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Local Food Jobs in Southeastern Massachusetts

On this page you’ll find listings for local food jobs and other relevant work to the farming community in Southeastern Massachusetts and beyond. Please check with each individual employer on their listing’s status.

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ON-FARM

Urban Farm Manager
Haley House – Boston

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Haley House uses food and the power of community to break down barriers, open opportunities, and strengthen the neighborhoods we serve. Founded in 1966, Haley House has grown to include five interconnected branches: direct services (soup kitchen, food pantry, meal for elders), permanent affordable housing, urban agriculture, education and
training (Take Back the Kitchen and LiFT: Re-Entry Program), and social enterprise. Our direct services are located in the South End and Roxbury.

Role:
The Urban Farm Manager is responsible for overall management and direction of Haley House’s urban farming initiative, primarily stewarding the Thornton Street Farm in Roxbury.
Reports to:
Haley House Program Director

Key Responsibilities:
● Using sustainable growing practices, steward a productive urban farm and implement, direct and coordinate all necessary farming duties
● Set and meet goals for providing fresh, nutrient-dense produce for Haley’s House’s various food distribution programs : Highland Park Senior Distribution Program, Bakery Cafe, Soup Kitchen, Take Back the Kitchen, LiFT, etc. and programs of partner organizations
● Plan, manage and teach educational programs about sustainable urban agricultural practices and food systems for teen employees, local school students, community members and groups, volunteers and staff
● Work and coordinate with neighbors, community garden network, and other local community partners to execute community building events and vision long term for the farm
● Supervise 1-2 part time/seasonal farm and garden employees
● Propose and design new urban farming initiatives as appropriate which contribute to Haley House’s mission
● Establish and maintain partnerships with partner organizations in urban agriculture, food access and community work

To Apply:
● Send cover letter and resume to Anna Pierce-Slive at farm@haleyhouse.org
● First round of applications closes on Friday October 14th at 5pm

Part-Time or Full-Time Field Crew
Aeonian Farm – Westport

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Aeonian Farm is a hand-tended microfarm in Westport, MA established on leased land in 2020. Our produce is grown organically in balanced, no-till soils untouched by chemical applications or artificial fertilizers. We grow on about 1 acre, most of which is devoted to diversified annual vegetables with an expanding cut flower enterprise. We have four unheated high tunnels on the farm which we use to grow year round. We sell exclusively to farmers markets throughout the year, with our main market season running from May – November and a special winter market from January – March.

Job Description

Hours: We are looking for two individuals to join us in August, part-time or one individual to work full time. Positions are expected to end in late November. Work days will start at 8 AM Monday – Friday, end time negotiable. Lunch is one hour, unpaid. Occasional help at our weekend farmers markets will be needed on Saturdays, approximately 6 AM to 3 PM.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Field work/Crop production: participate in all aspects of field management including soil amending, bed preparation, transplanting, weed management, harvesting and bed flipping. Some pest management, propagation, pruning and trellising work as needed.
  • Harvest: Weekly harvests of produce for our farmers markets. We take quality very seriously on the farm, so close attention and care will need to be paid to quality of produce and efficiency of harvest.
  • Post-harvest: ensure that all produce is washed and cooled with care and efficiency, paying close attention to desire to learn the ins and outs of diversified, small-scale organic vegetable quality control. Maintain a clean and organized wash station and walk-in cooler.
  • Farmers’ market: Create a welcoming and cheerful environment for customers. Be able to speak with passion and experience about the produce, our growing practices and share recipe ideas.
  • Other: Infrastructure projects including greenhouse repairs, road maintenance, tool maintenance, fence work, etc.

Required Skills:

  • Must be able to lift 50lbs repeatedly, should be in fit physical condition.
  • Must be able to walk, stand, squat, and kneel for extended periods.
  • Must be willing to work outdoors in all types of weather.
  • Good communication and listening skills, able to follow instructions when given.
  • Openness to receive and share constructive criticism.
  • Understands the importance of following systems and working efficiently.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Works well independently and with others. Can maintain focus and work efficiently while working solo or with others.

Compensation: Hourly pay starts at $15.00/hour.

Send an email with your resume in the body of the email to aeonianfarm@gmail.com. Please include two references and contact info where you can be reached. Successful applicants will be invited for an in-person interview.

Part-Time Field Crew
Waltham Fields Community Farm – Waltham

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Waltham Fields Community Farm (WFCF) seeks a motivated crew member to join our 2022 Field Crew!

WFCF is a non-profit organization in its 27th year running a mixed vegetable farm & educational and food access programs just outside of Boston. We adhere strictly to organic methods to manage 12 acres of farmland. The Field Crew works to support our farming operations, helping to supply food to our 400-share CSA program, our Mobile Outreach Market program, as well as distributions to our food access partners, Waltham Public Schools and various events throughout the season. We couldn’t do it without our amazing Field Crew each year!

The Work: The Field Crew works alongside farm staff in all aspects of vegetable production including greenhouse work, transplanting, harvest, cultivation, irrigation set up, and other field tasks on our two separate sites of operation (both in Waltham). We have a part-time position (28 hours per week) available.

Compensation: $15/hour plus produce from the farm. Staff receive a 20% discount at our farm store.
Hours/Dates:
○Part -Time, 28 hours per week
○ASAP – October 28, 2022, although exact end date can be flexible.
○Four days a week, 8am-4pm, with a one hour unpaid lunch break. In the case of extreme weather, there may not be work available for all or part of the day.

