Land’s Sake hiring Field Crew

Weston, Massachusetts

2016 PART-TIME FIELD CREW JOB DESCRIPTION

LAND’S SAKE FARM

For the 2016 season, Land’s Sake Farm in Weston, MA, is looking for three enthusiastic, dependable, hard-working, and dynamic folks to join our farm team as our Field Crew. This is a part-time position that will run from around the end of May through the end of August for 2-3 days a week.

Land’s Sake is a nonprofit dedicated to building meaningful connections between people, the food they eat, and the land; programs include environmental, food donation programs, and sustainable land management. Field Crew members will work closely with the farmers to operate a busy and complex community farm operation. We grow for a 300 member CSA program, a very busy farmstand, and a hunger relief contract with the town of Weston. We also occasionally work with volunteers and children in education programs. We strive to make Land’s Sake a welcoming, community-centered farm for all involved, including customers, shareholders, children, volunteers, and staff.

Responsibilities include:

  • Field work, such as harvesting, planting, and weeding
  • Miscellaneous tasks, such as tomato staking and tying, fencing, and irrigation
  • Greenhouse tasks, such as seeding, watering, and potting on

This position is scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays with the additional option of Fridays or Saturdays. The nine hour work day would start at 7:00AMsharp and go through about 5:00PM. We will give preference to candidates who can commit to working the entirety of the time period from June to September.

Applicants should be enthusiastic about learning, communication, having fun and working hard. Field crew members are expected to work quickly while maintaining attention to detail. Working efficiently, independently, and with a team are equally important. Field crew can expect to work long hours in all weather conditions; a positive attitude and good sense of humor are essential to this position.

The work day starts at 7 AM sharp and goes through about 5 PM with an hour break for lunch, though work hours are shorter in the beginning of the season. There may be occasional exceptions to end times when we need to complete work before a weather event, and there may be times when we cancel work due to inclement weather.

Compensation includes:

  • $12/hr, with paid lunch
  • Free produce from farm and discounts on farmstand goods

Qualifications include a sincere interest in vegetable production, a valid driver’s license and clean driving record, reliable transportation, the ability to lift 50 lbs repeatedly, and the ability to work for long periods of time in all weather conditions. Previous farm experience is strongly preferred, but not required.

To apply, please send a cover letter and your resume to erik@landssake.org.

Positions open until filled.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you might have!

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