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Local and Regional Food Jobs in SE MA

On this page you’ll find listings for jobs all across the local food system, from on-farm work and market staff, to advocacy, grant administration and non-profit roles. Jobs will range from in-region farms and partners to groups and organizations across the state (and occasionally beyond!) Any questions about specific listings should be sent directly to hiring organizations. For employer resources on hiring for farm and food systems jobs, check out our Farmer Resource Library!

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On-Farm Jobs

Crew Member
Heart Beets Farm – Berkley

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Heart Beets Farm is hiring a crew member. This is a 10 month (Starts March, ends December) position on our certified organic vegetable farm in Berkley, MA.

About Us:

Heart Beets Farm is owned and operated by Steve Murray. Started in 2014 on one rented property, HBF now manages 3 separate sites spanning 36 acres (10 acres actively cropped per year). We grow a wide variety of crops which are sold through our 4 season CSA and also through multiple wholesale accounts. We grow and sell year round, with winter production in 8 unheated high tunnels. We tend to lean towards tractor based production with the exception of our tunnels. We are trying to reduce hand labor as much as possible and farm in a way that keeps all of us healthy and able to live fulfilling lives outside the farm. We run the farm with a small crew, 4 people in 2023, who are very involved in most aspects of running the farm.

About the job:

We are looking to add one person to our crew for our busiest field season months, with the potential of year round employment in the future. All of our crew members participate in greenhouse work, planting, cultivation, harvesting and packing. Some crew members also have particular tasks which usually involve a tractor in some capacity. We are pretty flexible and willing to set people up on particular aspects of the farm. Love tunnel work? Great, let’s make that happen. Wanna spend more time on a tractor? Also awesome, tractors are my fav too!

Applicants should have at least one year of vegetable farming experience. This is a pretty typical outdoor farming job, all the usuals apply. Willing to work in most weather conditions. Able to lift 50 lbs. Communicates well and is willing to learn our methods.

The workload is seasonal – 112 hours in March (~25 hours per week), 140 hours per month April-November (~35 hours per week) and 84 hours in December. Hours are Monday-Friday either 7:30-2:30 or 8-3 during peak season (½ hour paid lunch break). Perks include a paid week (35 hours) of vacation and loads of veggies usually in the form of a CSA share.

Exact compensation will depend on experience, but base pay is $18 per hour. Ideally you would start the first week of March and work till the week before Christmas.

To Apply: Please send resume cover letter to HeartBeetsFarm@gmail.com. Feel free to reach out with questions or to request more information.

Assistant Farm Manager
Medway Community Farm – Medway

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Medway Community Farm is embarking on the search for a dynamic Assistant Farm Manager to join our team. Nestled in the heart of Medway, Massachusetts, on town-leased land, Medway Community Farm (MCF) spans 7 acres of tillage, several acres of pristine forested and protected habitat along the Chicken Brook.

This seasonal position is anticipated to commence in mid to late February and conclude in late November. The ideal candidate will bring a solid background in seed production, crop rotation, and harvesting. More than just a set of skills, we are seeking an individual with a passion for community and a dedication to furthering MCF’s growth in alignment with the Farm Manager and Board of Directors’ vision.

In this role, you will play a crucial part in documenting and overseeing the farm’s field crops, CSA and Farm Stand operations. Additionally, you’ll collaborate with both large and small volunteer groups throughout the season. The Assistant Farm Manager position is dynamic and fast-paced, requiring a high level of self-motivation and the ability to inspire and motivate others.

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Manifest Love Farm Manager
Round the Bend Farm – Dartmouth

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Our Manifest Love Farming Manager position requires a highly motivated and energetic individual; someone who is passionate about RTB’s mission, local food systems, and plant-based foods.  This teammate will participate in the overall mission of RTB, working closely with (and overseeing) our Manifest Love team in all aspects relating to vegetable and fruit production and land management for our Manifest Love program.

Our Manifest Love program (a collaboration between RTB, YWCA Southeastern MA, Youth Opportunities Unlimited, NorthStar Learning Centers, and Sacred Birthing Village) is a free weekly food share program for approximately 120+ families in New Bedford.  Food share contents are grown on approximately 5-6 acres at RTB and occasionally gleaned from nearby farms as well.

