Wisconsin – Brix Cider hiring Cider Supply Chain Assistant

Barneveld, Wisconsin 

Now hiring!

Job Title:  Cider Supply Chain Assistant

Location:  Barneveld, WI (with work in surrounding rural areas)

Background

Brix Cider is a small but growing company making hard cider in Southwest, Wisconsin (see brixcider.com for more information).  We source local apples from family farms to make high quality, craft cider.  We are planning to expand our supply chain this fall harvest season to include several local orchards, and we are looking to hire two, part time Cider Supply Chain Assistants to assist with apple harvest, collection, transport, and pressing.  This is a great opportunity to get started with a new company in a growing local, craft cider industry.

Job Description

The Cider Supply Chain Assistant will travel to small orchards in Southwest, Wisconsin along with other members of the Brix Cider team to harvest apples.  Some of the orchards will be managed and easily accessible, while others will consist of clusters of wild or seedling apple trees on more challenging terrain.  The primary responsibilities of the Cider Supply Chain Assistant will be to pick apples, load them onto a truck, transport them back to our farm or processing facility, and assist with apple pressing.  What better way to spend the autumn than travelling to orchards and picking apples, right?

Schedule

The position is part-time (15-30 hours per week) Monday through Thursday, primarily in the mornings and afternoons.  Hours may vary based on picking conditions at each site.

The position runs from the end of August through late November.  For the right person, we may consider longer term, year-round employment in our new cider production facility and pub (scheduled to open in early 2018).

Pay

$12-$14 per hour depending on skills and experience

 Required Skills

  • Dependable, hard-working, friendly
  • Able to lift and carry 50 lb bushel boxes repetitively
  • Able to pull or push a harvest cart weighing approximately 200 pounds
  • Willing to work outdoors even in inclement weather
  • Comfortable working on a ladder with a harvest bag for extended periods of time
  • Works safely
  • Works efficiently
  • Works well with others

Desired Qualifications

 Interest in and/or knowledge of apples and cider

  • Experience working on farms or in similar environments
  • Experience in food processing and/or fermentation

 Other Requirements

  • The Cider Supply Chain Assistant will be responsible for his or her own transportation to our farm in Barneveld or to other orchards in the area

How to Apply

 Applications are due by August 15th, 2017.  The application should include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Contact information for 3 references, including: name, description of relationship, email, and phone number
  4. Also, when you contact us, please note what days and times you are available

Applications should be sent to Matt and Marie Raboin by email:  matt@brixcider.com and marie@brixcider.com

Ohio – Gorman Heritage Farm hiring Livestock Assistant

Gorman Heritage Farm is a 122-acre working farm and outdoor education center, inviting visitors to explore and learn the history, methods and values of a working family farm in a natural setting.

Evendale, Ohio

Job Title: Livestock Assistant
Category: Part time, 30-35 hours/week. 30 day probationary period.
Classification: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Farm Manager
Pay Scale: $12 – $14/ hour, based on education and experience.

Purpose:
Working under the direction of the Farm Manager to care for livestock and poultry, grounds and building maintenance, and assist with management of Volunteers.

Job Responsibilities:
Daily correspondence with and oversight of Farmyard Volunteers
Help prepare Farmyard and Animals for education groups
Feeding, watering, cleaning, and pasture rotation for livestock and poultry
Take notes related to animal health, feeding, and pasture rotation, as well as volunteer tasks, education groups, etc.
Grounds maintenance including mowing, trimming and snow removal as needed
Other duties as assigned.

Education/Skills: Bachelor’s Degree preferred, High School Diploma/GED and relevant work experience required. Basic knowledge of animal care, livestock experience preferred. Good communications skills. Positive attitude. Passion for the mission of Gorman Heritage Farm.

Physical demands: This position requires very strenuous physical activities. Must be able to lift 50 pounds independently. The work is performed both indoors and outdoors in all kinds of weather.

Equipment operated: Tractors, truck with trailer, utility vehicles, zero turn mower, weed eater, hand tools, power tools, computer, printer/copier, and other equipment found in office, farm and teaching environment.

To apply: Send cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position along with your resume to tricia@gormanfarm.org.

Illinois – Food Works hiring Farm Beginnings Assistant Facilitator

Carbondale, Illinois

Now Hiring!

Farm Beginnings® Assistant Facilitator

Food Works, a non-profit organization centered in Carbondale, IL, seeks a part-time Assistant Facilitator for the Farm Beginnings program. Our mission is to advance sustainable food systems in the 23 southernmost counties in Illinois. Our programs feature farmer-to-farmer peer education and consumer education and engagement.

