Medway Community Farm is Hiring Assistant Grower and Crew Positions!
Medway Community Farm Inc. is a non-profit farm on town land in Medway,
Massachusetts with 6 acres in vegetable production spread over three close
range sites. MCF uses non-certified organic methods, to manage a diverse
vegetable operation that produces food for a CSA program, an on-site farm
stand, local farmers markets, wholesale accounts, and local food pantry
donation. We offer a variety of education programs, community events, and
volunteer opportunities for the public.
We're seeking 2 motivated Assistant Growers who believe farming may be in
their futures and 2-3 interested Farm Crew members.
Mid-March/April – October/November depending on availability. The weekly
grind, 7am – 4pm (schedule will vary slightly seasonally) with a 10:00am
paid union coffee break, a 1 hour unpaid lunch.
Both the assistant growers and farm crew members work closely with the Farm
Manager and Assistant Farm Manager, assisting in all aspects of vegetable
production including greenhouse management, planting, cultivation,
irrigation management, harvest, washing, packing and direct sales. We are
looking for people who enjoy fast paced, efficient work and are eager to
learn how to be even faster and even more efficient. The right candidates
should be easy going, passionate, work well alone and with a group, and
good communicators. Candidates must be able to safely lift and carry 50
lbs., have a valid driver’s license, and the ability and interest to work
long hours outside in any type of weather. Applicants should also be
excited about working with community members of all backgrounds and ages to
promote the farm’s mission. We strive to balance the high demands on our
operations while integrating education, volunteerism and activism, and
taking time to enjoy what we do.
Assistant Growers will have the opportunity to take on more
responsibilities, helping to guide the overall workings of the farm. A
variety of roles exist to plug into including greenhouse growing, wholesale
selling, farmers markets, etc. Besides the qualities listed above, ideally,
grower candidates will have worked on a farm for a season or two already
and having any previous experience as a teacher, outdoor educator,
community organizer or other relevant positions is a plus, but not
Farm Crew members will have the chance to learn about the different
aspects of farming and will have the main responsibilities listed above.
Having worked on a farm before either between college years or in high
school, for example, is a plus but not necessary. Even if you have no
experience on a farm, there is a place for you if you have a willing and
positive attitude to be a part of our farming team.
Compensation is commensurate with experience, and includes produce from
the farm, participation in EMass CRAFT, and hands on training sessions.
Currently there is no housing available, but we are willing to work with
the right candidates to find housing solutions in our community.
If you’re interested in working with a community farm dedicated to
education and its local and greater communities, we'd love to hear from
you! Please send a cover letter and resume to Seth Terramane at
*Medway Community Farm is an equal opportunity employer.MCF Mission: To
maintain a place that enhances Medway’s rural character, fosters community
spirit and encourages “learning from the land” by providing locally grown
food, volunteer experiences, educational programs and public events.*