Candidate preferences include the following:

  • At least 3+ years of intensive agriculture or commercial farming experience (regenerative agriculture preferred)
  • 2- 5 years of experience in crop management
  • 2+ years of experience managing a team (teammates, volunteers, etc.)
  • Familiarity with dry farming, soil health, mineralization, cover cropping and/or tractor operation all helpful
  • Persevering work ethic and ability to work well under time constraints and to meet deadlines
  • Focused attention to detail and quality, with strong organizational skills and a positive attitude
  • Ability to communicate effectively (in a clear and concise manner) with our team and management, with the ability to accept direction and guidance and ask questions when unclear
  • Ability to communicate effectively with volunteers and students of all ages
  • Ability to work both independently and in groups of diverse people
  • Commitment to working in the scope of RTB’s mission *preference may be given to those who have an active interest in environmental and social justice issues pertaining to both local and global food systems*
  • Passionate about creating and sharing healthy, good food, and helping provide healthy food access and education, especially to marginalized communities
  • Desire to respect and care for the health of soil, plants, animals and humans
  • Personal maturity, mindful self-awareness, dependability, and flexibility
  • Comfortable working outdoors in various weather conditions
  • Ability to pass a Mandatory Criminal Record (C.O.R.I.) check
  • Physical ability to lift and move 50+ lbs
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Ability to work on occasional nights and/or weekends

COMPENSATION
This is a full-time, 40-hour per week salaried position, exempt from overtime. Annual salary range is $41,600- $52,000, commensurate with experience.

  • Full-time benefits include worker’s compensation, 403(b) retirement plan, health & dental insurance, flexible spending account, life & disability insurance, paid vacation days (80 hours per year), paid wellness days (56 hours per year) and select paid holidays;
  • Depending on availability, RTB may provide room & board and internet access.  Housing includes a private place to sleep (in a tiny house) and a shared kitchen/dining/library space with laundry facilities available.  (Please note:  This job is not contingent upon living on the farm.  Additional responsibilities to contribute to the community are required if a candidate decides to live on the farm.)
  • RTB supports healing, self-care and celebrations in a variety of ways, which may include bi-annual massages, use of RTB holistic medicinal practices (i.e. herbal tinctures and our BioMat), team birthday celebrations, and sporadic local beach excursions;
  • Weekday team lunches crafted from delicious, vibrant, farm produce;
  • Hands-on learning environment focused on all aspects of sustainable living;
  • Buzzards Bay breezes and silky southcoast sunsets

Farm Crew
Roots Farm – Tiverton, RI

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We are looking for hardworking, self-directed individuals with a strong work ethic and excellent attention to detail. Crew members are involved in many aspects of the farm including: harvesting, bed preparation, seeding, transplanting, cultivation, and farmers markets.

We have a positive work environment here at Roots Farm and keep that standard when hiring. We have been farming for 13+ years, have a successful farm business, and it is a pleasant place to work.

Applicants should be in good physical shape as the majority of work is done by hand.  Previous experience is a plus. Applicants should be able to work well with others but also independently.

Full-time work would begin in March/April and go through November/December. Work days are 8 hours/day, with full-time at 5 days/week, and part-time at 2-3 days/week. Exact start and end dates are flexible.

No housing is provided. Must have reliable transportation to and from the farm.

Compensation:

— Hourly pay (starting at $16/hr or higher, depending on experience)

— Farm veggies

— Paid time off accruing after three months employment

— Paid holidays on Thanksgiving and Christmas

— A 401K plan for employees who work over 1000 hours per year, with a 4% employer match

— Year-end bonus

— A 50% reimbursement for farmgear purchases (work-related footwear, work clothes, rain gear)

— Winter work for employees returning the following season

If you are interested in working with us at Roots Farm, email your relevant experience, interests, and resume to kelli@roots-farm.com.

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Various Crew Positions
White Barn Farm – Wrentham

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White Barn Farm is hiring for several positions including Seasonal Full-Time Assistant Grower, Seasonal Greenhouse & High Tunnel Worker, Summer Part-Time Field Crew.

Grower
Sharing the Harvest Farm – Dartmouth

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Sharing the Harvest Community Farm is a program of the Dartmouth YMCA. The farm’s mission is to alleviate hunger for children, families, and seniors in need of food assistance on the Southcoast of Massachusetts by growing and distributing fresh, nutritious produce to emergency food programs throughout the region; to promote volunteerism and build our community through neighbors helping neighbors; and to cultivate an awareness of hunger and provide education about nutrition, food origination, and farming. The farm is run on five acres of land and is largely staffed by volunteers.

Position Summary:

The Grower will work alongside the Field Manager with all aspects of fruit and vegetable production, from seed to distribution. The Grower will foster an inclusive and welcoming environment while leading and working alongside small and large groups of staff, youth, and volunteers. The Grower will function as a core member of the STH team, exemplifying an ethic of community, teamwork, personal responsibility, and creative problem-solving in pursuit of the organization’s mission which is to alleviate hunger, promote volunteerism, and provide agricultural education on the south coast of Massachusetts.”

