Hiring: Assistant Farmer – Community Harvest Project, North Grafton
Assistant Farmer – Community Harvest Project, North Grafton, MA
Community Harvest Project is seeking an Assistant Farmer to join our team for the 2023 season and beyond. This position is primarily based at the Brigham Hill Community Farm site in North Grafton, MA with seasonal work at the Prospect Hill Community Orchard in Harvard, MA.
The Assistant Farmer reports to the Manager of Farm Operations and assists with operations at both farm locations, depending on seasonal need. The role focuses on growing high quality produce suited for donation to area hunger relief agencies and providing a positive volunteer experience. The ideal candidate will have at least one year of experience in agricultural work, will be motivated, have a friendly personality, and enjoy working with individuals of all ages and abilities. Tractor / equipment operation experience is preferable, with the ability to train the right candidate on specific skills and pieces of equipment. This position includes daily physical / agricultural work as well as effective and friendly volunteer engagement. Leadership and group communication are regular and required aspects of our work.
Community Harvest Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with locations in North Grafton and Harvard, MA. Our mission is to engage and educate volunteers to grow fresh fruits and vegetables for hunger relief. Each year our sites host over 7,000 volunteers who work together to grow and donate an average of 270,000 pounds of produce to local hunger relief agencies such as the Worcester County Food Bank, Community Servings, and more.