To Apply: Please send a resume & letter of interest to Nadine Dyskant-Miller, Assistant Farm Manager at nadine@communityfarms.org

Full-Time Year-Round Flower Farmer
Little State Flower Company – Tiverton, RI

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Little State Flower Company is searching for a full-time, year-round farmer to join our small but very experienced team. Flower farming experience not required but a few full seasons of agricultural work is required.

Little State Flower Company is owned and operated by Anna Jane Kocon and is a small (5 acres) but very productive specialty cut flower farm primarily serving the wedding and event industry of New England. It is a highly diversified growing project-from seed, plug, annuals, biannuals, bulbs, corms, tubers, perennials both woody and herbaceous along with tons of foraging of materials as well. We grow flowers through the Winter months in a forced bulb setting with a heated greenhouse on our farm, start all our own seeds, and manage large amounts of perennials throughout three separate properties. We use organic growing practices in every way possible, lead with kindness, collaborate on most decisions with the whole team and are generally very happy, hard working farmers. This is a highly creative farm, but also requires a large amount of the expected physical demands of any farm such as lifting 50 pounds over and over, working in heat, rain, snow, cold, weeding all day…walking in uneven ground, working on your knees, etc. It is very physically demanding just like any other farm job.

The ideal candidate should have several full seasons of agriculture experience in a production style setting-any kind of farming either veg, greens, animals etc. Prior knowledge of seed starting, irrigation, tractor work, hand tools, planting, weeding, watering, and crew management is expected and welcomed. Humor is extremely welcomed.

This is a year round salaried position ideally starting in mid-December 2022 . Pay rate is between $20-$25 an hour based on experience. The hours are 40 a week April through November and between 16-24 a week December through March. We require a 2 year commitment and have an employment agreement at time of hire.

If you want to expand your growing knowledge and experience well beyond standard agriculture practices (flower farming is much more diversified than regular agriculture), have a few full seasons of farming under your belt, desire year round interesting work in a supportive and collaborative environment, lead with kindness, and can get yourself reliably to Tiverton RI year round, this job could be for you. Almost 20 years ago a flower farm changed the trajectory of Anna Jane’s life forever, perhaps this flower farm could do the same for you.

Please send your resume and cover letter to littlestateflowerco@gmail.com for more information.

Field Worker and Educator
Round the Bend Farm – Dartmouth

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Round the Bend Farm (RTB), a Center for Restorative Community, is located in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts and is a 115-acre working farm and educational non-profit. We are a living laboratory that cultivates, educates, and empowers people of all ages. We are devoted to the global paradigm shift toward hope and abundance by valuing diversity, modeling nature, and redefining wealth. RTB is seeking a passionate and motivated individual to join our team as a Field Worker & Educator. We are currently accepting applications on a rolling basis. Start dates are as soon as possible.

The Field-Worker & Educator is a full-time (40 hours per week) blended position, with approximately 50% of time dedicated to Sustainable Agriculture and approximately 50% dedicated to Education. This teammate will be working under the direction of our Garden Manager in the operation of RTB’s diversified market-garden, and also under the direction of our Education Manager, supporting our education programs and initiatives – engaging farm visitors of all ages in service learning, experiential education, and a wide range of inquiry-based learning projects.

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HOW TO APPLY
Please complete the RTB Candidate Questionnaire (https://forms.gle/WnaiHzYbWnTB3iKo9) and send a letter of interest telling us about yourself and detailing your motivations and qualifications for this position, along with a brief resume and two professional references. If you need reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know. Also, please feel free to note in your application which pronouns you use (For example – she/her/hers, he/him/his,they/them/theirs, etc). Please send materials via email (preferred) to info@roundthebendfarm.org or via snail mail at:
Round the Bend Farm (RTB)
92 Allens Neck Road
South Dartmouth, MA 02748
Attn: Human Resources

Farm Stand Manager
Allandale Farm – Brookline

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Allandale Farm is a vegetable farm and plant nursery on the border of Jamaica Plain and Brookline. We operate a seasonal store on the farm from March-December with a vibrant, caring, hard-working team of employees. We are currently looking for a skilled and experienced manager for our busy store. The role is ideal for food and farm savvy professionals with a passion for leading successful teams in a customer facing environment. This position is full-time, year-round and long term, with weekend availability required.

Part-Time Farm Store & Field Crew
Moonrose Farm – Rehoboth

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Moonrose Farm is a chemical-free vegetable and flower farm with low tillage practices and a focus on growing healthy food for our community located in Rehoboth, MA. Moonrose Farm is a queer-owned business and safe space for all; we strongly encourage POC and LGBTQ+ folks to apply.

We are looking for one hard-working, passionate person to work at our seasonal farm stand and help out in the field. This position is seasonal and part-time with the possibility to return next season with more shifts for the right candidate. From June-August hours are 7am-3pm on Fridays and 12pm-6pm on Saturdays. From mid August-mid December an additional Sunday shift will be added from 9am-6pm.

We require that you are able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. We are open rain or shine and require our team to be adequately prepared with appropriate attire for rain/mud/extreme heat/snow. You must have reliable transportation.

Compensation $13 per hour for field hours and $14.25 per hour for farm stand hours plus a 10% discount off items sold in the farm stand. Apply online at moonrosefarm.com/now-hiring.

Greenhouse & Garden Manager
Gilded Tomato Company – Rehoboth

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Seeking greenhouse and garden manager for farm-to-table catering company. We are small, organic, green restaurant certified, Massachusetts small business award winner. Hiring an experienced, knowledgeable gardener who is physically capable of doing the hard work during our season, including weeding, planting, and harvesting, through October. You must have flexible availability, transportation and be committed to our full season. We work hard, have fun and have great people here! 12-15 hours a week at $17-$18 hour. Rehoboth, Massachusetts location.

