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Equal Opportunity Policy

Land’s Sake is seeking to hire a staff that represents the racial and ethnic diversity of its constituents. Diversity and inclusion is an ongoing organizational practice and a core value of Land’s Sake with the goal of having culturally competent services, materials, resources and programs. Our hiring practices are informed by an appreciation of the strengths offered by differing cultures, races, religions, ethnicities, classes, sexual orientation, physical capacities, and age groups. Land’s Sake offers benefits including medical insurance,  vacation, access to professional development and local organic food. Land’s Sake is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating a multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for all positions.

Farm Stand Staff

Land’s Sake is a nonprofit farm located in Weston, MA. We strive to connect individuals to the land to build community and inspire lifelong stewardship. The SEASONAL Farmstand serves as the hub of the farm from June to October, and each year we assemble an awesome team to sell our vegetables, guide and educate our community, occasionally battle chipmunks, and have a lot of fun doing it.

Successful Farmstand Staff will possess an interest in sustainable agriculture, local food systems, flowers, and/or cooking. As a point of contact for Land's Sake, Farmstand staff are trained about the farm’s many offerings, in order to communicate with customers as to how they can become involved with activities within the organization. Great customer service skills, an ability to work quickly and efficiently, and a good sense of humor are vital this position.

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Responsibilities:

  • Set up and breakdown the Farmstand each day, including produce displays
  • Maintain produce quality throughout the day (i.e. temperature control, hydration)
  • Learn produce varieties, growing standards and farmstand products and be able to communicate information to customers as necessary
  • Operate cash register (we use the Square application on an ipad) and scales, answer questions, and bring awareness to additional farm programming as appropriate

Qualifications:

  • Personable customer service skills
  • Cash handling experience
  • Be willing and able to work in all weather conditions, stand for long periods of time, and bend and lift up to 50 pounds
  • Floral experience or knowledge is a plus

Employment Dates:

  • June 1 to October 27, with some training required prior to June 1
  • Farmstand hours are 11am to 7pm Tuesday through Friday, 11am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday. Shifts may be a half day or a full day, depending on staffing needs. Weekend availability is a must, and flexible or part-time schedules will be considered
  • A shorter commitment may be considered for qualified students

Compensation:

  • Starts at $12/hour, commensurate with experience
  • Paid sick time, in accordance with Massachusetts law
  • Paid 30 minute lunch break if the employee works six or more hours that day
  • As much free produce as you can eat
  • Discount on other products sold at the Farmstand

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to farmstand@landssake.org

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Floral Farm Stand Staff

Land’s Sake is a nonprofit farm located in Weston, MA. We strive to connect individuals to the land to build community and inspire lifelong stewardship. The SEASONAL Farmstand serves as the hub of the farm from June to October, and each year we assemble an awesome team to sell our vegetables, guide and educate our community, occasionally battle chipmunks, and have a lot of fun doing it.

This position is part of our Farmstand staff with a focus on our floral department. We are looking for a candidate with floral experience or knowledge to help with our Pick-Your-Own Garden, which includes flowers, herbs and some veggies.

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Responsibilities:

  • Gardening, weeding, watering, harvesting and plant and herb care
  • Assist with floral arranging for events, special orders, ready-made bouquets, workshops, and classes
  • Weekend availability, to staff special events, is required
  • Set up and breakdown the Farmstand each day, including produce displays
  • Maintain produce quality throughout the day (i.e. temperature control, hydration)
  • Learn produce varieties, growing standards and farmstand products and be able to communicate information to customers as necessary
  • Operate cash register (we use the Square application on an iPad) and scales, answer questions, and bring awareness to additional farm programming as appropriate

Qualifications:

  • Personable customer service skills
  • Cash handling experience
  • Be willing and able to work in all weather conditions, stand for long periods of time, and bend and lift up to 50 pounds
  • Floral experience or knowledge is a plus

Employment Dates:

  • June 1 to October 27, with some training required prior to June 1
  • Farmstand hours are 11am to 7pm Tuesday through Friday, 11am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday. Shifts may be a half day or a full day, depending on staffing needs. Weekend availability is a must, and flexible or part-time schedules will be considered
  • A shorter commitment may be considered for qualified students

Compensation:

  • Starts a $12 per hour, commensurate with experiece
  • Paid sick time, in accordance with Massachusetts law
  • Paid 30 minute lunch break if the employee works six or more hours that day
  • As much free produce as you can eat
  • Discount on other products sold at the Farmstand

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to farmstand@landssake.org

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Farm & Forest Lead Educator

Farm & Forest Summer Program:
Farm & Forest is a farm education program dedicated to building meaningful community and connections to the land for youth entering grades 1 - 4.  It runs for eight independent weeks of full day sessions from June to August. Participants learn useful gardening skills, explore farm habitats, and care for our resident farm animals.  Daily activities include nature games, creating seasonal crafts, reading stories, making delicious snacks with farm fresh produce, and engaging in active outdoor play.

