Massachusetts – Cavicchio Greenhouses hiring Section Grower

Sudbury, Massachusetts

Section Grower

As New England’s largest distributor and grower of annuals and perennials – operating ten acres of state-of-the-art greenhouse space year around. We are looking for a Section Grower to join our dynamic team. This role requires horticultural, pest and fertilizer knowledge, passion for producing top-end product, and a little bit of “coolness”. You’re comfortable getting dirty, you care about the environment, and you want to do good work.

Requirement: B.S. in Horticulture or equivalent.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitors annual and perennial crops for proper watering, fertilizer, and pests.
  • Nutrition management working in collaboration with the Head Grower.
  • Applies chemicals, fertilizers, and biologicals
  • Evaluates data to identify crop challenges.
  • Manipulates greenhouse temperature, humidity to control crop growth.

Bilingual (Spanish/English) skills a plus

Established in 1910, Cavicchio Greenhouses is a fourth-generation New England farm working more than 250 acres in Sudbury. As a horticultural grower and landscape distributor, we cultivate and supply an extensive variety of annuals and perennials, nursery stock, stone, masonry and landscape materials. With a hard-earned reputation for service, quality, selection and sustainability, we work with professionals and garden centers throughout the area to keep our region beautiful.

We offer competitive pay and a complete benefits package upon eligibility including insurance, paid time off and retirement savings. Due to the volume of candidates, only those requested to interview will be contacted.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Send all responses to: jobs@cavicchio.com

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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.

 

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

Massachusetts – Freedom Food Farm hiring Veg and Livestock Farmers

Raynham, Massachusetts

Hiring Experienced Veg. and Livestock Farmers in Southeastern, MA

Freedom Food Farm is a four-season, organic diversified farm in Raynham, MA. The farm is run by a small team of farmers dedicated to regenerative agriculture and feeding our community. We are looking to hire for two positions:  Livestock Manager and Assistant Vegetable Grower / Harvest Manager. Find out details and qualifications on our website: http://www.freedomfoodfarm.com/jobs/Please apply via e-mail.

LINK: www.freedomfoodfarm.com.

Massachusetts – Land’s Sake Farm hiring Seasonal Employee

Weston, Massachusetts

Fill In Summer Farm Educators with Land’s Sake Farm

Seasonal, fill-in Employee – 40 hours/week for select weeks

Dates of Employment: Flexible, looking for week-long commitments in June, July, and August 2018

Staff training with part-time hours the week of June 18
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: www.landssake.org.

Farm and Forest

Farm and Forest is a farm and outdoor education program dedicated to building meaningful community and connections to the land for children in grades 1-4 in nine independent full-week sessions throughout the summer. The program runs from 8:30-3:30 and includes time for snack and lunch for the first eight weeks, and will run from 9:00-4:00 for the week of August 21. Daily activities include garden projects, arts and crafts, animal chores, tree climbing, games, harvesting produce to bring home, and exploring our natural landscape. This year, for the first time, Land’s Sake is piloting a second group of Farm & Forest, running parallel to the original sessions for select weeks .

Position Summary

Land’s Sake seeks a Lead Educator for our Farm and Forest summer program. The person in this position must be able to work for at least one week-long period in June, July, and/or August of 2018 and to attend staff training days during the week of June 18th. There will be the option for part-time hours the week of August 27. Working closely with the Education Manager, the Farm and Forest Educator will be responsible for planning and delivering high quality educational programming for up to 12 elementary school youth for week-long, full day summer programs. The Farm and Forest Educator will be provided with a consistent daily schedule and programming ideas, and will have opportunity to bring their passions and interest to the programming, choose activities and games, and design curriculum.

Successful candidates will be highly motivated, organized, great with teaching a range of ages, experienced in behavior management, and a team player. Previous farm or garden experience is a must as well as comfort working around a variety of animals including chickens, rabbits, sheep, and goats. Other helpful skills include experience cooking ability, carpentry skills, artistic ability, etc. This position will include the additional responsibilities of: assisting with Education Garden preparation and maintenance, assisting with livestock care, general branch and organizational development and other non-education related tasks. The Farm and Forest 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 Farm and Forest Educator works diligently to carry out mission oriented goals and objectives.

Responsibilities:

Farm and Forest

  • Maintain responsibility for day to day function of Farm and Forest
    ● Coordinate program related logistics, specifically with adjunct educators, community partners/organizations and Land’s Sake staff
    ● Develop and implement mission-based curriculum
    ● Maintain responsibility for the physical and emotional safety and wellness of Farm and Forest
  • Manage behavior of Farm and Forest youth
  • Supervise and direct Farm and Forest Junior Leaders
    ● Communicate with parents as needed
    ● Write articles for the newsletter, blog posts, or social media updates as needed
    ● Gather weekly feedback from participants and families

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

Qualifications:
● College degree in education, horticulture, farming, environmental science, environmental education, etc required or related field required.