To apply, send a note with your full contact info, experience, etc. to info@gildedtomato.com.

Urban Farm Director
Boys & Girls Club of Metro South – Brockton & Taunton

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Be part of building great futures with Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South! Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South are seeking an experienced Urban Farm Director- stewarding and supporting multiple hydroponic farming sites in the cities of Brockton and Taunton. The Urban Farm Director will oversee all areas of existing farm operations, develop and expand the farm as it grows. Provide leadership and coordinate with facilities, grounds, nutrition, and other staff across the organization in the development and operations of the farm.

Application deadline is July 15th.

Direct any questions regarding this position (including a complete job description) to:
Derek W. Heim
President & CEO
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South
508-812-3119 x115

Full Time Field Crew & Garden Educator Positions
Waltham Fields Community Farm – Waltham

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Waltham Fields Community Farm (WFCF) seeks a motivated crew member to join our 2022 Field Crew!
WFCF is a non-profit organization in its 27th year running a mixed vegetable farm & educational and food access programs just outside of Boston. We adhere strictly to organic methods to manage 12 acres of farmland. The Field Crew works to support our farming operations, helping to supply food to our 400-share CSA program, our Mobile Outreach Market program, as well as distributions to our food access partners, Waltham Public Schools and various events throughout the season. We couldn’t do it without our amazing Field Crew each year!
The Work: The Field Crew works alongside farm staff in all aspects of vegetable production including greenhouse work, transplanting, harvest, cultivation, irrigation set up, and other field tasks on our two separate sites of operation (both in Waltham).
Qualifications: We seek individuals who are hardworking, enthusiastic, able to do fast-paced physical work on a team, and who love to be outside and get dirty. A sense of humor is a key component to the joy of farming. Applicants should be able to sustain focus through repetitive tasks with an upbeat and positive attitude, be prepared to do strenuous physical work in all weather conditions and have a reliable form of transportation. Crew members will be trained on proper techniques and approaches to all tasks. Previous experience is not required, but a robust work ethic and the ability to work as a team with strong communication and listening skills are important. If you don’t have any background in farmwork, please be sure to describe other applicable experiences in your cover letter. Please note: farm work is very physically demanding. Candidates should be able to repeatedly lift up to 40 pounds, should have an awareness of body mechanics and their own physical capabilities and limits. A Zoom interview is required.

To Apply: Please send a resume and a letter of interest to Nadine Dyskant-Miller, Assistant Farm Manager at nadine@communityfarms.org

Farm Assistant
Rosasharn Farm – Rehoboth

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Rosasharn Farm is seeking a farm assistant (or couple) for the current season.  Rosasharn Farm is a diversified farm that raises dairy goats, livestock guardian dogs, sheep, hogs, poultry, and vegetables. The farm assistant must be interested in learning and helping with animal management and be able to move 50# bags of grain and bales of hay. Routine farm tasks include: milking goats and assisting in goat births, cleaning stalls, feeding and watering animals, parasite management, moving fencing for rotational grazing etc. The farm assistant would also have access to one acre of pesticide-free farmland for their own use/projects, including access to tools and a farmstand with a coolroom, as well as a private one-bedroom (furnished) apartment, newly renovated with its own kitchen, appliances, woodstove, patio, parking, etc. Please contact Anne Petersen for more information, or send a brief cover letter describing your interest in the position and any related experience to apply.

Full and Part-Time Farm Staff
Skinny Dip Farm – Westport/Little Compton

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Skinny Dip Farm are looking to hire a few good folks to join our farm crew for the 2022 growing season. Preference will go to applicants hoping to farm with us for the entire 2022 season and beyond, though seasonal applicants will be considered.

Full time and part time positions available, 3-5 days a week, 8 hours per day of field work, harvest and market prep, with the possibility of farmers market sales.

We are looking for help doing a wide range of field work including hoeing, hand weeding, harvest, planting, washing produce, and selling at farmers markets. Applicants must be capable of lifting 50 lbs, tolerant of working outside in all types of weather, and enthusiastic about working alone and with other people doing work that is often repetitive. Some farming experience is preferred, as is familiarity/enthusiasm for working outdoors in all kinds of weather. Reliable transportation to Westport and Little Compton required.

Pay starts at $14.50 hour, more for experienced applicants, with potential to move up into higher positions on the farm staff.

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to skinnydipfarm@yahoo.com

Farm Store Staff
Freedom Food Farm – Raynham

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Freedom Food Farm is hiring for the 2022 season for our farm store! The position is part-time and seasonal, but more hours / year-round work is possible.* Candidate must be able and commit to working Fridays + Saturdays.

*Additional hours doing other farm tasks and /or social media available for the right candidate. Start May 2022 and work through December 2022. There is also the potential to continue working at the farm after December for the right candidate. Great opportunity to work & learn about sustainable food.

Ideally looking for someone with good people skills, efficiency, attention to detail, creativity, organization and a love for good food!

Please e-mail freedomfoodfarm@gmail.com to apply. Send a cover letter/e-mail & resume.

Part-Time Assistant Grower
Endless Farm – Johnston, RI

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Assistant Grower (20 hrs/week)
Endless Farm is a no-till, certified organic, & certified real organic vegetable farm in Johnston, RI. We grow on a half acre and run a small CSA and sell to local markets & restaurants. We are seeking a half-time Field Assistant (20 hours/week, Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays or Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, April – Dec 2022). Compensation is $15/hr plus veggies.

