Missouri – EarthDance Farm hiring Youth Programs Coordinator

Ferguson, Missouri

Position Description: Youth Programs Coordinator

Now Hiring: Youth Programs Coordinator at EarthDance Farm

EarthDance Organic Farm School is seeking applicants for the AmeriCorps position of Youth Programs Coordinator. The successful candidate for this position will work to expand EarthDance’s Youth Exploring Agriculture & Health (YEAH!) programs to serve more children and families by developing new partnerships with groups that serve youth to provide farm-based education and enrichment to more low-income youth. The Youth Programs Coordinator will work with young people ages 5-21 around fresh food, nutrition awareness and cooking skills, and empowering youth to become food leaders.

The position will begin in August 2018. AmeriCorps positions entail a 12-month commitment, but may become a full-time permanent position pending funding and organizational need.

Organization: EarthDance

Mission: EarthDance sustainably grows food, farmers, and community, one small farm at a time, through hands-on education and delicious experiences.

Position: Youth Programs Coordinator

Location: EarthDance Organic Farm School, 233 S. Dade Ave, Ferguson, MO 63135

Hours: 40 hours/week

Job Description Summary:

EarthDance is seeking a self-motivated and resourceful individual with excellent communication, educational, and interpersonal skills to serve as our Youth Programs Coordinator. The highly qualified candidate will possess an understanding of youth education, nutrition and cooking awareness, organic farming/ gardening, and passion for the good food movement.

The Youth Programs Coordinator will:

-Develop partnerships with groups that serve youth

-Provide farm-based education and enrichment to more low-income youth

-Recruit, train, and retain adult volunteers to serve as Field Trip Docents in order to increase EarthDance’s capacity to serve large groups of youth.

-Develop “on the road” food and farming related eating lesson plans for drop-in school visits

-Promote EarthDance’s programs– seasonal youth employment, teen volunteer opportunities–through outreach to schools and other avenues for connecting with young people. Continue reading

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Missouri – EarthDance Farm hiring Volunteer Coordinator

Ferguson, Missouri

Position Description: Volunteer Coordinator

Now Hiring: Volunteer Coordinator

EarthDance Organic Farm School is seeking applicants for the AmeriCorps position of Volunteer Coordinator. The successful candidate for this position will build the capacity of EarthDance through the exploration of available community volunteer support, improvement of the organization’s ability to train, track, and appreciate volunteers, and continual commitment to maintain highly effective volunteer management practices.

The position will begin in July 2018. AmeriCorps positions entail a 12-month commitment, but may become a full-time permanent position pending funding and organizational need.

Organization: EarthDance

Mission: EarthDance sustainably grows food, farmers, and community, one small farm at a time, through hands-on education and delicious experiences.

Position: Volunteer Coordinator

Location: EarthDance Organic Farm School, 233 S. Dade Ave, Ferguson, MO 63135

Hours: 40 hours/week

Job Description Summary:

EarthDance is seeking a self-motivated and resourceful individual with excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills to serve as our Volunteer Coordinator. The Volunteer Coordinator’s time will be spent on the farm, leading farm tours and volunteer crews; in the office scheduling, tracking and strategizing; and in the community, recruiting volunteers and communicating with partner organizations.

The Volunteer Coordinator will:

-Develop EarthDance’s volunteer management system

-Coordinate volunteer activities on the farm and at special events

-Follow up with volunteer groups and individuals to build lasting volunteer relationships

-Create documents and databases, and establish protocols for recruiting, training, and retaining and tracking volunteers

-Research best practices for volunteer management

-Implement new procedures

-Write a monthly Volunteer Newsletter

-Promote, schedule, and lead private farm tours

-Coordinate with EarthDance staff to determine the organization’s volunteer needs for on farm and special events

-Update the volunteer management manual of procedures and documents to serve as training materials for future staff members Continue reading