Farm & Forest Lead Educator Position Summary:

Land’s Sake seeks a Lead Educator for our 2019 Farm & Forest summer program.  The Farm & Forest Lead Educator will be responsible for planning and delivering high quality educational programming for up to 12 elementary school youth for eight week-long, full day summer programs. The Farm & Forest Lead Educator will be provided with a consistent daily schedule and programming ideas, and will have opportunity to bring their passions and interests to the program, choose activities and games, and design curriculum.

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Successful candidates will be highly motivated, organized, great with teaching a range of ages, experienced in behavior management, and able to communicate well with students, staff, and parents. Previous farm or garden experience is a must as well as comfort working around a variety of animals, including chickens, rabbits, sheep, and goats. Other helpful skills include cooking ability, carpentry skills, artistic ability, etc.  The Farm & Forest Lead Educator works collaboratively with other staff to effectively manage the inherent risks of working on a farm, maintain our unique farm aesthetic, and teach and follow best management practices for sustainable food production. Collaboration and effective communication between the other branches of the organization are vital for this job; along with all staff, the Farm & Forest Lead Educator works diligently to carry out mission oriented goals and objectives.

We have a small group of staff working in our summer education programs, so we all wear many hats (sometimes literally, but generally figuratively).  Additional responsibilities of the Farm & Forest Lead Educator may include: assisting with Education Garden preparation and maintenance, helping with livestock care, leading farm tours for visiting groups, and helping to keep our farm education area clean, safe, and happy.

This is a seasonal, full-time, at-will position and will be supervised by the Education Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain responsibility for day to day function of Farm & Forest program with the assistance of the Farm & Forest Assistant Educator
  • Plan and teach daily outdoor lessons to 1st - 4th graders related to farm education, including but not limited to: gardening, nutrition, plant science, local food systems, basic cooking, animal care, nature crafts, outdoor games, etc.
  • Create safe opportunities for outdoor exploration and active play
  • Coordinate program related logistics, specifically with adjunct educators, community partners/organizations and other Land’s Sake staff
  • Manage behavior of Farm & Forest youth
  • Give direction to Farm & Forest Assistant Educator and high school volunteer Junior Leaders
  • Communicate effectively with summer program participants, fellow staff members in all farm departments, farm visitors, and parents
  • Gather weekly feedback from participants and families
  • Write articles for the newsletter, blog posts, or social media updates as needed
  • Assist with management of the Education Garden
  • Assist with management of a variety of livestock
  • Assist with other related farm and education tasks as needed
  • Occasionally lead farm tours for visiting groups
  • Help teach a weeklong custom end-of-the-summer education program the week of August 19th - 23rd, 2019, similar to Farm & Forest except that it will be with a wider range of ages.
  • Work with children of all genders, from diverse cultural, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and from diverse family structures.
  • Create a physically and emotionally safe and inclusive space for summer program participants and fellow staff

Qualifications:

Above all, must enjoy working with kids and being outdoors! But also must:

  • Hold a college degree in education, horticulture, farming, environmental science, environmental education, or related field.
  • Be able to attend staff training from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm the week of June 17th - June 21st, 2019
  • Be able to work for all eight weeks of Farm & Forest from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday from June 25th - August 16th (with July 4th off) and for an extra week of programming from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm the week of August 19th - 23rd.
  • Have experience in a leadership role at a camp, school, after school program, or other youth program, with proven ability around youth safety, group management and discipline
  • Have at least one full season’s experience of farm work or experience in garden planning/management
  • Have experience with management of a variety of livestock
  • Be comfortable working outdoors in all weather
  • Have the ability to remain calm, patient, and upbeat around groups of energetic children for up to seven hours at a time (with a lunch break, of course!)
  • Have professional character that is consistent, responsible, self directed, well organized, flexible, personable, and is able to maintain composure and a sense of humor in a changing environment
  • Be comfortable with public speaking and networking
  • Have effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Have access to a car and valid driver’s license
  • Be able to pass CORI / SORI check
  • Hold current First Aid and CPR certifications valid from June 17 - August 23, 2019
  • Knowledge of second language a plus