Farm Crew
Big Train Farm – Chepachet, RI

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We are open for applications for:

One Full Season (March-November) Part Time Assistant Manger Position (31 hours/week)

$17/hour… 1-2 years of farming experience needed to apply.  Point-person position for field work.  Minimal/no management experience required to apply.

One Full Season (March-November) Full Time Field Hand Positions (36-42 hours/week)

$15/hour… no previous experience necessary.

One Market Season (June-November) Part Time Field Hand Position (25 weeks, 18 hours/week)

$15/hour… no previous experience necessary.

Two Summer (June-September) Time Part Time Field Hands (13 weeks, 22 hours/week)

$14/hour… great summer job between high school or college semesters.

Description of Work:

Work on the farm is overseen by the farm owner and manager, John Kenny.  John works with the Big Train field crew directly in all aspects of the farm including field work, greenhouse management, and marketing.

In 2024 several multi-year coworkers will be present to assist in management of the weekly routine.

The Full Season Field Hand Positions will be on a rotating schedule including one week of work from Sunday afternoon – Thursday and the following week Monday – Friday for an average of 40 hours/week.  The compensation is $15/hour plus a three-quarter share in our CSA program.  A three-quarter share is roughly $25/week of vegetables.  Part-time shifts begin in March and full-time shifts begin in May.  The Market Season Field Hand Position begins the week of our summer/fall CSA program and ends the last week.

The Part Time Assistant Manager Position is be a fixed schedule with work Sunday afternoon, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday for a total of 31 hours/week.  This compensation for this position is $17/hour and a three-quarter share in our CSA program. Part-time shifts begin in March and full-time shifts begin in May.

The Summer Part Time Field Hand Positions will be a fixed schedule with work Monday, Wednesday, and Friday beginning the last week of May/first week of June.  Compensation is $14/hour and a 3/4 share in our CSA program.

Field Hands should be comfortable working outdoors in all kinds of weather.  We expect employees to be prompt to work, curious about the work they do, and courteous to their coworkers, customers, and volunteers on the farm.  This position is a great opportunity for someone interested in a full-immersion experience on a small-scale, regenerative, organic vegetable farm.

Some of the perks include 2 hour mid-day breaks, lots of interesting people (employees and volunteers), break room, 3 day weekend every other week, and nearby swimming options.  Big Train Farm is committed to education and offers several classes and workshops over the course of the season.  We are very open to sharing the structure of our business and can provide workshops and presentations on business planning, etc.

Some things to consider are : We do not hire couples.  Reliable transportation to the farm is necessary for each employee. Heavy lifting is involved.  Field hands must be available for the majority of the growing season (April-November) with some flexibility available for trips, etc.

Apply by sending a resume, a brief cover letter about your interest in the position and include two professional references.  Send to bigtrainfarm@gmail.com.

Community Outreach Farmer
Waltham Fields Community Farm – Waltham

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The Community Outreach Farmer (COF) is a people-person position! This multifaceted role bridges our volunteer program, the Mobile Outreach Market, and Produce Prescription CSA program (Veg Rx), requiring a candidate to have the ability to manage a multiplicity of responsibilities. The ideal candidate is energized by initiating community interactions and understands how to refill their emotional/social capital battery to maintain these engagements throughout the season. In-field work with the farm staff may be included in the weekly schedule to familiarize the COF with the big picture of our agricultural operations.

Compensation: $20/hour plus produce from the farm.

Benefits: Staff receive a 20% discount at our farm store. Sick time is provided commensurate with MA state law.

Hours/Dates: This 30-week position begins on April 1st and ends on November 1st. Hours vary from day to day depending on programmatic needs, but the weekly schedule is consistent, Tuesdays – Fridays and Saturday mornings. 35 hours/week, with a one hour unpaid lunch break.

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

Lead Grower
Eva’s Garden – Dartmouth

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Eva’s Garden, located in coastal southeastern Massachusetts (South Dartmouth), is looking for a hard working individual to help coordinate the production of culinary herbs, edible flowers and greens. Eva’s Garden is a 2+ acre, certified organic farm that has supplied chefs in Boston, Providence, and New York for over 30 years. The farm has been featured in “Yankee” magazine, PBS and “Chronicle.” The book “Wild Flavors” by Didi Emmons, published in 2012, was written about this farm. A farm, unlike any other, built on flavor, beauty and delight.

Responsibilities include planning, implementing, and tracking farm production, in collaboration with the farm manager- from ordering seed to growing and harvesting. Growing includes: soil amending, bed preparation, sowing, transplanting, watering, weed management, pest and disease management and more. Ability to operate a walk behind BCS tiller and small Kubota tractor is required.

