Next Barn Over hiring Multiple Positions

Hadley, Massachusetts

2016 Full Time Field Position/Washroom Assistant/Delivery Driver (1 Position Open) 45-50 hrs/week

Position runs April – December

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 -The employee in this position will be involved in various aspects of crop production from greenhouse, to field, to washroom, and delivery responsibilities. This includes but is not limited to transplant production, transplanting by machine and by hand, hoeing, hand weeding, managing row cover, harvesting, and operating farm vehicles. This position does require working in inclement weather.

-This employee will also assist the washroom manager with washing, processing, and packing all farm produce for our CSA distribution, our box shares, and our wholesale orders.

-This employee will also make local and regional deliveries of the CSA box shares and wholesale orders. Valid drivers license and competent driving skills are required, along with the ability to repeatedly lift 50 lbs.

-This position includes loading and unloading the deliveries, as well as picking up and returning to the farm any reusable containers/crates.

-Pay starts at $10.50/hr, to commensurate with experience. This position runs April – December and applicant must commit to the full season.

 Please send resume, letter of interest, and references to Ray Young at ryoung@nextbarnover.com

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 2016 CSA Share Distribution Manager (1 Position Open) approximately 30 hrs/week (Mon/Tues/Wed/Sat)

Position runs May 23rd – Nov 1st

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

-Setting up and breaking down CSA distribution.

-Displaying and restocking vegetables in an attractive manner. Cleaning and putting away vegetable containers as needed.

-Keeping CSA share room and surrounding areas clean (extra time is available before set up to clean share room well). The share room must be kept looking full and abundant at all times and space must be kept clean, organized, and inviting.

-Welcoming and engaging with CSA members during the distributions. Responsible for register and cash drawer accounting.

-Having the appropriate display signs for each week’s distribution, as well as crafting any signs that are needed.

-Keeping track of any supplies that may be needed for proper share barn operation.

-Tracking produce during CSA share to communicate anything that we are running low on, or additions/changes that can be made to the distribution.

-Tracking leftover produce at the end of the CSA share and communicating this inventory information to farm owner.

-Coordinating with local survival centers regarding any food donations throughout the season. Having these donations clearly labeled and easily accessible for pick up.

-Ordering and stocking resale products that we sell at our farm store.

-Being responsible for the U-pick field. This includes keeping the farm tidy, tracking  which U-pick crops are ready, calculating the weekly quantities available, creating and displaying appropriate signs in the field, and updating the U-pick information boards.

-Work Schedule will be approximately 10 hours on Monday and Wednesday (10am-8pm) and 8.5 hours on Saturday (7:00am-3:30pm).

-The ideal candidate will also assist in the greenhouse on Tuesdays for about 4 hours (8 a.m-noon) May-September, and will help in the washroom before the shareroom opens at 2pm on Monday and Wednesday, from June-October.

-The share room attendant is the face of the farm and must show up to work in presentable clothing.

-This job is meant for a people person that is an efficient, independently driven, observant multi-tasker. Prior market experience, food service, customer relations are not necessary, but are encouraged.

-Interest and experience with vegetables helpful so that you can assist members with making the best use of their share (how it is grown, why it might be different then what they are used to, what is happening in the field, recipes or resources for recipes and putting food up.)

-This position requires lifting 50lbs throughout each work day. Person must be comfortable maneuvering a pallet jack.

-Pay starts at $12/hr. Applicants must be willing to commit to working the full season.

Please send resume, letter of interest, and references to Ray Young at ryoung@nextbarnover.com

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2016 Delivery Driver (1 Position Open) 13-14 hrs/week (Tues, Wed, Fri)

Position tuns June 1st – Nov 2nd (there may be additional part time work on the farm available)

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

-Assisting in loading, unloading the deliveries, as well as picking up and returing to the farm any reusable containers/crates.

-Driving an automatic transmission 16’ Stepvan Box Truck to Eastern Massachusetts every Tuesday

-Making multiple delivery stops in Westfield, Cambridge, and Boston while keeping an eye on the clock to ensure all deliveries are made in full and on time.

-Ensuring that the delivery truck is running smoothly and is refueled when required. Report any potential issues with the truck to farm owners immediately.

-Making local wholesale deliveries Wednesday and Friday.

-Typical hours are Tuesdays 6:30 am – 4:30 pm (depending on traffic), delivery to Springfield on Wednesdays (2:00-4:00), and local wholesale deliveries on Fridays (1-2pm).

-Applicant must have some experience driving a box truck and be able to easily back it up to a loading dock.

-Ideal candidate for this position has experience and confidence driving, reversing, and handling city traffic in a large truck like this, is very responsible, and is able to carry out detail oriented tasks with little supervision.

-Position requires lifting 50 lbs. Experience with a pallet jack is a plus.

-Pay starts at $12/hr. Applicants must be willing to commit to working the full season.

Please send resume, letter of interest, and references to Ray Young at ryoung@nextbarnover.com

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Housing (for all three positions):

On farm housing is not available but there are ample rental possibilities and housing shares in the surrounding area. Situated in the Connecticut River Valley, the farm is 10 minutes from Amherst, MA and 20 minutes from Northampton, MA. Nature and nightlife are close by. We are lucky enough to be growing on some of the best vegetable soil in the country. Come farm with us.

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