Essential Functions:

  • Must be able to maintain visual and auditory awareness of a group
  • Must be able to negotiate various types of terrain on the farm and in the
    forest
  • Must be able to communicate (both written and verbal) clearly and effectively
    with staff, participants, and other constituents
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to fifty pounds

Salary & Benefits:

  • Salary: $15/hour, with paid lunch
  • Free organic produce and flowers grown on the farm
  • Paid sick time, in accordance with MA law

To Apply:
Please email a resume and cover letter, detailing how your skills and experience
meet the qualifications of this position and stating how you heard about this
opportunity to education@landssake.org. Deadline: March 31st, 2019.

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Farm & Forest Assistant Educator

Farm & Forest Summer Program
Farm & Forest is a farm education program dedicated to building meaningful community and connections to the land for youth entering grades 1 - 4.  It runs for eight independent weeks of full day sessions from June to August. Participants learn useful gardening skills, explore farm habitats, and care for our resident farm animals.  Daily activities include nature games, creating seasonal crafts, reading stories, making delicious snacks with farm fresh produce, and engaging in active outdoor play.

Farm & Forest Assistant Leader Position Summary:
The Farm & Forest Assistant Educator’s primary duty is to work with the Farm & Forest Lead Educator to deliver high quality farm education programs for children entering 1st - 4th grades.  While the Lead Educator will plan the majority of activities and logistics, the Farm & Forest Assistant Educator’s responsibility is to work with them to implement this unique outdoor program.

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We have a small group of staff working in our summer education programs, so we all wear many hats (sometimes literally, but generally figuratively).  Additional responsibilities of the Farm & Forest Assistant Educator may include: assisting with Education Garden preparation and maintenance, helping with livestock care, leading farm tours for visiting groups, and helping to keep our farm education area clean, safe, and happy.

This is a seasonal, full-time, at-will position and will be supervised by the Education Manager.

Responsibilities:
Lead eight weeks of the Farm & Forest summer program with the Farm & Forest Lead Educator  
●Teach daily outdoor lessons to 1st - 4th graders related to farm education, including but not limited to: gardening, nutrition, plant science, local food systems, basic cooking, animal care, nature crafts, outdoor games, etc.
Create safe opportunities for outdoor exploration and active play.
● Communicate effectively with summer program participants, fellow staff members in all farm departments, farm visitors, and parents
Gather weekly feedback from participants and parents
● Contribute to writing a weekly recap of Farm & Forest activities to send out in a newsletter and help with social media updates as needed
● Assist with management of the Education Garden
● Assist with management of a variety of livestock (chickens, rabbits, sheep, and goats)
● Assist with other related farm or education tasks as needed
● Occasionally lead farm tours for visiting groups
● Help teach a weeklong custom end-of-the-summer education program the week of August 19th - 23rd, 2019, similar to Farm & Forest except that it will be with a wider range of ages.
Work with children of all genders, from diverse cultural, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and from diverse family structures
● Create a physically and emotionally safe and inclusive space for summer program participants and fellow staff

Qualifications:
Above all, must enjoy working with kids and being outdoors! But also must:
● Be at least 19 years old or have had at least one year of college experience
● Be able to attend staff training from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm the week of June 17th - June 21st, 2019
● Be able to work for all eight weeks of Farm & Forest from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, from June 25th - August 16th (with July 4th off) and an extra week of farm education programs from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, August 19th - 23rd
● Have experience teaching at a camp, school, after school program, or other youth program, with proven ability around youth safety, group management and discipline
● Have some sort of hands-on gardening or farming experience
● Be comfortable working outdoors in all weather
● Be comfortable working with a variety of farm animals
● Have the ability to remain calm, patient, and upbeat around groups of energetic children for up to seven hours at a time (with a lunch break, of course!)
● Have professional character that is consistent, responsible, self directed, well organized, flexible, personable, and is able to maintain composure and a sense of humor in a changing environment
● Be comfortable with public speaking and networking
● Have effective written and verbal communication skills
● Have access to a car and valid driver’s license
● Be able to pass CORI / SORI check
● Hold current First Aid and CPR certifications valid from June 17 - August 23, 2019
● Knowledge of second language a plus

Essential Functions:
Must be able to maintain visual and auditory awareness of a group
Must be able to negotiate various types of terrain on the farm and in the
forest
Must be able to communicate (both written and verbally) clearly and effectively
with staff, participants, and other constituents
Must be able to lift and carry up to fifty pounds

Salary & Benefits:
Salary: $13/hour, with paid lunch
Organic produce and flowers grown on the farm
Paid sick time, in accordance with MA law

To Apply:
Please email a resume and cover letter, detailing how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of this position and stating how you heard about this
opportunity to education@landssake.org. Deadline: March 31st, 2019.

