Massachusetts – Medway Community Farm hiring Assistant Grower

Medway, Massachusetts

Assistant Grower Position at Medway Community Farm

Farm Description:
Medway Community Farm Inc. is a non-profit farm on town land in Medway, Massachusetts with 6 acres in vegetable production spread over three close range sites. MCF uses non-certified organic methods, to manage a diverse vegetable operation that produces food for a CSA program, an on-site farm stand, local farmers markets, wholesale accounts, and local food pantry donation. We offer a variety of education programs, community events, and volunteer opportunities for the public.

We’re seeking another motivated Assistant Grower.

Position Duration:
Mid-March/April – October/November depending on availability. The weekly grind, 7am – 4pm (schedule will vary slightly seasonally) with a 10:00am paid union coffee break, a 1 hour unpaid lunch.

The assistant grower will work closely with the Farm Manager and Assistant Farm Manager, assisting in all aspects of vegetable production including greenhouse management, planting, cultivation, irrigation management, harvest, washing, packing and direct sales. We are looking for someone who enjoy fast paced, efficient work and are eager to learn how to be even faster and even more efficient.  The right candidate should be easy going, passionate, work well alone and with a group, and good communicators. Candidates must be able to safely lift and carry 50 lbs., have a valid driver’s license, and the ability and interest to work long hours outside in any type of weather. Applicants should also be excited about working with community members of all backgrounds and ages to promote the farm’s mission. We strive to balance the high demands on our operations while integrating education, volunteerism and activism, and taking time to enjoy what we do.

Our assistant growers have the opportunity to take on more responsibilities as well, helping to guide the overall workings of the farm. A variety of roles exist to plug into including greenhouse growing, wholesale selling, farmers markets, etc. Besides the qualities listed above, ideally, grower candidates will have worked on a farm for a season or two already and having any previous experience as a teacher, outdoor educator, community organizer or other relevant positions is a plus, but not necessary.

Compensation is commensurate with experience, and includes produce from the farm, participation in EMass CRAFT, hands on training sessions, discounts in the farmstand, and eggs from our chickens. Currently there is no housing available, but we are willing to work with the right candidates to find housing solutions in our community.

If you’re interested in working with a community farm dedicated to education and its local and greater communities, we’d love to hear from you!  Please send a cover letter and resume to Seth Terramane at

Medway Community Farm is an equal opportunity employer.
MCF Mission: To maintain a place that enhances Medway’s rural character, fosters community spirit and encourages “learning from the land” by providing locally grown food, volunteer experiences, educational programs and public events.



Oregon – Schoolyard Farms hiring Farm Assistant

Milwaukie, Oregon
Schoolyard Farms (SYF) is a nonprofit that creates healthier communities by teaching about and growing food on underused schoolyards. Since it was founded in 2012, we have reach thousands of kids each year through our various programs, increasing the likelihood that they’ll grow up to be healthy adults. We have a total of 1.5 acres in production at 2 schools, where 1,100 kids received hands-on garden lessons. We’ve grown 6,000 pounds of produce harvested for the community each year. Our two farm sites are at Candy Lane Elementary, our one-acre pilot farm where we host our summer camp, and at New Urban High School, our half-acre farm. We harvest produce from the farms for our 85 member CSA, the Milwaukie Farmers Market, and our partner schools. Both farms are located in Milwaukie, OR–a quick drive from downtown Portland.
Farm Assistant Position:
The farm assistant will participate in all aspects of running a small-scale production farm. Schoolyard Farms grows over 40 different annual and perennial fruits and vegetables. Our ideal candidate has a background in farming, and a passion for outdoor education. This position is hands-on, and can be physically rigorous. The farm assistant will work primarily with the farm manager, and is an integral part to the Schoolyard Farms community, working alongside garden educators, summer camp participants, students, and volunteers. We’re willing to train the right person.
Time Commitment:
  • April – October 2018, 20 hours per week with 30 minute lunch breaks
  • Sunday 8-3PM, Tuesday 8-4PM, Wednesday 8-2:30PM (some flexibility may be available for the right candidate)
  • Field work: Schoolyard Farms does most of their farming by hand. This includes seeding, planting, weeding, harvesting, bed preparations, watering, trellising
  • Wash/pack on harvest days (Tuesdays & Wednesdays)
  • Delivering farm shares Tuesdays to three drop sites in inner SE Portland
  • Running Farmers Market stand on Sundays at the Milwaukie Sunday Market
  • Working with youth from Candy Lane Elementary and New Urban High School
  • Must pass a criminal background check
  • Farm assistant must have reliable vehicle they are willing to use for farm deliveries and farmers market. Mileage will be compensated.
  • Physical fitness and ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Positive, can-do attitude
  • Self-motivated: farm work requires physical and mental endurance, and farm days are spent outside in any weather
  • Flexible: Farm work is dynamic, farm assistant must be able to shift gears quickly and efficiently
  • Collaborative: farm assistant must be comfortable working as a team
Preferred Qualifications:
  • At least one year farming experience
  • Experience working with children elementary to high school age
  • $12/hr
  • Hands-on training in small-scale, sustainable farming practices
How to Apply:
Please submit a resume and cover letter answering the following questions: (1) Why do you want to work at Schoolyard Farms? (2) What prior experience do you have with farming and/or gardening? (3) What experience do you have with physical work? (4) What three attributes would co-workers, family and friends all agree that you possess? to Schoolyard Farms’ Farm Manager, Annika La Fave, at by 5:00pm on Sunday, March 18, 2018.
Schoolyard Farms provides equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, affectional orientation or gender identity, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sex, or age.

