Farm Crew in Sharon, MA

Mass Audubon
  • Part Time
  • Sharon, MA
  • $15.72 - $17.68 an hour USD / Year
  • Applications have closed

About Mass Audubon Mass Audubon is the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England. Founded in 1896 by two women who fought for the protection of birds, Mass Audubon carries on their legacy by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today: the loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and climate change. With the help of our 160,000 members and supporters, we protect wildlife, conserve and restore resilient land, advocate for impactful environmental policies, offer nationally recognized education programs for adults and children, and provide endless opportunities to experience the outdoors at our wildlife sanctuaries. Explore, find inspiration, and take action at massaudubon.org.
About This Position The Farm at Moose Hill is a Mass Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary that provides organic produce to more than 250 families through our CSA program in addition to local hunger relief organizations, an on-site farm stand, and farmer’s markets. We are looking for hard-working individuals with an interest in local food systems and sustainable agriculture to join our team for the 2023 season! Alongside the farm manager, the farm crew will share responsibilities to successfully maintain, harvest, and distribute beautiful produce to our surrounding communities. The work is physically demanding and challenging at times, but you’ll have the opportunity to learn a lot and have a chance to teach others by working alongside volunteers and work-share members.
Responsibilities

Plant, weed, irrigate, harvest, wash, pack, and distribute organically grown vegetables
Ensure beautiful, high quality produce
Assist with CSA pick-ups on a rotating schedule with other farmers; this includes, but is not limited to, creating a friendly, welcoming atmosphere for everyone, providing direction for work share volunteers, maintaining a clean space, and using a point of sale system for farm stand purchases

Shared rotating responsibilities may include:

Provide training and quality guidelines to work share members
Lead the wash area
Set up an on-site farm stand
Maintain electric fences
Keep records and track donations
Deliver produce to our sister sanctuary, Boston Nature Center, if needed
General cleaning of the barn, tools, wash area, etc.

Qualifications At Mass Audubon, our highest priority is finding the best candidate for the job. Research has shown that people of color and women are less likely to apply for jobs if they don’t believe they meet every one of the qualifications described in a job description. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our described qualifications or you have a less traditional background. We are looking for applicants with the following qualifications:

Experience is not required, but preference will be given to those with food, farming or outdoor work experience
Optimism and positivity, a desire to work efficiently, attention to subtle detail, and a desire to be a part of a team
Willingness to learn and an ability to work with a diverse range of people
Applicants should be responsible and comfortable with physical labor in all weather conditions (heat, rain, cold, etc.)
Enjoy working in a past-faced environment

Compensation, Benefits and Perks This position’s base salary range is $15.72-17.68/hour, plus as many vegetables and fruits that you can eat! Health insurance benefits may be offered if hours requirement is met.
Work Schedule Saturdays, 8:00am-4:00pm
Other Requirements Employees must successfully complete a CORI and SORI Background Check and a Motor Vehicle Record (if applicable) is required.
Mass Audubon’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice Mass Audubon embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are dedicated to forming a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Mass Audubon’s mission is to “protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife” by building a strong coalition of employees, volunteers, and community members. We recognize that the environmental movement and field of conservation have been affected by societal systems that have limited opportunity and access for many people. As a result, Mass Audubon is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. We are engaged in an ongoing process of organizational assessment and change, designed to remove barriers and create a workplace where all forms of diversity are recognized and valued.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Mass Audubon is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. Mass Audubon prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.