Georgia – Piedmont Provisions hiring Brand Ambassadors

Athens, Georgia

Brand Ambassador – Cash Bonuses, Fun Work Environment, Paid Training!

 Lovers of sweets and all things saucy!! Do you love pickles, jam, and hot sauce? Do you like working with people and promoting products you believe in?  If your idea of a fun weekend morning includes visiting your local farmers market, this may be the job for you!!

The Company:

Based in Athens, GA, Piedmont Provisions specializes in handcrafting jam, pickles, hot sauces, vinegars, and craft cocktail mixers. Heading into our fifth year of business and rapidly expanding in the Atlanta area, we focus on supporting the local food community, sourcing organic and naturally grown produce, creating delicious food and beverage products, and we like to have fun while doing it!

The Position:

We are hiring self-motivated Brand Ambassadors to promote products and expand clientele at Atlanta-area farmers markets and festivals.  We offer a competitive hourly ratePaid training, and Performance-based cash bonuses.  Other perks include FREE products to take home or trade with farmers or other vendors.  Ambassadors will travel to mid-town location to pick up supplies, then head to one or more of the following markets.  If you are located near these markets, available during market hours, and are looking to supplement your income, please get in touch.

  • Freedom Farmers Market – Saturdays 7:30 am to 2:30 pm, year round
  • The ‘Green Market’ at Piedmont Park – Saturdays 7:30 am to 2:30 pmMarch 24 – Dec. 15
  • Peachtree Road Farmers Market – Saturdays 7:00 am to 1:30 pm, April 7 – Dec. 15
  • Brookhaven Farmers Market – Saturdays 7:30 am to 1:00 pm, April 7 – Nov. 18
  • Grant Park Farmers Market –  Select Sundays, 7:30 am to 2:30 pm, year round
  • Marietta Farmers Market – Sundays, 10 – 4:30, May – October

The ideal candidate… will be a self-starter, and a people-person. Successful Brand Ambassadors have fun while they work hard to create a lively, engaging experience for our customers. They are professional and friendly and know how to deliver top-notch customer service.  Punctuality, exceptional attention to detail, and great communication skills guarantee success.  Preference will be given to individuals with both Saturday and Sunday availability and experience in retail sales, but if you have a large personality and a passion for local food, don’t let a lack of sales experience keep you from applying!

Requirements:

  • Reliable smart phone to accept Credit Cards.
  • Vehicle large enough to hold supplies and folding tables (a hatchback or SUV preferred).
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs.
  • Comfortable working in extreme heat and cold, rain or shine.
  • Driver’s License and Insured vehicle

Our company is growing rapidly, offering ROOM FOR GROWTH! Get in on the ground floor; we would love to share our success and growth with the right people.

Submit resume and a brief cover letter to Heather Russell at heather@piedmontprovisions.com .  Please tell us why you would be a great addition to our team!  Applications received by Monday, February 26, 2018 will receive priority consideration.  Training could start this weekend for the right person.

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The Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens hiring Executive Director

Goleta, Georgia

Executive Director

The Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens

Posted: April 6, 2016
Location: Goleta, CA
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Website: http://www.fairviewgardens.org
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Employment Level: Full-time, Exempt

Mission and Vision

FAIRVIEW GARDENS BUILDS CRITICAL CONNECTIONS BETWEEN COMMUNITY, AGRICULTURE AND EDUCATION BY:

  • Innovating and producing safe, organic, locally-grown foods in a sustainable manner.

  • Serving as a community-based educational resource.

  • Advocating for appropriately scaled, healthy food systems.

  • Providing engaging, hands-on experience with farming.

Organization Overview

The Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens is a non-profit educational facility situated on a 100-year-old working organic farm in the heart of the goodland, Goleta, California.  We’ve been working for 20 years to preserve and operate Fairview Gardens as a working organic farm that nurtures the human spirit through educational programs and public activities at the farm. In short, we grow food, we grow farmers, and we grow educators.

The Position

Under the direction of the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director is responsible for overall management and operation of the organization, ensuring stability and growth.

The Board of Trustees seek a highly organized, detail and task-oriented self-starter for the position of Executive Director. This position requires a strong practical knowledge of agricultural skills and farm enterprise management, experience in fundraising and event management, a broad understanding of community food security, and a passionate commitment to education and community building. The ED has primary responsibility for developing, assessing, and managing the organic farm enterprises at Fairview Gardens in a manner that meets its business and educational goals. The ED will manage and provide vital support to the Development Director, Education Director and farm staff through ongoing operational analysis, strategic planning, and new initiative execution, as well as critical analysis of operations to Trustees through regular reporting, communication and presentations.