Responsibilities:

  • Harvesting, washing, and packing vegetable orders
  • Transplanting, seeding, weeding, watering
  • Maintaining clean and tidy workspaces, following food safe practices in the washroom
  • Bed-building, mulching, setting up irrigation line, trellising, pruning, maintaining caterpillar tunnels
  • Occasional weekend watering if schedule permits

Our ideal candidate is dependable, efficient, positive, and pays attention to detail. Must be able to work independently and with coworkers. Must have a reliable form of transportation to the farm in Johnston, RI. Must be able to lift 40 lbs, work in all weather conditions, and occasionally do repetitive work.

Previous experience with commercial vegetable production is preferred but we are willing to train the right person! We strive to provide a learning-oriented and inclusive environment. Opportunity for growth into a year-round and full-time position for the right person.

Hours are 8 am – 2:30pm Monday and 8 am-3:30 pm Wednesday/Thursday or Thursday/Friday, though Mondays can be somewhat flexible or split into two days. Workdays include a 30 minute unpaid lunch break.

To apply, please send a letter of interest, resume, and two professional references to endlessfarmri@gmail.com. Applications must have both documents to be considered. Applications accepted until position is filled, with priority given to those received before April 8th. Endless Farm is an equal opportunity employer.

Multiple Field, Packhouse & Retail Positions
Flying Carrot Farm – Dartmouth

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Do you have a strong work ethic, enjoy a challenge, good at problem solving, appreciate good food and have a positive attitude?? If so, we want you on our team. We are searching for people interested in learning, growing and having fun with us.

We are a family farm dedicated to growing amazing food and obsessed with great customer service. We are looking to add some new people to our farm team for the 2022 season. We have both full and part-time positions in the fields, pack house and farm stand. We are also looking for some work-share volunteers this year. All are welcome, whether you are experienced in sustainable/organic farming, looking for a summer job, changing careers, dabbling a toe, retired and looking for a side hustle, or farm curious.

Open positions include:

  • Field Assistant
  • Field Crew
  • Farm stand, CSA distribution & delivery driver retail positions
  • Packhouse Crew

Click here for position descriptions and how to apply.

Multiple Field & Retail Positions
Langwater Farm – Easton

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Langwater Farm is hiring for 2022 and beyond. Langwater is a growing & thriving family-fun business on 85 acres in Easton, MA. We grow Certified Organic and year-round, bringing high-quality vegetables, herbs, flowers, and fruit to thousands of households in Boston, Providence, and our surrounding communities. Growing nutritious and delicious produce is our passion and we take our responsibilities to our land and our community very seriously. Our markets include a 500-member CSA, a busy Farm stand, restaurants, wholesale, and 4 weekly farmers markets.

If you’re looking to do meaningful and impactful work, join us and help transform this corner of the food system. Part-time, full-time, and career opportunities available.

We’re seeking experienced candidates to round out our team:

  • Experienced Tractor Operator
  • Experienced Field Crew
  • Farm Stand Crew

Click here for position descriptions and how to apply.

Multiple Positions
Cross Street Farm – Norwell

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Cross Street Flower Farm is a specialty cut flower farm located in the beautiful New England town of Norwell, MA, 30 minutes south of Boston. They hire full time, seasonal positions each year. Their Field Crew and Apprentice Program make up the backbone of the farm and help with all farming and harvesting tasks. The Barn Crew harvests alongside the field crew daily, but they are also the Floral Design and Barn Shop team. In 2022, they are also looking to add a Marketing position to the farm to help run some business operations.

Qualities they look for in team members:

  • Hardworking, self-motivated, quickly and efficiently works to complete the task at hand.
  • Good attitude. Curious. Respectful teammate (while keeping socializing in check)
  • Able to work all day on their feet lifting heavy things in all weather.
  • Strong interest in local, sustainable flowers.
  • Is willing to be in the public eye, positively representing our business. Takes pride in keeping farm organized and free of debris.
  • Must be able to lift, bend, and come dressed to work outside in the elements daily.

Cross Street Flower Farm is a small but mighty team. If the team sounds like a good fit for you, please apply for one of the open positions by sending a cover letter and resume to info@csflowerfarm.com.

Field Crew and Assistant Manager Positions
Brix Bounty Farm – Dartmouth

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We are seeking crew members to join us for the 2022  season to complete our “core” farm team; flexible start dates beginning in April, May, and June continuing through the late summer/fall.  Full and part time positions are available.  For full-time positions we typically hire folks who consider making a commitment to a second season with us at Brix Bounty and are actively pursuing a career in sustainable agriculture.

Duties include all aspects of commercial vegetable production:  propagation, transplanting & seeding, cultivation, fertility management, harvest, post-harvest work.  Relative to our scale, we are unusually non-mechanized, cultivation is primarily done with hoes, wheel hoes, & hand tools.  Our operation involves hand labor from planting, cultivating, to harvesting and applicants must be capable of labor intensive work weeks through the season.  Marketing tasks are relatively minimal for our crew.  We focus our energy intensively on field work through the growing season.

Full time positions average 40-60 hours per week, a 4 or 5-day work week plus 1 weekend per month (see details below for more on schedule, farm responsibilities, etc.). Our typical summer schedule is 7AM – 5:30 PM with an hour break for lunch.  Remuneration includes hourly wages $15-$18 per hour depending on skill and experience, vegetables, paid personal time, training and mentorship, and an end of season bonus.

Our scale is intentionally focused on connecting with the land, growers seeking mechanized production techniques, intensive tractor work, and large harvest crews are best suited to seek out other options.  Our crew members excel working both independently and in small groups, and sharing a passion for hard work with an emphasis on fertility improvements and high-quality production. A connection and interest in farming in Southeastern Massachusetts beyond tenure at Brix Bounty is preferred, but not required.

