Massachusetts – Boston Area Gleaners hiring Gleaning Coordinator

Waltham, Massachusetts

Do you want to harvest carrots in the fall, but not have to weed them in the summer? Do you want your harvest to provide a healthy meal to folks who otherwise couldn’t afford to buy local, fresh, and healthy fruit and vegetables? Do you want to get to know and learn about many different farms in eastern Massachusetts? Come work with the Boston Area Gleaners for the 2018 Gleaning Season! Both positions are full time and from July – early January, and are based from our office in Waltham, MA.

We are looking to fill our Gleaning Coordinator position for the 2018 season. This position is equivalent to the responsibility of an Assistant Grower position on a farm. You will enjoy working with volunteers while harvesting all of the surplus vegetables and fruit that eastern Massachusetts has to offer. And you will know that this produce and this work is helping to reshape the food system so that local and healthy food access in our region increases across all walks of life. Pay range for qualified Gleaning Coordinators is $16-$18, based on experience.

We are also looking to fill a Gleaning Assistant position, which is equivalent to a field crew or farm worker position, but with the added benefit that you know your work is fulfilling our mission of rescuing surplus farm crops for people in need. Pay range for qualified Gleaning Assistants is $14-$16, based on experience.

If you are interested in applying to work with us, please visit our website to learn more about these positions and application instructions: http://www.bostonareagleaners.org/job-opportunities.html.

To learn more about our organization (including how to volunteer if you are interested), visit our website: www.bostonareagleaners.org.

 

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Massachusetts – Fresh Truck hiring Market Manager

Boston, Massachusetts

We’re Hiring!

About Fresh Truck

We’re on a mission to radically impact community health in Boston by celebrating community food culture and getting fresh food to those who need it most. Fresh Truck operates two renovated school buses as mobile food markets, stocked with fresh fruit, vegetables, and healthy snacks. We partner with health centers and other community organizations to combine their services with access to affordable, healthy food. We love Boston, we’re obsessed with our mission and we’re committed to meaningful, long-term social impact.

Job Description

Market Managers are the face of Fresh Truck in our communities, they make the shopping experience for our customers delightful and unique. This role requires a diverse skill set blending food purveyor, truck driver, and customer service representative. We’re looking for someone with an unrelenting passion for community building and food.

What you’ll do

  • Drive a full-size, 39ft school bus
  • Manage daily mobile market operations from bus loading/unloading, inventory management, restocking, to cleaning
  • Create an inviting shopping experience through engaging customer service
  • Support other Fresh Truck initiatives such as community outreach, customer surveys, and operations process improvement

Who you are

  • An excellent driver, accustomed to driving in an urban environment; strong preference for individuals with experience driving box trucks and large vehicles
  • Grit – you’re willing to get your hands dirty, comfortable with some heavy lifting and will stop at nothing to make things happen
  • Embrace working within diverse community settings and with a strong sense of social justice; being multilingual (Spanish, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Cantonese) is huge a plus

Requirements

  • Driver’s license with clean driving record for the past 3 years
  • Ability to lift ~50lb on a regular basis
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn

Compensation and Benefits

  • Starting pay at $35k with health insurance
  • Free groceries every shift
  • Work day in and day out to make Boston a healthier city

Contact

We’re excited to hear from you! To apply send a resume to Sunny Chen: jobs@thefreshtruck.org

West Virginia – The Wild Ramp hiring Market Manager

Huntington, West Virginia

Do you have retail management experience, a passion for local food, and a commitment to building strong relationships with customers and producers? You might be the right fit for our open position! We are seeking a strong leader to manage The Wild Ramp, a year-round, community-supported, nonprofit market that provides a viable economic outlet for local food producers while providing consumers access to locally grown agricultural and artisan products. The Wild Ramp is a vibrant market with regular customers, a community feel, and a direct impact on the local economy. The market manager guides daily market operations including oversight of staff and volunteers, management of inventory, maintenance of banking and financial data, and general execution of the Wild Ramp’s mission to help producers and consumers. The position is full-time and reports to the Board of Directors. The manager is expected to work Saturdays and have scheduling flexibility during the week. Salary is negotiable depending on qualifications. Some benefits are provided.

