Field Staff (Seasonal)
Community Harvest Project, Inc.
37 Wheeler Road
North Grafton, MA
A non-profit organization with a mission to build an engaged and healthier community by bringing volunteers together to grow fresh fruits and vegetables for hunger relief. 25 hours per week (mid-April – mid-October; May – August available for students). Hours generally between 8am – 3pm; with some weekends required (8am – 12:30pm). Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Kristin Bafaro at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boston area, MA
A non-profit school garden program that works with public schools to build capacity to integrate the school garden into teachers’ curriculum and the school culture. CitySprouts operates as a district-wide program in Cambridge Public Schools, and in schools in the Boston area as a member of the Massachusetts FoodCorps Initiative. June 18 ‐ August 16, 2012. Hours: Monday‐Thursday, 8:30 ‐ 4:30 (30 hours/week). Unpaid. Applicants receiving funding and/or course credit will be given preference in selection process. Send resume and letter of interest by March 1st, 2012 to: Kim Goldstein, Program Manager, email@example.com
Part-time WIC Nutritionist
16-24 hours per week position – great for students who want to gain some experience in counseling or community nutrition! Conveniently located on the Orange Line in a brand new state of the art health center. To apply, send your resume + cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Syrah McGivern, MS, RD, (617) 989-3107
NY Sun Works Event Internship
New York City
http://nysunworks.org/support/internships. Please email all resumes to email@example.com.
The Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm
The Sylvia Center (TSC) aims to address issues in children’s health by increasing access to the experiences of growing food and transforming it into a healthy meal. Please send via email: cover letter, resume, and 3 references + (name, relationship, phone number, and email address) to Julie Cerny,Education Director, The Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm. Sylviacenter@katchkiefarm.com
Antibiotics Campaign Intern
Union of Concerned Scientists
Full-time, paid. The UCS Food and Environment Program seeks to transform our agricultural system into a more sustainable enterprise. As part of this endeavor, we are a leading voice in the effort to end the overuse of antibiotics in animal agriculture. This practice causes antibiotic resistance, a growing crisis in human medicine. The antibiotics campaign intern will provide support for our campaign, working to improve our presence on Capitol Hill and our work to organize key constituencies in support of reform. Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include “antibiotics campaign intern” in the subject line. Please also add in your cover letter where you heard about the position and your salary requirements. Email materials by Word or PDF only. No calls. Deadline: January 20, 2012 or until filled. Online: http://www.ucsusa.org/about/internships.html#Antibiotics
2 openings for the right couple
White Gate Farm
East Lyme, CT
White Gate Farm, located on 100 picturesque acres is seeking a full-time farmer to head up crop production and participate in other aspects of this certified organic farm. We have 3.5 acres under cultivation plus 2 large hoop houses where we produce vegetables year round. We grow many varieties of vegetables, berries, and flowers, and raise poultry and lamb, which we mainly market at our on-site farm stand, open two days a week. We also sell to restaurants and to Dinners at the Farm, hosted by us each summer. We are expanding our operation to include a new commercial kitchen where we will make value-added products and offer cooking classes. This is a full-time, live-in position. We will take special interest in a career-minded couple looking for a multi-year commitment. The normal work week for the head farmer is Tuesday through Saturday with one evening, when the farm stand is open. If head farmer and partner have all required skills and experience and can divide work to meet farm operational needs, two full time positions are available. To apply, please submit cover letter and resumé by February 15 to Pauline Lord at email@example.com.
Community Garden Manager
School with 650 students in grades 3-12, is seeking a capable part-time gardener with a passion for growing vegetables and involving students in Bullis’s innovative community garden, currently comprising 1,500 sf of growing area in 6 raised beds with built-in irrigation. 10-15 hours per week on school days, late February through mid December, plus winter planning and seed ordering time. Requires experience in organic gardening/farming, a strong back, ability to work well with teachers and students, and a strong intolerance of weeds. Offering approximately $20/hour based on experience. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to Todd McCreight, business officer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cricket Creek Farm
A small grass-based dairy in Williamstown, Massachusetts. We make several award-winning cheeses. We are looking for 2-5 interns to join us for 2012. Interns would help in cheese making, general farm work, or both – depending on experience and interest. Ideal candidates would be interested/able to stay for 1 full year, we request an absolute minimum of a 7 month-stay. Ideal start date is April 1, but no later than May 15, 2012. End date no earlier than Dec 15, 2012. Email email@example.com a resume, 3 references, and answers to the list of questions on the Intern page of our website (http://www.cricketcreekfarm.com/wp/internships-at-cricket-creek-farm/). Or call (413) 458-5888.