Massachusetts – Land’s Sake Farm hiring Farmyard Educator

Weston, Massachusetts

Farmyard Educator with Land’s Sake Farm
Seasonal, Part-Time, At-will employee

Dates of Employment: June 9 – October 20
Supervisor/Reports to: Education Manager

Organizational Overview:
Founded in 1980, Land’s Sake is a private, nonprofit corporation dedicated to responsible stewardship of suburban farmland and forests. By combining ecologically sound land management with experiential farm-based education, we provide a powerful model of how public open space can be effectively used and enjoyed by the community. We operate three interdependent branches: (1) sustainable land
management and open space preservation, (2) farm-based education, and (3) a community farm. The education department serves our community through group/school programs, after school programs, adult education workshops and summer programs. Land’s Sake is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating a multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for all positions. To learn more about this unique nonprofit please visit:

Open Farmyard

Open Farmyard is a free, drop-in program for young children and caregivers. The target age range is for youth 3-7 years old, though all ages are welcome. This program runs on Thursday afternoons from 3:00-5:00 and on Saturday mornings from 11:00-1:00 from June through October. Open Farmyard engages young children in life on their farm. Activities include tasting food from the garden, planting seeds, caring for the garden, visiting farm animals, nature crafts, storytime, and other seasonal activities.

Position Summary:

The Farmyard Educator’s primary goal is to deliver high quality Open Farmyard programs.
With support from the Education Manager, the Farmyard Educator is responsible for implementing the unique Open Farmyard program. This position will include the additional responsibilities of: assisting with garden maintenance, assisting with livestock care, general branch and organizational development and other non-education related tasks. The Farmyard Educator works collaboratively with other staff to effectively manage the inherent risks of working on a farm, maintain our unique farm aesthetic, teach and follow best management practices for sustainable food production. Collaboration and effective communication between the other branches of the organization are vital for this job; along with all staff, the Farmyard Educator works diligently to carry out mission oriented goals and objectives.

Open Farmyard:
● Coordinate program related logistics, specifically with adjunct educators, community partners/organizations and Land’s Sake staff
● Develop and implement mission-based curriculum
● Lead the Open Farmyard program
● Communicate with parents as needed
● Write articles for the newsletter, blog posts, or social media updates as needed

Other Responsibilities:
● Assist with management of the Education Garden
● Assist with the management of a variety of livestock
● Assist with other non-education related tasks as needed

● Teaching and/or youth leadership experience in a school or non-traditional setting with proven ability around youth safety, group management and discipline
● Experience in leadership role at a camp, after school program, or other youth program
● The ability to multi-task and work independently
● Respectful, clear and patient interpersonal communication skill set that allows for collaborative work across departments
● Professional character that is consistent, capable, self-directed, well organized, flexible, personable, and is able to maintain composure in a changing environment
● Comfortable with public speaking and networking
● Must be able to pass CORI check
● Current First Aid and CPR certification
● Basic computer and office skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc

Essential Functions:
● Must be able to maintain visual and auditory awareness of a group
● Must be able to negotiate various types of terrain on the farm and in the
● Must be able to communicate (both written and verbal) clearly and effectively
with staff, participants, and other constituents
● Must be able to lift and carry up to fifty pounds

