Massachusetts – The Food Project hiring Multiple Positions

Lincoln, Massachusetts
The Food Project is hiring for five full-time, farm-based, seasonal positions in Lincoln, MA (20 miles outside of Boston).
 

Farm Worker – Lincoln, MA – The Food Project

The Food Project is seeking two Farm Workers for the 2018 growing season, from May 14 through August 24.
Applicants for this position should have high energy for and interest in sustainable agriculture and youth development, as well as a commitment to teamwork. They should also have creative energy for making a difference in the world and a passion for the vision of The Food Project. The Farm Worker will work on The Food Project’s 30-acre farm in Lincoln, MA, growing and distributing produce through our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program and Farmers’ Markets in Boston, and to local hunger relief organizations.
Qualifications – Willing to work in variable weather conditions. – Hand weeding and vegetable harvesting – Experience organizing groups safely and productively. – Experience working in a fast-paced work environment. – Dependable, responsible, independent, and open to learning. – Willing to work a flexible schedule. Days and hours worked may vary within the season Responsibilities – Farm Work: Harvesting, transplanting, weeding, seeding, washing produce, packing produce – Leading and teaching volunteer groups – Assisting youth crews in their field work during July and August – Maintaining orderly site for all visitors Compensation
This is a full-time, seasonal position from May 14 – August 24, 2018. Hourly wage is $12 per hour for 40 hours of work per week, plus a transportation stipend for daily travel to and from the farm (specific amount depends on each employee’s actual costs). Includes worker’s compensation.
Recruitment Process – We will review all submissions, identify viable candidates and contact ONLY those individuals selected to continue in the search process. The position will be filled when the desired candidate is found.
Please send resume and cover letter via email to: jobs@thefoodproject.org. In the subject line, write your name and the position for which you are applying, eg: “Jordan Smith – Lincoln Farm Worker”. The Food Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to creating a multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for this position. More at http://thefoodproject.org/get-involved/work-here
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Grower’s Assistant – Lincoln, MA – The Food Project
The Food Project is seeking a Grower’s Assistant for the 2018 growing season, from April 2nd through November 2nd. Applicants for this position should have high energy for and interest in sustainable agriculture and youth development, as well as a commitment to teamwork. They should also have creative energy for making a difference in the world and a passion for the vision of The Food Project. The Grower’s Assistant will work on TheFood Project’s 30-acre farm in Lincoln, MA, growing and distributing produce through our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program and Farmers’ Markets in Boston, and to local hunger relief organizations.
Primary Responsibilities – April – May – Farm Work: Harvesting, transplanting, weeding, seeding, washing produce, packing produce – Leading and teaching volunteer groups June – September – Deliver produce in thegreater Boston area – Assist youth crews in daily field operations – Farm Work: Harvesting, transplanting, weeding, seeding, washing produce, packing produce September – October – Farm Work: Harvesting, transplanting, weeding, seeding, washing produce, packing produce – Leading and teaching volunteer groups – Preparing farm for winter season Qualifications • Experience in organic crop production/agriculture • 21+ years of age with a valid driver’s license in good standing (required for use of TFP vehicles) • Experience organizing groups safely and productively • Ability to perform demanding physical labor, and lift 50 lbs • Ability to work in a team as well as independently • Dependable, flexible, organized, on time, and a sense of humor • Experience driving large vehicles or willingness to be trained • Experience with/interest in farm equipment (preferred) • Willingness to work a flexible work schedule, days of the week and hours worked vary with the season.

Compensation – This is a full-time, seasonal position from April 2nd through November 2nd, 2018, with a salary of $600 per week. Compensation package includes worker’s compensation, employer-sponsored health insurance, paid vacation, and produce from the farm, plus a transportation stipend for daily travel to and from the farm (specific amount depends on each employee’s actual costs).
Recruitment Process – We will review all submissions, identify viable candidates and contact ONLY those individuals selected to continue in the search process. The position will be filled when desired candidate is found. Please send resume and cover letter via email to: jobs@thefoodproject.org. In the subject line, write your name and the position for which you are applying, eg: “Jordan Smith – Lincoln Grower’s Assistant”. Electronic submission is greatly preferred, or correspondence can be mailed to: Human Resources, The Food Project, 10 Lewis Street, Lincoln, MA 01773The Food Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to creating a multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for this position. More at http://thefoodproject.org/get-involved/work-here

