Massachusetts – The Food Project hiring Multiple Positions

Lincoln, Massachusetts
The Food Project is hiring for five full-time, farm-based, seasonal positions in Lincoln, MA (20 miles outside of Boston).
 

Farm Worker – Lincoln, MA – The Food Project

The Food Project is seeking two Farm Workers for the 2018 growing season, from May 14 through August 24.
Applicants for this position should have high energy for and interest in sustainable agriculture and youth development, as well as a commitment to teamwork. They should also have creative energy for making a difference in the world and a passion for the vision of The Food Project. The Farm Worker will work on The Food Project’s 30-acre farm in Lincoln, MA, growing and distributing produce through our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program and Farmers’ Markets in Boston, and to local hunger relief organizations.
Qualifications – Willing to work in variable weather conditions. – Hand weeding and vegetable harvesting – Experience organizing groups safely and productively. – Experience working in a fast-paced work environment. – Dependable, responsible, independent, and open to learning. – Willing to work a flexible schedule. Days and hours worked may vary within the season Responsibilities – Farm Work: Harvesting, transplanting, weeding, seeding, washing produce, packing produce – Leading and teaching volunteer groups – Assisting youth crews in their field work during July and August – Maintaining orderly site for all visitors Compensation
This is a full-time, seasonal position from May 14 – August 24, 2018. Hourly wage is $12 per hour for 40 hours of work per week, plus a transportation stipend for daily travel to and from the farm (specific amount depends on each employee’s actual costs). Includes worker’s compensation.
Recruitment Process – We will review all submissions, identify viable candidates and contact ONLY those individuals selected to continue in the search process. The position will be filled when the desired candidate is found.
Please send resume and cover letter via email to: jobs@thefoodproject.org. In the subject line, write your name and the position for which you are applying, eg: “Jordan Smith – Lincoln Farm Worker”. The Food Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to creating a multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for this position. More at http://thefoodproject.org/get-involved/work-here
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Grower’s Assistant – Lincoln, MA – The Food Project
The Food Project is seeking a Grower’s Assistant for the 2018 growing season, from April 2nd through November 2nd. Applicants for this position should have high energy for and interest in sustainable agriculture and youth development, as well as a commitment to teamwork. They should also have creative energy for making a difference in the world and a passion for the vision of The Food Project. The Grower’s Assistant will work on TheFood Project’s 30-acre farm in Lincoln, MA, growing and distributing produce through our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program and Farmers’ Markets in Boston, and to local hunger relief organizations.
Primary Responsibilities – April – May – Farm Work: Harvesting, transplanting, weeding, seeding, washing produce, packing produce – Leading and teaching volunteer groups June – September – Deliver produce in thegreater Boston area – Assist youth crews in daily field operations – Farm Work: Harvesting, transplanting, weeding, seeding, washing produce, packing produce September – October – Farm Work: Harvesting, transplanting, weeding, seeding, washing produce, packing produce – Leading and teaching volunteer groups – Preparing farm for winter season Qualifications • Experience in organic crop production/agriculture • 21+ years of age with a valid driver’s license in good standing (required for use of TFP vehicles) • Experience organizing groups safely and productively • Ability to perform demanding physical labor, and lift 50 lbs • Ability to work in a team as well as independently • Dependable, flexible, organized, on time, and a sense of humor • Experience driving large vehicles or willingness to be trained • Experience with/interest in farm equipment (preferred) • Willingness to work a flexible work schedule, days of the week and hours worked vary with the season.

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Michigan – Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities hiring Fellows

Traverse City, Michigan
Are you passionate about increasing access to healthy food for all members of a community? Apply today for a Food Equity Fellowship with the Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities based in Traverse City, MI.

Groundwork is seeking a dynamic post-graduate or mid-career professional who will work with Groundwork to help increase access to healthy food in communities throughout northwest lower Michigan.

