2020 Assistant Grower - Three Sisters Garden Project

Assistant Grower Job Description

Three Sisters Garden Project is a non-profit organization and community farm with a mission to increase access to local, fresh, and healthy food for everyone in our community. We use organic farming practices (but are not certified) to grow a wide variety of vegetables on 4 acres for our 150-member CSA, restaurant sales and our food access program, which includes subsidized shares and donations to local food pantries. For more information visit our website: www.threesistersgarden.org

We are currently seeking a full-time Assistant Grower to join our team. This is an excellent opportunity for applicants looking to deepen their knowledge, skills, and experience in diversified vegetable production. This position will work under the direction of and in cooperation with the Farm Manager, and alongside amazing staff and volunteers on a beautiful piece of land.

Primary Responsibilities:
Participating in all aspects of farm work, including but not limited to: seeding, transplanting, irrigation management, fertilization, cultivation, CSA and wholesale harvest & distribution
Washing and packing produce for CSA and deliveries
Assist with tractor work and basic maintenance
Greenhouse propagation and watering
Engaging with CSA shareholders, volunteers, and other visitors
Opportunities to take on more responsibility or ownership of projects if interested and able

Desired Qualifications:
Must have one or more years of farming or related experience preferred
Interest in and experience with organic and sustainable farming methods
Experience working long days in all types of weather
Ability to lift 50 lbs and perform manual labor safely and efficiently
Positive attitude and willingness to receive constructive feedback
Reliable transportation

For full-time: compensation is a weekly stipend of $520-580, DOE. This stipend is calculated based on $13-$14.50/hour, and is intended to give staff a more reliable, consistent income in this seasonal position with variable hours
Paid vacation and accrued sick days
Farm grown produce and flowers

This seasonal position will be from April through October (start and end time slightly flexible). Full-time Assistant Grower will typically work 40 hrs/week with less hours at the start and end of the season. Hours are generally 7:00 am - 4:00 pm, with paid mid-morning break and an unpaid hour lunch break. Participation in weekend watering rotation duty when needed is required.

To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to alexis@threesistersgarden.org

Ipswich, MA