Job Openings

See below for our current job openings.

Part-Time Education Coordinator

Land’s Sake seeks an Education Coordinator with a flexible schedule.  The person in this position must be able to work from 10 to 35 hours per week from November through March, and full-time (40 hours per week) from April through October. Working closely with the Education Manager, the Education Coordinator will be responsible for teaching farm-based education programs for schools, after-school programs, events, sugaring tours, family programs, and summer programs. The coordinator will lead outreach programs and assisting with program development and marketing.

 

The coordinator will also act as the Green Power Leader during the summer. The Green Power Leader is in charge of up to 14 middle school youth for week-long, full day programs. This program is a local food immersion program and includes time spent working on the farm, field trips to local food organizations, teaching youth about the farm, and cooking a meal made with local ingredients.  The coordinator will set and design the Green Power schedule and curriculum as well as manage program logistics.

 

The Education Coordinator will work on all components of Land’s Sake’s educational programming with a flexible schedule depending on the tasks required at any given time. Successful candidates will be highly motivated, organized, great with teaching a large range of ages, and a team player. Previous farm or professional garden experience is a must as well as comfort working around a variety of animals including chickens, rabbits, sheep, and goats. Must be comfortable working outdoors in all kinds of weather.  Other helpful skills include experience working with InDesign, carpentry skills, artistic ability, etc.

 

Responsibilities:

Green Power:
● Coordinate program related logistics, specifically with adjunct educators, community partners/organizations and other departments of Land’s Sake staff
● Implement mission-based curriculum of connecting people to the land
● Maintain responsibility for the physical and emotional safety and wellness of the Green Power youth

  • Manage behavior of Green Power youth
  • Supervise and direct Green Power Assistant Leader
    ● Communicate with parents as needed
    ● Write articles for the newsletter, blog posts, or social media updates as needed
    ● Gather weekly feedback from participants and parents

    Other Responsibilities:
    ● Assist with management of the Junior Farmer Field and Children’s Garden
    ● Assist with the management of a variety of livestock
    ● Assist with overall development of the Education Branch and Land’s Sake programs

  • Lead field trips, after school programs, volunteering days, and farm tours for all ages
  • Coordinate and lead outreach efforts
    ● Assist with other non-education related tasks as needed

 

Qualifications:
● College degree in horticulture, farming, environmental science, environmental education, etc required or related field required.

  • Teaching and/or youth leadership experience in a school or non-traditional setting with proven ability around youth safety, group management and discipline
    ● Experience in a leadership role at a camp, after school program, or other youth program
    ● At least one full season’s experience of farm work or experience in garden planning/management
    ● Experience with management of a variety of livestock
    ● The ability to multi-task and work independently
    ● Respectful, clear and patient interpersonal communication skill set that allows for collaborative work across departments
  • Strong written communication skills
    ● Professional character that is consistent, capable, self-directed, well organized, flexible, personable, and is able to maintain composure in a changing environment
    ● Comfortable with public speaking and networking
    ● Access to a car and valid driver’s license
    ● Must be able to pass CORI check
    ● Current First Aid and CPR certification
    ● Basic computer and office skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc
  • Knowledge of second language a plus
  • Flexibility to work occasional nights and weekends

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
● Professional development opportunities including trainings in areas of job
related interests
●  Access to organic produce and flowers grown on the farm

  • 50% of health care cost covered by Land’s Sake; partial mobile phone

reimbursement

  • Two weeks paid vacation, paid holidays and 40 hours a year paid sick time.
  • Paid 30 minute lunch break if the employee works six or more hours that day
  • The opportunity to work, learn, inspire, and be inspired alongside dedicated

staff on a beautiful organic farm in a unique community!

Please send a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to education@landssake.org to apply.  Preference will be given to those candidates who can start ASAP.

 

Part-Time Fall Field Crew

For the 2018 fall season, Land’s Sake Farm in Weston, MA, is looking for two or three enthusiastic, dependable, hard-working, and dynamic folks to join our farm team as our Field Crew. This is a part-time position that will run from mid to late August 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. 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, 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.

We’re looking for a couple of people primarily to help with our fall harvests and whatever else needs to get done on the farm in the fall. Tuesday and Thursday morning availability is a must, with afternoon and Wednesday, Friday or Saturday scheduling also possible.

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.

Compensation includes:

  • $12.50/hr, with paid lunch
  • Free produce from farm and discounts on farmstand goods
  • Paid sick time, in accordance with Massachusetts law.

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!

Fall Farmstand 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, 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.

