Seasonal Field Crew

The Trustees Of Reservations

Job Description

Powisset Farm is located on ancestral and unceded lands of the Wampanoag, Nipmuc, and Massachusetts peoples. Powisset Farm has a long history of agricultural enterprises, from its First Peoples to Amelia Peabody’s legendary farm, famous for its breed stock of Hereford cattle and Yorkshire pigs.

Today, our farm is better known for its CSA (community supported agriculture) operation. By purchasing a share at Powisset Farm, CSA members help to create community around our farm and their commitment to locally grown produce. They receive vegetables each week throughout the growing season, and harvest pick-your-own crops as well. The vegetable operation at Powisset also supplies an on-site farm stand, a Mobile Market program, an on-farm commercial kitchen, and wholesale accounts. At Powisset Farm we are committed to growing our community by connecting people to food and the land on which it grows.

General farm work: planting, seeding, weeding, hoeing, harvesting, post-harvest vegetable handling, and fall farm cleanup.

Applicants should be responsible, flexible, and able to work both alone and as part of a small farm crew. We are looking for employees who can embrace the physical demands of farming. Please apply with a cover letter if you are ready to learn, take and give directions, and enjoy working with a wide range of people. The position is non-exempt, negotiable hours, between $16-$17/hr., and negotiable between April and October 2023.

Essential Functions:

  • Seeding, transplanting, field preparations, cultivation, harvest, and distribution
  • Performing field work both alone and as part of a team
  • Some farm experience is preferred, but not necessary
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds. Ability to work outside in all weather conditions
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • CORI and SORI background check required

Work Schedule

  • Part-time seasonal, negotiable between April and October 2023
  • Some weekend work may be required
  • Weekly hours are flexible
  • Compensation is per hour based on experience
  • Housing is not available for this position
  • Farm-grown produce for individual use

About The Trustees
The Trustees places are open to all, and we thrive by involving as many people as possible in what we do. Founded in 1891 by a group of visionary volunteers, we preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts. We aim to protect special places for future generations to enjoy in perpetuity. We have helped protect more than 50,000 acres, including 27,000+ acres on more than 120 reservations that are open to the public. We are a non-profit conservation organization funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and our 100,000 Member households.

Our seasonal staff plays an integral role in ensuring that our visitors enjoy our extraordinary places. Every season brings an influx of visitors of all ages and backgrounds who want to explore and be inspired by our properties. Sandy beaches, wooded trails, cultural gardens, historic homes, community supported agriculture—there are many ways for visitors to discover and explore The Trustees, and just as many opportunities for seasonal employees to make each visitor’s experience special.

The Trustees offers competitive compensation, as well as the opportunity to be part of a dedicated team across the Commonwealth who love the outdoors and the distinctive charms of New England, and who believe in celebrating and protecting our special places, for everyone, forever.

The Trustees is a proud equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any protected status including, but not limited to, age, race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, nation of origin, religion, or disability status and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ applicants. We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and communities of Massachusetts, who are at the core of our mission.

Our commitment to advancing the organization’s vision for this work may be found here: Diversity, Belonging, Inclusion and Equity

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