Employment dates:
Training/Program Planning: Week of June 17th - June 21st, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Programming: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday from June 25th - August 16th with July 4th off, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm the week of August 19th - 23rd.

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Green Power Assistant Educator

Green Power
Green Power is a local food immersion program focused on all aspects of fresh, local food: growing, planting, cultivating, harvesting, distributing, and eating!  Students will learn how to grow vegetables in the Junior Farmer Field, help with livestock management, participate in hunger relief projects, and more! Highlights from Green Power include eating blueberries picked right from the bush, building obstacle courses for baby goats, cooking a community meal with a local chef, and meeting the people driving the sustainable food movement in the Boston area.  The Green Power summer program is for youth entering grades 5-8 and runs for eight independent weeks of full day sessions from June to August.

Green Power Assistant Leader Position Summary:
The Green Power Assistant Educator’s primary duty is to work with the Education Coordinator (who also serves as the Green Power Leader) to deliver high quality farm education programs for children entering 5th - 8th grades.  While the Education Coordinator will plan the majority of the program’s activities and logistics, the Green Power Assistant Educator’s responsibility is to work with them to implement this unique outdoor program.

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We have a small group of staff working in our summer education programs, so we all wear many hats (sometimes literally, but generally figuratively).  Additional responsibilities of the Green Power Assistant Educator may include: assisting with Junior Farmer Field preparation and maintenance, helping with livestock care, leading farm tours for visiting groups, and helping to keep our farm education area clean, safe, and happy.

This is a seasonal, full-time, at-will position and will be supervised by the Education Manager.

Responsibilities:
● Lead eight weeks of the Green Power summer program with the Education Coordinator
●Teach daily outdoor lessons to 5th - 8th graders related to farm education, including but not limited to: gardening, nutrition, plant science, hunger relief, local food systems, herbalism, cooking, animal care, building projects, nature crafts, etc.
● Communicate effectively with summer program participants, fellow staff members in all farm departments, farm visitors, and parents
● Gather weekly feedback from participants and parents
Contribute to writing a weekly recap of Green Power activities to send out in a newsletter and help with social media updates as needed
● Assist with management of the Junior Farmer Field
● Assist with management of a variety of livestock (chickens, rabbits, sheep, and goats)
● Assist with other related farm or education tasks as needed
● Occasionally lead farm tours for visiting groups
● Help teach a weeklong custom end-of-the-summer education program the week of August 19th - 23rd, 2019, similar to Green Power except that it will be with a wider range of ages.
Work with children of all genders, from diverse cultural, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and from diverse family structures
● Create a physically and emotionally safe and inclusive space for summer program participants and fellow staff

Qualifications:
Above all, must enjoy working with kids and being outdoors! But also must:
● Be at least 19 years old or have had at least one year of college experience
● Be able to attend staff training from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm the week of June 17th - June 21st, 2019
● Be able to work for all eight weeks of Green Power from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, from June 25th - August 16th (with July 4th off) and for an extra week of farm education programs from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm the week of August 19th - 23rd.
● Have experience teaching at a camp, school, after school program, or other youth program, with proven ability around youth safety, group management, and discipline
● Have some sort of hands-on gardening or farming experience
● Be comfortable working outdoors in all weather
● Be comfortable working with a variety of farm animals
● Have the ability to remain calm, patient, and upbeat around groups of energetic children for up to seven hours at a time (with a lunch break, of course!)
● Have professional character that is consistent, responsible, self directed, well organized, flexible, personable, and is able to maintain composure and a sense of humor in a changing environment
● Be comfortable with public speaking and networking
● Have effective written communication skills
● Have access to a car and valid driver’s license
● Be able to pass CORI / SORI check
● Hold current First Aid and CPR certifications valid from June 17 - August 23, 2019
● Knowledge of second language a plus

Essential Functions:
● Must be able to maintain visual and auditory awareness of a group
● Must be able to negotiate various types of terrain on the farm and in the forest
● Must be able to communicate (both written and verbally) clearly and effectively with staff, participants, and other constituents
● Must be able to lift and carry up to fifty pounds

Compensation:
● $13/hour, with paid lunch
● Free organic produce and flowers grown on the farm
● Paid sick time, in accordance with MA law