Missouri – EarthDance Farm hiring Marketing and Outreach Coordinator

Ferguson, Missouri

Position Description: Marketing and Outreach Coordinator

Now Hiring: Marketing and Outreach Coordinator at EarthDance Farm

EarthDance Organic Farm School is seeking applicants for the AmeriCorps position of Marketing and Outreach Coordinator. The successful candidate for this position will work with community members and organizational partners to build EarthDance’s capacity to serve low-income individuals by conducting outreach to build relationships with Ferguson community members and increase community awareness of EarthDance’s offerings. The Outreach & Marketing Coordinator will make Earthdance’s services and information about food security and healthy eating more visible to Ferguson neighbors and surrounding communities by engaging these groups through the organization’s social media channels and communication with local media outlets.

The position will begin in August 2018. AmeriCorps positions entail a 12-month commitment, but may become a full-time permanent position pending funding and organizational need.

Organization: EarthDance

Mission: EarthDance grows food, farmers, and community through hands-on education and delicious experiences.

Position: Marketing and Outreach Coordinator

Location: EarthDance Organic Farm School, 233 S. Dade Ave, Ferguson, MO 63135

Hours: 40 hours/week

Job Description Summary:

EarthDance is seeking a self-motivated and resourceful individual with excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills to serve as our Marketing and Outreach Coordinator. The highly qualified candidate will possess an understanding of the good food movement, marketing, and interacting with diverse communities and public audiences.

The Marketing and Outreach Coordinator will:

-Regularly attend community meetings and events (City Council, Neighborhood Association, Ferguson Florissant School District, etc.) in order to develop and strengthen relationships with Ferguson residents

-Coordinate and serve as point person for off-farm outreach events to promote awareness of EarthDance (tabling at events such as back-to-school/health/green fairs)

-Write for local media outlets on behalf of EarthDance

-Create and execute a social media plan and content

-Strengthen relationships with organizational partners (St. Louis Food Policy Coalition, United People Market, Emerson YMCA)

Requirements:

-Experience working with diverse populations

-Professional, friendly, and enthusiastic personality

-Experience working independently and in a team environment with successful outcomes

-Demonstrated strong time management and organizational skills

-Ability to work effectively in a demanding, high-energy environment and manage multiple priorities, while maintaining a sense of humor

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Missouri – EarthDance Farm hiring Grants and Development Associate

Ferguson, Missouri

Position Description: Grants and Development Associate

Now Hiring: Grants and Development Associate at EarthDance Farm

EarthDance Organic Farm School is seeking applicants for the AmeriCorps position of Grants and Development Assistant. The successful candidate for this position will build EarthDance’s capacity through the exploration of available funding resources, the collaborative execution of a fund development plan, and the co-creation of grant proposals. The Grants and Development Associate will work closely with other development staff and the Managing Director to build a strong foundation of support for EarthDance to continue to its mission.

The position will begin as early as late July, pending selection of the right candidate.  AmeriCorps positions entail a 12-month commitment, but may become a full-time permanent position pending funding and organizational need.

Organization: EarthDance

Mission: EarthDance sustainably grows food, farmers, and community, one small farm at a time, through hands-on education and delicious experiences.

Position: Grants and Development Assistant

Location: EarthDance Organic Farm School, 233 S. Dade Ave, Ferguson, MO 63135

Hours: 40 hours/week

Job Description Summary:

EarthDance is seeking a self-motivated and resourceful individual with excellent written and verbal communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills to serve as our Grants and Development Assistant. The highly qualified candidate will possess an understanding of the good food movement, research skills, and attention to detail.

