Hiring Full and/or Part Time Assistant Growers at Three Sisters Garden Project (Ipswich, MA)

Assistant Grower Job Description

Three Sisters Garden Project is a non-profit organization and community farm with a
mission to increase access to fresh, high quality local produce for everyone in our
community. We grow diversified vegetables following organic standards (but are not
certified) on 3 acres for our 170-member CSA, as well as for our food access partnerships
and programs, and a limited amount of wholesale accounts. We will be gradually
expanding production to an additional 2-3 acres over the next two years. For more
information, visit our website: www.threesistersgarden.org

We are currently seeking full and/or part time assistant growers to join our team.
Assistant growers will work under the direction of and in cooperation with the Farm
Manager. This is an excellent opportunity for applicants looking to deepen their
knowledge, skills, and experience in diversified vegetable production.

Primary Responsibilities
● Participate in all aspects of crop production, including but not limited to: seeding,
transplanting, irrigating, fertilizing, weeding, thinning, and harvesting
● Washing and packing produce for CSA and deliveries
● Greenhouse seeding and watering
● Opportunities to assist with tractor work and maintenance, and take on more
responsibility or ownership of projects, if interested and able
● Working with, providing guidance to, and creating a welcoming and friendly
environment for CSA shareholders, volunteers, neighbors, and other visitors

Desired Qualifications
● A minimum of one year of organic vegetable production or other farming
experience preferred
● Interest in and understanding of organic and sustainable farming methods
● Ability to maintain a strong work ethic on long days in variable weather
conditions, both independently and as part of a team
● Ability to safely lift and move heavy crates and supplies (50+ lbs)
● Ability to follow verbal and written instructions with a keen attention to detail and
proactive approach to asking questions and problem-solving

● Ability to cope with, and practice emotional management in, a fast-paced work
environment with fluctuating demands on time and energy
● Strong communication skills, a sense of personal accountability, a welcoming and
positive attitude, and a willingness to receive constructive feedback
● Valid driver’s license

Workplace Considerations & Expectations
Workplace Inclusion: We are committed to creating a work environment that values and
affirms the experiences of individuals of marginalized identities and backgrounds. We seek
to foster a spirit of mutual accountability, constructive dialogue, empathetic listening, and
inclusivity by acknowledging the role of systemic oppression as it impacts ourselves, each
other, and the world of sustainable agriculture and food access.

Covid-19: We prioritize maintaining a safe and comfortable work environment and
community space on the farm. Please note that employment with us means you are
making a commitment to wear a mask while working, limit personal risk outside of farm
hours, and exercise caution and consideration for staff, volunteers, and CSA and
community members as we collectively navigate this public health crisis.

● Compensation is $14-15/hour, depending on experience
● Farm produce and flowers, plus discounts on bought-in produce and value added
● 5 paid personal/vacation days for full time employees
● Sick days as accrued by MA law
● Unfortunately, on-farm housing is not provided

This seasonal position will be from April through October; part time hours in Nov/Dec
possible. A typical work week is Monday-Friday from 7 am-4 pm with an unpaid hour
lunch break, and rotating weekend greenhouse watering duty. Assistant growers will
typically work 40-45 hrs/week with fewer hours at the start and end of the season.

Application Information
Applications will be accepted through March 1, 2021. If interested, please send resume
and a brief statement of interest to the Farm Manager, Alexis:

Ipswich, MA