Employment dates:
● Training/Program Planning: Thursday, June 7
● Programming: 10:15 am – 1:30 pm., Saturdays June 9-October 20

Salary & Benefits:
● Salary: $12/hour
● Professional development opportunities including trainings in areas of job
related interests
● Organic produce and flowers grown on the farm, discount on other items sold at the Farmstand

  • Paid sick time in accordance with MA law

Equal Opportunity Policy:
Land’s Sake is seeking to hire a staff that represents the racial and ethnic diversity
of its constituents. Diversity and inclusion is an ongoing organizational practice
and a core value of Land’s Sake with the goal of having culturally competent
services, materials, resources and programs. Our hiring practices are informed
by an appreciation of the strengths offered by differing cultures, races, religions,
ethnicities, classes, sexual orientation, physical capacities, and age groups. Land’s
Sake offers benefits including medical insurance, generous vacation, access to
professional development and local organic food.
Land’s Sake is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating a
multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for all

To Apply:
Please email a resume and cover letter, detailing how your skills and experience
meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this
opportunity to, Deadline: March 31st, 2018

Minnesota – Open Arms of Minnesota hiring Temporary Part-Time Farm Assistant

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Open Arms of Minnesota:

Temporary Part-Time Farm Assistant

Organizational Summary:

Open Arms of Minnesota (OAM) is a nonprofit that prepares and delivers healthy, nutritious food to people living with life-threatening illnesses. Our mission is to nourish body, mind and soul. In our state-of-the-art kitchen, OAM staff members and more than 6,000 volunteers create meals specifically designed for our clients’ nutritional needs. We use fresh and, whenever possible, organic ingredients, including produce from our own Open Farms gardens. Volunteers deliver the meals throughout the Twin Cities metro area to approximately 1,000 clients, caregivers and dependents each week, providing nourishment and hope for families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. There are no fees for any of Open Arms’ services. Open Arms is a volunteer-driven organization and is culturally unique in our high commitment to an excellent volunteer experience.

To learn more, visit

Position Overview:

This temporary part-time hourly position contributes to the fulfillment of Open Arms’ mission by assisting the farm coordinator with our urban farm operations and CSA program and building support for our Open Farms program. Additionally, this position is responsible for planting, harvesting, preparing, packaging and delivery of vegetables, as well as maintaining and developing communications and relationships with volunteers and donors of Open Arms. The person in this position must enjoy working closely with volunteers, as she/he will supervise and closely interface with hundreds of volunteers over the growing season. As with all OAM staff positions, this position is responsible for helping ensure volunteers and interns have an exemplary experience during all interactions with Open Arms, and is expected to consistently maintain a high level of customer service to all guests, clients and fellow team members.

Open Date:   March 1st, 2018                                Closing Date:  Until filled

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist farm coordinator with the following:
  • Daily farm operations including seeding, transplanting, weeding, harvesting, irrigating, maintenance and record keeping
    • Maintaining farm infrastructure, tools and equipment
    • Preparation for and management of volunteer groups, interns and individual volunteers
  • Lead volunteer groups at farm sites
  • Provides an outstanding environment and experience for all volunteers by
    • Regularly seeking out meaningful and positive interactions with volunteers
    • Ensuring volunteers have access to tasks and projects
    • Maintaining a positive, friendly and helpful attitude at all times
    • Setting an example to other staff by consistently providing high quality customer service, and modeling positive conflict resolution
  • Crop production
  • Pest and disease control
  • Operation of hand-tools and other farm equipment such as a rototiller and mower
  • Assist in outreach with the local community to build relationships and foster engagement
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Prior experience in farming and production
  • Prior experience with CSA, Farmers Market and Wholesale Markets
  • Good organizational skills and multi-tasked abilities
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve independently
  • Great organizational skills and ability to adapt quickly to the changing needs of the business
  • Excellent communications and human relations skills
  • Flexible and varied schedule
  • Positive and friendly attitude
  • High work ethic and demonstrated reliability
  • Ability to effectively lead, communicate and inspire groups of volunteers
  • Willingness and ability to learn new techniques and skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Valid MN driver’s license
  • Sensitivity to diversity and able to work respectfully with wide array of co-workers and members of the community
  • Ability to adhere to attendance and punctuality requirements, to meet time-sensitive client and business needs
  • Basic computer skills
  • A passion for the mission and values of Open Arms