The Grants and Development Assistant will:

-Research, apply for, and obtain grant funding for EarthDance programs and operations

-Complete grant reports

-Assist with the execution of the organization’s annual fund development plan

-Assist with the planning and execution of Farmers Formal, EarthDance’s major annual fundraising event and other fundraising events and opportunities

-Secure both cash and in-kind donations for farm and office

Requirements:

-Demonstrated strong time management and organizational skills

-Professional, friendly, and enthusiastic personality

-Strong persuasive writing skills

-Experience working independently and in a team environment with successful outcomes

-Ability to work effectively in a demanding, high-energy environment and manage multiple priorities, while maintaining a sense of humor Continue reading

Missouri – Red Ridge Farms hiring Multiple Positions

Odessa, Missouri

RED RIDGE FARMS, ODESSA MISSOURI : Management & Labor Positions (FARM,KITCHEN,STORE)

Red Ridge Farms is a four season 3 ½ acre certified organic production farm with a commercial (and gluten free) kitchen. On our farm we typically produce over 20,000 pounds of certified organic vegetables, herbs, fruits, and flowers. We grow about 70 crops annually, sell at farmers markets, wholesale, and through our CSA program. Our kitchen focuses on farm to table foods, as we strive to be part of the solution for local farmers striving to ‘scale up’. We are active members of the Kansas City Food Hub, helping to create wholesale solutions for farmers throughout Kansas City.

We are seeking reliable (full season commitment) individuals to work beginning in March or April. We are a host farm for the Growing Growers program if you are interested in a position as an apprenticeship. We have housing available for the right people.

Job Openings:

Sales and store manager: the right person in this job will increase sales to local customers through our farm store, create and manage an online store, write a weekly email to CSA members and customers, and conduct social media. This position could be incorporated with other kitchen, farm, and store needs to create a full-time position. The position requires attention to detail, an ability to collaborate with a diverse, hard-working team, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and proficiency in standard computer programs. Prior experience managing social media accounts and websites are a plus. We are hard-working and expect the same from qualified applicants.

Part-time (leading to full-time) experienced kitchen staff: Our kitchen prepares gluten free, made from scratch meals, bakery items, healthy snacks (paleo, keto, etc) and canned goods. We are seeking individuals who can create a wide range of foods while maintaining a level of cleanliness that exceeds health code standards. We pride ourselves on creating gluten free foods that don’t taste gluten free- just delicious. We make our own flour mixes with an emphasis on adding nutrition- not using filler. Looking for individuals who communicate well, provide excellent customer service (while 6 things are cooking in the oven), maintain safety standards, respect others,stay team-focused, and can listen and make changes on the ‘fly’. If you are this super-hero and know how to use a knife, please apply!

Full-Time Farm manager (must demonstrate experience, commitment, and ability to lead others- verifiable supervisory experience is preferred). This person will run (most) of the day to day operations of our farm. This will include: production, training and supervising other staff, harvest and market prep, attending farmers markets, and some record keeping. Ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience in several core areas of production, harvest, pack, and marketing. The ability to manage other, less experienced workers is essential to farm operations being accomplished smoothly.

Part-time laborers & interns (this is difficult work- those who demonstrate ability to work full time… can work full time- we have plenty to do, but we find most enjoy about 20-30 hours per week). Help with ‘all things on the farm’. Mostly hand work. Could include some on-farm construction for the right individual (erect high tunnel, light repair/remodeling) A lot of weeding, planting and picking. We will happily train and teach the right individuals.

Please note: farm work is hard work. We are looking for individuals who can maintain a positive attitude and enthusiasm for the job when weather conditions and the job are less than ‘ideal’ (weeding becomes monotonous, and you may work many of your hours alone).

Volunteers– we ask our volunteers commit to at least 4-6 hours in one shift per week. We prefer a longer shift (6 hours is ideal), as that allows for training. Volunteer opportunities exist in many areas- most, but not all, require manual labor. Depending on volunteer work chosen and hours offered, we are happy to exchange dedication for organic production training and a weekly share of the harvest.

Our farm and store are almost an hour east of downtown Kansas City, south of Odessa, Missouri.

Depending on skill and experience, pay is typically $9-$15/hour. These positions could become full-time, year round employment.

Send letter of interest/cover letter and resume to jaaazfarms@gmail.com.

