Medway Community Farm seeks an Assistant Farm Manager*
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
donations. We offer a variety of education programs, community events
and volunteer opportunities for the public.
Medway Community Farm, Inc, seeks a motivated farmer with a minimum of a
few seasons of experience to assist in all aspects of farm management.
The right candidate will be able to work closely with the Farm Manager,
Assistant Growers and Summer Crew to meet the goals of the 2018 farm plan.
Medway Community Farm was built on the idea that a non-profit farm can
operate profitably, allowing funds raised to be dedicated to the education
and community building portions of our mission. The right candidate will be
dedicated to production efficiency and product quality, while maintaining a
positive and inclusive work environment. There is opportunity for growth
and increased responsibility within the organization.
Work collaboratively with the Farm Manager in all aspects of managing the
farm. Vegetable production, field work, and crew management are all key
components of the position. The AM will train crew members and lead field
work, projects, and general workflow; assist in organizing and managing CSA
harvests, local farmers markets, weekly planning, and volunteers; and have
to think creatively while troubleshooting irrigation, crop issues,
machinery malfunctions, etc. The AM will also help to bring about a
cohesive and jovial feeling to the crew and day-to-day work.
Have a few seasons of farming under his or her belt with a good sense of
humor and easy going nature, matched with a good work ethic. A year or more
of safe tractor and machine operation would be great as well as greenhouse
management skills for propagating our field and seedling sale starts.
Having good problem solving skills with an eye for details, e.g. noticing
improperly washed veggies on the truck for market. A strong desire for
collaboration, learning and an eagerness to interact with the public and
different circles of people on the farm is essential. And of course, have
the endurance and strength to make it through the season.
This is a full-time seasonal position starting in February and ending in
December, estimated at 30+ hours a week from February to March, 40-50 hours
a week from April to September, down to 40 hours for the remainder of the
year. The workday begins at 8am during the slower season and 7am when
we’re in the thick of it.
Competitive salary commensurate with experience with lots of produce,
blueberries from one of our landlords, eggs from the chickens, etc., and
one week’s paid vacation.
Note: housing is not available at this time, but we are happy to work with
prospective candidates to help secure housing.
The right candidate should 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, while taking time to enjoy what we do.
If you feel that the organization and position sounds challenging and fun,
please send a resume and cover letter 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.*