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to effectively use standard garden tools
  • Able to work effectively in most weather conditions
  • Able to lift high volumes of supplies, vegetables or other materials up to 50lbs.
  • Able to stand, sit, walk, bend, stoop and twist. Requires full range of motion, manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination.  Requires corrected vision, full color vision, sense of smell and taste, and hearing to normal range.
  • Able to provide your own transportation to and from farm sites

Reports To: Farm Coordinator

Range: $15 per hour                                              Location:      2500 Bloomington Avenue S                                                                                                                     Minneapolis MN 55404

Hours: Average of 20 hours per week, varied and flexible schedule

To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter detailing pertinent experience to:

    • Email:   
    • Fax:                612.872.0866
    • Mail:                2500 Bloomington Avenue S, Minneapolis MN 55404


This position is eligible for a benefits package, including medical/life/AD&D/STD/LTD insurance and personal time off (PTO).  An employee-paid dental plan is also available.

Open Arms of Minnesota is committed to hiring and fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce that leverages the skills and talents of all employees in our organization, regardless of race, gender, national origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, familial status, disability  or socioeconomic status. We encourage diverse candidates to apply for this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer                                                     

Wisconsin – Wellspring, Inc. hiring Buildings and Groundskeeper

West Bend, Wisconsin

Position Description: Buildings and Groundskeeper at Wellspring Inc.

Wellspring Mission: “Wellspring Inc is a nonprofit Education and Retreat Center, as well as a Certified Organic Farm and CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) whose mission it is to inspire and teach people to grow, prepare and eat healthy food. In so doing, we transform food systems and build community.”

Groundskeeper Job Description

Ensure all buildings, facilities, and work spaces are well-maintained, structurally sound and secure, well-kept in appearance, and free of safety hazards; Ensure all outdoor areas, including improved and unimproved pathways, and any non-production land owned or rented by Wellspring, are well-maintained, well-kept in appearance, and free of safety hazards; Ensure that all vehicles, equipment, machinery, and tools are well-maintained and in good working order; Ensure all utility services, including electrical, HVAC, water, natural gas, and sewer are in proper working order and free of safety hazards.

Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Maintain buildings, facilities and workspaces
    • Clearing rain gutters
    • Painting as needed
    • Installing rain collection barrels in spring, storing them in fall
    • Regularly inspect buildings for safety and repairs
    • Repair or replace anything in the buildings that needs attention
    • Maintaining organization and cleanliness in the Shop
    • Process all garbage and recycling
  • Maintain outdoor areas
    • Mow all grassy areas: lawns, trails, labyrinth, and pathways
    • Manage the brush pile
    • Facilitate removal of any harmful insects or pest infestation
    • Process downed trees
    • Maintaining gravel driveway
  • Maintain all equipment, machinery, and tools
    • Clean and lubricate all electrical, mechanical equipment including mowers, saws, tractor and implements, farm truck, and hand tools
    • Replacing and adding new tools as needed
    • Restocking fuel tanks
    • Winterizing mowers, weed eater, tiller, saws; storing mower battery
    • Properly disposal of used grease, oil, and other hazardous fluids
  • Maintain all utility services
    • Fill water softeners with pellet salt
    • Clearing water lines for winter
  • Work collaboratively with Wellspring Staff
    • Coordinate maintenance and usage of shared space in collaboration with Conference Center Director, Farm Manager, and Education Director.
    • Coordinate timing and space usage related to any maintenance activities or projects to minimize impact on workshops or events.
    • Coordinate any work involving hospitality areas (house, hostel, barn loft) with the Conference Center Director to ensure minimal impact on guests.
    • Work collaboratively with all staff on large projects such as infrastructure development, large equipment purchases, and organization of shared spaces.
    • Provide assistance as requested during special events at Wellspring.
    • Provide assistance to guests and visitors as requested.
  • Communicate with Wellspring Board of Directors
    • Provide written reports on activities, objectives, and finances as requested.
    • Attend board meetings as requested


  • Highschool Diploma/GED
  • 2+ years groundskeeping experience
  • Carpentry: 2+ years experience or certificate
  • Mechanical experience preferred
  • Must be reliable and have good time management skills

Schedule: Part time. Hours vary seasonally. 20-25/week hours during the growing season; 5-10 hours during the winter season.

Compensation: $10/hour. Access to surplus produce.