Multiple Positions
White Barn Farm – Wrentham

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White Barn Farm is hiring for multiple positions, including production assistant, flower manager, greenhouse assistant, and more. Full-time and part-time positions are available. Find complete job descriptions and application instructions in the Employment tab on their website.

Part-Time Farm Hand
Edible Homescapes – Westport

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Edible Homescapes is a new business in Westport. In addition to consumer education programming on at-home food production, they also have a market garden. The farm hand will assist owner-operator Chris English in maintaining the market garden. View the attached job description for more information.

Multiple Positions
Ward’s Berry Farm – Sharon

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Ward’s Berry Farm in Sharon is hiring for:

  • Field Hand/Produce Harvester and Packer
  • Bakery, Kitchen, Apple Cider Donut Makers
  • Farmers Market Help
  • Retail/Farm Store Worker

Applicants should email their resume/application to jobs@wardsberryfarm.com.

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Multiple Positions
World Farmers – Lancaster

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Job Title: Market Development & Food Access Manager
Position Type: Full-Time, salaried, year-round
Salary: $50,000
Supervisor: Program & Policy Director
Location: In-person, Lancaster, MA

The Market Development & Food Access Manager provides leadership and vision for building strong markets for the immigrant and refugee farmers World Farmers serves through our Flats Mentor Farm (FMF) Program. This position oversees implementation of market access, sales, and value-added programming at World Farmers, and ensures all FMF farmers are supported in securing markets for their vegetable farm businesses. This position will support current staff to implement existing programming, as well as assess potential for new markets and partnerships in support of FMF farmers’ businesses. Programming areas include: World Farmers’ CSA, Farm to Family CSA shares in partnership with Just Roots, Farmers’ Markets, Wholesale, Value Added Products developed in our Commercial Kitchen and Commercial Mill sites, and additional Food Access programming. The Manager oversees all of these market outlets and builds relationships with FMF farmers of ethnically and socially diverse backgrounds, while facilitating and exploring new and existing market opportunities. This individual needs to have a high level of autonomy, initiative, and the ability to work with a range of players.

Job Title: Evaluation & Reporting Coordinator
Position Type: Full-Time, year-round
Salary: $50,000
Direct Report: Executive Director

The Evaluation & Reporting Coordinator will be responsible for grant reporting and corresponding program and project evaluation. We are looking for a passionate individual versed in nonprofit data management and compilation, and communications and messaging across several program areas. World Farmers enjoys working for and with a diverse staff to tell the stories of World Farmers’ work in ways that support the organization’s growth and farmer-driven evolution. The ideal candidate is a systems thinker who understands the connection between communication, relationship management, and community-based evaluation practices. World Farmers takes a shared approach to evaluation, communications, and reporting, and this position will lead in supporting staff across these efforts, and will guide and implement our work in these areas.

Job Title: Development Manager
Position Type: Full-Time, year-round
Salary: $50,000
Direct Report: Executive Director

The Development Manager will be responsible for implementing, in coordination with the World Farmers Leadership Team, all organizational fundraising and grant writing efforts.  This position will identify grants and project manage grant proposals from proposal creation to submission.

This position will also coordinate across staff once a grant is awarded to ensure the entire team understands the project and coordinate with key staff to establish all evaluation and benchmark tools as well as communicate out reporting needs and ensure report processes according to funder requirements are in place. This position will assist and/or lead in communication to funders, depending on the funder. We are looking for a passionate individual versed in nonprofit communications, fundraising, and project development across several program areas.  World Farmers enjoys working for and with a diverse staff to tell the stories of World Farmers’ work in ways that support the organization’s growth and farmer-driven evolution. The ideal candidate is a systems thinker who understands the connection between communication, relationship management, fundraising, and community-based project development. World Farmers takes a shared approach to fundraising and communications, and this position will lead in guiding, and implementing our work in these areas.

Temporary Program Technicians
Farm Service Agency – Taunton (and other MA locations)

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Massachusetts Farm Service Agency (FSA) is currently accepting applications for several Temporary Program Technician positions throughout the State.  Responsibilities include carrying out activities and functions pertaining to the administration of Farm Service Agency programs, as well as performing general office administrative tasks. Candidates must have excellent written, verbal, and computer skills.  Candidates must be a U.S. Citizen, a high school graduate or equivalent, and have reliable transportation.

Locations of the Offices with vacancies include:

  • Amherst, MA
  • Greenfield, MA
  • Hadley, MA
  • Holden, MA
  • Pittsfield, MA
  • Taunton, MA
  • Westford, MA

The application period is open from September 19, 2022 through September 30, 2022. All candidates must email their resume to Lori.Carver@usda.gov. Additionally, candidates are asked to specify which Office locations they are interested in applying for.

SNAP/HIP Engagement Coordinator
Coastal Foodshed – New Bedford

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The SNAP/HIP Engagement Coordinator will work to increase participation and awareness of SNAP (previously known as the Food Stamp Program) and HIP at Coastal Foodshed’s market locations both in person and online. This position will provide grassroot marketing and outreach to New Bedford residents throughout the city and at CFS markets, attend partner organization meetings, and conduct trainings/information sessions to both residents and partner organizations.

The major goals of this grant funded position will be (a) to increase the number of SNAP customers who know where and how to access CFS’ Farmers Market, Mobile Farm Stand, and/or Virtual Market through education, (b) to increase the number of SNAP customers who know how to earn HIP benefits, and (c) to increase the number of SNAP customers who purchase local foods at one of CFS’ points of sale.