  • 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 a leadership role at a camp, school, 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
  • Strong written communication skills
    ● Professional character that is consistent, capable, self-directed, well organized, flexible, personable, and is able to maintain composure in a changing environment
    ● Access to a car and valid driver’s license
    ● Must be able to pass CORI check
    ● Current First Aid and CPR certification
    ● Basic computer and office skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc
  • Knowledge of second language a plus

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
forest
● 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: Week of June 18th, flexible hours with mandatory full-day training on June 18th and 19th
● Programming: must be available for week-long commitments from 8:00-4:00, Monday-Friday in the months of June and/or July and/or August 2018
● Cleanup & Debrief: Flexible hours the week of August 27

Salary & Benefits:
● Salary: Dependent on Experience
● Professional development opportunities including trainings in areas of job
related interests
● Organic produce and flowers grown on the farm

  • If you work six or more hours in a day, you are entitled to a paid 10 minute break for each four hours worked, and a paid meal period of 30 minutes. You may elect to take both breaks together for a longer lunch break.
  • Paid sick time, in accordance with Massachusetts law.

Equal Opportunity Policy:
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 positions.

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 education@landssake.org, Deadline: June 1st, 2018

Massachusetts – Dead Branch Farms hiring Farm Intern

Chesterfield, Massachusetts

Farm Intern/Farm Apprentice — Dead Branch Farms

Program Summary:

Dead Branch Farms is a new farm currently being developed in Chesterfield Massachusetts. We are actively in production of vegetables and flowers and are looking to hire two Farm Interns/Apprentices for our upcoming busy season.

This is an exciting educational opportunity for the right candidates, as there are unique opportunities to learn the about design & development of new farm spaces, as well as marketing and business development strategies.

This is a part-time position, Tuesday through Friday from  8-3, and will include lunch. Farm Interns will participate in projects under the direction of the Assistant Farm Manager and Farm Director.

Weekly educational sessions and check-ins will be offered as part of this program.  This Farm Internship/Apprenticeship program is a hands-on educational experience designed to motivate those interested in Agricultural Professions, and its purpose is to give you fundamental experience and guidance; aiming to build confidence in carrying out entry-level farm positions.

Program Highlights:

-Greenhouse Propagation and Production

-Growing Techniques including: Planting, Harvesting, Weeding, Irrigating, Pest Management, and Soil Amendment applications.

-Farm Design and Planning

-Production Techniques for this cooler Zone 5b climate

-Land Stewardship and long term Site Planning

*There will also be opportunity to assist at our weekday farm stand in Northampton Wednesday-Friday.

Minimum Requirements:

-Ability to lift 50lbs regularly

-Valid drivers license

-Genuine interest in Farming and Agricultural related issues

The Program will run from June through October. Participants will be paid a stipend of $500.00 a month. Couples encouraged to apply!

Please submit a brief cover letter describing your interest in farming, and a resume detailing employment and post-secondary schooling to ryan@lonepinestudio.org

Massachusetts – Dead Branch Farms hiring Assistant Manager

 Chesterfield, Massachusetts

Assistant Manager – Dead Branch Farms

Position Summary:

Dead Branch Farms is a new farm currently being developed in Chesterfield Massachusetts. We are actively in production of vegetables and flowers and are looking to hire an Assistant Manager for our upcoming busy season. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate as there are unique opportunities creating new farm spaces, and shaping our vision and direction.  This is a part-time position, Tuesday through Friday, with flexibility. We’re looking for someone able to commit 25-30hrs a week, and be available from 8-3.  The Assistant Manager will coordinate with the Farm Director, lead two interns, and will assist in overseeing: Greenhouse Propagation & Production, Field Maintenance; including Planting, Harvesting, Weeding, Irrigating, Pest Management, and Soil Amendment Applications. There will also be an opportunity to  manage our weekday farm stand in Northampton, Wednesday-Friday. The position will run from June through October. Compensation based on experience.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities:

-Seeding and planting of successions

-Record keeping, and recording of field operations

-Keeping track of inventory and coordinating plantings and field operations with Farm Director

-Coordinating Irrigation schedules, and operation of Irrigation Systems

-Assisting in planning, cultivation and development of farm spaces

-Directing Interns and assignment of daily tasks

-Deployment of season extension structures, familiarity with row covers/low-tunnel type systems

-Assist in farmers market sales and set up

Preferred Experience:

-Minimum of 1 season working with an organic farm, and familiarity with production techniques

-A clear understanding of the rigor and discipline demanded of Farmers & good sense of humor

-Experience in Service Industry or within fast paced environments a plus

-Experience in Creative and Design fields a plus

-Ability to communicate effectively, and lead in a team environment, and be efficient independently

-Comfortable with field operations and strenuous tasks for extended periods; early morning; in the sun & heat; dust & dirt

-Familiarity with farm equipment and BCS walk-behind tractors

-Familiarity with line trimmers (weed whackers)

-Excellent Customer Service ability

Additional Requirements:

-Ability to lift fifty pounds regularly

-Valid Drivers License

Please send a cover letter describing why you’d be a good candidate, and a resume describing your professional experience to ryan@lonepinestudio.org