As a Fellow you will work with nonprofit staff on important projects, build policy expertise and gain valuable professional development skills. This fellowship is an excellent opportunity to experience food and farming policy advocacy while working for a well-established, community-based nonprofit organization.
Responsibilities will include:
  • Developing, designing, and maintaining resources used by anti-poverty advocates throughout the region
  • Developing comprehensive “healthy food environment” plans for area food pantries, including developing content for a toolkit on how to create a food pantry environment centered around equity and health;
  • Surveying food insecure families in Benzie and Antrim counties, and interviewing willing participants in order to provide a qualitative summary of rural food insecurity to accompany quantitative data;
  • Preparing written or video content about Groundwork’s food equity work for the website and social media;
  • Conducting research on grant opportunities, partnerships and other program resources;
  • Collaborating with staff on new ideas, directions, and venues for training and communications with local advocates (including teachers, parents, school administrators and community members);
  • And, generally supporting the Food & Farming Program Director as needed.
Professional Requirements 
The candidate must demonstrate:
  • Experience in, and passion for food and farming issues, particularly in food and health equity;
  • Experience organizing community leaders around social justice initiatives;
  • Strong writing and communications skills;
  • Working knowledge of social media platforms, specifically Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Personal Qualifications
Groundwork seeks the following qualities in successful candidates:
  • Strong commitment to Groundwork’s mission and programs;
  • Understanding of and enthusiasm for resiliency principles;
  • Proven ability to organize priorities, with keen attention to detail and deadlines;
  • Self-directed working approach and initiative;
  • Professional and pleasant demeanor;
  • Strong interpersonal communication and teamwork skills;
  • And, a sense of humor and positive outlook.
Duration and Term Dates
The Spring Fellowship term lasts from January 15th – June 15th, 2018.
Compensation, Benefits, and Application Procedure
This is a paid fellowship position requiring a minimum of 25 hours per week. Successful applicants will receive a stipend of $4,000. Other benefits include access to an incredibly vibrant community in northern Michigan and schedules flexible enough to enjoy the wondrous forests, clean rivers, and the magnificent Great Lakes shoreline that distinguish our region.
To apply, please complete the Fellowship Application by November 17th, 2017. Selections will be made in early December.

Massachusetts – Grow Food Northampton hiring Community Engagement Coordinator

Northampton, Massachusetts

Community Engagement Coordinator with Grow Food Northampton  (AmeriCorps Position)

TerraCorps, a national service organization located in MA, is looking for a Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC) to service with Grow Food Northampton for the coming service year (October 9th , 2017- July 27th, 2018). The CEC will help to develop Grow Food Northampton’s portfolio of public educational and engagement events and refine and implement the overall communications plan to reach potential program participants, event attendees, and general audiences. The CEC will also assist with program evaluation and re-design to increase effective communication and ensure that those who could benefit from programs and events, and the conserved land that Grow Food Northampton steward, are aware of the opportunities to do so. Applicants must have: A strong interest in serving diverse program participants, volunteers, and audiences; Comfort presenting in front of groups; Strong writing, communication, and networking skills; ability to organize and able to balance multiple tasks; Able to serve both independently and as a member of a team; Familiarity with and ability to quickly learn a variety of computer systems. TerraCorps members will receive a living stipend, education award, and additional AmeriCorps benefits. As a program of AmeriCorps, TerraCorps applicants must also meet the following AmeriCorps requirements: A US citizen, US national, Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the U.S. and/or tribal member; At least 18 years old; A minimum of a high school diploma or GED; No more than three previous terms as an AmeriCorps member; Pass a criminal history background check, including an FBI check. For more information about the position, visit our website (https://terracorps.org/become-a-member/) or reach out directly to Hanna Mogensen (mogensen@mountgrace.org).