This position requires weekly offsite travel throughout New Bedford, and occasional weekend work when necessary.

The ideal candidate will be very outgoing, energetic, organized and have a self-starter mentality as this position will be responsible for creating their own schedule. The candidate will be knowledge about the communities in New Bedford and ideally have strong ties within the community, or be enthusiastic and dedicated to building relationships with partner organizations and community members.

Please submit your resume & a cover letter explaining why you would like to work in this position at CFS in MS Word or PDF format to stephanie@coastalfoodshed.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Program Technician
USDA Farm Service Agency – Taunton

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The USDA Farm Service Agency has a 40 hour per week temporary (with potential to become permanent) Program Technician position available. Responsibilities include carrying out general office activities and functions pertaining to the administration of Farm Service Agency programs, and office administrative activities in Taunton, Massachusetts.

Candidates must have excellent written, verbal, and computer skills, be able to interpret and explain procedures and program regulations as well as utilize various web-based software applications. Candidates must be a high school graduate. College background, general office skills/knowledge and agricultural experience is preferred.

A federal background check will be required. The application deadline for this position is Monday, September 12, 2022. Resumes and letters of interest should be mailed or emailed to:

USDA, Farm Service Agency
Attn: Julie Viveiros, County Executive Director
104 Dean Street, Suite 204
Taunton, MA 02780
julie.viveiros@usda.gov

Part- Time Communications Assistant
Massachusetts Farm to School – MA

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Massachusetts Farm to School is seeking a Communications Assistant to help drive the mission of the organization by providing support to the Communications Director in efforts to increase awareness about the importance of farm to school within the broader food system. The Communications Assistant will help the Director engage a wide variety of stakeholders through social media, email marketing, events outreach, press outreach, and database management.

The successful candidate will have strong writing skills, a demonstrated interest in social media management, both from a written & graphic standpoint. They should be a self-starter with the ability to work both independently and as a core member of an all-remote team. They should have the ability to toggle between multiple projects. This position is ideal for an early career individual who is social media savvy and looking to gain additional experience in non-profit communications.

Essential Job Functions

Administrative Support

  • Provide administrative support to the Communications Director, including database management;
  • Assist in distribution of press and promotional materials and maintain records of distribution;
  • Manage invoices for our Harvest of the Month program;
  • Maintain general email account – responding and/or forwarding email to appropriate staff members.

Communications

  • Social Media: post drafting, creating graphics, engaging with followers, monitoring farm to school related accounts;
  • Promotional Materials: updating fact & info sheets, using design templates to create educational resources;
  • Email Marketing: supporting the Communications Director in email outreach efforts;
  • Website: updating pages and adding resources where required.

Location: Work will be primarily performed remotely. This position is a part time, temporary position at 15 hours per week for approximately 10 months. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis and encourage you to apply as soon as possible with a preferred start date in early September.

Compensation: The hourly rate for this position is $25.00

Benefits: This position is not eligible for benefits.

Multiple Positions
Pasa Sustainable Agriculture – Western Pennsylvania

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We’re hiring a full crop of new positions to strengthen our farm-based research and grow our technical support for urban farmers and growers the western part of Pennsylvania.

Farmer Outreach Specialist (full time, Western PA) Provide technical assistance and cultivate new partnerships with farmers in Western Pennsylvania and across the state.

Postdoctoral Research Analyst (full time, Western PA) Dig into the data from our farm-based benchmark studies and help farmers answer their most pressing questions.

Urban Farming Research Associate (part time, Western PA) Expand our farm-based research studies to urban soils and support urban growers.

Research Intern (part-time, year-long position) Support our farm-based research through field work and data collection during soil sampling season and beyond.

Soil Health Interns (3 part-time, seasonal positions) Visit farms across Pennsylvania and help collect soil samples for our Soil Health Benchmark Study.

Two APR Positions
MDAR – Location TBD/Remote

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The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources is currently hiring for two positions which work with the Agricultural Preservation Restriction (APR) Program. Both roles are seeking applicants who are passionate about farmland protection and preservation, and have strong knowledge of agricultural practices.

Farmland Preservation Specialist: The Department of Agricultural Resources is seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual who is passionate about farm preservation.  The successful candidate will be a strong communicator with knowledge of agricultural practices and norms and/or conservation restriction acquisition.

This position is within the Acquisition branch and combines telework, field work, and office work. Currently 1 office day per week is expected but more is available if preferred.  The position location is TBD out of one of MDAR’s field offices in Southborough, West Springfield, Lakeville, or Boston.

The Farmland Preservation Specialist will report to the APR Acquisition Coordinator and is primarily responsible for identifying, cultivating, planning, managing and coordinating APR farmland restriction acquisitions. See full details.

APR Stewardship Planner: The Department of Agricultural Resources is seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual who is passionate about farmland protection and viability.  The successful candidate will be a strong communicator with knowledge of agricultural practices and norms and/or conservation restriction stewardship and someone who can balance regulatory enforcement with strengthening relationships within the agricultural community.

The position is within the Stewardship branch and combines telework, field work, and office work. Currently one office day per week is expected, but more is available if preferred.  The position location is TBD out of one of MDAR’s field offices in Southborough, West Springfield, Lakeville, or Boston.

The APR Stewardship Planner will report to the Agricultural Land Programs Supervisor and specific duties include communications and outreach, APR monitoring and compliance, recordkeeping, and land acquisitions. See full details.

