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2018 MCF Assistant Grower and Crew Positions
Farm Description:

Medway Community Farm Inc. is a non-profit farm on town land in Medway, Massachusetts with 6 acres in vegetable production spread over three close range sites. MCF uses non-certified organic methods, to manage a diverse vegetable operation that produces food for a CSA program, an on-site farm stand, local farmers markets, wholesale accounts, and local food pantry donation. We offer a variety of education programs, community events, and volunteer opportunities for the public.

We're seeking 2 motivated Assistant Growers who believe farming may be in their futures and 2-3 interested Farm Crew members.

Position Duration:

Mid-March/April – October/November depending on availability. The weekly grind, 7am – 4pm (schedule will vary slightly seasonally) with a 10:00am paid union coffee break, a 1 hour unpaid lunch. Responsibilities: Both the assistant growers and farm crew members work closely with the Farm Manager and Assistant Farm Manager, assisting in all aspects of vegetable production including greenhouse management, planting, cultivation, irrigation management, harvest, washing, packing and direct sales. We are looking for people who enjoy fast paced, efficient work and are eager to learn how to be even faster and even more efficient. The right candidates should be easy going, passionate, work well alone and with a group, and good communicators. Candidates must be able to safely lift and carry 50 lbs., have a valid driver’s license, and the ability and interest to work long hours outside in any type of weather. Applicants should also be excited about working with community members of all backgrounds and ages to promote the farm’s mission. We strive to balance the high demands on our operations while integrating education, volunteerism and activism, and taking time to enjoy what we do.

Assistant Growers will have the opportunity to take on more responsibilities, helping to guide the overall workings of the farm. A variety of roles exist to plug into including greenhouse growing, wholesale selling, farmers markets, etc. Besides the qualities listed above, ideally, grower candidates will have worked on a farm for a season or two already and having any previous experience as a teacher, outdoor educator, community organizer or other relevant positions is a plus, but not necessary.

Farm Crew members will have the chance to learn about the different aspects of farming and will have the main responsibilities listed above. Having worked on a farm before either between college years or in high school, for example, is a plus but not necessary. Even if you have no experience on a farm, there is a place for you if you have a willing and positive attitude to be a part of our farming team.

Compensation is commensurate with experience, and includes produce from the farm, participation in EMass CRAFT, and hands on training sessions. Currently there is no housing available, but we are willing to work with the right candidates to find housing solutions in our community.

If you’re interested in working with a community farm dedicated to education and its local and greater communities, we'd love to hear from you! Please send a cover letter and resume to Seth Terramane at seth.terramane@medwaycommunityfarm.org

Medway Community Farm is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

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