Join our food community of farmers, artisans, brewers, bakers, vintners, educators, musicians, chefs, consumers, and activists to help restore our sustainable local food system, centered in southernmost Illinois home of the Shawnee Hills and the Shawnee National Forest.

Farm Beginnings® helps farmers build and grow sustainable farm businesses through farmer- led seminars and mentoring in southern Illinois. Farm Beginnings® is equally committed to leadership development toward positive social change. This Farm Beginnings Assistant Facilitator position will work directly with beginning and established farmers as well as helping to build larger community support and understanding around beginning farmer issues and growing the sustainable local food system.

The ideal candidate has some farming experience, Farm Beginnings® or farm education/mentorship experience, is an effective communicator, and experienced in organizing and administering learning opportunities. Farm Beginnings is a winter seminar series for beginning farmers followed by a growing season internship. The Assistant Facilitator’s primary responsibility will be co-facilitating learning seminars, planning and logistics; coordinating guest presenters; conducting evaluations; ensuring preparations; and conducting follow-up and evaluations. The Assistant Facilitator will work 8-15 hours/week Sept.-February including 1-2 weekends per month (either Sat or Sun TBA); then 5-8 hours per week during other months. The Assistant Facilitator must attend if possible one out-of-town, two-day training in February (or March) and one out- of-town, two-day training in July/August (Travel costs are covered).

This part-time position will focus on Farm Beginnings work based in Carbondale, Illinois and serving a 23-county area of southernmost Illinois. The Assistant Facilitator will be supervised by Kathleen Logan Smith, Food Works Executive Director.

Details :

Salary at $16-$20/hour based on qualifications. The Asst. Facilitator receives a $25/month phone stipend.

For more information seewww.fwsoil.org/staff.  Food Works is an equal opportunity employer

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume highlighting skills and experience, and writing samples to: Kathleen Logan Smith, Executive Director via email: Kathleen@eatsouthernillinois.org or via mail: P.O. Box 3855, Carbondale, IL 62902, 618-370-3287. Please send any email attachments as pdf files. Other file formats will not be opened.

Michigan – Allen Neighborhood Center hiring AmeriCorps Positions

Lansing, Michigan

NEW ANC Ameri-Corps Job Positions

Allen Neighborhood Center of Lansing, MI  is seeking candidates for three full-time AmeriCorps positions. The AmeriCorps term is October 16, 2017 – September 26, 2018. Resumes and cover letters are due to Andrea Villanueva by August 7 at 5 pm. Please note in your cover letter that you are interested in applying for a position at ANC and include which position(s) you are most interested in. AmeriCorps service delivers rich experiences in community-building! You may email your resume and cover letter to: Avillanueva@ingham.org.

Position Descriptions:

AmeriCorps is a national service program that offers members a small living stipend and education award in exchange for a term of service, and is commonly known as the “domestic Peace Corps.”

Illinois – Food Works hiring Program Coordinator

Carbondale, Illinois

Now Hiring!

Program Coordinator

Food Works, a non-profit organization centered in Carbondale, IL, seeks a part-time Program Coordinator. Our mission is to advance sustainable food systems in the 23 southernmost counties in Illinois. Our programs feature farmer-to-farmer peer education and consumer education and engagement.

The Program Coordinator will have three areas of responsibility: Food Access program activities which include outreach to farmers markets throughout the region; management of the indoor Winter Community Farmers Market in Carbondale, IL; and administration of the Southern Illinois Farming Alliance peer education and networking programs. The Coordinator works to expand SNAP/Link access to Southern Illinois Farmers markets; promotes use of SNAP/Link at farmers markets; collects and monitors data related to farmers’ market access; manages the Winter Community Farmers Market (Opens Nov/Dec-March) in Carbondale and administers the Farming Alliance. The Coordinator will also work with farmers to identify needs and opportunities, produce newsletters, web content, and social media messaging, schedule educational on-farm Field Days, and develop workshops and trainings as needed.

The ideal candidate is responsible, professional, friendly, and organized. She or he has farmers market, project and volunteer management, communications and event planning experience. The candidate must be able to use the Microsoft Office suite of products (or their equivalent), work some weekends and evenings; must be able to travel in the 23-county southernmost Illinois region, and must be licensed and able to drive.