New Milford, CT
Friends of Sullivan Farm, a 501-C-3 entity, seeks a full-time Farm Manager with experience in natural growing practices for this 100-acre+preserved farm. If interested, please contact Katy Francis, Search Committee Chair, at 860-354-7137 or firstname.lastname@example.org Proposed start-date: Feb 1, 2012.
Farm Fresh Rhode Island
Farm Fresh Rhode Island is part incubator, part activator. Farm Fresh programs link local farmers and buyers by building RI’s capacity in three areas: growing the local food supply,
defining new models for the local food system, and building local demand for good food. The FY2011 operating budget of Farm Fresh programs is approximately $2.25M. More information and a full list of programs can be found at
www.farmfreshri.org. Please send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to email@example.com. No phone calls please. Applications are due: January 30, 2012.
President (chief executive)
Glynwood Center, Inc.
Cold Spring NY
One of the nation’s premier nonprofit organizations in the field of sustainable agriculture and rural community development seeks a new President (chief executive). We invite letters of interest and resumes. The letters (to “Glynwood President Search Committee”) should spell out the candidate’s career involvement and credentials regarding the issues and qualifications outlined in this announcement and articulate the candidate’s personal professional vision. Materials must be submitted in electronic form (only), as attachments in PDF format, addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org; subject line: “<your name> – Glynwood President Submission.” Submission must be received before midnight February 10, 2012. All submissions received on or before that date will receive full and serious review. We anticipate that the hiring will take place on or before June 1, 2012.
Washington Youth Garden
U.S. National Arboretum
Seeking an energetic, creative individual with strong communication and social media skills to assist small staff with managing and advancing the organization’s communication systems.Application due January 19th, 2012. Please email resume, cover letter, and references to email@example.com
Farm Based Education
Friends of Holly Hill Farm
Summer 2012. Learn organic farming and sustainable agricultural practices. Participate in Farm Based Education Program (school groups, summer programs, workshops). Develop lesson plans for implementation at the farm. 8 week commitment / 20 hours per week. Internship slots available from April 30 – August 17, 2012. Jon Belber, Education Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Advocacy Resources
Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity
New Haven, CT
Help guide the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity’s rapidly-expanding work on food marketing to young people. Coordinate and lead the Rudd Center’s work to educate and inform community organizations about issues related to food marketing, and develop resources to help identify and implement appropriate strategies for intervention. Please apply for this position through Yale’s job posting website. You can search this position by the Requisition ID Number: 15190BR
Urban Grower (full-time)
Common Good City Farm
The Urban Grower is responsible for planning, organizing and managing all the activities of the half-acre Farm. The Farm produces food using sustainable agriculture and permaculture ethics and practices. For full description and to apply, visit http://www.commongoodcityfarm.org/getinvolved/jobs
Workshop Coordinator (part-time)
Common Good City Farm
The coordinator is responsible for overseeing the programming, promotion, and logistics of our series of educational workshops on the farm. For full description and to apply, visit http://www.commongoodcityfarm.org/getinvolved/jobs
Mobile Market School Educator
Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture
Like kids, local food, food justice, and child nutrition? This could be the job for you! Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture is hiring a part-time Mobile Market School Educator to lead educational programming on Arcadia’s traveling farmers’ market bus, and coordinate local food taste tests in DC cafeterias. Full application information at http://bit.ly/ArcadiaMMJob.