Multiple Positions
World Farmers – Lancaster

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Food and Farm Safety Specialist
Position Type:  Full-Time, seasonal, hourly
Location: Lancaster, MA (In-person)
Wage: $20 per hour

Summary of Position: World Farmers is hiring a Food and Farm Safety Specialist who will be responsible for supporting our Production & Sustainability Coordinator in providing assistance to Flats Mentor Farm (FMF) farmers in areas of pest management and food safety throughout the summer season. World Farmers and FMF are MDAR-CQP (Commonwealth Quality Program) compliant. World Farmers maintains sizable knowledge and experience in CQP rules and regulations; this role will assist in ensuring the day-to-day food safety operations are followed. Likewise, World Farmers holds a long-standing relationship with UMass Cooperative Extension’s Vegetable Production Team who advises World Farmers and FMF farmers in organic integrated pest management (IPM) practices; this position will assist in ensuring the day-to-day pest management operations are followed.

Wholesale Support Operator
Position Type:  Full-Time, seasonal, hourly
Location: Lancaster, MA (In-person)
Wage: $20 per hour

Summary of Position: World Farmers is hiring a Wholesale Support Operator who will be responsible for supporting our Markets and Sales Coordinator in sale of FMF farmer products and World Farmers’ wholesale operations throughout the summer season.

Farmers’ Market Support Operator
Position Type:  Full-Time, seasonal, hourly
Location: Lancaster, MA (In-person)
Wage: $20 per hour

Summary of Position: World Farmers is hiring a Farmers’ Market Support Operator who will be responsible for supporting Flats Mentor Farm farmers at farmers’ markets throughout the summer season, and in supporting farmer-driven value-added production through our commercial kitchen and commercial mill.

Distribution Specialist
Position Type:  Part-Time, seasonal, hourly
Location: Lancaster, MA (In-person)
Wage: $20 per hour

Summary of Position: World Farmers is hiring a Distribution Specialist who will be responsible for delivering crops to market for World Farmers, on behalf of the farmers at Flats Mentor Farm. World Farmers has two Distribution Specialist positions available; please review the details and reach out to World Farmers with any questions or interest.

 

2 AmeriCorps VISTA positions
United Way of Greater New Bedford – New Bedford

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United Way of Greater New Bedford is seeking two AmeriCorps VISTA members for the Hunger Commission and the Southcoast Food Policy Council.

As UWGNB‘s Hunger Commission Program VISTA, you will be addressing food insecurity and hunger in our community. You will build the capacity of our United Way and partner organizations to empower BIPOC families living in poverty so that they are better able to access nutritious food and receive health education that helps them maximize their food budgets and cook healthy meals. As a result of your efforts, UWGNB will better understand what food services are currently available in our area, where service gaps are, and which best practices can be adopted to enhance program impact and leverage resources to better achieve program goals.

As UWGNB‘s Southcoast Food Policy Council VISTA, you will assist us with addressing food security issues, specifically in the BIPOC communities, and expanding opportunities to provide local residents with healthy, culturally-relevant food options. You will engage residents to elicit feedback regarding creating an equitable food system for all its members and help build the capacity of UWGNB, the SFPC, and our partner organizations as we empower BIPOC residents living in poverty to access nutritious foods, receive strategies to help them maximize their food budgets, and tips for cooking healthy meals for their families. As a result of your efforts, UWGNB and the SFPC will better understand our BIPOC communities need and want to see changed, and improved upon, as we collectively work toward building an inclusive regional food system.

Both positions require applicants to be 18 years old or older and fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please email a resume and cover letter to vgrasela@unitedwayofgnb.org, with the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Mulitple Positions
Southside Community Land Trust – Providence RI

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Events Coordinator

The full-time Events Coordinator will produce existing annual events and occasional one-time events under the direction of the Development Director. This position will be the lead staff person on multiple annual events after the first year of employment, including SCLT’s Rare & Unusual Plant Sale. The Coordinator will help create an events strategy that brings together members of the SCLT community in new ways by conscientiously engaging and welcoming our South Providence, Pawtucket and Central Falls BIPOC community.

Application deadline is Friday, June 17. Projected start date is Monday, July 25, 2022.

Annual Compensation for this position will be $42,000 – $50,000 and set based on prior relevant experience. This compensation level assumes a 40 hour/week position. In addition to paid holidays that occur during your regular work schedule, the position receives 23 days of paid time off. This position qualifies for the SCLT health and dental insurance plans.

Food Service Program Associate
This position is responsible for the daily operations of the 404 Broad Street kitchen and providing staff support to our Produce Aggregation and VeggieRx team in the Farm-to-Market Center at 404 Broad Street. Along with the Community Partnerships Manager and Food Access Coordinator the Food Service Program Staff will assist in the development and implementation of SCLT’s food service programs and value-added products strategy.

This position is responsible for learning to run the 6-week youth summer lunch program, and for running it in subsequent years. The successful candidate should work well in a team and be able to manage multiple tasks in a fast paced environment. This position will be asked to participate in weekly team and all staff meetings, monthly race equity staff meetings, occasional all staff events, professional development activities and all other responsibilities as assigned. A high attention to detail is required, as is a willingness to work evenings and weekends for events and meetings several times a year.

Interested candidates should submit a resume with a letter of interest to Jazandra Barros via jobs@southsideclt.org. Please indicate “Food Service Program Associate” in the subject line of
the email. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Projected start date is 06/13/2022.