What You Do

  • Oversee pricing, sales goals, and in-store displays
  • Manage purchasing, inventory, and quality control
  • Build on and improve existing sales strategies
  • Maintain sales, financial, and administrative records
  • Recruit local farmers and producers as vendors according to the mission of the Wild Ramp and the Market Rules & Guidelines
  • Develop staff, volunteers, and vendors
  • Collaborate with civic groups, businesses, and nonprofits to enhance community outreach and programming
  • Work with the Board of Directors to set and achieve market goals
  • Carry out other duties as assigned

What You Bring to the Table

  • Experience in the local food, farmers market, and/or retail business
  • Managerial and supervisory experience
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • High levels of reliability and integrity
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a busy setting
  • Strong decision-making and organizational skills
  • Commitment to continuous improvement
  • Community development, public relations, and public speaking experience preferred
  • Satisfactory background check and drug screen

Send resumes to jobs@wildramp.org. We recommend that you include a letter to explain your interest and why you are a good fit for the market manager position.

The Wild Ramp supports the City of Huntington’s Open to All campaign. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

Local is Growing, and the ideal candidate will grow with us!

Connecticut – Anderson Acres Farm hiring Seasonal Field Crew

Kent, Connecticut

6/13/2018 – HELP WANTED!

OUTDOOR SUMMER WORK WITH FRESH CUT FLOWERS:

SEASONAL FIELD CREW OPPORTUNITY AT ANDERSON ACRES FARM IN KENT, CT

Crew work at Anderson Acres Farm is for the tough, diligent, and creative. We are looking for like-minded people to jump in for the summer on a full or part time basis. If you enjoy working with your hands, getting out into the sun and soil, and learning about how to grow fresh, beautiful flowers, then this could be a great fit for you. Join our small team and work on a lovely 200-acre property just behind Lake Waramaug where we produce specialty cut flowers.

Daily duties can include but are not limited to: seeding, planting, pruning, weeding, bed prep, flower harvest, bouquet packaging, and deliveries. We are especially in need of folks who are interested in and/or have experience working with flowers or vegetables. We are seeking someone who is available to work weekends and who is self-motivated and able to work independently. If you enjoy plants and have a flair for design, we want you on our team!

Requirements:

– Previous work experience, farming or flower care background strongly preferred

– Weekend availability

– A good work ethic and positive attitude

– Comfortable working around dogs, cats, and chickens

– Means of transportation and valid driver’s license

– Ability to repeatedly lift 50lbs and general physical stamina

Compensation is $12-14/hr, depending on experience, as well as plenty of flowers, vegetables, and eggs to take home. We are currently looking for someone to fill this seasonal position who could work 20-25 hours/week starting in mid-June. Learn more about the farm at andersonacresfarm.com. Please send a cover letter and resume to Betsy at elizabeth.allison.jackson@gmail.com

Utah – Youth Gardens Project hiring Education Coordinator

Utah – Youth Garden Project – Education Coordinator VISTA
 
Position Overview: 
Under the direction of the Youth Programs Director, the Education Coordinator will collaborate with all YGP staff, community partners, and schools to help build the capacity of our youth programs. We are looking for an individual who is flexible, collaborative, able to work independently, exhibits strong leadership, and is enthusiastic about using the profound process of growing food as a classroom to teach academic and life lessons to youth of all ages and backgrounds.
Term of Service Dates: August 19th, 2018-August 30th 2019
 