The Lead Grower is also expected to supervise seasonal crew members and coordinate weekend watering duties with others when needed. Thorough record keeping and organizational skills are a must. Ideal candidates have at least 3 years of experience in organic farming (or equivalent), with strong organizational, communication, and management skills. Knowledge of growing greens, microgreens, flowers, and herbs using no-till methods is a plus. Potential for year-round work with season extension greenhouse production in the winter.

Applicants must be able to perform physical work in all types of weather, as well as perform work that requires extended periods of bending or standing. Must be able to lift 50lb. Must have reliable transportation to and from the farm.

Compensation:

  • Hourly pay: Starting at $20/hr, more depending on experience
  • Two weeks paid time off, plus accrued paid sick time.
  • Year end bonus
  • Farm Produce

Please send a cover letter and resume to hbpuder@gmail.com

Multiple Farm Education Positions
Natick Community Farm – Natick

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Positions include Assistant Director of Education, Summer Educator, and Part-Time Farm Educator. Read more at natickfarm.org.

Farm Intern
Needham Community Farm – Needham

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The Needham Community Farm (NCF) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase access to fresh produce for those in need and to promote education, environmental stewardship and community building through volunteerism.

NCF Summer Interns will learn about local food systems and food justice through hands-on participation in farm operations. They will work closely with the Farm Manager and Assistant Farm Manager in all aspects of our work according to their skills and interests, see below. 

Ideal candidates have a strong interest in sustainable farming, local food systems, and food justice. Candidates must be able to work independently and as part of a small team. Strong written and verbal communications skills are critical to success in this role. 

This is a full- or part-time position with relatively flexible dates and hours. Internships may start as early as March/April and run for a minimum of 8 weeks. Internships may run through October.  This is a paid position at $17 per hour for up to 30 hours per week.  As a charitable organization striving to maximize resources toward the common good, Needham Community Farm encourages applicants to initially seek funding from their educational institutions, if possible. Responsibilities will vary depending on intern skills and interests and may include a mix of activities, to be agreed upon by intern and Farm Manager before start date. This position reports to the Farm Manager.

Animal Science Foreperson/Herdsman
Norfolk County Agricultural High School – Walpole

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HOURS: 40 Hours per/week (5 days, rotating weekends, 12-15 per year)

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the direction and supervision of the Farm Manager.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May instruct and supervise Animal Science Support Staff and
Student Workers as directed by Farm Manager.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Participates in the daily care and health management of the school’s animal populations including laboratory and indoor animals and in the general operation of farm and related equipment and implements used in the production of crops and in the care of upkeep of facilities. Assists with the education of students when required. Must work weekends and holidays and overtime upon the request of supervisor. The position of foreperson is identified as essential in weather and other emergencies.

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Frogfoot Farm Manager
Marion Institute – Marion

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Frogfoot Farm, Neighbors Feeding Neighbors, is a new six acre, Farm-to-Food Relief program on previously unfarmed land, owned by A.D. Makepeace Company, and located on the Plymouth-Wareham town line. In partnership with A.D. Makepeace Company, The Marion Institute will manage all farm operations to grow food for area food relief programs as well as develop a regional gleaning program.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

The Frogfoot Farmer is an experienced farmer who is passionate about the sustainability of diversified agriculture on the Southcoast of Massachusetts. This position entails planning and executing the launch and growth of a small farm that supplies high-quality, culturally-relevant produce to local food pantries.

The Frogfoot Farmer leads day-to-day operations on the farm, including pre-season planning, guiding and training farm personnel/volunteers, completing relevant reporting, ensuring the quality of the produce, and that our program goals are attained. This position will appeal to farmers who enjoy collaborative, mission-driven work that engages partners and the public on farming and local food system issues. Ideally, the Frogfoot Farmer has an interest in or experience with regenerative agriculture, the soil food web, and principles of agro-ecology.

The farm will be operated by one full-time and one part-time staff member, and will heavily engage volunteers to complete farm tasks.

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Assistant Farm Manager
Stearns Farm – Framingham

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About the Farm: Stearns Farm is a CSA only farm now in its 33rd season. It is located on 2 acres of tillable land for vegetable production, as well as perennial berries, a flower garden, a children’s garden and culinary and herbal tea gardens. Stearns Farm has created an environment that encourages the community to actively participate in some aspects of the farming process as part of their seasonal CSA. The farm also ensures that it gives back to its community by donating extra produce, offering subsidized shares, and it just recently became a part of the Healthy Incentive Program (HIP) through the state.

