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Hiring: Two Full Time Crew Members – Next Barn Over Farm
Next Barn Over is a 40-acre, organic vegetable farm in Hadley, MA. We grow for our 500 member CSA and several local wholesale customers. Field crew positions run from April to December 2018, 45-50 hours per week. Crew are involved in various aspects of crop production from greenhouse, to field, to washroom, and delivery responsibilities. This includes but is not limited to transplant production, transplanting by machine and by hand, hoeing, hand weeding, managing row cover, harvesting, and operating farm vehicles. This employee will also assist the washroom manager with washing, processing, and packing all farm produce; and will make local and regional deliveries. Valid drivers license and competent driving skills are required, along with the ability to repeatedly lift 50 lbs. Pay starts at $11/hour and is commensurate with experience. Applicants please send resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org
Farm Worker – Lincoln, MA – The Food Project
Title: Education Manager (part-time 30hrs/wk)
Reports to: Executive Director
Project GROWS (PG) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational farm with a mission to improve the overall health of children and youth in Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County, Virginia. We cultivate health by connecting children to nutritious food through 1) hands-on, garden-based education and 2) access to healthy local food. Project GROWS cultivates 4 acres of mixed vegetables and perennial fruit on our farm in Augusta County, Virginia where we grow 25,000 pounds of food each year. We serve over 3,000 local youth each year with gardening, nutrition, and cooking education, and partner with 22 local agencies on food programs including field trips, summer camps, and farm to school tastings.
General Statement of Responsibilities
The Education Manager (EM) will be responsible for coordinating and implementing all aspects of education programming at Project GROWS. The EM will implement programming at the farm and partner sites including but not limited to curriculum development and modification, on-site instruction, in-school instruction, and the development of learning gardens in the community. Along with the Farm Manager, the EM will supervise and mentor youth staff and education interns including Fellows from the Allegheny Mountain Institute. In addition, the EM will be expected to participate in ongoing design, planning, and maintenance of farm. The EM will:
· Manage and collaborate with other staff, interns, and volunteers to provide nutrition, gardening, and cooking instruction to youth and adult participants at Project GROWS
· Manage and collaborate with staff, interns, and community partners to modify and implement food education taking place at partner agency sites and farmer’s markets and at community events
· Meet with youth staff and intern(s) on a weekly basis to discuss performance and growth and provide him/her with any support and assistance he/she may need
· Develop systems for tracking quantitative and qualitative data in order to accurately measure the impact of educational programs and make necessary adjustments to the programs
· Develop resources and aids to accompany lessons, working toward a holistic learning experience that takes a student from the classroom, to the farm, and beyond
· Manage all aspects of communication with local school systems, including teachers, administrations and nutrition directors, facilitating and managing field trips, staff visits, and farm to school activities
· Develop and implement workshops on nutrition and gardening in the community throughout the year
· Develop new lessons and strategies for connecting children to nature, including a comprehensive summer camp curriculum
· Serve as the liaison and coordinator for the Youth Education Committee (a committee of the Project GROWS Board), and recruit community partners as members
· Participate regularly in farm maintenance and farmer’s market management, as needed
· Work closely with the farm manager to develop education-focused spaces throughout the farm
· Coordinate the monthly Project GROWS newsletter and manage other social media as required
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Most importantly, Project GROWS seeks a flexible individual who is willing to take part in all PG responsibilities and be part of a dynamic team. Specifically for this position, Project Grows seeks an individual who is comfortable with and knowledgeable in development of curriculum, effective instructional strategies, and an interest in providing appropriate classroom management in a garden setting. Has experience and knowledge of working with children and youth from diverse backgrounds. Possesses strong interpersonal skills and an ability to manage various community relationships. Is very organized and has strong communication skills including managing a high volume of email requests in a timely manner and coordinating all scheduling. In addition, knowledge of the flow of a full season in a production garden and a basic knowledge of Permaculture and/or sustainable food production is a plus. All Project GROWS’ staff must be able to lift 50 lbs and work outside in physically demanding environments.
Physical Attributes and/or Environmental Issues
The position is very much a “textured” position requiring of the Education Manager to be both comfortable in an outdoor setting engaging plants, comfortable working independently in an office setting, as well as comfortable providing instruction and/or workshops to youth on and off-site.
· Cell phone communication
· Frequent computer and internet access
· Reliable transportation
· A valid driver’s license
· Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
· Criminal background checks will be required for final applicants
This is a year-round, 30 hr/wk position. Benefits include paid time off and a share of farm produce. Weekend availability is required for special education events and occasional farmer’s markets (May through September). This is a paid position starting at $15-$18 an hour negotiable based on experience.
Please send a resume, cover letter, and 2 references to Jenna Clarke, Executive Director, at email@example.com.
HIRING HIRING HIRING for a Local Business Advocate!
The Sweet Leenie marketing team helps local businesses connect with their communities. We provide professional grassroots support to entrepreneurs who need people that put as much thought, care, and devotion into connecting with customers as they put into their businesses.
We are searching for smart, self-motivated, entrepreneurial individuals with a flair for marketing and a shared love for small business. We are NOT a corporate organization. Individuality is what makes the team brand special. If you have your own passions, we’d like to make your schedule fit your goals – artists, from actors to painters, passionate non-profit volunteers, we work with them all!
All positions offer the opportunity for further promotion within the company.
Field/grassroots marketing in local sales locations to provide exceptional customer service to stores and consumers. You will be expected to relay product knowledge to consumers and interact with store staff in a way that reflects positively on our clients, generating higher sales, brand loyalty, and positive store relations. Innovating demonstration displays and coordinating with store staff.
• Must own vehicle/have valid driver’s license
• Outgoing- “social butterfly” friend at the party/gift of gab
• Entrepreneurial/problem solver
• Good time management skills
• Experience communicating with strangers
• Understands importance of small business/community
HOW TO APPLY
Please include resume, references, and a cover letter specifying why you have a strong passion for local foods, why you are interested in field marketing, what you might bring to an entrepreneurial environment.
Job Description for Northern Tilth Field Technician
March 1, 2017
Our environmental consulting company is looking for a full-time field technician to join our busy nutrient management team. The ideal candidate for this position is as comfortable working long days outside in the field as they are in front of a computer using Excel, Word, and ArcMap. We are looking for a creative problem-solver with solid project management skills, including the ability to monitor the progress of the various parts of each project in which they are involved, anticipate road-blocks and complete plans on time. An interest in sustainable agriculture, background knowledge of livestock-based agriculture and/or farming experience is a plus. Course work in soil science and chemistry is also preferred.
Examples of Technician responsibilities:
Benefits include flexible work hours and paid holidays.
We are really interested in hiring someone who has a background in working on dairy or livestock farms, in addition to meeting the qualifications posted in the job description.
Northern Tilth is a small business in Belfast, Maine created and owned by soil scientist Andrew Carpenter. We provide organic waste recycling technical consulting services to municipalities, solid waste agencies, recycling companies and others in addition to creating nutrient management plans for farms. For more information about our company, please visit www.northerntilth.com.
Please contact Andrew Carpenter by phone or email (207-338-5500, firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.