Massachusetts – Brookwood Community Farm hiring Multiple Positions

Canton, Massachusetts

Brookwood Community Farm in Canton/Milton, MA

Brookwood Community Farm is a non-profit farming operation and education center in Canton and Milton, MA. Brookwood Community Farm (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. From one acre of land under cultivation in 2006, the farm has expanded to cultivate eight acres using organic practices and operate a 300-person Community Supported Agriculture program. We are seeking an Assistant Farm Manager, Apprentices and Field Crew.

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The Assistant Farm Manager will work closely with the Farm Manager to help assist in all aspects of vegetable production including staff training and management, market and CSA management, greenhouse management, planting, cultivation, irrigation management, harvest, wash and packing, and tractor work. Managing and training staff, as directed by the Farm Manager, will be a key part of this position.

The ideal candidate has three or more seasons of vegetable growing experience, knowledge of tractors and equipment, management experience with staff and volunteers, and a commitment to BCF’s mission and purpose. A clean driving record, driver’s license, ability to safely lift and carry 50 lbs, a positive attitude, attention to detail, and ability to work efficiently are essential.

Duration: March through November, Tuesday through Saturday, with rotating weekend greenhouse duty. Hours are 7 am -5 pm at the peak of the season, with fewer hours in spring and fall.

Compensation: $15-18/hr depending on experience from March through November, 5 paid vacation days, 3 personal/sick days, and farm produce.

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Apprentices will assist in all aspects of vegetable production including greenhouse management, planting, cultivation, irrigation management, harvest, wash and packing, CSA and/or markets management, and tractor work. Additional responsibilities, such as small project management, will be delegated depending on need and abilities.

The ideal candidate has 0-2 years of farming experience, interest in developing their farming and leadership skills, and commitment to BCF’s mission and purpose. A clean driving record, driver’s license, ability to safely lift and carry 50 lbs, a positive attitude, attention to detail, and ability to work efficiently are essential.

Duration: April through October/November (depending on availability), Tuesday through Saturday, with rotating weekend greenhouse duty. Hours are 7 am -5 pm at the peak of the season, with fewer hours in spring and fall.

Compensation: Starts at $12/hr depending on experience from April/March to October/November (depending on availability), 5 paid vacation days, 3 personal/sick days, farm produce, participation in bi-weekly CRAFT sessions, and a $250 educational stipend for use during the season.

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Field Crew will help with multiple aspects of vegetable production, including planting, weeding, harvest, and wash. Candidates need the ability to work long hours in all types of weather, must enjoy working alone and in a group, have an interest in farming, and commitment to BCF’s mission and purpose. The ability to safely lift and carry 50 lbs, attention to detail, a positive attitude, and ability to work efficiently are essential.

Duration: April/May through August/September/October (depending on availability), Tuesday through Saturday. Hours are 7 am -5 pm at the peak of the season, with fewer hours in spring and fall. Both full and part-time positions may be available.

Compensation: Starts at $11/hr depending on experience, sick leave as mandated by MA law, and farm produce.

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 To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to the Farm Manager, Sara Rostampour, at sara@brookwoodcommunityfarm.org.

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