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Field Crew Three Sisters Garden Project

  • Date Posted April 02, 2024
  • Location Ipswich, MA
  • Category Agriculture / Nonprofit
  • Job type Summer Job
Company description

Three Sisters is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and farm in Ipswich, Massachusetts, working to make local food accessible to all. We grow mixed vegetables, herbs and flowers on 3.5 acres for a 200 person CSA (free and sliding scale options available) and for food access distribution partners.

We are stewarding our farmland and growing fresh produce for neighbors facing food insecurity. We value quality, dignity, and choice: the same produce from our fields feeds everyone, regardless of ability to pay. We don't offer "seconds" for food access, but our first and freshest harvest to all.

Job description

2024 Field Crew!

Three Sisters Garden Project is a non-profit farm with a mission to increase access to fresh, high quality local produce for everyone in our community. We grow diversified vegetables, herbs, and flowers on around 3.5 acres for our 200-member sliding-scale CSA, as well as for our food access partnerships and programs. For more information, visit our website: www.threesistersgarden.org

Start: mid-June 2024 

End: mid-December 2024 

Schedule:  

June-August:

  • Average 40 hours per week  
  • 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday through Friday, with occasional weekend watering responsibilities. All hours worked over 40 in a 7-day week will be paid at the overtime rate of time and a half.

September-December:

  • Average 14-24 hours per week
  • 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., with potential for a later start time in November and December
  • Monday through Friday, with occasional weekend watering responsibilities

Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with farm managers and other farm crew members to implement all aspects of the farm including; greenhouse and high tunnel work, field preparation, planting, irrigation, cultivation, harvest, wash/pack, and pest management
  • Work alongside volunteers of all ages and abilities on a regular basis
  • Watering the greenhouse an average of one weekend per month
  • Participation in goal-setting & check-ins throughout the season

Ideal Candidates Will Have:

  • Desire to learn and be curious
  • Excellent work ethic and reliability
  • Willing to work outside in all types of weather conditions 
  • Ability to lift 40-50 pounds and perform repetitive physical tasks
  • Public transportation in our area is infrequent and might not correspond with our working hours. 

Compensation:

  • $19.50/hour with unpaid lunch hour
  • Paid attendance at bi-weekly CRAFT meetings
  • PTO accrued at 9 hours per 170 hours worked
  • Full share of vegetables with access to any surplus crops, plus access to bought-in and value added items at wholesale cost
  • Gear stipend ($150/season) and cell phone reimbursement ($25/pay period)
  • Paid sick leave for COVID for the duration of sickness as budget allows
  • Provided KN95 masks, COVID rapid tests, and other farm related PPE
  • 3-4 additional paid sick days per season (calculated based on total hours worked throughout the season)

 

We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Compensation this position is : hourly, $15-20/hr Application instructions
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DeadlineApril 15, 2024

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