Massachusetts – Medway Community Farm hiring Assistant Grower

Medway, Massachusetts

Assistant Grower Position at Medway Community Farm

Farm Description:
Medway Community Farm Inc. is a non-profit farm on town land in Medway, Massachusetts with 6 acres in vegetable production spread over three close range sites. MCF uses non-certified organic methods, to manage a diverse vegetable operation that produces food for a CSA program, an on-site farm stand, local farmers markets, wholesale accounts, and local food pantry donation. We offer a variety of education programs, community events, and volunteer opportunities for the public.

We’re seeking another motivated Assistant Grower.

Position Duration:
Mid-March/April – October/November depending on availability. The weekly grind, 7am – 4pm (schedule will vary slightly seasonally) with a 10:00am paid union coffee break, a 1 hour unpaid lunch.

The assistant grower will work closely with the Farm Manager and Assistant Farm Manager, assisting in all aspects of vegetable production including greenhouse management, planting, cultivation, irrigation management, harvest, washing, packing and direct sales. We are looking for someone who enjoy fast paced, efficient work and are eager to learn how to be even faster and even more efficient.  The right candidate should be easy going, passionate, work well alone and with a group, and good communicators. Candidates must be able to safely lift and carry 50 lbs., have a valid driver’s license, and the ability and interest to work long hours outside in any type of weather. Applicants should also be excited about working with community members of all backgrounds and ages to promote the farm’s mission. We strive to balance the high demands on our operations while integrating education, volunteerism and activism, and taking time to enjoy what we do.

Our assistant growers have the opportunity to take on more responsibilities as well, helping to guide the overall workings of the farm. A variety of roles exist to plug into including greenhouse growing, wholesale selling, farmers markets, etc. Besides the qualities listed above, ideally, grower candidates will have worked on a farm for a season or two already and having any previous experience as a teacher, outdoor educator, community organizer or other relevant positions is a plus, but not necessary.

Compensation is commensurate with experience, and includes produce from the farm, participation in EMass CRAFT, hands on training sessions, discounts in the farmstand, and eggs from our chickens. Currently there is no housing available, but we are willing to work with the right candidates to find housing solutions in our community.

If you’re interested in working with a community farm dedicated to education and its local and greater communities, we’d love to hear from you!  Please send a cover letter and resume to Seth Terramane at

Medway Community Farm is an equal opportunity employer.
MCF Mission: To maintain a place that enhances Medway’s rural character, fosters community spirit and encourages “learning from the land” by providing locally grown food, volunteer experiences, educational programs and public events.



Massachusetts – Land’s Sake Farm hiring Farmyard Educator

Weston, Massachusetts

Farmyard Educator with Land’s Sake Farm
Seasonal, Part-Time, At-will employee

Dates of Employment: June 9 – October 20
Supervisor/Reports to: Education Manager

Organizational Overview:
Founded in 1980, Land’s Sake is a private, nonprofit corporation dedicated to responsible stewardship of suburban farmland and forests. By combining ecologically sound land management with experiential farm-based education, we provide a powerful model of how public open space can be effectively used and enjoyed by the community. We operate three interdependent branches: (1) sustainable land
management and open space preservation, (2) farm-based education, and (3) a community farm. The education department serves our community through group/school programs, after school programs, adult education workshops and summer programs. Land’s Sake is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating a multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for all positions. To learn more about this unique nonprofit please visit:

Open Farmyard

Open Farmyard is a free, drop-in program for young children and caregivers. The target age range is for youth 3-7 years old, though all ages are welcome. This program runs on Thursday afternoons from 3:00-5:00 and on Saturday mornings from 11:00-1:00 from June through October. Open Farmyard engages young children in life on their farm. Activities include tasting food from the garden, planting seeds, caring for the garden, visiting farm animals, nature crafts, storytime, and other seasonal activities.

