Hiring: Field Crew and Farm Store Manager – Simple Gifts Farm
Simple Gifts Farm is a small, diverse market farm located in Western Massachusetts. We run a 300-member CSA program and were 18-year members of the Amherst Farmer’s Market. In July of 2017, we opened a full-service farm store on-site to converge our CSA and retail marketing efforts. While vegetables are our main crop, we integrate livestock into our production system to build soil fertility and to produce meat and eggs.
Field Crew Positions
Field Crew will be responsible for diverse farmwork, including harvesting, washing and packing vegetables, hoeing and hand-weeding, greenhouse seeding and field transplanting. We are looking for a few people who love to work hard and have fun while maintaining a good pace and an attention to detail. Ideally available from mid-August until November or December. Winter hours may be available, especially for those who would commit to the 2019 farm season. Starting pay rate of $11/hour, negotiable for those with more experience.
Please apply by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with a resume, a list of at least 3 work references, and a cover letter that states your reasons for being interested in the position.
Farm Store Manager Position
The Farm Store Manager will oversee all daily operations of the Simple Gifts Farm store and will work to ensure smooth and timely completion of duties, communication with other segments of the farm operation, and to foster a friendly, professional, collaborative and harmonious work environment at the store. The successful applicant will also bring some entrepreneurial drive to the position and will be actively involved in improving the sales and profitability of the store. This position is a full-time, year-round management position that will include some weekend duties. More details are available here.