Position – Assistant Manager – We are seeking an Assistant Manager to help with all aspects of farm operations. They will assist with greenhouse seedings and transplanting for the fields and for our annual seedling sale in May. They will play a key role in preparing the fields, planting, harvesting, weeding, post-harvest wash up, and maintaining healthy crops throughout the season. They will lead small groups of
volunteers and our crew of work-for-shares as well as assist during CSA distribution.

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Multiple Farm Crew Positions
Siena Farms – Sudbury

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Siena Farms is now hiring for the following positions; please click on the links below to read the individual job descriptions.

If you are interested in one of the positions listed above (and described in detail at the individual job description links), please email a letter of interest and a resumé to jobs@sienafarms.com.

Year-Round Farm Crew w/ Housing
Skinny Dip Farm – Westport

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Skinny Dip Farm is hiring a core crew member. This is a year round, salaried position on our certified organic vegetable farm In Little Compton RI and Westport MA. Our goal is to run the farm with a core crew of experienced farmers that help manage the farm and lead our seasonal crew in getting the job done.

About the Farm:

“Skinny Dip Farm is owned and operated by Hannah and Ben Wolbach. We started it in 2011 and are just wrapping up our 13th season in operation. We farm both at our home, on about 1.5 acres in Little Compton, and on another 4 or so acres of leased land in Westport. We grow a wide variety of crops which are sold at farmers markets, through a small CSA, to restaurants and caterers and through an online store. We primarily grow vegetables, with an emphasis on salad greens, but also grow flowers (+/- .25 acre), herbs and some other oddball crops like dry beans and flour corn. We also run chickens on cover crop as part of our fertility plan and aim to send about 250 to slaughter annually. We grow and sell year round, with winter production in 4 unheated high tunnels, 3 cat tunnels and outside for as long as we can, which is pretty deep into December most years in our ocean influenced South Coast locations. We manage our two properties differently, leaning towards minimal till, intensive methods on the home property and tractor based extensive methods on the leased land, though that is and has been evolving. We run the farm with a small crew, 6 people in 2023, who are very involved in most aspects of running the farm. We take great pride in the quality of our produce and our commitment to caring for the land we farm. All in all, the farm is very successful and we are able to significantly invest profits into our operation. We are a family farm, our two daughters (7 and 9) are around, helping out, making mischief and love befriending the farmers.”

 About the job:

“We are looking to add 1 or 2 folks to our core crew of full time, year round employees. Depending on how many people we hire, the core crew would total 3 or 4 farmers. This core of farmers make the farm go round, straddling the line between being a crew member and an assistant manager—getting the myriad of jobs done while also coaching our seasonal crew and taking the lead in specific areas of interest. Right now, we’re specifically looking for someone who would be excited to be a crew leader, list manager, task prioritizer, wash stand expediter—a glue that holds us together while keeping an eye on the big picture type of person. Areas of interest or expertise that would be a good fit right now would be small scale, intensive, minimum and no till production, Small fruits, crew organization and efficiency. We also need a farmers market lead at one of our markets.

We are looking, first and foremost, for a really great person—we’re going to spend a lot of time together—with a strong commitment to growing quality produce and caring for the land. Applicants should have significant vegetable farming experience and be ready to step into a wide variety of roles including, at times, crew leader, washstand manager and harvest coordinator among other responsibilities. We really value good communication skills and the job will require working closely with Ben and Hannah to implement their farm plan.”

The workload will ebb and flow with the season—a 50 hour workweek during peak season will be balanced with a lighter winter schedule and average out to around 40s hour/ week. Hours are mostly Monday-Friday though some weekend work and a share of greenhouse tending may be asked. Perks include 2 weeks of paid vacation, time and financial support for farm conferences and trainings. This is a year round, salaried position that includes housing or a housing stipend if you already live locally.

Housing is a room in a shared house with other member(s) of our core crew that is quite nice and adjacent to the farm’s Little Compton fields. We are open to hiring a farming couple or to housing a non-farming partner, though a non-farming partner would be asked to pay rent. Must be open to sharing the house with a dog and bunnies. Pets are a possibility, but would need to pass the sniff test with current non-human residents.

Exact compensation will depend on experience, and if you live onsite, but our goal is to create a situation for the assistant manager to be able to save money towards one day launching their own venture. Start date is somewhat flexible. We really get rolling in March and will want our core crew in place by then the end of March at the latest.

To Apply: Please send resume cover letter to skinnydipfarm@yahoo.com. Feel free to reach out with questions, or to request more information.

