Massachusetts – Three Sisters hiring Full Time Crew Member

THREE SISTERS IS HIRING A FULL TIME FARM CREW MEMBER!
The Three Sisters Garden Project (TSGP) is a non profit organization located in Ipswich, MA  that seeks to build an environmentally, economically and socially sustainable community, inclusive of all its citizens. Our mission is to foster an agricultural program that integrates sustainable land stewardship, education and food-based community engagement.  In collaboration with local farms, public schools, colleges and food pantries, TSGP aims to increase the amount of sustainably produced, local food available in our community.  We do this through supporting the development of systems to get local food to consumers and facilitating education to increase community engagement in local agriculture. The TSGP is an initiative of both the Ipswich community and the Cuvilly Earth and Arts Center. Learn more at threesistersgarden.org
We are currently seeking a full time Farm Crew Member.  The position will be from May to November (start and end time slightly flexible), 35-40 hours a week.
Primary responsibilities include seeding, planting, weeding, harvesting, and washing produce, under the direction of the Farm Manager. We use organic methods to grow vegetables for our 150-member CSA, restaurant sales and donations to local food pantries.
Requirements:
  • At least one season of farming experience
  • Must be efficient, competent, hard working (a strong work ethic) and most importantly have a positive attitude and desire to contribute to the overall farm mission
  • Maintenance skills, familiarity with carpentry tools, small engine tools, fencing, irrigation – all the aspects of a lively, small vegetable farm operation.
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs repeatedly over the course of the season, as well as the ability to bend, squat, and kneel repeatedly
  • Willingness and enthusiasm to work hard in all weather conditions
  • Comfortable working with a team as well as individually
  • Some tractor experience is preferred
Compensation:
  • Compensation is a weekly stipend commensurate with experience.
  • Farm crew receives a full vegetable share each week along with access to any additional crops.
  • Discounts available on retail products in our share room.
  • All crew are encouraged to attend bi-weekly workshops and tours organized by the Eastern Massachusetts Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (EMassCRAFT) as well as other local workshops.
  • Paid vacation and sick days
  • The chance to work alongside amazing staff and volunteers on a beautiful piece of land.


To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to amy@threesistersgarden.org

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