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Assistant Farm Manager
Medway Community Farm inc
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.
Link: https://www.medwaycommunityfarm.org/uploads/b/0a48ca10-01e2-11ec-9962-73655b0cb3c6/2024%20Medway%20Community%20Farm%20Assistant%20Manager%20Job%20Description.docx.pdf
Farm Crew Full and Part time
Medway Community Farm inc
Farm Crew Positions Available at Medway Community Farm

Join our team at Medway Community Farm for the 2024 season! We're seeking enthusiastic individuals for both Full and Part Time Farm Crew positions. As stewards of sustainable organic growing practices, we provide fresh, local produce to our community through various channels including CSA memberships, farm stand purchases, and food donations.
Link: https://www.medwaycommunityfarm.org/uploads/b/0a48ca10-01e2-11ec-9962-73655b0cb3c6/2024%20MCF%20Field%20Crew_MTYwMD.pdf
Delivery Driver - New Entry Food Hub
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project
The New Entry Food Hub is looking for a full-time (up to 40 hours/week Monday-Thursday) driver for June-November; hourly wage is $22- $25/hour.
The Delivery Driver position is responsible for packing produce and ensuring timely produce deliveries to our New Entry Food Hub customers, ranging from schools, food pantries, senior food access partners, and wholesale accounts. The position is a vital part of the New Entry Food Hub team, and as such will share in the responsibility of fulfilling program deliverables and reporting requirements.
Link: https://nesfp.nutrition.tufts.edu/about/employment-opportunities#Food%20Hub%20Delivery%20Driver%20FT
Assistant Grower
The Food Project
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Link: https://thefoodproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Lynn-Growers-Assistant-FY24-.pdf
Farm Retail Coordinator
Everett Community Growers.Inc.
ECG is dedicated to expanding our impact through outreach to SNAP/Healthy Incentives Program (HIP), WIC, and Senior Farmers Market Coupon customers. Building on our previous farm retail success, the Farm Retail Coordinator works to increase access to fresh, healthy produce in our community. This role oversees the day-to-day operations of our retail program, ensuring its success during the growing season; collaborates with ECG's core staff; enhances our community reputation; and contributes to our organizational growth.

Position Type: Part-time/Seasonal (April - November); average of 20 hours/week*
Pay Rate: $19 - $21 per hour (dependent upon experience and skills)

Please email a resume and cover letter to ecgteam@everettcommunitygrowers.org with the subject line “ECG Retail Coordinator”. Emphasize how your background and skills are an excellent fit for the responsibilities and qualifications for this position. You may choose to submit your cover letter in a 1 min. max video format. At ECG, we are a close-knit team where each member's responsibilities align with their unique skills and growth objectives. We encourage you to showcase any additional skills you possess that could benefit our small organization.

Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LsvvcE8j1JY0qac_RSLpe28QLMHTjtTAkpwTPG6A8A0/edit
Youth Crew Coordinator
Everett Community Growers, Inc.
Job Title: Youth Crew Coordinator
Location: Everett, Massachusetts
Classification: Nonexempt
Position Type: Part-time/Seasonal (April - November); average of 20 hours/week*
Pay Rate: $21 - $23 per hour (dependent upon experience and skills)

Position Summary:
The Youth Crew Coordinator will be an individual with an interest and passion for youth program planning and implementation; positive youth development using a youth-centered, youth empowerment lens; racial equity; and environmental and food justice. This position is ideal for someone who wants to work directly with youth in a community setting to support ECG’s mission by amplifying youth voices and weaving youth workforce development into ECG activities, strategically and intentionally.

*This position is seasonal for 2024, with the potential to evolve into a full-time, year-round role, contingent upon the organization's available resources. If additional resources for this position become available for this position, discussions regarding increased hours and compensation may take place later in the year.

How to Apply:
Please email a resume and cover letter to ecgteam@everettcommunitygrowers.org with the subject line “ECG Youth Crew Coordinator”. Emphasize how your background and skills are an excellent fit for the responsibilities and qualifications for this position. You may choose to submit your cover letter in a 1 min. max video format. At ECG, we are a close-knit team where each member's responsibilities align with their unique skills and growth objectives. We encourage you to showcase any additional skills you possess that could benefit our small organization.

Link: https://everettcommunitygrowers.org/job-openings/
Land Acquisition & Farm Development Manager )$35-40/hr)
Boston Farms Community Land Trust
Boston Farms Community Land Trust is seeking a diligent, driven, self-directed, highly organized manager to oversee the identification, acquisition, and development of urban farm sites in Mattapan, Dorchester, and Roxbury.