Assistant Gardener
CitySprouts – Cambridge/Eastern MA

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CitySprouts strives to actively build a community of teachers, students and families united around public education, gardens and connecting children to the natural world. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are among the core principles that define our work, and thus we actively seek to build a team that is inclusive of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences.

The Assistant Gardener will be responsible for the care, upkeep, and maintenance of 6-8 schoolyard gardens each week. This part-time/seasonal position reports to the Garden Operations Manager.

Multiple Positions
Ziegler’s Market Garden – Norfolk

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Zeigler’s Market Garden is a 1st Generation family farm run by Zach and Sarah Zeigler and was established in 2015. They use organic practices to grow diversified vegetables on 4 acres of leased land in Norfolk, MA. The Farm supplies the local community with healthy food by attending 3 farmers markets in Norfolk, Franklin, and Providence.

ZMG is looking for a candidate who is interested in farming, has a strong work ethic, and works well both independently and as part of a team.

Available Positions:

Assistant Grower

Days will be spent performing all tasks associated with small scale organic farming. Tasks may include seeding and watering in the greenhouse, weeding, trellising, bulk harvesting, planting in the field and more. Must be willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions. Our farm uses a variety of human-scale and tractor based farming methods. Use of hand tools and tractor/small engine powered implements.

Farmers Market Team Member

Days will be spent preparing for the farmers market. Position includes some harvesting and washing/packing of produce. Loading/unloading produce onto trucks. Setting up tables, tents, and market displays as well. Must have a good attitude and be able to converse with customers.

An ideal candidate is a person who is charismatic, quick, and patient. You must be able to prioritize and multitask while maintaining a positive attitude. Selling at farmers markets is a challenging task that requires the use of technology, math, and constant conversation. Hours will include the duration of the markets which is typically four hours as well as an hour before and after for setup and breakdown.

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Multiple Positions
The Food Project – Wenham

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The Food Project creates personal and social change through sustainable agriculture and their farms are the platform for this work.

The Food Project grows vegetables, herbs, flowers, and fruits on approximately 70 acres of urban and suburban farmland in Greater Boston and on the North Shore of Massachusetts. Each year, they work with 140 young people and thousands of volunteers to grow 200,000 pounds of produce. That produce is donated or distributed to SNAP/HIP-accessible farmers’ markets, through neighborhood stores, and to hunger relief organizations—to increase access to healthy, affordable food. We also offer a limited number of CSA farm shares from many of our farms.

Current open positions include:

  • Market Coordinator
  • Crew Leader – Seed Crew
  • Operations Coordinator – Seed Crew
  • Grower’s Assistant
  • Summer Agricultural Fellowship
  • Greater Boston Youth Development Manager
  • Farm Manager – Lincoln

If you have any questions, please reach out to jobs@thefoodproject.org.

Greenhouse Manager
Freedom Food Farm – Raynham

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Qualifications:
– Positive attitude and ability to self motivate and work independently or with a small team
– Able to lift 40 pounds and work in hot environments
– At least 5 years growing experience total, with at least 2 years organic greenhouse experience and 2 years management experience
– Familiar with the tools and methods for small scale no-till vegetable farming – seeders, hand cultivation equipment, irrigation, etc.
– Experience building greenhouse infrastructure a plus but not required (we are currently working on a project to update our greenhouse coverings and install a climate battery system and wood fired boiler, this could be a great opportunity to add to your skills)

 

Responsibilities:
– Show up to the farm on time with a positive attitude and desire to contribute
– Work with the farm manager to develop a greenhouse crop plan for each season
– Manage the implementation of the greenhouse crop plan and perform the bulk of the day to day tasks for year-round organic vegetable production in 21,000 sq. ft. of greenhouse space
– Hire, train, and manage seasonal greenhouse help to assist during busiest months

 

Additional opportunities available for the right candidate if desired:

– Retail farmers’ market responsibilities for additional compensation
– Livestock management experience
– Tractor mechanized no-till field vegetable experience

 

Compensation:

– Base hourly compensation $20-25/hr
– 1.5 overtime pay
– Additional seasonal production based bonuses $3k-8k/year
– Optional farmers’ market commission bonuses $4k-6k/year
– Free farm food for your household (meat, eggs, broths, vegetables, grains and flour)
– 2 weeks paid time off
– Massachusetts offers paid family and medical leave to anyone working in MA
– $55-75k total annual compensation estimated

 

To apply please send a resume and cover letter to freedomfoodfarm@gmail.com.