To Apply:
Please email a resume and cover letter, detailing how your skills and experience
meet the qualifications of this position and stating how you heard about this
opportunity to education@landssake.org. Deadline: March 31st, 2019

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Farmyard Educator

Open Farmyard Program:
Open Farmyard is a free, drop-in program for young children and their caregivers at Land’s Sake Farm.  It targeted specifically for youth ages 3 - 7 years old, but all ages are welcome! Open Farmyard runs on Thursday afternoons from 3:00 - 5:00 pm and on Saturday mornings from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm during the 20 weeks that our CSA is open from June through October.  Open Farmyard engages young children in life on the farm through activities such as planting, harvesting, and eating food from the Education Garden, visiting farm animals, nature crafts, storytime, and other seasonal activities.

Farmyard Educator Position Summary:
The Farmyard Educator’s primary goal is to deliver high quality educational programs for the Saturday Open Farmyard program.  Each Saturday for 20 weeks, they will lead groups of young children (with their caregivers present) in a variety of introductory farm education activities.  Examples of activities include: planting seeds, weeding beds, watering plants, and harvesting vegetables in the Education Garden; meeting and feeding the farm animals; and nature crafts and stories.  As a drop-in program, the number of participants in Open Farmyard could vary from 2 to 30 participants at any given time, so it is essential that the Farmyard Educator is flexible, welcoming, and enthusiastic!

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The Education Manager will communicate with the Farmyard Educator weekly to let them know what changes have taken place week by week in the Education Garden as the growing season progresses, and the Farmyard Educator will use that information to plan and implement two hours of activities and programming.  The Farmyard Educator works collaboratively with other staff to effectively manage the inherent risks of working on a farm, maintain our unique farm aesthetic, and teach and follow best management practices for sustainable food production.

The core hours of this position are Saturdays from 10:30 am - 1:30 pm.  The ideal candidate would also be available to work occasional additional weekend hours to help lead other farm education programs, such as birthday parties, farm tours for visiting groups, and/or farm events.

Sometimes the Saturday Open Farmyard may be cancelled due to weather.  The Education Manager and Farmyard Educator work together to make that decision.

This is a seasonal, part-time, at-will position and will be supervised by the Education Manager.

Responsibilities:
Plan and lead the Saturday Open Farmyard program at Land’s Sake for 20 weeks from June 8 through October 19, 2019.  
Create safe and fun opportunities for outdoor exploration and active play.
● Communicate effectively with Open Farmyard participants, fellow staff members in all farm departments, farm visitors, and parents/caregivers of participants
Gather weekly feedback from participants and caregivers
● Help with social media updates as needed
● Assist with management of the Education Garden
● Assist with management of a variety of livestock (chickens, rabbits, sheep, and goats)
● Assist with other related farm or education tasks as needed
Work with children of all genders, from diverse cultural, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and from diverse family structures
● Create a physically and emotionally safe and inclusive space for summer program participants and fellow staff
● Optional: Lead other weekend farm education programs if interested in more hours, such as birthday parties, farm tours for visiting groups, and/or helping with farm events

Qualifications:
Above all, must enjoy working with kids and being outdoors! But also must:
Be available to work Saturdays from 10:30 am - 1:30 pm from June 8, 2019 through October 19, 2019
● Have experience teaching at a camp, school, after school program, or other youth program
● Have some sort of hands-on gardening or farming experience
● Be comfortable working outdoors in all weather
● Be comfortable working with a variety of farm animals
● Have the ability to remain calm, patient, and upbeat around groups of energetic children
● Have professional character that is consistent, responsible, self directed, well organized, flexible, personable, and is able to maintain composure and a sense of humor in a changing environment
● Be comfortable with public speaking and networking
● Have effective written and verbal communication skills
● Have access to a car and valid driver’s license
● Be able to pass CORI / SORI check
● Hold current First Aid and CPR certifications valid from June 17 - August 23, 2019
● Knowledge of second language a plus

Essential Functions:
● Must be able to maintain visual and auditory awareness of a group
● Must be able to negotiate various types of terrain on the farm and in the
forest
● Must be able to communicate (both written and verbal) clearly and effectively
with staff, participants, and other constituents
● Must be able to lift and carry up to fifty pounds

 

Salary & Benefits:

  • Salary: $13/hour
  • Free organic produce and flowers grown on the farm
  • Paid sick time, in accordance with MA law

 

To Apply:
Please email a resume and cover letter, detailing how your skills and experience
meet the qualifications of this position and stating how you heard about this
opportunity to education@landssake.org. Deadline: March 31st, 2019.

