Brookwood Community Farm hiring Multiple Positions

Milton, Massachusetts

Brookwood Community Farm is Hiring for Multiple Positions!

Brookwood Community Farm is a 8-acre non-profit working farm located just outside of Boston in Milton, MA. We grow vegetables and flowers for a 300- member CSA using organic methods, attend a weekly farmer’s market, and participate in a variety of food access programs such as food pantry donations. While Brookwood is primarily a production farm, our mission is to connect people to food and farming opportunities. One way we do this is by offering regular volunteer and educational opportunities for our farm members as well as groups and individuals from Boston and the surrounding communities. We are also committed to increasing access to local, organic foods in underserved communities.

More information on all these positions can be found on our website, www.brookwoodcommunityfarm.org . We are currently hiring for the following positions:

Farm Manager: Our Farm Manager will have general responsibility for running our three fields in Milton, MA and Canton, MA. BCF was founded in 2006 with the goals of restoring underutilized farmland near Boston, strengthening the local food system, and addressing the urgent need for access to healthy food in low-income neighborhoods of Boston. The farm cultivates eight acres using organic practices and operate a 300-person Community Supported Agriculture program. BCF also provides on-farm educational, volunteer and employment opportunities to area youth and adults, and distributes approximately 15% of our annual produce harvested to hunger relief and food justice programs. Our Farm Manager will be charged with developing short and long term plans as well as overseeing and participating in daily farming operations. In addition to farming duties, the farm manager will be involved with assisting and developing volunteer programs, as well as contributing to our food justice programs. Qualified applicants will:  Have interest and commitment Brookwood’s overall mission and purpose; Be an excellent communicator in both written and verbal form with previous experience in leadership roles; Have at least 3-4 years farming experience with a minimum of 2 years in a leadership position.

To apply, email a resume and cover letter to susan@brookwoodcommunityfarm.org


Education Coordinator:  
The education coordinator will provide leadership and supervision to farm visitors of all ages and backgrounds and support the implementation of education programming.  We are looking for someone who is really excited about farm-based education and can contribute to
the growth of the educational and community-building opportunities at Brookwood. This position will average 15 hours per week, beginning in the end of March and stretching until the end of October. Actual hours per week may vary based on the time of the season and number of visiting groups. Some of the work will be done outdoors on the farm, while administrative work must be completed in a home office. The position is split evenly between outdoor work running programs and leading volunteers while the other half is administrative work such as communicating with visiting groups and volunteer groups, planning programs, and data entry. Responsibilities: Independently lead educational programming including farm tours, fieldwork,and lessons for visitors of all ages (preschool through senior citizen); Supervise volunteer groups; Manage communication with volunteers and visiting groups; Conduct outreach for volunteer and education programs;  Maintain a small learning garden; Update materials for programming, such as activities and handouts; Train and supervise others to assist in leading educational and volunteer groups.

Qualifications: Be passionate about food, plants, and farm-based education; Love working with people and have an awesome interpersonal and communication skills; Teaching and/or youth leadership experience in a school or non-traditional setting with proven ability around youth safety, group management and discipline preferred; Have some experience with sustainable agriculture or gardening; Experience working with volunteers with all ages; Be able to work independently; Be comfortable performing office tasks such as email, basic website maintenance, and Excel data entry; The ability to be flexible with both schedule and day-to-day tasks. Must be comfortable working in both outdoor and non-traditional office settings

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to the Susan DeMinico,
Executive Director of Brookwood Community Farm at susan@brookwoodcommunityfarm.org

Farm Apprentice: BCF seeks applicants who are excited to learn about small scale agriculture while working on a fast-paced production farm. Previous farming or farmer’s market experience is a plus, but not required. We are looking for responsible individuals with a good sense of humor who enjoy working hard as part of a team. You must be able to follow and clearly give directions, not be afraid to ask questions, make mistakes and laugh in the face of adversity. You must have the ability and interest to work long hours in all types of weather: rain, heat, cold and worst of all, wind. You must be able to perform physically demanding and repetitive tasks and be able to safely lift 50 lbs. You must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. Ideal candidates would enjoy a workplace that is open to the public in our unique suburban location. Our apprenticeship is an on-the-job training opportunity. Apprentices will learn many aspects of operating a small vegetable farm through hands-on tasks including greenhouse work, operating tractors, harvesting, planting, weeding, distributing and marketing produce, and working directly with the field crew and volunteers. Throughout the growing season, apprentices will work closely with the farm managers and have access to our planning materials. Apprentices will interact directly with our members at the farm and customers at our weekly farmers market.   Our farm apprenticeship runs full-time from March 28 – October 28 and part time from October 31 – November 20th. The work schedule will be Monday – Friday in April and switch to Tuesday through Saturday when our CSA begins in mid May. The hours are 7am – 5pm (through most of the season) with an hour for lunch. Beginning in June you may be responsible for bringing our produce to a weekly farmers market. You will also be responsible for greenhouse watering duties every 5th Sunday.

To Apply, Please send in a letter of interest and resume to jobs@brookwoodcommunityfarm.org. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled so please send in your application ASAP. Only qualified applicants will be contacted.

Brookwood highly encourages people from all backgrounds to apply and seek a diverse pool of candidates for all positions. Brookwood Community Farm provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons and prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status. All applicants required to pass a CORI check as a condition of employment.

 

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