To apply send a letter of introduction, resume, references and writing samples to: kathleen@eatsouthernillinois.org. List “Program Coordinator” in the subject line and send all attachments as pdf files. Other formats will not be opened. Or mail application materials to: P.O. Box 3855, Carbondale, IL 62902. Please include your ideal schedule/hours and salary.

Food Works is an equal opportunity employer

For more information visit: http://www.fwsoil.org

Indiana – Living Roots Farm hiring Apprentice

French Lick, Indiana

Apprentice Fall or Winter 2017

Living Roots Farm and EcoVillage

Living Roots is a farm and more specifically an ecovillage. Our primary focus is food (growing it, processing it, cooking it, and distributing it to others). We also focus on healing arts, natural building, off-the-grid living, and generally personal and community growth.

Living Roots might be the only farm where apprentices take a full massage course, along with the farm program. Come join us in this opportunity for earth-connected farm work and education, massage, yoga, personal growth and awareness building, cooking, off-the-grid living and much more!

The EcoVillage operates a 75 acre farm, including a 4.5 acre market farm, 0.5 acre community garden, and a U-Pick strawberry patch. Our apprenticeship program is centered around organic farming and is for those who are committed to their education in these areas. We balance this farm work with the healing arts, which includes mentoring, massage and healing arts, and yoga. You will become a better cook by being an apprentice here! Much time is also spent cooking, doing food fermentation, food processing, and eating directly from the land. We operate according to environmentally sustainable farming practices and also within a model that promotes personal sustainability and health. There are also options to study small business and sustainable living skills. We have four sessions each year and an option to apprentice for the entire growing season, including during the winter. Please see our website for more info.

Educational Opportunities: All aspects of market gardening: plant propagation, tending, harvesting, sales, marketing, delivery, farmers markets. Opportunities to work with EcoVillage animals: grass fed beef, chickens, pigs, goats, and sheep. Also, permaculture and season extension. Sustainable living skills, including off the grid living, wholesome cooking, food fermentation/preservation, beer/mead making, cheese making, and solar oven cooking just to name a few. All students learn how to make cheese, yogurt, and bread. Also includes a mentoring program, which gives the apprentices a life changing experience of personal growth. Apprentices will also be able to learn massage and other healing arts such as energy work and yoga. This will be incorporated into the program to give a more balanced approach to working with the earth.

Stipend:
For apprentices with experience, you will be offered a monthly stipend of $100 – $200. Other apprentices will receive a monetary congratulations gift of $150/session upon completion of their agreed upon program. And in addition to housing (listed below), apprentices also receive food (for all 21 meals).

Housing: Accommodation in apprentice cabin, bunkhouse, or camper is provided. Tents in the campground are also an option if desired.

Please see our website for more info : www.indianacommunity.org

Minnesota – Wozupi Organic Farm hiring Farm Laborer

Prior Lake, Minnesota

Farm Laborer – Wozupi- Organic Farm

2041 140th Street NW, Prior Lake, MN 55372

Position Type: Seasonal
Shift/ Hours: First
Days: TBD – based on business needs
Salary Range: $13/hr

Requirements:

  • One year crop production experience, to include organic farming experience.
  • Ability to operate farm machinery.
  • Valid driver’s license required with a good driving record.
  • On feet or standing 90% of time.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Outside work 90% of time. As related to climate conditions. May work in excessive heat in the summer in a non-climate controlled environment.

**Will need to pass Pre-employment Drug test/Physical and extensive background check.

**We are currently looking for 1 – seasonal Full time Farm Laborers. We are looking for a Farm Laborer to work in our Vegetable garden.

We are also looking for 1 part time Farm Laborers to work as an Orchard Assistant.

Job Summary: Plants, cultivates, and harvests field crops. Assist with honey collection and maple syrup operations. Works with volunteers and youth.

Job Duties:
Performs one or more of the following duties:

  • Assist in planting and cultivating edible fruits and vegetables for a farm to market operation including greenhouse work, installation of a fruit orchard and working in a high tunnel.
  • Assist in farm operations by: hand cultivation of produce, operating tractors, implements, and other machinery; harvesting and storing vegetables in preparation for delivery to market; packing and delivering produce orders.
  • Assist to collect and process maple sap for the production of maple syrup. Bottle maple syrup. Deliver maple syrup to vendors at the direction of supervisory staff.
  • Manage honeybee colonies for the production of honey. Harvest and bottle honey. Deliver honey to vendors at the direction of supervisory staff.
  • Assist in farm-related record keeping and documentation.
  • Assist with volunteers and youth groups.

How to apply
Go to http://www.mysticlake.com/employment

Deadline will be posted until filled