Farm Stand Staff Job in Massachusetts

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Land’s Sake 2017 Farm Stand Staff Job in Massachusetts - 2017

Land’s Sake is a nonprofit farm located in Weston, MA that strives to connect individuals to the land to build community and inspire lifelong stewardship. The seasonal Farmstand serves as the hub of the farm, and each year we assemble an awesome team to sell our vegetables, local products, 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 cooking. As a point of contact for Land's Sake, Farmstand staff are trained about the farm’s many offerings. Great customer service skills, an ability to work quickly and efficiently, and a good sense of humor are vital this position.

Farm Stand Staff Job Responsibilities:

Set up and breakdown 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 and scales, answer questions, and bring awareness to additional farm programming as appropriate

Qualifications:

Personable customer service skills

Cash handling experience

Ability to use an Ipad for transactions

Experience with Google Sheets/Excel

Be willing and able to work in all weather conditions, stand for long periods of time, and bend and lift up to 50 pounds

Valid Driver’s License

Employment Dates:

August 15 to October 30, with some training required prior to August 15

Farmstand hours are 11am to 7pm Tuesday through Friday, 11am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday. Weekend availability is a must, and flexible schedules will be considered

Compensation:

$11 to $12.50 per hour, dependent on experience

As much free produce as you can eat

Discount on other products sold at the Farmstand

Interested candidates for the farm stand staff job should send a cover letter and resume to deena@landssake.org

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