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Part-Time Field Crew

For the 2019 season, Land’s Sake Farm in Weston, MA, is looking for two enthusiastic, dependable, hard-working, and humorous folks to join our farm team as our Field Crew. This is a part-time position that will run from around the end of May through the end of August for 2-3 days a week.

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Land’s Sake is a nonprofit dedicated to building meaningful connections between people, the food they eat, and the land; programs include environmental, food donation programs, and sustainable land management. Field Crew members will work closely with the farmers to operate a busy and complex community farm operation. We grow for a 300 member CSA program, a very busy farmstand, and a hunger relief contract with the town of Weston. We also occasionally work with volunteers and children in education programs. We strive to make Land’s Sake a welcoming, community-centered farm for all involved, including customers, shareholders, children, volunteers, and staff.

Responsibilities include:

  • Field work, such as harvesting, planting, and weeding
  • Miscellaneous tasks, such as tomato staking and tying, fencing, and irrigation
  • Greenhouse tasks, such as seeding, watering, and potting on

This position is scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays with the additional option of Fridays or Saturdays. We will give preference to candidates who can commit to working the entirety of the time period from June through August.

Applicants should be enthusiastic about learning, communication, having fun and working hard. Field crew members are expected to work quickly while maintaining attention to detail. Working efficiently, independently, and with a team are equally important. Field crew can expect to work long hours in all weather conditions; a positive attitude and good sense of humor are essential to this position.

The work day starts at 7 AM sharp and goes through about 5 PM with an hour break for lunch, though work hours are shorter in the beginning of the season. There may be occasional exceptions to end times when we need to complete work before a weather event, and there may be times when we cancel work due to hazardous weather.

Compensation includes:

  • $12.50/hr, with paid lunch
  • Free produce from farm and discounts on farmstand goods

Qualifications include a sincere interest in vegetable production, a valid driver’s license and clean driving record, reliable transportation, the ability to lift 50 lbs repeatedly, and the ability to work for long periods of time in all weather conditions. Previous farm experience is strongly preferred, but not required.

To apply, please send a cover letter and your resume to erik@landssake.org.

Positions open until filled.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you might have!

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Assistant Grower

For the 2019 season, Land’s Sake Farm in Weston, MA, is looking for an enthusiastic, dependable, hard-working, and humorous person to join our farm and forestry team. This is a full time position that will run from around the end of February through the end of October.

Land’s Sake is a nonprofit dedicated to building meaningful connections between people, the food they eat, and the land; programs include environmental, food donation programs, and sustainable land management. Assistant Growers will work closely with the farmers to operate a busy and complex community farm and forestry operation. We cut firewood in town forests, produce maple syrup, grow vegetables for a 300 member CSA program and a very busy farmstand, and grow produce for hunger relief donations. We also occasionally work with volunteers and children in education programs. We strive to make Land’s Sake a welcoming, community-centered farm for all involved, including customers, shareholders, children, volunteers, and staff.

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Progressing through the season, responsibilities will include:

  • Splitting and stacking firewood
  • Collecting maple sap and assisting with syrup production
  • Greenhouse tasks, such as seeding, watering, and potting on
  • Field work, such as harvesting, planting, and weeding
  • Miscellaneous tasks, such as tomato staking and tying, fencing, and irrigation

This position is scheduled for Monday through Friday until Memorial Day, then shifts to Tuesday through Saturday. The winter work day is 7:30-3:30, with hours increasing as the days get longer and warmer. The summer schedule is 7:00-5:00. There may be occasional exceptions to end times when we need to complete work before a weather event, and there may be times when we cancel work due to hazardous weather.

Applicants should be enthusiastic about learning, communication, having fun and working hard. Assistant growers are expected to work quickly while maintaining attention to detail. Working efficiently, independently, and with a team are equally important. AGs can expect to work long hours in all weather conditions; a positive attitude and good sense of humor are essential to this position.

Compensation includes:

  • $12.50/hr, with paid lunch
  • Free produce from farm and discounts on farmstand goods

Qualifications include a sincere interest in vegetable, firewood, and maple syrup production, a valid driver’s license and clean driving record, reliable transportation, the ability to lift 50 lbs repeatedly, and the ability to work for long periods of time in all weather conditions. Previous farm experience is strongly preferred, but not required.

To apply, please send a cover letter and your resume to erik@landssake.org.

Positions open until filled.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you might have!

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