Governance: Groundskeeper is eligible to join the board of directors, upon nomination and pending vote of current members of the board.

To apply, applicants may submit their resume and letter of intention to We will then follow up with an application form, after which we will contact you for an interview.

Wisconsin – Wellspring, Inc. hiring Office Director

West Bend, Wisconsin

Position Description: Office Director at Wellspring, Inc.

Wellspring mission: “W​ellspring Inc is a Nonprofit Education and Retreat center, as well as a Certified Organic Farm and CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) whose mission it is to inspire and teach people to grow, prepare and eat healthy food. In so doing, we transform food systems and build community.”

Office Director mission: Oversee, document, and report the financial and administrative functions of Wellspring in order for the needs of the staff and the board to be met; facilitating open board/staff meetings; supporting the organization as a whole.

Office Director Responsibilities:

  • Organize and maintain organizational documents, files, and records
  • Assist in hiring process by providing, collecting, and organizing paperwork; completing background checks on prospective staff members; participating in interviews and decision making in cooperation with the Executive Committee for fulltime and part-time staff (not including farm interns).
  • Editorial assistance in budget writing
  • Oversee: grant writing, sponsorships, and loans
  • Assist with the coordination of special events and meetings, meeting facilitation
  • Maintain an up-to-date calendar of events, reports, grants, and deadlines
  • Maintain a database of updated contact information for board, staff, CSA members, restaurant accounts, markets, donors, and instructors
  • Organize and assist with documents for board reports
  • Assist with the promotion of CSA
  • Stock office supplies and insure the proper functioning of facilities
  • Perform bookkeeping functions, including (but not limited to): making deposits, paying bills, preparing and sending invoices, managing payroll, tracking expenditures, reconciling bank statements, maintaining ledgers, journals and charts of accounts.

In relation with the Board of Directors, the Office Director will:

  • Participate in open staff/board meetings
  • Provide clear and concise reports of finances, participate in designing financial goals, and budget updates
  • Eligible to join the board after 6 months of employment, by nomination and vote

In relation with the Staff, the Office Director will:

  • Collaborate with Education and Community Outreach (ECO) Director on grant writing, fundraising, and sponsorships
  • Provide editorial assistance for budget writing
  • Assist ECO Director with event registration, promotion, and facilitation when needed
  • Manage income reports for the farm and education programs
  • Partner with ECO Director and Farm Director to promote events, markets, and CSA
  • Perform payroll

Academic/Experiential Prerequisites:

  • At least 2 years experience with office administration, especially within a non-profit
  • Accounting experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Graphic design experience preferred and website building
  • Excellent computer experience: GoogleDrive, DropBox, social media, website design, Quickbooks
  • Grant writing experience
  • Excellent communication, organization, prioritization, and follow-through

Schedule: Part-time, year round. 20-30 hours/week. Note: more hours may be needed during large events.


  • $13,500/yr salary plus annual retention bonus: $1,500
  • Included is on-farm shared housing (not required but preferred)
    • Utilities
    • Laundry access
    • Internet
    • Food staples provided throughout year
  • Access to Wellspring’s surplus produce


  • Once you join our team, if all goes well, there may be an option of going full-time.

To apply, applicants may submit their resume and letter of intention to We will then follow up with an application form, after which we will contact you for an interview.

Massachusetts – Waltham Fields Community Farm hiring Multiple Positions

Waltham, Massachusetts

Waltham Fields Community Farm is hiring for the 2018 Season!

Waltham Fields is a 501(c)3 nonprofit farm that promotes local agriculture and food access through our farming operations and educational programs, using practices that are socially, ecologically, and economically sustainable. We encourage healthy relationships between people, their food supply, and the land from which it grows.

We are hiring for the following positions:

  • Weed Crew (20 hrs/week) – Start date May 21st

  • Field Crew (35hrs/week) – Start date June 12th

  • Distribution & Outreach Assistant- June-October, 2-3 days/week working at our CSA and at our special Outreach Market for low income families.

  • Learning Garden Educators(15-3-hrs/week)- for June, July & August

  • High School Paid & Volunteer Positions: Weekends in the Spring & Fall, Weekdays in the Summer

  • Special Volunteer Opportunities


For more information, please visit our website or download the attached job descriptions.

Field Crew Job Announcement 2018

Weed Crew Job Announcement

Distribution and Outreach Assistant Job Description 2018