Position Summary:

The Farmyard Educator’s primary goal is to deliver high quality Open Farmyard programs.
With support from the Education Manager, the Farmyard Educator is responsible for implementing the unique Open Farmyard program. This position will include the additional responsibilities of: assisting with garden maintenance, assisting with livestock care, general branch and organizational development and other non-education related tasks. The Farmyard Educator works collaboratively with other staff to effectively manage the inherent risks of working on a farm, maintain our unique farm aesthetic, teach and follow best management practices for sustainable food production. Collaboration and effective communication between the other branches of the organization are vital for this job; along with all staff, the Farmyard Educator works diligently to carry out mission oriented goals and objectives.

Open Farmyard:
● Coordinate program related logistics, specifically with adjunct educators, community partners/organizations and Land’s Sake staff
● Develop and implement mission-based curriculum
● Lead the Open Farmyard program
● Communicate with parents as needed
● Write articles for the newsletter, blog posts, or social media updates as needed

Other Responsibilities:
● Assist with management of the Education Garden
● Assist with the management of a variety of livestock
● Assist with other non-education related tasks as needed

● Teaching and/or youth leadership experience in a school or non-traditional setting with proven ability around youth safety, group management and discipline
● Experience in leadership role at a camp, after school program, or other youth program
● The ability to multi-task and work independently
● Respectful, clear and patient interpersonal communication skill set that allows for collaborative work across departments
● Professional character that is consistent, capable, self-directed, well organized, flexible, personable, and is able to maintain composure in a changing environment
● Comfortable with public speaking and networking
● Must be able to pass CORI check
● Current First Aid and CPR certification
● Basic computer and office skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc

Essential Functions:
● Must be able to maintain visual and auditory awareness of a group
● Must be able to negotiate various types of terrain on the farm and in the
● Must be able to communicate (both written and verbal) clearly and effectively
with staff, participants, and other constituents
● Must be able to lift and carry up to fifty pounds

Employment dates:
● Training/Program Planning: Thursday, June 7
● Programming: 10:15 am – 1:30 pm., Saturdays June 9-October 20

Salary & Benefits:
● Salary: $12/hour
● Professional development opportunities including trainings in areas of job
related interests
● Organic produce and flowers grown on the farm, discount on other items sold at the Farmstand

  • Paid sick time in accordance with MA law

Equal Opportunity Policy:
Land’s Sake is seeking to hire a staff that represents the racial and ethnic diversity
of its constituents. Diversity and inclusion is an ongoing organizational practice
and a core value of Land’s Sake with the goal of having culturally competent
services, materials, resources and programs. Our hiring practices are informed
by an appreciation of the strengths offered by differing cultures, races, religions,
ethnicities, classes, sexual orientation, physical capacities, and age groups. Land’s
Sake offers benefits including medical insurance, generous vacation, access to
professional development and local organic food.
Land’s Sake is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating a
multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for all

To Apply:
Please email a resume and cover letter, detailing how your skills and experience
meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this
opportunity to, Deadline: March 31st, 2018

Massachusetts – Siena Farms hiring Apprentices

Sudbury, Massachusetts

2018 Apprenticeship at Siena Farms

We are seeking hard-working, committed, positive individuals who are motivated by a career interest in sustainable agriculture to join our 2018 team. Our apprentices participate in many of the farm’s daily operations, including facets of production, harvest, and retail. This traditional, hands-on apprenticeship provides the opportunity to be an integral, productive part of our fast-paced, for-profit farm. Apprentices gain knowledge, farming skills, and professional work-experience to help them prepare for the next steps in their farming careers.

The apprentice position is seasonal, with flexible start and end dates between April and December. Hours range from 50-60 hours per week, (10-12 hour days, 5 days per week). Applicants should be prepared to lift upwards of 50lbs repeatedly and work in all weather conditions.  Previous farming experience is preferred but not required. Compensation includes hourly wage and farm vegetables.  We do not offer on-farm housing.