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Grower’s Assistant & CSA Manager – Lincoln, MA – The Food Project
The Food Project is seeking a Grower’s Assistant & CSA Manager for the 2018 growing season, from May 29th through November 20th.
Applicants for this position should have high energy for and interest in sustainable agriculture and youth development, as well as a commitment to teamwork. They should also have creative energy for making a difference in the world and a passion for the vision of The Food Project. The Grower’s Assistant & CSA Manager will work on The Food Project’s 30-acre farm in Lincoln, MA, growing and distributing produce through our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program and Farmers’ Markets in Boston, and to local hunger relief organizations. On Tuesdays and Thursdays during the CSA season you will be responsible for setting up and taking down our on-farm CSA distribution.
Primary Responsibilities – May – June – Farm Work: Harvesting, transplanting, weeding, seeding, washing produce, packing produce – Leading and teaching volunteer groups – Manage CSA distributions and end-of-day produce donations – CSA stand prep, materials ordering, organizing and exporting membership records from our database into Excel – Communication with CSA members and Site hosts June – September – Manage CSA distributions set up and take down of farm stand, and end-of-day produce donations – Assist with daily field operations and greenhouse work – CSA stand prep, materials ordering, office/computer work September – November – Farm work: harvesting, cultivating, etc. – Manage CSA distributions and end-of-day produce donations – Leading and teaching volunteer groups – Preparing farm for winter season Qualifications • Experience organizing produce displays • Ability to repeatedly lift 50 lbs • Experience with Excel, data entry and record keeping • Experience with customer relations • Experience organizing groups safely and productively • Experience teaching young people in outdoor setting • Ability to drive/learn to drive manual pick-up truck • Experience with/interest in farm equipment. • On time, Dependable, responsible, independent, and open to learning. • Willing to work a flexible schedule, which days and hours worked vary by time of season
Compensation – This is a full-time, seasonal position from May 29th – November 20th, 2018, with a salary of $600 per week. Compensation package includes worker’s compensation and employer-sponsored health insurance plus a transportation stipend for daily travel to and from the farm (specific amount depends on each employee’s actual costs).
Recruitment Process – We will review all submissions, identify viable candidates and contact ONLY those individuals selected to continue in the search process. The position will be filled when desired candidate is found. Please send resume and cover letter via email to: jobs@thefoodproject.org. In the subject line, write your name and the position for which you are applying, eg: “Jordan Smith – Lincoln Grower’s Assistant & CSA Manager”. The Food Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to creating a multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for this position. More at http://thefoodproject.org/get-involved/work-here
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Grower’s Assistant & Root Crew Supervisor – Lincoln, MA – The Food Project
The Food Project is seeking a Grower’s Assistant & Root Crew Supervisor for the 2018 growing season, from April 2nd through November 2nd. This person is an integral member of the team on The Food Project’s 30-acre production farm in Lincoln throughout the season, participating in growing and distributing vegetables through a variety of channels in the Greater Boston area, as well as the supervisor for one of our full-time summer youth crews during July and August, facilitating their integration into responsible roles on the farm and their personal development. In the spring and the fall, the Grower’s Assistant & Root Crew Supervisor works on The Food Project’s 30-acre farm in Lincoln, MA, growing and distributing vegetables through our CSA farm-share, Farmers’ Markets, and to local hunger relief organizations. In July and August, this role provides leadership for theRoot Crew, a cohort of 16 of The Food Project’s most experienced youth employees, in their work and learning on the farm in Lincoln, partnering with two youth peer leaders to facilitate the Root Crew’s strong participation in all aspects of the farm. The person in this role partners closely with The Food Project’s year-round Root Crew Supervisor to support Root Crew members to facilitate structured learning, discussion, and reflection for theentire crew; foster deep connections amongst crew members; and support crew members in setting and achieving both work and personal development goals.
Primary Responsibilities – April – June • Harvesting, transplanting, weeding, seeding, washing produce, packing produce • Lead groups of volunteers on the farm • Collaborate with youth development staff to prepare for summer • Prepare the farm space and practices for integration of summer Root Crew youth • Drive a delivery route in the Greater Boston area one day per week beginning in June July – August • Lead youth in farm work and meeting goals for weeding, harvesting, and other tasks • Build relationships with Root Crew Members and support their personal development • Provide daily mentorship and coaching for Root Crew Peer Leaders, and engage them in planning for and leading the crew’s work • Manage schedule, timing and transition between activities for the crew throughout the day • Prepare and facilitate structured opportunities for learning, discussion, and reflection, often in collaboration with the year-round Root Crew Supervisor • Maintain a safe and fun space both physically and emotionally for all youth • Drive a delivery route in the Greater Boston area one day per week September – October • Harvesting, transplanting, weeding, seeding, washing produce, packing produce • Lead groups of volunteers on the farm • Prepare farm for winter season • Assist with demands of CSA and greenhouse • Drive a delivery route in the Greater Boston area one day per week Qualifications • Experience in organic crop production/agriculture • Experience working with teenagers, preferably in an outdoor setting • 21+ years of age with a valid driver’s license in good standing (required for use of TFP vehicles) • Experience organizing groups safely and productively • Ability to motivate a group of young people while fostering their potential • Ability to perform demanding physical labor, able to lift 50lbs • Ability to work in a team as well as independently • Dependability, organization, flexibility, and a sense of humor • Experience driving large vehicles or willingness to be trained • Willing to work a flexible schedule, days of the week and hours worked vary within the season • Experience with/interest in farm equipment (preferred) • Experience facilitating discussions and/or training about oppression, power, and equity (preferred) Commitment This is a job you will never forget and requires a substantial commitment of time and energy. Applicants must be available April 2nd through November 2nd, 2018 and able to staff a Friday youth overnight on the farm in late July. This role might also require occasional evening availability in July and August to support the youth crew. This is a full-time, seasonal position.
Compensation – This is a full-time, seasonal position from April 2nd through November 2nd, 2018, with a salary of $600 per week. Compensation package includes worker’s compensation, employer-sponsored health insurance, paid vacation, produce from the farm, plus a transportation stipend for daily travel to and from the farm (specific amount depends on each employee’s actual costs).
Recruitment Process – We will review all submissions, identify viable candidates and contact ONLY those individuals selected to continue in the search process. The position will be filled when desired candidate is found. Please send resume and cover letter via email to jobs@thefoodproject.org. In the subject line, write your name and the position for which you are applying, eg: “Jordan Smith – Lincoln Grower’s Assistant & Root Crew Supervisor”. We will review all submissions, identify viable candidates and contact ONLY those individuals selected to continue in the search process. The position will be filled when desired candidate is found. The Food Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to creating a multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for this position. More at http://thefoodproject.org/get-involved/work-here
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