 

About Freedom Food Farm:

We are a first generation, four-season, regenerative, certified-organic farm located on 90 acres Southeastern MA. We produce beef, pork, lamb, chicken, eggs, grains, flour, fruits and vegetables for direct to consumer sales through farmers’ markets and home delivery. Our mission is to help build a resilient food system that increases access to healthy food for our community for generations to come. Our work towards this mission includes building local food infrastructure, developing and practicing organic no-till vegetable and grain production, rotationally grazing livestock, and encouraging biodiversity.

Off-Farm Jobs

Farmland Action Plan Coordinator 
Massachusetts Department of Agriculture – Massachusetts

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The Department of Agricultural Resources is seeking a dedicated and self-motivated individual to join our team as the Massachusetts Farmland Action Plan Coordinator.  In this role, the Coordinator will play a pivotal role in supporting the execution of the Plan by helping to facilitate collaboration among a wide variety of agricultural and land use stakeholders to ensure the successful implementation of key initiatives aimed at preserving farmland across the state, ensuring access, and enhancing viability.

The Coordinator will organize meetings and working groups, create memos and reports, and develop materials and other educational materials to help ensure a collective understanding of the importance of the Plan, its goals and initiatives, and its importance for today’s and future generations. The Coordinator will also ensure the plan is addressing needs, new and evolving issues and challenges that may emerge in the agricultural sector.

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Associate Director
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project – Beverly

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New Entry is seeking an Associate Director who is passionate about our mission. This position offers an exciting opportunity to help shape and carry out the strategic agenda of a nationally respected, comprehensive farmer training and food systems organization. The Associate Director will work with New Entry staff, consultants and regional and national partners to provide strategic leadership and management for New Entry’s farmer training programs. Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Associate Director will have both internal and external facing responsibilities at New Entry and handle the below duties:

  • Program management (program development, framing of strategic approaches, high-quality customer service, project metrics tracking and evaluation)
  • Administration (grant writing and reporting, month end financial review, fundraising, information technology, facilities management)
  • Human Resource functions and recruiting
  • Mentoring and leadership development among staff and interns
  • Partner closely with the ED to chart New Entry’s future growth and implement strategic goals to grow and scale New Entry’s program impact in the farm and food systems space.

Executive Director
Damien’s Pantry – Wareham

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Damien’s Pantry seeks an exceptional leader to collaborate with our Board of Directors to fulfill our mission in this exciting phase! With our brand-new building and vibrant community garden, there’s no better time to become a pivotal part of our dynamic organization. As we expand, we’re committed to fostering growth opportunities for the community and our team!

We’re seeking an innovative leader to implement our initiatives, capitalize on our momentum, and propel us toward greater impact in our community. If you or someone you know is passionate about making a difference in people’s lives, this is a chance to shine! Fulltime, onsite in Wareham, MA, $75K, flexible start date in early 2024.

Resource Access Program Coordinator
CISA – Hybrid, Northampton & travel across Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden counties

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The Resource Access Program Coordinator reports to the Program Manager and is a member of the Farm and Business Support Team. The Program Coordinator will provide direct support to local farms and related businesses through individual meetings, consultations with outside professionals, referrals, workshops, and networking opportunities. This position focuses on supporting farm owners and employees whose first language is not English, farmers with limited access to resources, immigrant and refugee farmers, and small-scale and urban farmers. The position will help farmers access available grants, networks, technical assistance, and other resources to start, grow, and manage their farms. The Program Coordinator manages their own day-to-day work and collaborates with the Farm and Business Support Team to do outreach, provide comprehensive support, set strategic goals, and evaluate programs.

Our ideal candidate is proficient in Spanish, is an attentive listener and enthusiastic relationship-builder, enjoys working with culturally and racially diverse farmers, and can help farms and related businesses access resources and pursue practical opportunities for their operations. Candidates should have strong communication and networking skills, be detail-oriented and able to see the big picture, and have the organizational skills needed to manage competing deadlines and simultaneously support multiple farms.

Food Education Service Member and Local Recruiter positions
Food Corps – Statewide across MA

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FoodCorps partners with schools and communities to nourish kids’ health, education, and sense of belonging so that every child, in every school, experiences the joy and power of food. Our AmeriCorps members serve alongside educators and school nutrition leaders to provide kids with nourishing meals, food education, and culturally affirming experiences with food that celebrate and nurture the whole child. Building on this direct service, FoodCorps advocates for policy change, grows networks, and develops leaders in service of every kid’s health and wellbeing. Our goal is that by 2030, every child will have access to food education and nourishing food in school!

Position Openings:

Food Education Service Member (one-year term)

MA & RI Local Recruiter (part-time, through May)

Multiple Positions
Boston Farms Community Land Trust – Boston

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Boston Farms Community Land Trust is still taking applications for our 3 open positions! Please help spread the word among your networks or consider applying. This is an exciting opportunity to join our team and work to preserve land and build resources for black and brown farmers in the Boston area.  We anticipate filling all positions soon, so apply today.