  • Planting, including greenhouse propagation and mechanical transplanting
  • Cultivation/weed-control by hand and hoe
  • Field work such as trellising, pruning, fencing, and thinning


  • Daily harvest of our 100+ varieties of vegetables, fresh herbs, and sunflowers
  • Post-harvest handling, including washing, packing, and distribution

Sales & Distribution

  • Preparation and packing of wholesale orders for restaurant deliveries
  • Preparation and packing of CSA shares for pickup and distribution
  • Sales and customer service at our Boston farmers’ markets
  • Participation in farm events such as farm tours and volunteer days

Practical Training Sessions

  • Participation in bi-weekly EMass CRAFT farm tours
  • Orientation to core farming topics and systems, including crop-planning, field-planning, marketing, soil fertility, pest and disease management, irrigation, and farm equipment
  • Group field walks with Farmer Chris and farm managers to learn from the fields and crops themselves

Our Apprentices, like all of our employees, are held to high standards for organization, communication, positive attitude, respect and kindness for coworkers, work quality, and professional agricultural work ethic and schedule.

To Apply

Please email a letter of interest and a resumé to We look forward to hearing from you!


Massachusetts – Siena Farms hiring Assistant Grower

Sudbury, Massachusetts

2018 Assistant Grower at Siena Farms

We are a seeking hard-working, committed, talented individual motivated by a career interest in sustainable agriculture to join our 2018 team as an Assistant Grower. Our Assistant Grower is a core member of the crop production team on our 50-acre vegetable farm.  S/he works closely with our Farm Managers to carefully and efficiently grow and harvest our crops, and assist with the training of our seasonal apprentices.

Our Assistant Grower is a seasonal, full-time position, April to December, with an opportunity to evolve into a year-round position.  Hours range from 50-60 hours per week (10-12 hour days, 5 days per week).  Two seasons’ previous farming experience is required, with at least one of those seasons having included substantial equipment operation. Compensation includes hourly wage and farm vegetables.  We do not offer on-farm housing.



  • Tractor work such as plowing, harrowing, bed-forming, transplanting, mulching, cultivating, mowing, fertilizer spreading, compost spreading, bed lifting, cover cropping, spraying and seeding
  • Field work such as trellising, pruning, fencing, hand-weeding, hoeing, irrigation
  • Participation in weekly production team field tours and staff meetings
  • Greenhouse propagation
  • Repair and maintenance of equipment, buildings, and other infrastructure
  • Participation and leadership in general farm upkeep, cleanliness, safety and organization of indoor and outdoor spaces

Harvest and Post-Harvest

  • Harvest and post-harvest handling, packing, and distribution
  • Sales and customer services at our Boston farmers’ markets, as needed
  • Participation in farm events such as our farm tours and volunteer days


  • Assisting managers in the training of our seasonal apprentices

Our Assistant Grower, like all of our employees, are held to high standards for organization, communication, positive attitude, respect and kindness for coworkers, work quality, and professional agricultural work ethic and schedule.

To Apply

Please email a letter of interest and a resumé to We look forward to hearing from you!


Massachusetts – Red Fire Farm hiring Multiple Positions

Various Locations, Massachusetts

As spring approaches we are now planning for our growing season on Red Fire Farm in beautiful Western Massachusetts.  Please share and post these positions to anyone you know looking for farm work on an organic farm. Thank you!

Tractor Operator

Experienced tractor operators or mechanically minded farmers looking to get into tractor operating. Two positions open, one in Granby, one in Montague, MA.

Fruit Grower, Tractor Operator and Manager in Training

This position is for someone with substantial tractor experience and some experience in growing various fruits who is looking to develop their farm management skills over the next several seasons.  It is located in Granby, Massachusetts.

Greenhouse and Flower Assistant, Montague, MA

Greenhouse Assistant and Field Crew, Montague, MA

Farm Intern

This position is ideal for someone relatively new to commercial farming who is seeking to gain solid real world experience.


To apply, please email cover letter outlining relevant experience, resume, and three references to You can also reach us there for any questions.

Peruse other current job openings here:

Massachusetts – Waltham Fields Community Farm hiring Multiple Positions

Waltham, Massachusetts

Waltham Fields Community Farm is hiring for the 2018 Season!

Waltham Fields is a 501(c)3 nonprofit farm that promotes local agriculture and food access through our farming operations and educational programs, using practices that are socially, ecologically, and economically sustainable. We encourage healthy relationships between people, their food supply, and the land from which it grows.

