Hiring Experienced Veg. and Livestock Farmers in Southeastern, MA
Freedom Food Farm is a four-season, organic diversified farm in Raynham, MA. The farm is run by a small team of farmers dedicated to regenerative agriculture and feeding our community. We are looking to hire for two positions: Livestock Manager and Assistant Vegetable Grower / Harvest Manager. Find out details and qualifications on our website: http://www.freedomfoodfarm.com/jobs/Please apply via e-mail.
Assistant Farmer/Educator at Delema G. Deaver Wellness Farm
Greener Partners (GP) seeks a part-time (20 hours/week) Assistant Farmer/Educator for our ½ acre Deaver Wellness Farm (DWF) at Lankenau Medical Center (LMC) in Wynnewood, PA. A partnership between GP and LMC, the DWF serves as a community resource for fresh food and education. As an extension of Lankenau’s Health Education Center, the farm is a field trip site for school-aged youth from the surrounding five county area. Through experiential learning in our half-acre living outdoor classroom, youth make connections between growing healthy food and growing healthy bodies. The farm also serves as a production site for over 30 varieties of chemical-free vegetables. Supporting Lankenau’s commitment to patient well-being, the produce is donated to primary care practices within the medical center and beyond. Patients of these practices receive fresh produce at their doctor’s visit, along with cooking and nutrition tips.
About Greener Partners
Greener Partners’ mission is to strengthen community health through food, farms and education. Since our founding in 2008, we have partnered with hospitals, schools and community organizations to farm and provide research-based education. Our programs are designed to improve access to fresh local food, increase fruit and vegetable consumption and empower individuals, particularly those in under-resourced communities, to grow their own food. Our mobile farm and food education program, Farm Explorer, gives people a direct experience with where their food comes from and motivates healthier eating. Our High School Leadership Program uses urban gardening, cooking, education and entrepreneurship as vehicles to develop leadership skills. Last year, our food security initiatives and programs on wellness and nutrition positively impacted more than 10,000 children and families from the five-county Philadelphia region.
About Lankenau Medical Center
Lankenau Medical Center is an acute care hospital and medical complex located just outside the western city limits of Philadelphia on a 93-acre campus in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. Part of Main Line Health since 1985, Lankenau Medical Center has been devoted to the health and wellbeing of the community since 1860, with a founding mission to serve all those in need. Its continued dedication to service, compassionate patient care, and superior clinical programs make Lankenau a preferred destination for care by people throughout and far beyond the Philadelphia region. As a longtime teaching hospital, Lankenau Medical Center is committed to maintaining high-level expertise across all clinical areas—from primary care and disease prevention to medical and surgical management of all organ system disorders.
DWF Assistant Farmer/Educator
The ideal candidate will be an engaging, creative and flexible educator skilled at delivering quality programs to diverse audiences in a wide range of settings. In addition, s/he will have some vegetable gardening and/or farming experience and a passion for healthy, whole food cooking. Most importantly s/he will possess the following: a strong and collaborative work ethic; commitment to GP’s mission; pro-active approach and flexibility; problem-solving skills; willingness to learn; attention to detail; receive constructive feedback, ask clarifying questions and take responsibility; ability to productively manage time; open communication; sense of humor; and an open mind. This position is ideal for individuals who enjoy cooking, working outside, manual labor, and who possess a positive, can-do attitude. This individual will report to the DWF Farm Manager/Educator. There is opportunity for growth with a successful candidate.