Position Openings:

Fundraising Manager (part-time)

Agricultural Technical Assistance Manager (part-time)

Land Acquisition & Farm Development Manager (part-time)

If interested, please email your cover letter, resume, and any requested writing samples or portfolios to jobs@bostonfarms.org, with the position title in the subject line. Apply as soon as possible.  Applications will remain open until the position is filled.

Background: Boston Farms is a Black-led community land development and management nonprofit. We build and protect urban farms across the neighborhoods of Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan, making our farms accessible to Black and Brown neighborhood farmers and supporting their success. We’ve protected 5 sites and are actively preserving more farmland.

Full Charge Bookkeeper
The Food Project – Lincoln/Boston

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Full Charge Bookkeeper – The bookkeeper’s role is to ensure consistent and accurate financial information is produced in a timely and efficient manner for use by the Director of Finance, Executive Directors, and Board. The Food Project uses Quickbooks Online for bookkeeping in conjunction with Bill.com for the efficient management of AP. We also connect directly to our Bank of America accounts for automatic transaction downloading. We use Salesforce for a number of purposes, including tracking all donations and sales.

Primary responsibilities: Accounts Payable, Payroll, Accounts Receivable. Assist with Annual Audit and filing of 1099s. Assist in management of temporarily restricted funds.

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Sales and Marketing Manager
Fat Moon Mushrooms – Chelmsford

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Are you an extraordinary communicator with the skills to drive sales and build lasting customer relationships? As our Sales and Marketing Manager, you’ll spearhead our sales funnel, from bolstering brand awareness through managing client interactions. Your role will involve extensive external communication, including maintaining relationships with existing customers, planning and attending events, managing online presence, and maximizing sales opportunities. Responsibilities will overlap with Operations to ensure customer satisfaction. Looking to fill this position immediately.

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Executive Director
NOFA/Mass – Remote/Hybrid

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NOFA/Mass seeks an Executive Director to provide leadership for a well-established and growing nonprofit dedicated to promoting organic agriculture and expanding access to nutritious food from living soil for the health of individuals, communities and the planet. The Executive Director works closely with an active board of directors, a team of department directors, and a staff of about 25 employees, with a strong dedication to promoting equity within the food system.

The successful candidate will offer: 

  • Documented fundraising success
  • Experience in farming, gardening, or food systems
  • A demonstrated commitment to leadership around equity and inclusion
  • Experience working successfully with BIPOC communities
  • Prior experience with non-profits
  • Leadership experience with budgeting and financial management
  • A strong commitment to communication, teamwork and ability to work independently
  • Experience in democratic leadership, consensus decision making and group facilitation
  • Experience with staff supervision, human resources and personnel management
  • Proficiency with Google Workspace, Slack, Zoom, Microsoft Office; CRM experience
  • Experience developing, recruiting, engaging, and training board of directors

Ideal candidate may also have:

  • Experience with Quickbooks
  • Spanish language fluency with strong written and verbal communication skills in a multilingual setting.

Compensation

  • Salary $65K with the option to prorate for less than 40 hrs/wk.
  • Monthly stipend for internet & phone.
  • Annual stipends for professional development and technology.
  • Reimbursement for approved travel and business expenses.
  • Two weeks of paid time off during the first year of employment.

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Business & Marketing Director
FarmAid – Cambridge

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Farm Aid is seeking a Business & Marketing Director to advance and support our mission by maximizing brand impact and earned revenue through creative and effective brand stewardship, experiential marketing, and food and culture programming. This is a full-time, salaried position.

Salary range is $92,000 – $102,000, plus excellent benefits including 100% health insurance premium coverage (for up to full family coverage, ranging in value of up to $30K+ annually depending on family size)
Work from Cambridge, Massachusetts preferred; open to hybrid or remote work

Sustainability Metrics Project Coordinator
University of Vermont – Burlington

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The UVM Food Systems Research Center seeks a coordinator for a large project called “Measuring Sustainability of Food Systems.” There are five project teams each looking at different food systems in northern New England. The coordinator will support these project teams with planning and reporting, communication and stakeholder engagement, and collaboration with each other. Work in coordination with the communications specialist to develop and disseminate research materials to engage stakeholders and raise awareness of research outcomes. Work with director to compile annual reports and stories.

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required as well as one to three years’ experience in project management or related field. Must have strong organization and communication skills as well as ability to work with dispersed team members. Desired experience in agriculture, food systems, nutrition, or related fields. Experience working with researchers.

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