We are hiring for the following positions:

  • Weed Crew (20 hrs/week) – Start date May 21st

  • Field Crew (35hrs/week) – Start date June 12th

  • Distribution & Outreach Assistant- June-October, 2-3 days/week working at our CSA and at our special Outreach Market for low income families.

  • Learning Garden Educators(15-3-hrs/week)- for June, July & August

  • High School Paid & Volunteer Positions: Weekends in the Spring & Fall, Weekdays in the Summer

  • Special Volunteer Opportunities


For more information, please visit our website or download the attached job descriptions.

Field Crew Job Announcement 2018

Weed Crew Job Announcement

Distribution and Outreach Assistant Job Description 2018

Massachusetts – Chestnut Hill Farm hiring Farm Apprentice

Southborough, Massachusetts

Farm Apprentice – Full Season

Chestnut Hill Farm 

 About The Organization:

The Trustees is an organization with a fascinating past and an exciting future. Our places are open to all and we thrive by involving as many people as possible in what we do. Founded in 1891, by a group of visionary volunteers, we preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and work to protect special places across the state. We have helped protect more than 50,000 acres, including 25,000+ acres on more than 100 reservations that are all open to the public. We are a nonprofit conservation organization funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 40,000 members.


Chestnut Hill Farm is a 4th year CSA farm on a beautiful gem-of-a-property outside of Framingham, MA. It is a myriad of crop fields, pastures, rolling hills and woods on 170 acres. Located in Southborough, MA the farm is only a few minutes from the commuter rail which gets you to Boston in under an hour; Hopkinton State Park with is glorious lake; and all the hustle and bustle of the growing towns of Westborough, Northborough and Marlborough.

As a farm, we are continuing to grow – breaking new ground and building systems from the ground up to support our active CSA and farm-store. Under the leadership of a dynamic and experienced grower, this season will provide a unique learning experience for apprentices, as you will be able to be a part of a growing farm operation still in its infancy. Our apprenticeship is a well-rounded experience for anyone interested in diverse farming opportunities.


Position Summary:
We are seeking people who are excited about sustainable farming and eager to take on the wide-range of responsibilities associated with running a physically demanding, fast-paced, public and busy production farm. This includes: assisting with all aspects of crop production, greenhouse work, field preparations and tillage, hand and tractor cultivation, transplanting, harvest and distribution and working with groups and volunteers. You will also be expected to participate in and help facilitate small and large farm events throughout the season from ‘Meet the Farmer’ to our Fall Festival!


Ideally, you are responsible, flexible and personable, and can be happy working as an integral part of a small farm crew. We are looking for people who can take on the physically demanding schedule, tasks, pace and inevitable challenges of the farm season with consistency and good humor. We need people who are ready each day to learn, take and give direction, be patient with themselves and others and are excited about working intensely with all types of people.

In addition to the above you must also:

  • Have at least two seasons of experience working on a production farm, (or other physically demanding work).
  • Comfortably and safely lift and carry 40 lbs.
  • Ability and interest to work long hours outside in any type of weather – wind, rain, heat, cold.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean (5 years!) driving record.
  • Pass a CORI background check.
  • Seasonally availability—Full Season start date of April 15th and end date of Oct 31st or Nov 15th.


Benefits and Salary:

Apprentices are paid hourly: $11/hr and should expect to work 40-55 hrs/week for the season (depending on start and end date). Apprentices also receive:

  • CSA vegetables
  • Optional participation in Eastern MA CRAFT workshops
  • Trainings on mechanized tillage and cultivation practices, farm planning and record-keeping, tractor and farm safety practices and basic equipment maintenance, food safety guidelines, and more.
  • A one year membership to the Trustees which gives you access to many exciting events at all of our fascinating properties across the state plus discounts on parking and camping.
  • Rental of On-Farm shared apprentice housing at a below market rate with utilities included in the Cottage. This is offered on a first come, first served basis for full-season employees only.


To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to