New York – Capital Roots hiring Marketing Coordinator

Troy, New York

Marketing Coordinator

Capital Roots is striving to create a more vibrant and equitable food system in New York’s Capital Region. We work to reduce the impact of poor nutrition on public health in New York’s Capital Region by organizing community gardens, providing healthy food access, offering nutritional and horticultural education for all ages and coordinating urban greening programs in Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady and southern Saratoga Counties. Our mission is to nourish healthy communities by providing access to fresh foods and green space for all. The Marketing Coordinator will assist in the development of Capital Roots’ public communications strategy and help guide regular communication with stakeholders, media, funders, public officials and the general public via traditional and emerging media and communications platforms.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, public relations or a related field.
  • Experience with graphic desig
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced environment, meeting multiple deadlines with accuracy and attention to d A self-starter.
  • Superior communication skills, both verbal and w
  • Demonstrated organizational and project management
  • Must possess excellent computer skills (MS office products, web and desktop publishing – Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Concrete5).
  • Experience using social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, )
  • Be committed to the mission of Capital
  • Must be flexible and creati
  • Photography and video

RESPONSIBILITIES  INCLUDE:

  • Layout and design of newsletter, flyers, posters, and other promotional
  • Create and coordinate content for all social media
  • Manage organization’s w
  • Manage photography and interview opportunities as it relates to the organizations
  • Draft press releases, media advisories and marketing
  • Work with our volunteer Communications Committee to execute particular p
  • Assist with coordination of all public relations and marketing efforts for the organiz
  • Develop working relationship with media to promote organization’s programs and events.
  • Order and correspond with local printers on at least a bi-weekly
  • Manage the publicity for event and programs of Capital
  • Recruit and manage marketing
  • Manage the ordering and selling of all promotional products for the organization

SALARY & BENEFITS:

  • This position is a full-time position (40 hours per week) paid at an hourly rate of $12.00/hr.
  • Comprehensive health care coverage with fully covered employee premiums and low-cost co-pays and ded
  • Generous time off every year that includes paid holidays, vacation & sick time, and personal
  • Employer funded pension plan – company contributions begin after 2 years of employment
  • Eligibility for the federal government’s Public Student Loan Forgiveness program
  • Flexible work environment

To learn more about Capital Roots, go to www.capitalroots.org Capital Roots is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to creating a multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for this position, especially candidates of color. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We will not discriminate in our hiring on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.

Send cover letter and resume to:

 Rebecca Whalen, Communications and Development Manager Capital Roots
594 River Street, Troy NY 12180 email: devmanager@capitalroots.org

NO CALLS PLEASE!

Michigan – GrowTown hiring Market Garden Grower

Detroit, Michigan

Market Garden Grower 2017 season

GrowTown is accepting applications for a market garden grower(s) to participate in the development of the Penrose Market Garden in Detroit, MI. This opportunity is for landless but skilled growers ready to take initiative and who can work collaboratively with GrowTown and other community stakeholders towards an extraordinary outcome and exciting urban agriculture model. Onsite housing is provided.

The Penrose Market Garden is a GrowTown project with the following mission:

A Viable Market Garden demonstration project: Financially viable and replicable demonstration of the Small Plot INtensive SPIN-Farming business model that has been documented to generate $68,000 and more per ½ acre.

2017 is the second season of development for this entrepreneurial market garden business in Detroit, Michigan. The Penrose Market Garden is being developed by GrowTown to be a profitable sub-acre urban market garden business that generates significant income for a market grower. The GrowTown model integrates this local food business into an urban affordable housing development and neighborhood.

This is a pilot project of the neighborhood development concept GrowTown which was a 2010 Buckminster Fuller International Challenge semi-finalist. The project is also a recipient of a 2015 Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit grant.

This is a unique opportunity to be a part of an innovative community development project. Our work environment is highly disciplined and entrepreneurial. We are looking for a grower or partner growers to bring their skills and enthusiasm to the Penrose Market Garden and participate in building a successful, groundbreaking urban agriculture model.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide oversight and management of Market Garden operations.
  • Crop Care: Growing, maintenance, management and sales of crops.
  • Manage crops using organic, high productivity practices.
  • Insect and weed control, fertility monitoring and general field observation.
  • Practice 4 season vegetable production and season extension.
  • Manage, maintain and perform simple repairs of all Market Garden equipment: irrigation, tunnel house, cooler, gates, fences, etc.
  • Keep detailed records of expenses, sales, crop schedules, yields, successes and failures.
  • Manage and direct supplemental labor, if required, for market garden operations.
  • Maintain Market Garden and grounds in a professional and attractive condition.
    The Penrose Market Garden is a neighborhood center and community asset and appropriate maintenance of the facility is required, just as in any other urban business or endeavor.
  • Friendly and open interaction with neighbors and visitors and ability to positively engage in community relationships at the garden.
  • Work as a team member with community partners.
  • Work respectfully and cooperatively with the Penrose Village property management team.