- Co-lead engaging and inspiring farm-based lessons focused on connecting youth to where their food comes from, how it’s grown, and how to make healthy recipes
- Collaborate on the development of engaging lessons that support farm and food education
- Assist the Farm Manager with the coordination and implementation DWF programming at the farm and in various hospital and community settings
- Develop educational materials and hand-outs for both youth and adult education
- Assist with crop production: seeding, maintenance, harvesting, post-production
- Gather relevant data for use in measuring program impact and outcomes
- Manage a budget for Youth Education materials and supplies and report to DWF Farm Manager
- Collaborate with the Lankenau Medical Center community, including health educators, medical professionals, community partners, and patients
- Collaborate with LMC Health Educators to incorporate the DWF into specified classroom lessons at the Health Education Center
- Assist with the planning and coordination of special events
- Support outreach efforts about the program and develop community connections
- Provide onsite tours and engage with diverse stakeholders and visitors
- Participate in other GP Education programming and projects related to DWF, as needed
- Complete assigned continuing education and training per Main Line Health requirements
- Several years of experience leading experiential education, whether nature, farm/garden-based for various age groups, including lesson planning and group management
- Experience with sustainable farming/gardening and seasonal cooking
- Experience working with a diverse range of ages and populations in a variety of settings
- Experience with and/or knowledge of food justice issues and the local food community a plus
- Experience with program development or curriculum development a plus
- Ability to work independently AND ability to collaborate with a diverse team
- Positive and flexible in handling challenging situations or uncertainty
- Well-organized and able to work flexible hours
- Up-to date FBI, PA Criminal, and PA Child Abuse clearances (or ability to obtain)
- Ability to lift 40 lbs., bend, move quickly and work outside
- BA preferred, but not require
How to Apply:
Greener Partners seeks qualified candidates to grow our team with creative, hardworking and motivated individuals who are committed to Greener Partners’ mission and programming. Greener Partners is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a progressive work environment for employees. This is a part-time, position with paid time off. Salary starts at $17,000, based on experience. We encourage people of color, LGBTQ, religious minorities, recent immigrants, and applicants from all generational, economic, and educational backgrounds to apply. Please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com
Fill In Summer Farm Educators with Land’s Sake Farm
Seasonal, fill-in Employee – 40 hours/week for select weeks
Dates of Employment: Flexible, looking for week-long commitments in June, July, and August 2018
Staff training with part-time hours the week of June 18
Supervisor/Reports to: Education Manager
Founded in 1980, Land’s Sake is a private, nonprofit corporation dedicated to responsible stewardship of suburban farmland and forests. By combining ecologically sound land management with experiential farm-based education, we provide a powerful model of how public open space can be effectively used and enjoyed by the community. We operate three interdependent branches: (1) sustainable land management and open space preservation, (2) farm-based education, and (3) a community farm. The education department serves our community through group/school programs, after school programs, adult education workshops and summer programs. Land’s Sake is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating a multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for all positions. To learn more about this unique nonprofit please visit: www.landssake.org.
Farm and Forest
Farm and Forest is a farm and outdoor education program dedicated to building meaningful community and connections to the land for children in grades 1-4 in nine independent full-week sessions throughout the summer. The program runs from 8:30-3:30 and includes time for snack and lunch for the first eight weeks, and will run from 9:00-4:00 for the week of August 21. Daily activities include garden projects, arts and crafts, animal chores, tree climbing, games, harvesting produce to bring home, and exploring our natural landscape. This year, for the first time, Land’s Sake is piloting a second group of Farm & Forest, running parallel to the original sessions for select weeks .
Land’s Sake seeks a Lead Educator for our Farm and Forest summer program. The person in this position must be able to work for at least one week-long period in June, July, and/or August of 2018 and to attend staff training days during the week of June 18th. There will be the option for part-time hours the week of August 27. Working closely with the Education Manager, the Farm and Forest Educator will be responsible for planning and delivering high quality educational programming for up to 12 elementary school youth for week-long, full day summer programs. The Farm and Forest Educator will be provided with a consistent daily schedule and programming ideas, and will have opportunity to bring their passions and interest to the programming, choose activities and games, and design curriculum.
Successful candidates will be highly motivated, organized, great with teaching a range of ages, experienced in behavior management, and a team player. Previous farm or 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 cooking ability, carpentry skills, artistic ability, etc. This position will include the additional responsibilities of: assisting with Education Garden preparation and maintenance, assisting with livestock care, general branch and organizational development and other non-education related tasks. The Farm and Forest Educator works collaboratively with other staff to effectively manage the inherent risks of working on a farm, maintain our unique farm aesthetic, teach and follow best management practices for sustainable food production. Collaboration and effective communication between the other branches of the organization are vital for this job; along with all staff, the Farm and Forest Educator works diligently to carry out mission oriented goals and objectives.
