Field Assistants

Location: 
Norwell, Massachusetts
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 (All day)
Company Name: 
Norwell Farms

Field Assistant Description:

 Norwell Farms is looking for TWO Field Assistants who are passionate about hands-on, fast-paced farm work.  If you are interested in learning about sustainable agriculture from the ground up, we are interested in hearing from you.  Field Assistants work directly with the Farm Manager to grow and harvest high quality produce for our CSA, farm stand, and farmer’s markets.  These positions are full-time* seasonal jobs from April until October 2014--only hard working and reliable applicants need  apply. 

 Field Assistant Responsibilities:

  Production: Production tasks include greenhouse seeding, propagation, and watering.  Field production tasks include transplanting, irrigation, and cultivation of weeds.

 Harvest: Daily harvest of crops to meet CSA, farm stand, and market needs.  Harvest also includes post-harvest washing, packing, and storage of crops.

 Marketing: Help be the face of the farm while members pick up shares and customers browse the shelves at our farm stand and markets.  Marketing tasks also include packing CSA shares and preparing for markets.

 Tractor: Qualified candidates will have the opportunity to learn about our primary tillage tractor and cultivating tractor.  Tasks include ploughing, bed forming, and mechanical cultivation.

 Field Assistant Qualifications:

Excellent work ethic and positive attitude

Ability to work outdoors an average of 45-55 hours per week in all weather conditions

Ability to lift 50 pounds repeatedly

Willingness and eagerness to learn on a working farm

Background in sustainable agriculture or other outdoor centric jobs encouraged

Tractor experience a plus

 Compensation:

Compensation is commensurate with experience.  We may be able to assist in finding local housing, if needed.

 About Norwell Farms, a community farm at the historic Jacobs Farm Homestead:

 Located in Norwell, Massachusetts, Norwell Farms is a community-supported farm that strives to bring our community together through nutritious seasonal produce, engaging volunteer opportunities, and local outreach. Norwell Farms is a fast-paced working environment.  We responsibly cultivate our 9.5 acres by growing high quality heirloom and open-pollinated produce for an 85-member CSA, a retail farm stand, and local farmer’s markets.  We farm without the use of chemical herbicides, pesticides, or synthetic fertilizers and are taking steps to receive organic certification.

 If you think this position might be a good fit with your experience and ability, please email a letter of interest and resume to Scott Franklin at scott@norwellfarms.org.  Positions will remain open until filled.  To learn more about Norwell Farms, please visit www.norwellfarms.org or on Facebook.

 * Given the right candidate, part-time positions may be considered.

 Scott Franklin

Farm Manager, Norwell Farms

scott@norwellfarms.org

www.norwellfarms.org