Hours: Half-time (25 hours/week, semi-flexible scheduling)

Location: Fowler Clark Epstein Farm, Mattapan (some remote work possible)

Application Deadline: ASAP

Compensation: $35-40/hour depending on experience

Responsibility

Identify potential farmsites in collaboration with prospective farmers, neighborhood residents/associations, and Boston Farms staff

Co-chair the Acquisition & Development Committee of our board with a board member to promote the acquisition and development of farmsites throughout our services areas by co-leading the community input process on major development projects; streamlining design acquisition and development processes, and originating and co-sponsoring community charrettes as needed.

Outreach to and work with neighborhood associations to determine and integrate desired outcomes

Conduct the legal, governmental, and community engagement processes of site acquisition

Manage the development of farmsites, including designing in accordance with zoning and building regulations, development and management of project budgets, hiring and managing of contractors

Raise funds from designated sources to finance farmsite acquisition and development

Requirements

3-5 years of experience in land development, real estate development, construction management, or related work

Skilled project manager with the ability to manage up to 6 acquisition and development projects

Experience in budgeting and accounting

Strong organization, communication, and community relations skills

Comfort with Google Docs, Microsoft Word/Excel, or equivalent platforms
Link: www.bostonfarms.org/jobs
Agricultural Technical Assistance Manager ($35-40hr)
Boston Farms Community Land Trust
Boston Farms Community Land Trust is seeking a self-directed, personable, knowledgeable, detail-oriented individual to provide our farmers with support and to oversee land stewardship of our urban farm sites in Mattapan, Dorchester, and Roxbury.

Hours: Half-time (20-25 hours/week, semi-flexible scheduling)

Location: Fowler Clark Epstein Farm, Mattapan (mostly in-person with some remote work)

Application Closes: ASAP

Compensation: $35-40 hour (depending on experience), plus part-time-equivalent vacation benefits

Responsibilities:

Farmer Selection & Support

Recruit applicants to lease farm sites, oversee selection and leasing, manage ongoing lessor-lessee relations including revenue collection

Develop and coordinate technical assistance, education, and other supportive programming to promote the success of lessee farmers

Co-chair the Farmer Support Committee of our board with a board member to promote and steer economic development and business viability for farm businesses consistent with our Vision Statement.

Land Stewardship

Ensure that all Boston Farms properties are managed with organic and regenerative agricultural practices

Manage shared greenhouse operations, ensuring the health and safety of plants

Launch, maintain, and co-design farm demonstration site

Manage contractors to conduct site maintenance (e.g. snow removal, fence repairs, perimeter weeding), including cost estimating, vendor bidding and oversight, and lessee billings

Open and close sites at the start & end of the season, and ensure sites are visually appealing

Manage recurring bills and expenses (e.g. water, electricity, property taxes)

Maintain property insurance and ensure sites meet safety and liability standards

Coordinate site capital improvements (e.g. fencing, drainage systems) as needed

Administrative work as necessary (e.g. maintenance of detailed financial and communication records

Please visit our website for more details.
Link: www.bostonfarms.org/jobs
Urban Farmer Educator
Green City Growers
● Garden Management: Responsible for the crop planning, planting, maintenance, and harvesting at a variety of raised-bed gardens throughout Boston and the surrounding areas according to GCG's horticultural practices. These sites will primarily be school gardens and youth clubs. Farmer Educators work with our Installations team to maintain onsite infrastructure.
• Education and Programming: Plan and lead one-on-one and group garden education programs primarily for student’s pre-K through grade 12. Programs may also include senior assisted living communities, special education and youth clubs.
● Customer Service: Represent GCG on-site and handle communications with clients and participants.
● Communication: Check schedule multiple times daily using Google Calendar, document completed and future tasks in Zoho CRM at each site visit. Communicate additional site needs and customer feedback as needed for continual internal improvement. Be able to use Dropbox and a variety of programs for lesson planning.
● Transportation: We require a driver’s license and clean driving record, since driving between multiple sites a day using a company vehicle allows us to have the greatest impact and reach. Following a conditional offer of employment, GCG may require a motor vehicle record check on all final candidates.

Link: https://greencitygrowers.com/about-green-city-growers/careers/urban-farmer-educator/
Seasonal Market Operator
Mill City Grows
Seasonal Market Operator:

Thrive in a fast-paced, customer-focused environment?
Bilingual (Khmer or Spanish) and passionate about fresh food access?

If so, we'd love for you to apply to be our Seasonal Market Operator! You'll play a vital role in operating our Mobile Market, a farmstand on wheels that brings fresh, local produce directly to diverse communities in Lowell.
Link: https://www.millcitygrows.org/joinus/
Seasonal Farmhand
Mill City Grows
Seasonal Farmhand:

Eager to learn regenerative agriculture practices and contribute to a thriving urban farm?
Enjoy working outdoors in a collaborative and fast-paced environment?

We're looking for a dedicated Seasonal Farmhand to join our team! You'll gain valuable hands-on experience working alongside experienced growers, learning everything from planting and harvesting to pest management and soil health.
Link: https://www.millcitygrows.org/joinus/
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