Farm Jobs in Massachusetts

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Farm Jobs in Massachusetts for 2016

Siena Farms is looking to hire for both our apprenticeship program and crew positions for our 2016 growing season, as well as full time/year round retail staff for our various retail outlets. http://sienafarms.com/jobs.php

Apprenticeship – http://sienafarms.com/jobs_apprenticeship.php

Crew Positions – http://sienafarms.com/jobs_farm_crew.php

Retail Assistant – http://sienafarms.com/jobs_retail_assistant.php

We’re a family-farm, in our 10th year of operation, cultivating 75 acres of protected farmland in Sudbury and Concord, MA — just 25 miles west of Boston. We grow over 200 varieties of vegetables for our 750-member CSA community, our two farmstores in Boston, our stand at the Copley Farmers’ Market, and select restaurants and chefs.

2016 Apprenticeship at Siena Farms

We are seeking hardworking, high-energy, positive individuals who are motivated by a career interest in sustainable agriculture to join our 2016 team. Our apprentices participate in all of the farm’s daily operations, including production, harvest, and retail. This traditional, hands-on apprenticeship provides the opportunity to be an integral, productive part of our fast-paced, for-profit farm. Apprentices gain knowledge, farming skills, and professional work-experience to help them prepare for the next steps in their agricultural careers. Applicants should be prepared to lift upwards of 50lbs repeatedly and work in all weather conditions. Previous farming experience preferred but not required.

The apprentice position is seasonal, with start dates between April and June, and an end date in mid-December. Hours range from 50-60 hours per week, 5 days per week. Compensation includes hourly wage, farm veggies, and employee discounts at our own retail outlets as well as Oleana, Sofra, and Sarma. Please note that we do not currently offer on-farm housing for employees.

Responsibilities:

Production

Planting, including greenhouse propagation and mechanical transplanting

Cultivation/weed-control by hand and hoe

Field work such as trellising, pruning, fencing, and thinning

Harvest

Daily harvest of our 200+ varieties of vegetables, herbs, and flowers

Post-harvest handling, including washing, curing, packing, and transporting produce

Sales & Distribution

Assisting with display, sales, and customer service at Siena Farms South End,

Siena Farms @ Boston Public Market, and the Copley Square Farmers’ Market.

Preparation and packing of wholesale orders for restaurant deliveries

Preparation and packing of CSA shares for pickup and distribution

Participation in farm outreach events such as CSA member farm tours and volunteer days

Weekly Training Sessions

Paid participation in bi-weekly EMass CRAFT farm tours (visit www.easternmasscraft.wordpress.com for details)

On-farm training sessions on practical farming topics, including crop-planning, field-planning, business-planning, marketing, soil fertility, pest and disease management and irrigation

Orientation to all of our equipment, as well as our planning documents including crop plans, field plans, soil tests and pricelists

Group field walks with Farmer Chris and farm managers to learn from the fields and crops themselves

To Apply

Please email a letter of interest and a resumé to jobs@sienafarms.com We look forward to hearing from you!

Siena Farms’ 2016 Farm Crew Position

We are seeking hardworking, high-energy, positive individuals with at least one year’s farming experience to join our seasonal farm crew. Applicants should have a strong interest in production farming and be team players committed to growing, harvesting, and selling high quality produce with efficiency and focus. Applicants should be prepared to lift upwards of 50lbs repeatedly and work in all weather conditions. They need to be flexible, willing to help with any and all day-to-day farm operations, to take on key roles for specific projects and tasks, and to help demonstrate Siena Farms’ methods and techniques to apprentices.

This position is seasonal, with start dates between March and June, and an end date in mid-December. Hours range from 50-60 hours per week, 5 days per week. Compensation includes hourly wage, farm veggies, and employee discounts at our own retail outlets as well as Oleana, Sofra, and Sarma. Please note that we do not currently offer on-farm housing for employees.

Responsibilities

Production

Planting, including greenhouse propagation and mechanical transplanting

Cultivation/weed-control by hand and hoe

Field work such as trellising, pruning, fencing, and thinning

Harvest

Daily harvest of our 200+ varieties of vegetables, herbs, and flowers

Post-harvest handling, including washing, curing, packing, and transporting produce

Sales & Distribution

Assisting with display, sales, and customer service at Siena Farms South End,

Siena Farms @ Boston Public Market, and the Copley Square Farmers’ Market

Preparation and packing of wholesale orders for restaurant deliveries

Preparation and packing of CSA shares for pickup and distribution

Participation in farm outreach events such as CSA member farm tours and volunteer days

To Apply

Please email a letter of interest and a resumé to jobs@sienafarms.com We look forward to hearing from you!

Siena Farms’ Retail Assistant

We are seeking hardworking, high-energy, positive individuals who are motivated by a career interest in food and sustainable agriculture to join our team. Siena Farms Retail Assistants will be core team members of the year-round retail staff for our 75-acre vegetable farm. Retail Assistants will work closely with the managers and other members of the Siena Farms team to help professionally operate and grow retail sales at Siena Farms South End (106 Waltham St., Boston), Siena Farms @ Boston Public Market, and the Copley Square Farmers’ Market in Boston.

Retail Assistants, like all of our employees, will be held to high standards for organization, communication, positive attitude, respect and kindness for coworkers, work quality, and professional work ethic and schedule. A background in retail sales or customer service is required, as well as experience with, and passion for, farming and/or cooking.

The retail assistant position is a full-time, year-round position. Hours average 40 hours per week, spread over 4 or 5 shifts per week. Weekend availability is required. Compensation includes hourly wage, farm veggies, and employee discounts at our own retail outlets as well as Oleana, Sofra, and Sarma.

Responsibilities

Greet customers and provide friendly and informed customer service

Maintain a high level of product knowledge and be able to recommend products based on customer needs and desires

Perform daily retail sales using point-of-sale system

Follow all opening and end-of-day systems and protocols

Help maintain product display, product pricing and labeling

Maintain accurate invoices for chefs and other wholesale customers

CSA promotion and sales to members and potential members visiting our retail sites

Training of Siena Farms apprentices and farm crew into some or all of these daily retail activities

Uphold a clean, safe, organized, and beautiful working environment for customers and co-workers

To Apply

Please email a letter of interest and a resumé to jobs@sienafarms.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

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