Farm and Forest
- Maintain responsibility for day to day function of Farm and Forest
● Coordinate program related logistics, specifically with adjunct educators, community partners/organizations and Land’s Sake staff
● Develop and implement mission-based curriculum
● Maintain responsibility for the physical and emotional safety and wellness of Farm and Forest
- Manage behavior of Farm and Forest youth
- Supervise and direct Farm and Forest Junior Leaders
● Communicate with parents as needed
● Write articles for the newsletter, blog posts, or social media updates as needed
● Gather weekly feedback from participants and families
● Assist with management of the Education Garden
● Assist with the management of a variety of livestock
● Assist with other non-education related tasks as needed
● College degree in education, horticulture, farming, environmental science, environmental education, etc required or related field required.
- Teaching and/or youth leadership experience in a school or non-traditional setting with proven ability around youth safety, group management and discipline
● Experience in a leadership role at a camp, school, after school program, or other youth program
● The ability to multi-task and work independently
● Respectful, clear and patient interpersonal communication skill set that allows for collaborative work across departments
- Strong written communication skills
● Professional character that is consistent, capable, self-directed, well organized, flexible, personable, and is able to maintain composure in a changing environment
● Access to a car and valid driver’s license
● Must be able to pass CORI check
● Current First Aid and CPR certification
● Basic computer and office skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc
- Knowledge of second language a plus
● Must be able to maintain visual and auditory awareness of a group
● Must be able to negotiate various types of terrain on the farm and in the
● Must be able to communicate (both written and verbal) clearly and effectively
with staff, participants, and other constituents
● Must be able to lift and carry up to fifty pounds
● Training/Program Planning: Week of June 18th, flexible hours with mandatory full-day training on June 18th and 19th
● Programming: must be available for week-long commitments from 8:00-4:00, Monday-Friday in the months of June and/or July and/or August 2018
● Cleanup & Debrief: Flexible hours the week of August 27
Salary & Benefits:
● Salary: Dependent on Experience
● Professional development opportunities including trainings in areas of job
● Organic produce and flowers grown on the farm
- If you work six or more hours in a day, you are entitled to a paid 10 minute break for each four hours worked, and a paid meal period of 30 minutes. You may elect to take both breaks together for a longer lunch break.
- Paid sick time, in accordance with Massachusetts law.
Equal Opportunity Policy:
Diversity and inclusion is an ongoing organizational practice and a core value of Land’s Sake with the goal of having culturally competent services, materials, resources and programs. Our hiring practices are informed by an appreciation of the strengths offered by differing cultures, races, religions, ethnicities, classes, sexual orientation, physical capacities, and age groups. Land’s Sake offers benefits including medical insurance, generous vacation, access to professional development and local organic food. Land’s Sake is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating a multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for all positions.
Please email a resume and cover letter, detailing how your skills and experience
meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this
opportunity to firstname.lastname@example.org, Deadline: June 1st, 2018
Farm Intern/Farm Apprentice — Dead Branch Farms
Dead Branch Farms is a new farm currently being developed in Chesterfield Massachusetts. We are actively in production of vegetables and flowers and are looking to hire two Farm Interns/Apprentices for our upcoming busy season.
This is an exciting educational opportunity for the right candidates, as there are unique opportunities to learn the about design & development of new farm spaces, as well as marketing and business development strategies.
This is a part-time position, Tuesday through Friday from 8-3, and will include lunch. Farm Interns will participate in projects under the direction of the Assistant Farm Manager and Farm Director.
Weekly educational sessions and check-ins will be offered as part of this program. This Farm Internship/Apprenticeship program is a hands-on educational experience designed to motivate those interested in Agricultural Professions, and its purpose is to give you fundamental experience and guidance; aiming to build confidence in carrying out entry-level farm positions.
-Greenhouse Propagation and Production
-Growing Techniques including: Planting, Harvesting, Weeding, Irrigating, Pest Management, and Soil Amendment applications.
-Farm Design and Planning
-Production Techniques for this cooler Zone 5b climate
-Land Stewardship and long term Site Planning
*There will also be opportunity to assist at our weekday farm stand in Northampton Wednesday-Friday.
-Ability to lift 50lbs regularly
-Valid drivers license
-Genuine interest in Farming and Agricultural related issues
The Program will run from June through October. Participants will be paid a stipend of $500.00 a month. Couples encouraged to apply!