General Duties:

  • Position Fairview Gardens for accelerated growth by building short and long-term strategies that support strategic goals to deliver mission impact while achieving financial expectations.

  • Pursue new business development opportunities including earned income streams such as instructional programming, merchandising, value-added food production, product innovation and event hosting/site rental.

  • Create value for constituents to build customer satisfaction and drive revenue growth.  Help grow customer base and fine tune product marketing.

  • Cultivate and manage profitable relationships with priority constituents including contributing to stewardship activities of volunteers, donors, program partners.

  • Contribute to data-informed decision making including accurately forecasting revenue growth and expenses for programs and initiatives.

  • Anticipate community and organizational needs and structure the organization and programs to meet community needs.

Responsibilities:

Operations Management and Financial Analysis

  • Develop, manage and evolve a farm business plan that is informed by the vision, strategy, needs and resources of the organization. Lead farm business planning process with support from core management team to develop and improve farm infrastructure and equipment.

  • Provide personnel management and leadership including oversight of staff activities and performance reviews.

  • Implement accessible and informative record keeping systems for all food production, event, and education activities. Update and analyze patterns, opportunities, and challenges.

  • Perform comprehensive fiscal management.  Provide business analysis and insight, generate accurate and reliable financials, including cash flow forecasts.  Meet with finance committee and present financials to the trustees on a quarterly basis.

  • Prepare annual budget for board adoption with staff input.

  • Research, identify and develop new revenue and fundraising opportunities.

Donor Engagement/Fund Development

  • Working with Development Director, oversee a strategic individual giving program that moves prospects through the cultivation/solicitation cycle.

  • Participate in planning and strategic design of cultivation and stewardship events.

  • Participate in the development of best practices, policies, and strategies related to fundraising activities.

  • Oversee and strategically interact with organization’s CRM database to design communication strategies for donor prospect subsets.

Communications/Marketing/Branding

  • Work with staff and Board to build and execute a creative and consistent communications strategy geared toward customers, donors, program participants and community stakeholders, including social media.

  • Oversee the implementation of a branding strategy with the goal of increasing earned income streams, charitable contributions, and grant funding.

Community/Education Engagement

  • Lead staff and trustees in creating short and long range revenue and fundraising opportunities.

  • Work with staff and trustees to develop and implement strategies that make mission-driven, education programming profitable.

  • Support the development of infrastructure and marketing of events to create additional revenue streams.

  • Nurture relationships with donors, present to community groups, and serve as spokesperson on behalf of the organization at events.

Program/Production Support

  • Provide program support in collaboration with the Education Director as needed.

  • Serve as contributor to the apprenticeship program as a guest speaker, specifically in the areas of non-profit management, outdoor education, and farm management.

  • Provide strategic support to Development Director as needed.

  • Provide leadership and direction in the overall care for the land, facilities, and infrastructure.

Required Qualifications:

  • Requires a high level of commitment to building community connections through agriculture and education in Santa Barbara County.  Must possess excellent communication skills and ability to work with diverse individuals including staff, partner agencies, volunteers and community members.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Education, Business, or related field.  Masters preferred.

  • A minimum of 3 years of full-season organic agricultural experience, preferably in an urban environment, preferably in CA.

  • A minimum of 3 years of full-season organic farm management, including creating business, production, post-harvest handling, and marketing plans.

  • Demonstrated experience in project, program, and/or organizational management, ability to balance multiple customers, deadlines, projects.

  • Experience and interest in youth leadership, development and education.

  • Experienced in cross-cultural environments, Spanish helpful.

  • Internet literacy and proficiency with Word, Excel, Quickbooks, CRM database software.

  • Experience and ability to speak about local food issues and urban agriculture.

  • Demonstrated experience in farm/facilities/land management.

  • Available for scheduled evening and weekend hours, as needed.

  • Experience with permaculture design, regenerative farming techniques and philosophy, intercropping/alley cropping, dry farming, companion planting, no till agriculture, and other progressive farming practices.

  • Current driver’s license and clean driving record.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, resume, and work sample in pdf form to tim@fairviewgardens.org.  The work sample can be a spreadsheet, budget, writing sample, or other example of your work, and it will be kept confidential.

Enota Mountain Retreat hiring Biodynamic Gardener

Hiawassee, Georgia

Enota Mountain Retreat is seeking a lead Biodynamic Gardener!
This is a paid position with option to live on-site (preferred).

