Hiring: pprenticeship Program – Boston Area Gleaners

Hiring: Apprenticeship Program – Boston Area Gleaners

Position: Apprenticeship Program

Are you passionate about food access and interested in learning more about gleaning and food systems work? Are you enthusiastic, hard-working and looking for a fast-paced, teamwork-driven experience? Join Boston Area Gleaners’ Apprenticeship Program!

Boston Area Gleaners works closely with farmers, volunteers, and frontline agencies to power a supply chain from farms to those facing food insecurity, while reducing food waste and promoting long-term farm sustainability. As a key part of the Gleaners team, apprentices will assist with all aspects of operations while learning in the field and in the classroom about the ins and outs of the Gleaners’ programs, the work of our partners, and the issues in our local food landscape.​


Tasks include participating in farm harvests, assisting with other farm tasks, supporting operational work and participating in food systems education. The program is designed to provide diverse practical and educational experience in the food system.

Compensation & Benefits: The pay rate for this position is $15/ hour. An Apprentice is a seasonal and non-exempt position. This position requires 32-40 hours/ week and over the course of a four-day workweek. An apprentice is a seasonal position (July – November) in which hours peak during the growing season, while hours are reduced during the shoulder months. Overtime rate of (1.5x hourly rate) is paid for time worked over 40 hours/ week. Benefits include sick time, holiday pay, gear reimbursement, and seasonal produce.

Preferred Qualifications & Experience:

  • Demonstrated interest in food systems, farming, food access, and/or hunger relief • Knowledge of local fruit and vegetable varieties
  • Food handling experience
  • Customer service or similar experience
  • Experience working with groups while motivating them toward a common goal
  • Able to work in a variety of weather conditions from hot, humid summer days to cold, wet fall days
  • Able to repeatedly lift 60+ pounds in various conditions

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