org. Capital Roots is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a multicultural workplace and will not discriminate in our hiring on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.

Send cover letter and resume to:

Matthew Schueler, Grow Center Planner

Capital Roots

594 River Street, Troy NY 12180

email: edcenter@capitalroots.org

NO CALLS PLEASE!

Massachusetts – World Farmers hiring Wholesale and Markets Manager

Lancaster, Massachusetts
Job title: Wholesale and Markets Manager, World Farmers
Position type: Full-Time
World Farmers is hiring a Wholesale and Markets Manager who will provide leadership and vision for cooperative crop sales among the immigrant and refugee farmers at Flats Mentor Farm. This job requires someone with the capacity and passion to build relationships with our farmers of ethnically and socially-diverse backgrounds, while facilitating and exploring new and existing wholesale opportunities with grocers, restaurants, schools, CSA customers, and more.
This position requires a high level of autonomy and initiative and requires the ability to work with a range of players. The Wholesale and Markets Manager is encouraged to participate in visioning and execution of other related programs of the organization.
Responsibilities:
– Building strong relationships with Flats Mentor farmers and understanding their sales needs.
– Expanding existing and building new relationships with buyers (stores, food hubs, etc.,).
– Planning crop availability and sales lists according to farmers’ production levels.
– Coordinating and participating in post-harvest handling and delivery of produce.
– Assist in training and assistance to farmers on business development, marketing, and whole farm planning.
– Ensuring completion of all evaluation and reporting needs for program efforts.
– Potentially working in value-added production with Flats Mentor Farmers. Qualifications necessary:
– Passion, patience, curiosity, and creativity to explore and develop new market opportunities for ethnic crops with and for immigrant farmers and communities.
– Ability to be effective in a dynamic, multicultural/multilingual work environment.
– Interest in walking the farm and speaking 1:1 with farmers of varied English proficiency.
– Flexibility, self-motivation, and working in cooperation and collaboration.
– Three years’ experience in agricultural production and/or developing and managing market sales efforts – bachelor’s degree and/or internship experience in a related field a plus.
 – Detailed knowledge of handling, distribution, display, and sale of produce.
– Ability to work some Saturdays for market assessments in the summer.
– Access to and/or ownership of reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license.
 Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience; benefits available.
To apply, please email three references, résumé & a brief cover letter including an explanation of your interests in agriculture, working with other cultures, and/or crop sales and marketing to Jessy Gill at jgill@worldfarmers.org. Please combine all documents into one PDF application. Application review starts immediately; interviewing to start mid to late February 2018. World Farmers is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applicants from culturally diverse backgrounds and/or historically underrepresented communities. World Farmers holds 30 years of institutional knowledge in supporting immigrant, refugee, and historically underserved beginning farmers grow and market ethnic and specialty crops in Massachusetts and beyond.
Through Flats Mentor Farm in Lancaster, MA, World Farmers assists over 250 beginning immigrant and refugee farmers with training on sustainable agricultural production and marketing techniques and cultivates a climate where cross-cultural farmer co-learning and mentorship thrives. World Farmers has successfully introduced several new ethnic crops into markets throughout Boston that are culturally relevant to immigrant communities.

Massachusetts – Community Harvest Project hiring Farm Manager

North Grafton, Massachusetts

Job Summary

Community Harvest Project (CHP), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is dedicated to improving access to healthy foods for those experiencing food insecurity through volunteer farming and nutrition education. Through our programs and partnerships we bring thousands of community members together each year to build an engaged and healthier Worcester County. In 2017, thanks to over 8,000 volunteer visits, CHP grew and donated over 270,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to organizations including the Worcester County Food Bank’s partner agencies, Community Servings, and other area hunger relief agencies.

We are seeking a Farm Manager to join our team this season and oversee our 12 acre vegetable and PYO flower operation. This position focuses on growing high quality produce best suited for donation to area hunger relief agencies. In addition to overseeing the agricultural operations, the Farm Manager will ensure a positive volunteer experience. The Farm Manager is supported by the Farm Coordinator, Farm Assistant, summer interns, and Volunteer Manager.

Responsibilities and Duties

Management of all farming operations:

Planning, monitoring, and modifying the daily agricultural duties
Planning, monitoring, and modifying the daily produce distributions
Monitoring of equipment and executing related repairs/replacements
Monitoring of safety plan and ensuring its execution
Execution of skilled/restricted farm activities-Oversight of basic property maintenance (mowing, limbs, etc)
Management of the farm volunteer experience:

Working with and training volunteers
Ensuring a positive volunteer experience
Developing and overseeing additional volunteer projects
Management of all farm staff:

Hiring, scheduling, and training
Assigning duties and priorities
Communicating with the Orchard Manager on shared agriculture needs
Management of the volunteer experience:

Assigning duties and priorities to the Farm Coordinator
Assisting the Farm Coordinator in meeting volunteer needs
Working with volunteers as needed
Fiscal management of the Grafton agriculture budget:

Vendor management and ordering of supplies
Management of all planning activities:*

Yearly crop plan
Yearly planning of acreage rotation
Yearly planning of equipment needs
Yearly pest and weed management plan
*Crop planning has been completed for 2018, with the new Farm Manager taking on crop planning in 2019

Qualifications and Skills

2-4 years of farm leadership experience
2-4 years of tractor and related equipment experience
Experience working with groups of volunteers
Excellent communication skills
Positive, self-starting attitude
Knowledge of IPM and a Pesticide Applicator License a plus
Ability to lift 50 pounds
Ability to work in all types of weather including rain and snow
Benefits

This is a 40 hour per week, full time, year-round position. Salary and benefits:

Salary is commensurate with experience
4 weeks of paid vacation, 2 weeks of paid holidays, and 1 week of sick time
Health insurance with 50% of the premium paid by Community Harvest Project
401k access
Professional development and staff engagement opportunities

All interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to cordelia@community-harvest.org

Colorado – Frugalbundance Farm seeking Farmer

Paonia, Colorado

Frugalbundance Farm (homesteading, goats, poultry, garden, natural building, off grid solar, tiny houses, permaculture) in Paonia, Colorado, is seeking the right person to come live (long term) in a beautiful, well insulated, off-grid tiny house on wheels with large storage shed and garden space, on a 48 acre rural parcel 2 miles from the town center.  Use of the tiny home and shed would be in exchange for help with the milking goats and taking care of poultry about 12 hrs/week (typically milking goats twice/day, walking goats, letting out, feeding, closing up poultry – two days/week, or the equivalent.

The right person would be strongly interested in animals, organic agriculture and a simple, self sufficient lifestyle, quiet, mature, happy, internally motivated, a good communicator, and somewhat flexible time-wise.  No smoking, no dogs.  Photos of home can be seen at former owner’s FB page at https://www.facebook.com/jefftinyhouse/.  Perfect situation for a valley organic farm employee who needs housing, artist-farmer, or ?.  Please give Linc or Jeanne a call at 970-fourtwotwo-1888, or email us at jeanlinc@hotmail.com for more info.