Assistant CSA Manager
Full-time position. Application details can be found here:
Fair Food Fund
The Fair Food Fund to invests in enterprises that connect New England family farms with the growing demand for local/regional, sustainably-produced food. In doing so, our goal is to enhance the financial viability of small- and medium-sized New England farms. Fair Food Fund is seeking an intern to help develop the Fund’s business plan. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Alex Linkow, Fair Food Fund Program Director, at email@example.com. This is a part-time contract position, with compensation of $15/hr, paid monthly, 5-10 hours of work per week for 12-15 weeks with the possibility of extension. Application deadline: December 16, 2011
Public Relations/Communications Intern 2011-2012
Interns are expected to contribute between 5-10 hours per week for publicity tasks. To apply, please send letter of inquiry, resume, and 3 references to Mindy Harris, PR Coordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 781-209-1233.
Culinary Class & Special Events Intern
Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY
Full or Part Time Flexible/Nights/Weekends. $10 per hour. Contact: email@example.com, http://www.ger-nis.com/culinaryherbcenter
Lead Gardens Educator
Lead Gardens Educator to begin January 2nd 2012 to manage and run Groundwork Somerville’s nature and garden-based elementary after school programming. The Lead Gardens Educator will support our Gardens Coordinator with our additional winter and spring programming including: The Somerville Maple Syrup Project, April Vacation Week Camp, and Gardens Consulting.
Gardens Coordinator to start March 26th. The Gardens Coordinator will supervise and/or run all “healthy EDUCATION” programming. It is our hope that this will be a stepped process with the Lead Gardens Educator transitioning into the role of Gardens Coordinator to ease into management of such a multifaceted position in our vibrant community-based environmental non-profit organization.
Both positions are contingent on continued funding. As a core program, Schoolyard Gardens is a primary priority for the organization. For more information or to apply, please visit http://www.groundworksomerville.org/about/job-opening/
Sustainability and Nutritional Program Utilization Coordinator
The Pennsylvania Afterschool /Youth Development Network, in collaboration the Afterschool Alliance, seeks a AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer to serve as the Sustainability and Nutritional Program Utilization Coordinator from February 1, 2012- January 31, 2013. Fifty percent (50%) of the member’s time will be devoted to working state-wide and specifically in five targeted 21st Century Learning Center Program /communities in the south central and southeastern regions of the state to develop systems that promote and support the provision of afterschool and summer enrichment program meals and snacks. The VISTA candidate must be identified by December 14. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Kacy Conley at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 717-763-1661 ext 210.
Director of Food Services
Cambridge Public Schools
The Cambridge Public Schools seeks applications from dynamic and innovative food service professionals to manage and develop the food service program for an urban school district with 13 schools and more than 6000 students. The Food Service Director oversees a budget of $2.5M, one Assistant Director and all full and part time Food Service staff district wide. In addition, the Director is responsible for supervising district-sponsored programs such as: the school breakfast program, the school lunch program, the afterschool snack program and the fruit and vegetable snack program. The ideal candidate will possess a keen understanding of the changing landscape of child nutrition programs and be committed to change and improvement. More information and application instructions at: https://www.astihosted.com/cambridge/JAMNew/Posting/Pos_DetailView.asp?PositionID=QPT31222229111112&jobtype=A Wait a few seconds for the Cambridge Public Schools Human Resources page to come up and then look under Administrative Job Postings.
Apprentices and Interns
Poughkeepsie Farm Project’s Farming for the City Program
Apprentices and interns work with PFP staff and members to grow mixed vegetables on 14 acres, operate a CSA, run a farmers market, teach children and teenagers about food and farming, and lead outreach efforts to increase food access and awareness of food in the CIty of Poughkeepsie. They also have the opportunity to participate in two Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT) programs. Interested candidates are requested to apply by December 15 (apprentices) or February 15 (interns), however, positions will remain open until filled. For more information and an application, visit our website at http://farmproject.org/content/work-opportunities
Youth Programs Coordinator
Community Cooking Educator
Nutrition Center of Maine
The Nutrition Center of Maine (NC) was founded by St. Mary’s Health System to promote community healthy through organizing, advocacy and education. Located in the heart of downtown, the Nutrition Center serves as a healthy food hub in the midst of Lewiston’s most diverse and economically challenged neighborhoods. These are full-time positions eligible for benefits. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. To learn more information about the positions, contact the Nutrition Center Director: Kirsten Walter at email@example.com or (207) 513-3845. To apply visit: http://www.stmarysmaine.com/Job-Finder.html and search under “service”.