The very important part: we do this because we are passionate about improving the local food culture. We love our customers and love their stories of health and success found through improved diet. But we also acknowledge that at times this is an impossibly difficult job. At times, this lifestyle is repetitive, boring, and physically and mentally draining. But we keep coming to work each day because we are fighting an important battle. We want to be a part of creating a sustainable future for this farm and others in the community. If you want to work really hard, be part of a dynamic community, and really push yourself to learn, please apply.

Missouri – Black Gold Farm hiring Farm Manager

Arbyrd, Missouri

Farm Manager – Black Gold Farms has a Farm Manager position available at its Arbyrd, MO location. Responsibilities include: Coordinating & leading employees; compiling records on the crops; procuring quality land; creating schedules for planting, crop input applications, irrigation, equipment readiness & harvesting; directing harvest operations, conducting off-season activities, and managing the farms budget.

Production agriculture & management experience is required. A bachelor’s degree in ag or related field is desired, as well as experience in equipment management, irrigation, basic agronomy, budgeting, record keeping & Microsoft software programs. Potato experience is not necessary.

Black Gold has an excellent benefits package, including health, dental, vision, life insurance, a company funded health savings account, short term disability, critical illness insurance, accident insurance, a 401(k) program with company match, paid time off, paid holidays, retirement bonus, and an incentive bonus. A company vehicle is also provided with this position. Relocation assistance may be provided if necessary.

Apply online at www.blackgoldfarms.com/employment.php or email resume to employment@blackgoldfarms.com

Missouri – Ludwig Farmstead Creamery hiring Farmers Market/Demo Representative

St. Louis, Missouri Metro area

Farmers Market/Demo Representative

Ludwig Farmstead Creamery

Come work for the slow food movement for a small artisan cheese making company located in Fithian, IL. We make artisan raw cow’s milk cheeses in small batches on our 5th generation farm. We are looking for a responsible person to work part time evenings and weekends in the St. Louis, MO metro area. The hours are typically Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday during the day. Starting in April for the Farmers Market season, there is also a market every Wednesday evening. However, for special events they can occur any day during the week.

If you have worked in food services, the retail industry or customer service and like interacting with customers, we want you to join our team as a part-time Product Demonstrator.

The part-time Product Demonstrator position requires you to prepare and demonstrate food products to customers. You must be able to positively engage customers to promote and increase the sales of our cheeses.

www.ludwigfarmsteadcreamery.com

Please apply by sending your resume and cover letter to Stephanie@ludwigfarmsteadcreamery.com.

Qualifications

  • Possess a strong work ethic, Self-starter: looks for work, good initiative
  • Ability to interact positively with customers, peers and supervisors
  • Dependable, reliable and able to perform duties with minimal supervision
  • The ideal candidate must have excellent communication skills, a neat appearance, and superb customer focus
  • Part-time schedule-must be able to work flexible hours to include work availability for weekends
  • Must be able to stand the duration of the shift and perform routine tasks with minimal supervision
  • Must be physically able to perform job functions, with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Requires ability to follow written and verbal instructions and work independently
  • Must have basic computer skills
  • Prior sales experience preferred, but not required
  • Must use safe food handling practices
  • Valid driver’s license with dependable transportation
  • Extremely organized and detail oriented
  • Maintains positive attitude – upbeat
  • Excellent follow through – gets job done

Job Duties

  • Keep supplies and equipment clean and organized
  • Order new supplies as needed
  • Complete paperwork for each event
  • Use safe food handling practices and cut, package and keep cheese refrigerated for each event
  • Serve cheese samples to potential customers and explain how the cheese is made and the different types of cheese and what are some common ways the cheese can be used and paired with other foods and drinks
  • Handling customer’s questions and concerns
  • Stand for long periods of time
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned
  • Must be willing to work indoors/outdoors in all kinds of weather.
  • For farmers markets you will need to be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Set up market tent, tables, tent weights, and display
  • Handle cash/credit card payments
  • Must have a smart phone and/or tablet for farmers market events with data to use Square for payments

Interested candidates should send a resume to Stephanie Peace at stephanie@ludwigfarmsteadcreamery.com.