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This job expired on September 01, 2018

Marketing/Communications/Advocacy Wright-Locke Farm

  • Date Posted July 03, 2018
  • Location Winchester, MA
  • Category Agriculture / Nonprofit
  • Job Type Internship/Apprentice
Company Description

Wright-Locke Farm is a 20-acre organic farm located just 20 minutes from downtown Boston. We welcome our local communities to explore sustainable agriculture and open land on a historic farm (started in 1638!) through farm-based education and hands-on involvement, fostering community engagement, land stewardship and appreciation of nature and history. 

Job Description

Marketing/Communication Coordinator and Local Food Advocate - Paid Internship

Internship Goals

  • Cultivate the creative, cross-disciplinary skills needed to effectively engage the community supporting a mission-driven organization
  • Educate intern in a small, nonprofit, diversified farm setting
  • Gain hands-on experience within many areas of the local food system and nonprofit management, including communications, marketing, administrative, and fundraising skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with our Communications and Development Manager to help draft our weekly E-newsletter (4 hrs) 
  • Work closely with our Farm staff to help create signage for the Farm, Farm Stand, and Farmers’ Markets that help convey what we do, why we do it, and why it’s important to buy as locally, organically, and as sustainably as possible (1-2hrs) 
  • Create events and posts on instagram and FB to help publicize the workshops and events that Wright-Locke Farm offers (2-3hrs) 
  • Help publicize for our monthly educational speaker series under guidance of our Communications and Development Manager (2-3 hrs) 
  • Help facilitate, coordinate, and format our monthly Farm Blog (1-2hrs) 
  • Rotating weekly learning opportunities (5 hours): Get a direct field-to-consumer experience by helping out at our Tuesday or Saturday Farmers’ Markets; Participate and learn from our field crew for a morning or afternoon; Assist education team with our youth and/or adult programs

Preferred Skills:

  • Strong organizational, communication, and writing skills 
  • Interest and passion for local farms, food, and getting the community invested and excited in our mission 
  • Familiarity with or ability to quickly learn technology including Facebook, Instagram, Constant Contact, and Wordpress 
  • Access to computer/laptop and the internet 
  • Ability to work autonomously within a collaborative team 
  • Enthusiasm to proactively find solutions to challenges

Time Commitment: Option for 15 or 20 hours a week primarily during normal business hours. Occasional evening/weekend hours at special events or our Saturday Farmer’s Market required (1-2x/month)

Timeline: First week of July - First week of Dec. (25 weeks). Possibility to convert to a permanent position for interested candidates.

Compensation: $12/hr

Reports to: Communications and Development Manager with additional coordination with the Farm’s Education Director.

Compensation this position is PAID: hourly, under $15/hr How to apply
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