This position starts now until January 2017, or beyond (option for long-term)

This dynamic individual (or couple) will be asked to co-create many avenues with this USDA-certified organic garden. Our soil here has been amended for the past 17 years with stable deep-intensive no-till beds. We have two large poly tunnels, composters, the purest water in the world, and an array of farm animals to help us create compost including rabbits, bunnies, chickens, goats, cows, and mini ponies. As our wonderful gardener, you will have the opportunity to have Enota’s equipment and resources to help this place flourish as well as a solid, eager team of work-exchange and volunteer students to be an extension of your hands.

We are aspiring to explore the aspects of creating a CSA, creating beehives, creating products for farmer’s markets, farm to table, and medicinal plants. This is a 65 acre facility dedicated to the mission of sustainability. There is much room to create.

A huge aspect of this is that Enota is an educational facility. We are seeking someone who likes to mentor, teach others, lead children, and demonstrate what they do for the public so that this sacred knowledge can be perpetuated into the future.

This position is paid – negotiated with the property manager.

On-site housing available. Options include:
-Live in your own RV (full hookups – may have small pets (breed restrictions) – may have children (no young children)
-Live in the communal house (no pets – no children)
-Live off property (no restrictions)

This position is sunrise to sunset six days per week!
Men – clean shaven, short hair
No drinking – no smoking – no drugs

CONTACT:
enota@enota.com
706-896-9966

VISIT:
www.enota.com

Hyde Farm hiring Farm Operations Manager

Marietta, Georgia

FARM OPERATIONS MANAGER – HYDE FARM

Requisition Title/Job Title: RECREATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Department: Parks, Rec, & Cultural Affairs
Position information: This position is located at Historic Hyde Farm
Position Number: 2094027
Salary: $42,224.00- $66,518.40 per year
Position Type: Full-Time
Hours worked per week: 40 hours
Issue Date: 12-31-2015
Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled

TO APPLY FOR JOB, VISIT:  https://cobbcounty.peopleadmin.com/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=204819

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Assigned to Hyde Farm, performs the following: manages historic farm to include directing staff, field preparation, building upkeep, planting/harvesting crops, providing education to the public, operating farm equipment and the care of farm animals.

Provides training for historic farm staff in carrying out programs under charge in accordance with County and department policies and procedures; such training includes administrative operations, training specific to the program/facility mission, and safety.

Coordinates with staff on marketing initiatives to actively promote the programs/facilities for the specific area of responsibility, programs and facilities: Establishes customer base (i.e…community and/or businesses)

Develops master program/facility calendars in a manner to optimize utilization of resources and generation of revenues; effectively resolves scheduling issues and conflicts with limited lead time. Maintains farming records and orders farm supplies.

Maintains current knowledge of trends and developments in farm administration for application to functions under charge.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field; supplemented by three years progressively knowledgeable and skilled experience in recreational program administration; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional certifications may be required according to the functional assigned area  Continue reading

Roswell Farmers and Artisans Market hiring Manager and Assistant Manager

Roswell, Georgia

Roswell Farmers and Artisans Market (RFAM) is seeking an individual to manage our farmers market on Saturdays starting April 16-October 31, 2016.  We are a nonprofit organization and our mission is to be an advocate in building community around a local and sustainable food economy and to promote healthy, sustainable lifestyles.  Please visit our website at http://roswellfam.com.

Main duties:  Will be responsible for market set up and tear down, keeping records, vendor fee collection, maintaining our information booth, monitoring of market rules and regulations, and maintaining a positive relationship with vendors, customers, market guests, and city officials.
Skills:  Must have strong communication and organizational skills, have an interest in local/sustainable food, and have good leadership qualities.
Prior farmers market management experience is a plus.
The Market Manager will report to the RFAM Board of Directors.
This position is seasonal/PT and will be paid hourly.

Roswell Farmers and Artisans Market (RFAM) is seeking a PT Assistant Manager for our farmers market located in Roswell, GA.  The market is set to run Saturdays April 16-October 31, 2016.

We are a nonprofit organization and our mission is to be an advocate in building community around a local and sustainable food economy and to promote healthy, sustainable lifestyles.  Please visit our website at http://roswellfam.com.
Main duties:  Will assist the Market Manager in market set up and tear down, assist market demo guests, and help with our information booth.
Skills:  Must have good communication and organizational skills, have an interest in local/sustainable food, and be a team player.
The Assistant Manager will report to the Market Manager.
This position is seasonal/PT and will be paid hourly.
Please send cover letter, resume, and references in PDF form to roswell.fam@gmail.com.