Benefits:
  • VISTA members are expected to work 40 hours per week across two sites: Grand County High School and Youth Garden Project
  • End of service award ($5,920 education award voucher or approximately $1,800 cash stipend)
  • Living allowance ($472.22/every other week)
  • Healthcare allowance/ Child care (if applicable)
  • Relocation/settling in allowance
  • Non-competitive eligibility status for federal jobs (ie for 1 year after service VISTAs can be non-competitively selected for federal jobs, like those with the Park Service, BLM, or other agencies.  Applicants do not have to compete, and the hiring process can be much easier!)
  • VISTA members will be certified in CPR and First Aid; certification opportunity will be provided if applicant is not already certified
  • For more info visit: https://www.vistacampus.gov/in-service/benefits-service
 
Required Skills and Experience:
  • Candidate must have experience working directly with youth in school/school-garden settings, designing curriculum, and/or  working in non-traditional education spaces
  • Graduate of an accredited university or college
  • Strengths in time management, prioritizing/prioritization, delegating tasks, and multi-tasking
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills with external and internal audiences across all populations
  • Highly organized through prep and execution of programs including data collection,  participation tracking, and evaluation
  • Record of sound job performance and project management based on results
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Quickbooks, and G-Suite
 
Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 
The Education Coordinator is responsible for the assessment, planning, development, organizing, and leading of youth program activities in the following areas:
Garden Ambassador Job Training Program
  • Continue development of the overall structure of the pilot program
  • Help recruit applicants and conduct interviews
  • Co-train, manage, and mentor participants
Grand County High School Programs 
  • Design and implement internship program through the Career Technical Education (CTE) program
  • Develop curriculum for Food Sciences and/or Agriculture classes
  • Work with SPED teacher(s) to create and facilitate lesson plans
8th Grade Environmental Science Elective Class 
  • Collaborate with teacher(s) about objectives and content of the class
  • Write lesson plans and teach the fall and spring courses
 
Afterschool Programs
  • Create and lead workshops with Grand County Middle School BEACON Afterschool Program
  • Co-facilitate and plan for the winter Garden Thyme after school program
  • Build capacity around and enhance Tea Time
Garden Classroom Field Trips
  • Organize and update materials
  • Update or develop new Garden Classroom Curriculum based on teacher, intern, or Youth Programs Director feedback and/or change in State Standards.
General Organizational Capacity Building 
  • Develop new teen programs (beyond those listed above) by assessing community/school needs, identifying potential areas of growth, and conducting research
  • Build relationships with the schools and their teachers, and families of program attendees
  • Inventory and acquire supplies for the infrastructure of the youth programs
  • Track numbers for grant writing purposes
  • Assist with grant-writing and fundraising beyond normal work hours
  • VISTA members will be certified in CPR and First Aid; certification opportunity will be provided if applicant is not already certified
  • VISTA members are expected to work 40 hours per week
TO APPLY: 
Please e-mail a brief cover letter and an attached resume with three professional references to Youth Programs Director, Julie Zender, julie@youthgardenproject.org. Applicants are also required to apply through Americorps VISTA website: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=81077&fromSearch=true.
Open until filled.

Utah – Youth Garden Project hiring Community Programs Coordinator

Utah – Youth Garden Project – Community Programs Coordinator VISTA

Position Details and Benefits
Under the direction of the Operations and Development Director, the Community Programs Coordinator VISTA will work directly with YGP’s many community-based programs and events. We are looking for an individual who is flexible, collaborative, able to work independently, exhibits strong leadership, and is enthusiastic about using the profound process of growing food as a healthy space for all members of the community to learn and grow. Please e-mail a brief cover letter and an attached resume with three professional references to Operations and Development Director, Kate Niederehe, kate@youthgardenproject.org. Applicants also required to apply through Americorps VISTA website: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=81299&fromSearch=true. Open until filled.
Term of Service Dates: August 19th, 2018-August 30th 2019
Benefits:
  • VISTA members are expected to work 40 hours per week
  • End of service award ($5,920 education award voucher or approximately $1,800 cash stipend)
  • Living allowance ($472.22/every other week)
  • Healthcare allowance/ Child care (if applicable)
  • Relocation/settling in allowance
  • Non-competitive eligibility status for federal jobs (ie for 1 year after service VISTAs can be non-competitively selected for federal jobs, like those with the Park Service, BLM, or other agencies.  Applicants do not have to compete, and the hiring process can be much easier!)
  • VISTA members will be certified in CPR and First Aid; certification opportunity will be provided if applicant is not already certified
  • For more info visit https://www.vistacampus.gov/in-service/benefits-service
 