Please submit a brief cover letter describing your interest in farming, and a resume detailing employment and post-secondary schooling to email@example.com
Assistant Manager – Dead Branch Farms
Dead Branch Farms is a new farm currently being developed in Chesterfield Massachusetts. We are actively in production of vegetables and flowers and are looking to hire an Assistant Manager for our upcoming busy season. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate as there are unique opportunities creating new farm spaces, and shaping our vision and direction. This is a part-time position, Tuesday through Friday, with flexibility. We’re looking for someone able to commit 25-30hrs a week, and be available from 8-3. The Assistant Manager will coordinate with the Farm Director, lead two interns, and will assist in overseeing: Greenhouse Propagation & Production, Field Maintenance; including Planting, Harvesting, Weeding, Irrigating, Pest Management, and Soil Amendment Applications. There will also be an opportunity to manage our weekday farm stand in Northampton, Wednesday-Friday. The position will run from June through October. Compensation based on experience.
Essential Duties And Responsibilities:
-Seeding and planting of successions
-Record keeping, and recording of field operations
-Keeping track of inventory and coordinating plantings and field operations with Farm Director
-Coordinating Irrigation schedules, and operation of Irrigation Systems
-Assisting in planning, cultivation and development of farm spaces
-Directing Interns and assignment of daily tasks
-Deployment of season extension structures, familiarity with row covers/low-tunnel type systems
-Assist in farmers market sales and set up
-Minimum of 1 season working with an organic farm, and familiarity with production techniques
-A clear understanding of the rigor and discipline demanded of Farmers & good sense of humor
-Experience in Service Industry or within fast paced environments a plus
-Experience in Creative and Design fields a plus
-Ability to communicate effectively, and lead in a team environment, and be efficient independently
-Comfortable with field operations and strenuous tasks for extended periods; early morning; in the sun & heat; dust & dirt
-Familiarity with farm equipment and BCS walk-behind tractors
-Familiarity with line trimmers (weed whackers)
-Excellent Customer Service ability
-Ability to lift fifty pounds regularly
-Valid Drivers License
Please send a cover letter describing why you’d be a good candidate, and a resume describing your professional experience to firstname.lastname@example.org
Forest Grove, Oregon
Distributor Driver and Packing Assistant
Adelante Mujeres provides holistic education and empowerment opportunities to low income Latina women and their families to ensure full participation and active leadership in the community. Located in Forest Grove, Oregon and founded in 2002, Adelante Mujeres has a reputation for innovative responses to community concerns.
The role of the Distributor Driver and Packing Assistant will be to provide logistical and customer service support to the Adelante Mujeres Distributor and CSA Program. S/he will support the weekly intake, packing, and delivery of fresh produce sold to wholesale buyers and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) members. We are looking for an individual who is enthusiastic about local food and sustainable agriculture. The ideal candidate will be inspired by and fully committed to Adelante Mujeres vision and mission and will represent the organization in a professional manner among partners, community organizations, families and individuals.
This position is a part- time/ seasonal position that runs from June- October 2018; work days are Sunday and Wednesday afternoons and evenings, and Monday and Thursday mornings and afternoons.
- Complete consistent and on-time deliveries to customers
- Keep a record of all produce delivered as well as customer feedback, comments, and concerns
- Handle invoicing and communications related to delivery; deliver the necessary invoices at the time of delivery, and pick up any distributor boxes from previous deliveries
- Plan for, solicit, and respond to customer and partner feedback, comments, and concerns; report any problems or concerns to Distributor staff
- Assist in all aspects of produce packing including washing, grading, weighing and packaging
- Model excellent health and safety standards
- Perform other related duties per manager’s request
- English speaking proficiency
- Experience driving vans and small trucks in city areas
- Knowledgeable about safe food practices and comfortable handling all food
- Good speaking and writing communication skills
- Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
- Basic computer skills and ability to use standard office equipment.
- Ability to work evening and weekend hours
- Valid Oregon driver’s license, clean driving record, and ability to travel locally
- Good sense of direction
- Ability to lift up to 20- 30 lbs repeatedly. This is a *very* physically demanding job
- Drug-free individuals only
- Commitment to the mission and vision of Adelante Mujeres
- Conversational Spanish speaking ability
- Understanding of sustainable agriculture methods and produce distribution
- Knowledge of Washington and Multnomah County geography
- Seasonal: June – October 2018; work days Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
- Part-Time, hourly nonexempt: 15-20 hours per week
- Hourly rate: $14 per hour
- Benefits: Limited Sick Time Off