Urban Agriculture Educator
UMass Extension, Mt. Ida Campus – Newton

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The Urban Agriculture Extension Educator supports community-based agricultural enterprises in urban areas of Massachusetts, with a primary focus on the Greater Boston region. The Educator will oversee growth and development of the Urban Agriculture initiative, and will develop and maintain working relationships with organizations and professionals in urban agriculture and linked fields including food systems, food security and community development. As an integral member of the Extension Agriculture Program, the Educator will collaborate with other Program staff to facilitate learning opportunities for urban farmers. The Educator will provide educational support to urban farmers on issues including food production, land access, zoning, permitting, and community relations. The Educator will translate scientific principles into clear and easily understood language, communicating with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures and will be able to navigate the work in languages other than English.

Learn more HERE.

Multiple Positions
Boston Area Gleaners – Acton

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We are hiring! Boston Area Gleaners is committed to supporting an equitable, just, and sustainable local food system. By working closely with farmers, volunteers, and hunger relief agencies, we work to power a supply chain from farms to those in need, reduce food waste, and promote long-term farm sustainability. We are excited to grow our team of staff who are personally aligned and committed to BAG’s mission. Please email hiring@bostonareagleaners.org to apply! To see the full job description for any of the positions summarized below visit our Job Opportunities page.

Marketing & Communications Coordinator
The Marketing and Communications Coordinator will collaborate with staff to conduct effective education and outreach throughout our operating region. They will promote the organization to local businesses, educational institutions, corporations, and communities of faith through public speaking, presentations, tabling events, and group organizing.  They are responsible for all public facing communications platforms for Boston Area Gleaners including our website, social media, newsletters, annual reports, and fundraising materials.The Marketing & Communications Coordinator is a full-time, year round position with a salary range of $41,000 to $46,000 based on experience.

Apprentices
An Apprentice is responsible for harvesting and packing produce to be distributed throughout the MA hunger relief chain, in addition to assisting volunteers on gleaning trips. An Apprentice must have an aptitude for physical labor and enjoy working in all New England weather conditions. They should exhibit an eagerness to learn about the Regional Food System and all aspects of BAG’s work. Apprentices are full-time, seasonal (July-December) employees. Pay rate is $15/ hour.

Box Truck Driver
Our drivers deliver produce from our facility in Acton to our agency partners across MA, including our hunger relief and food hub partners. The Box Truck Driver is a seasonal position with a part-time or full-time schedule. Drivers must have a standard driver’s license to drive our box trucks, but no commercial license is required. Pay range is $18-$22/hour depending on experience.

Operations Assistant
The Operations Assistant helps with food distribution and pick-ups, gleaning and packing crops, managing our inventory, implementing our food safety plan, and other aspects of our daily operations. The position requires a minimum of two days driving (no commercial license required). The Operations Assistant is a full-time, seasonal (through December) position. Pay range is $18-22/ hour depending on experience.

Class-A Driver
Class-A Drivers deliver produce from our facility in Acton to our agency partners across MA, including our hunger relief and food hub partners. The Class-A Driver is a part-time, seasonal position, and requires a CDL. Pay range is $25-$30/hour depending on experience.

Director
Massachusetts Agricultural Innovation Center Greenfield

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The Franklin County Community Development Corporation (FCCDC) seeks a dynamic and entrepreneurial Director to lead the new MA Agricultural Innovation Center and expand the statewide programming to support farms and the food system throughout Massachusetts. We are looking for an experienced agricultural business professional to strengthen our region’s food system and increase revenues for farms by developing collaborative and innovative approaches to engage more people in adding value to local food products. This work facilitates access to business financial management support so that today’s farms businesses can grow into thriving, enduring enterprises.

The MAAIC Director will coordinate a diverse network of technical assistance providers who will advise on the topics of product development; development and scale-up of production systems; food processing infrastructure and operations; business legal issues; developing business/financial/market plans; pricing strategies, access to capital (loans, grants, investment, etc.); food safety planning and regulatory compliance; food aggregation and distribution systems and models; consumer/market trends and market research; branding; and matchmaking producers/buyers. This position is on the front lines of engaging and supporting beginning and established farmers looking to expand/diversify/transition to value-added production. To succeed in this position, one must be a seasoned professional with deep technical knowledge of what it takes to start/run a successful agribusiness in Massachusetts, have an appreciation for economies of collaboration, be committed to sustainability and inclusion, and have a deep passion for agriculture and local food systems.

The MAAIC Director will work closely with the other FCCDC Programs (Business Assistance, Food Systems, Food Processing, Racial Justice, Lending) and program partners from Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture, The Carrot Project, and New Entry Sustainable Farming. They will also develop key partnerships with other food and ag organizations and individuals including MA Dept. of Ag. Resources, UMass Extension, and Ag and Fisheries groups.

To apply, email a resume and cover letter to resumes@fccdc.org.

Market Associate, Two Openings
Coastal Foodshed New Bedford

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Coastal Foodshed is seeking two part-time, seasonal Market Associates for the 2022 outdoor season. The position will support operations of farmers markets, farm stands, and virtual market. The position floats between these programs and assists with the implementation of operations at the markets and reports directly to the Assistant Manager under the supervision of the Program Manager. The applicant must be able to prioritize and handle a variety of assignments simultaneously in a vibrant work environment and be willing to work with people from varied backgrounds. An ideal candidate will be energetic, outgoing, organized, and passionate about community connections, local food systems, particularly food access and food security mission driven work.

Hours and Compensation:
This is a seasonal, non-exempt, hourly position. This position will typically work 20 hours/week Monday through Friday with potential to work more hours and the ability for year-round work. Hourly rate is between $14.75-$16.75/hr. Compensation determined by experience.

How to Apply:
Please send resume and cover letter explaining why you would like to work in this
position at CFS to stephanie@coastalfoodshed.org with subject line:”Market Associate”
in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is
filled.

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