Required Skills and Experience
  • Candidate must have experience in volunteer management, non-profit administration, and/or community development
  • Graduate of an accredited university or college
  • Strengths in time management, prioritizing/prioritization, delegating tasks, and multi-tasking
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills with external and internal audiences across all populations
  • Highly organized through prep and execution of programs including data collection,  participation tracking, and evaluation
  • Record of sound job performance and project management based on results
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Quickbooks and G-Suite
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Community Programs Management 
Manages the following YGP community programs and events including managing supplies, recruiting volunteers/participants, scheduling with staff, marketing and public relations, and evaluating program inputs/outputs:
  • Weed N Feed & Volunteer Program
  • Rentals & Farm Stand Pilot
  • Year-round Workshops
  • Various alumni, coalition, and community events
Public Program Development & General Organizational Capacity Building
  • Design and implement new visible and inclusive educational resources for all ages and populations in the region
  • Assist in developing new partnerships and coalitions in the community to support existing and future programs and events
  • Assist with ongoing outreach to the community and YGP stakeholders (volunteers, partners, sponsors, alumni, etc.)
  • Assist in developing YGP’s CRM database, re-branding, and public image campaign
  • Assist with grant-writing and fundraising events – occasionally beyond normal work hours 

Maine – Singing Prairie Farms hiring Livestock Manager

Newcastle, Maine

Job Title: Holistic Grazing Livestock Manager

Singing Prairie Farms

20 Holstein Lane

Newcastle, ME 04553

Employment type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Singing Prairie Farms primary focus is pasture-based, organic pork production dedicated to advancing the research and practice of holistic grazing for monogastric animals. In addition to pigs, organic dairy replacement heifers are custom grazed. Singing Prairie is an established farm that is  moving summer 2018 from Missouri to coastal Maine in order to expand production. Farm in Maine is 160+ acres, located in the watershed of a wild salmon run. The Livestock Manager will have an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a rapidly growing company that utilizes holistic grazing and cover crops in order to promote economic and ecological sustainability.

This is a three-month position, followed by a review, with the opportunity to continue as a full-time year round position. This is a paid position and includes housing, utilities and a partial food stipend. Opportunity for further education and training in holistic management for a year-round committed individual.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Livestock Manager will work closely with John Arbuckle, co-owner and founding farmer, on a daily basis performing a variety of tasks including: daily livestock care; creating and implementing restorative grazing systems that integrate permanent pasture and annual forage crop mixtures; building and maintaining infrastructure and equipment (perimeter fencing, water pipelines, buildings); assisting with on-farm vet responsibilities (vaccinating piglets, application of humane-certified nose rings); learning about financial analysis and decision making; overseeing farm interns; assisting with research studies as necessary; leading farm tours. Opportunities in marketing or office systems available for the right person.

Education and Experience:

  • At least 1 year experience with farming or farm-related coursework
  • Prior experience working with livestock
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently, problem solver
  • Strong communication skills
  • Passion for regenerative agriculture with a deep desire to continue to learn about soil health and land management
  • Open to learning new skills and land management techniques
  • Ability to work in all types of weather
  • Organized, on time, and reliable
  • Valid driver’s license

 

Application Instructions:

Candidates should send a cover letter outlining their livestock experience, resume, available start date, contact information. References will be requested from applicants who are invited to interview. Please send information to John@roamsticks.com. Start date is between July 5 and July 15.