Bon Appetit Management Company hiring Campus Engagement Coordinator

Atlanta, Georgia

BON APPÉTIT
MANAGEMENT COMPANY
Food services for a sustainable future
Campus Engagement Coordinator
Emory University – Atlanta

Bon Appétit Management Company is seeking an entry level campus engagement coordinator that will assist with expanding Bon Appétit’s sustainability-related programs in cafés at Emory University’s Atlanta campus.

Duties will include:

  • Working collaboratively with Bon Appétit’s Manager of Community Partnerships, chefs, and managers to progress towards Emory University’s sustainable Food Initiative Goals.
  • Researching partnerships with local farms, ranches, and artisan producers for specific food items not currently procured locally.
  • Assisting in the tracking and reporting of local and sustainable food purchases to communicate progress to the campus community.
  • Helping the team achieve greater food waste diversion through food waste audits, the expansion of food recovery programs, and the launch of reusable to-go container programs.
  • Serve as a resource to guests interested in understanding or strengthening sustainability-related programs in their cafes.
  • Engaging creatively with the Emory community by assisting with the coordination of farm visits, cooking classes, kitchen tours, information tables, and various educational events.

The successful candidate will meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Public Health, Communications or related area preferred
  • Knowledge of public health, environmental and social issues related to food and agriculture;
  • Strong organizational skills with great attention to detail and ability to manage multiple and competing priorities;
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills, including comfort speaking publicly;
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently and collaboratively;
  • Ability to think critically and to effectively deal with unique challenges as they arise
  • Flexible availability to include occasional evenings and weekends;
  • Strong Microsoft Office Suite and Google applications skills;
  • Proficient in social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Familiarity with the food service or restaurant industry preferred

Working for Bon Appétit Management Company will allow you the opportunity to work with GREAT people like yourself who are passionate about what they do! We offer a competitive wage and benefit package in addition to the opportunity to work for a premier onsite restaurant company with over 500 locations in 32 states.

For consideration apply online at:
https://www.hirebridge.com/v3/application/applink.aspx?cid=6538&jid=321016

LadyBug Farm Offering Barter Rent for Farmwork

Waycross, Georgia

LadyBug Farm in Waycross, GA is looking for a single person or couple who is interested in trading work on the farm for rent.  We really want to find either a single person or a couple who is interested in learning about or engaging in homestead farm type activities. We are hoping to find a single person or couple who will bring their own energy and ideas. We are not looking for a specific age group, we are more interested in finding a likeminded person(s) to join our little farm.

LadyBug Farm off Central Ave, Waycross, GA Seeks House and Garden Caretaker (Rent for Work)

We have two options for the right person to choose from.

A 500 Square Foot fully furnished Studio Apartment or a 24’ Air Stream in Exchange for Work on Small Farm.

We are seeking a responsible, honest, able-bodied, drug-free, non-smoker (SINGLE or COUPLE) with no arrest record to help take care of a 2-acre farm property. No pets or children. This is for a long-term situation.

Caretaker will:

Option A: Enjoy accommodation of a fully furnished 500 square foot, studio apartment with a private entrance, fenced yard, private garden, full kitchen, private bathroom, large walk in closet, king size bed, and sleeper sofa. All furnishing are provided, all you need are your clothes and personal items.

Rent will be covered by your work, utilities will be covered by caretaker paying $200 a month for electricity, water, Internet, and cable. No alterations to the utilities will be made, the $200 is non-negotiable.

Option B: Enjoy accommodations of a fully furnished 24’ Excella Air Stream with a fenced yard, private garden, and private entrance.

Rent will be covered by your work, utilities will be covered by caretaker paying $100 a month for electricity, water, internet and cable. No alterations to the utilities will be made, the $100 is non-negotiable.

In both option, in addition to the accommodations, caretaker will have access to Certified Naturally Grown vegetables, eggs, pecans, various fruits and berries and goat milk in season and when available on the farm.

Caretaker Responsibilities

In return, the caretaker will do 10-15 hours of work per week depending on season of the year (generally 10 hours in the winter months and up to 15 hours generally in the spring, summer and fall months).

Duties include:
1. Weekly cutting the grass in the spring, summer and fall.
2. Weekly yard pickup.
3. Weekly yard and garden upkeep, mulching and weeding.
4. Watering and care of plants in greenhouse in season.
5. Feed and care of goats and chickens full-time.
6. Milking goats and collecting eggs daily.
7. Take care of dogs and farm animals when we are not in residence.
8. If couple is being accommodated, house duties will be included. Continue reading