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

Employment Dates:

  • We are looking for several people to start mid August and work until October 28.
  • 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 is available to qualified students

Compensation:

  • $11 to $12.50 per hour, dependent on 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 heather@landssake.org

Fill In Summer Farm Educators: still hiring for August

Seasonal, fill-in Employee - 40 hours/week for select weeks

Dates of Employment: Flexible, looking for week-long commitments in July and August 2018

Supervisor/Reports to: Education Manager

Organizational Overview:
Founded in 1980, Land's Sake is a private, nonprofit corporation dedicated to responsible stewardship of suburban farmland and forests. By combining ecologically sound land management with experiential farm-based education, we provide a powerful model of how public open space can be effectively used and enjoyed by the community. We operate three interdependent branches: (1) sustainable land management and open space preservation, (2) farm-based education, and (3) a community farm. The education department serves our community through group/school programs, after school programs, adult education workshops and summer programs. 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. To learn more about this unique nonprofit please visit: www.landssake.org.

Farm and Forest

Farm and Forest is a farm and outdoor education program dedicated to building meaningful community and connections to the land for children in grades 1-4 in nine independent full-week sessions throughout the summer. The program runs from 8:30-3:30 and includes time for snack and lunch for the first eight weeks, and will run from 9:00-4:00 for the week of August 21. Daily activities include garden projects, arts and crafts, animal chores, tree climbing, games, harvesting produce to bring home, and exploring our natural landscape. This year, for the first time, Land’s Sake is piloting a second group of Farm & Forest, running parallel to the original sessions for select weeks .

 

Position Summary

Land’s Sake seeks a Lead Educator for our Farm and Forest summer program. The person in this position must be able to work for at least one week-long period in June, July, and/or August of 2018 and to attend staff training days during the week of June 18th. There will be the option for part-time hours the week of August 27. Working closely with the Education Manager, the Farm and Forest Educator will be responsible for planning and delivering high quality educational programming for up to 12 elementary school youth for week-long, full day summer programs. The Farm and Forest Educator will be provided with a consistent daily schedule and programming ideas, and will have opportunity to bring their passions and interest to the programming, choose activities and games, and design curriculum.

Successful candidates will be highly motivated, organized, great with teaching a range of ages, experienced in behavior management, and a team player. 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 experience cooking ability, carpentry skills, artistic ability, etc. This position will include the additional responsibilities of: assisting with Education Garden preparation and maintenance, assisting with livestock care, general branch and organizational development and other non-education related tasks. The Farm and Forest Educator works collaboratively with other staff to effectively manage the inherent risks of working on a farm, maintain our unique farm aesthetic, 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 and Forest Educator works diligently to carry out mission oriented goals and objectives.

 

Responsibilities:

Farm and Forest

  • Maintain responsibility for day to day function of Farm and Forest
    ● Coordinate program related logistics, specifically with adjunct educators, community partners/organizations and Land’s Sake staff
    ● Develop and implement mission-based curriculum
    ● Maintain responsibility for the physical and emotional safety and wellness of Farm and Forest
  • Manage behavior of Farm and Forest youth
  • Supervise and direct Farm and Forest Junior Leaders
    ● Communicate with parents as needed
    ● Write articles for the newsletter, blog posts, or social media updates as needed
    ● Gather weekly feedback from participants and families

Other Responsibilities
● Assist with management of the Education Garden
● Assist with the management of a variety of livestock
● Assist with other non-education related tasks as needed

Qualifications:
● College degree in education, horticulture, farming, environmental science, environmental education, etc required or related field required.

  • Teaching and/or youth leadership experience in a school or non-traditional setting with proven ability around youth safety, group management and discipline
    ● Experience in a leadership role at a camp, school, after school program, or other youth program
    ● The ability to multi-task and work independently
    ● Respectful, clear and patient interpersonal communication skill set that allows for collaborative work across departments
  • Strong written communication skills
    ● Professional character that is consistent, capable, self-directed, well organized, flexible, personable, and is able to maintain composure in a changing environment
    ● Access to a car and valid driver’s license
    ● Must be able to pass CORI check
    ● Current First Aid and CPR certification
    ● Basic computer and office skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc
  • 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

Employment dates:
● Training/Program Planning: Week of June 18th, flexible hours with mandatory full-day training on June 18th and 19th
● Programming: must be available for week-long commitments from 8:00-4:00, Monday-Friday in the months of June and/or July and/or August 2018
● Cleanup & Debrief: Flexible hours the week of August 27

Salary & Benefits:

  • Salary: Dependent on Experience
  • Professional development opportunities including trainings in areas of job
    related interests
  • Organic produce and flowers grown on the farm
  • If you work six or more hours in a day, you are entitled to a paid 10 minute break for each four hours worked, and a paid meal period of 30 minutes. You may elect to take both breaks together for a longer lunch break.
  • Paid sick time, in accordance with Massachusetts law.

To Apply:
Please email a resume and cover letter, detailing how your skills and experience
meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this
opportunity to education@landssake.org. Position open until filled.

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.