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Apple Seeds Farm hiring Multiple Positions

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Apple Seeds in Fayetteville Arkansas is hiring!

We’re looking for three AmeriCorps VISTA service members to join our team beginning this August! The three positions are:
 
Farm Lab Coordinator
Farm to Table Coordinator
School Garden Market Coordinator
 
Detailed job descriptions can be found here: http://appleseedsnwa.org/jobs/
 
This is an opportunity to be a part of a new endeavor and provide a unique service in a supportive community. We’re looking for entrepreneurial and enthusiastic self-starters who are excited to help grow this social-entrepreneurial non-profit. Interested candidates should email a letter of interest, resume, and references to kyra@appleseedsnwa.org. Please no calls.

Oran Mor seeking Volunteers, Interns, and Members

Ozark County, Missouri

Accepting volunteers, interns, and members! We are working on several natural building projects utilizing timber framing, cob, and rock. Our gardens are taking off and we are in the process of adding layers (shrubs and trees) to our primary vegetable gardens, as well as adding annual veggies to our wilder spaces.

We are a small egalitarian community and organic farm established in June of 2003 and situated on 113 acres in the hills of Ozark County, MO. The terrain is rocky with several creeks and we enjoy four distinctly, beautiful seasons.

We raise dairy goats, egg chickens, geese, guineas, dogs n cats, and various vegetables using local organic inputs and no-till design. We work to put the principles of Permaculture into daily practice, using clean energy resources and recycling our waste as best we can. We are stiving to minimize our reliance on fossil fuels and electricity as much
as possible, while still being involved in our broader community.

We offer a wide range of skilled and unskilled work experiences in gardening, cooking, canning, fermentation, sustainable construction, milking, cheesemaking, forestry, salvage, maintenance, and more. We have an ongoing need for alternative, ecologically aware construction, organic permaculture style gardening, home and land improvement, and hard workers with thoughtful conversations.

Current Projects – milking goats, lots of permaculture gardening, tree planting, landscaping, making herbal remedies, goat fencing, solar oven, shower and more!

Our commitment to living simply translates to many lifestyle choices here. Our main communal building runs on solar power and has few ammenities. We do have internet! We have a trailer connected to the grid primarily to power our chest freezer. We do all of our cooking on woodfires year round, which means cooking in our outdoor kitchen in the
warmer months. Our laundry is done by hand and dried on clothes lines.  Our dishes are done by hand using water heated on our woodfire. These are some central differences to what most folks are used to. It is a commitment of time and effort, and we feel it is rewarding and pays off. We love life and we have fun with our commitments.

Length of stay is entirely negotiable. We are accepting new members. Meals are communal. WWOOFers will be expected to attend daily priority meetings and to take an active part in chores and projects. Opportunities are available year ’round. Very limited transportation is available. Children and pets are welcome with prior approval.

Alcohol is enjoyed on holidays and special occasions.

We respect tobacco as a very energy intensive indulgence, but also respect the bodily sovereinty of our members who do smoke. Tobacco is not used as a social habit and smokers are asked to step away when they do smoke.

To apply for a normal visit, we encourage folks to fill out our visitor questionnaire here: http://oranmorcommunity.org/visitor.html or to give us a phone call at 417-250-9252. For folks interested in membership, here is our membership questionnaire: http://oranmorcommunity.org/membership.html . We have a 28 day visitor period where we will all feel things out and see if it is a good fit for the interested person and all the current members here. If we are getting along there is a 1 year provisional membership period, and after that the person could become a full member. All members (provisional and full) share land, labor, and income in common. We are egalitarian so we have shared ownership of all resources here. Folks are welcome to stay as long as we get along, without seeking membership. We have internship and volunteer opportunities open for extended durations. Currently we are really interested in herbal interns to help with our herbal business and cob interns to help with our many cob projects!