Help Wanted

This page offers job opportunities for farmers, gardeners and consumers. Listings will generally be posted for 60 days. Relistings are permitted. Email listing requests here.

Jobs in RI

Southside Community Land Trust (SCLT) seeks Grants and Outreach Manager, Providence RI
The Managerwill use his or her passion for a more just society along with robust abilities in communications, fund development and social media to amplify the impact of SCLT’s programs. The Grants and Outreach Manager will be responsible for the organization’s grant writing and grant cultivation strategy. They will oversee the creation and implementation of communications strategies that build relationships with donors, funders, volunteers, community partners & media. Learn more here.

Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council seeks part-time Education Director, Providence, RI
Education Director will lead and expand year-round educational outreach programs to youth and adults. The Education Director will work with WRWC staff and educational partners to update, expand and develop new educational curricula and outreach materials to bring programs to the community. Learn more at wrwc.org/employment.php. Email resume and cover letter to jobs@wrwc.org or mail to WRWC, 27 Sims Ave, Providence, RI 02909

Landscape Creations of RI seeks Landscape Construction Estimator, Saunderstown, RI
The ideal candidate has 3-5 years of experience in either large-scale landscape construction or civil construction and can build comprehensive estimates including: labor and equipment time, all materials and subcontractors as well as create project schedules and means and methods of executing the work.  Complete computer literacy is required as well as the ability to communicate professionally. Candidates should send their resume to info@LandscapeCreationsRI.com.

Vanderscapes, Inc. seeks full-time employee, South Kingstown, RI
They seek a motivated, courteous, detail-oriented and punctual individual who has experience in landscape construction including hardscaping, stone masonry, grading, planting, pruning and general maintenance. Must have a clean driving record, valid drivers license (cdl preferred) and transportation. Heavy equipment experience and mechanical aptitude are preferred. This is a part-time position at this time but could lead into a full time job for the right individual. Learn more via email to Dave Vanderlaan at vanderscapes@verizon.net or call 401-265-4104.

Jobs outside RI

Chatham Bars Inn Farm seeks Organic Farm Hand, Brewster, MA
The Chatham Bars Inn Farm produces high quality organic vegetables for use at several restaurants located at the Chatham Bars Inn resort/ Candidates with a strong passion for sustainable agriculture and experience farming are preferred. This position will provide the right candidate with a hands-on opportunity to experience and master nearly every aspect of organic vegetable production. The Farm Hand is responsible for but not limited to:

  • Harvesting, transplanting, weeding, pruning, trellising, thinning,
  • managing irrigation systems, and pest control
  • Some tractor and rototiller work will be required for soil preparation
  • and cultivation
  • Post-harvest operations will include sorting, washing, bunching of harvested crops, quality control, and packing/storage responsibilities
  • Transport and delivery of farm products will also be required
  • Greenhouse operations will entail but are not limited to seeding, potting-up, irrigation, pest control, and fertility management

Openings are full-fime seasonal: March 1 – November 23, 2015 or May 1 – October 1, 2015 .Learn more or apply online at www.chathambarsinn.com/careers.php or send cover letter and resume to hr@chathambarsinn.com.

Rodale Institute offers Agriculture Supported Communities (ASC) Internships, Kutztown, PA
Rodale Institute is accepting applications for Internship Positions in the  Agriculture Supported Communities (ASC) Program for the 2015 growing season. The ASC Program is a modified farm share program offering affordable payment plans to make fresh, local, organic produce accessible to just about anyone in the community. Internship participants will be trained with responsibilities in every aspect of operating a small local organic grower’s business. Learn more here.

Siena Farms seeks 2015 Apprentices, Sudbury, MA
We seek hardworking, high-energy, positive individuals who are motivated by a career interest in sustainable agriculture to join our 2015 team. Our apprentices participate in all of the farm’s daily operations, including production, harvest, and retail. This traditional, hands-on apprenticeship provides the opportunity to be an integral, productive part of our fast-paced, for-profit farm. Apprentices gain knowledge, farming skills, and professional work-experience to help them prepare for the next steps in their farming careers.
The apprentice position is seasonal, with start dates between April and June, and an end date in mid-December. Hours range from 50-60 hours per week, 5 days per week. Applicants should be prepared to lift upwards of 50lbs repeatedly and work in all weather conditions. Compensation includes hourly wage, farm veggies, and employee discounts at Siena Farms South End, Oleana, Sofra, and Sarma. We do not offer on-farm housing. To Apply, email a letter of interest and a resumé to jobs@sienafarms.com.

Brix Bounty Farm seeks Farmers, Apprentices & More, Dartmouth, MA
Brix Bounty Farm produces nutrient rich vegetables, providies educational opportunities and undertakes crop & soil research. Derek Christianson seeks 1 or 2 farmers for the 2015 season with a flexible start between February 1 and April 1 and through Thanksgiving. Year-round work and housing may be available for individuals considering a multi-year commitment. Learn more at brixbounty.com/about/job-opportunities.

NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC. seeks Organic Fruit & Vegetable Coordinator, Farmington, NY
The part time (20-31 hours) Organic Fruit & Vegetable Coordinator will lead the organization’s technical assistance and outreach to organic fruit and vegetable farmers.  Hours may increase as this position grows and funding allows. The position requires a creative and organized self-starter with a background in and/or experience in organic fruit and vegetable farming. The person must be passionate and knowledgeable about organic fruit and vegetable farming and gardening and have project management experience. Exceptional candidates who wish to work from a home office will be considered; monthly staff meetings in Farmington are required for a telecommuting position.  Learn more here.

Farmer-to-Farmer program seeks Farm Trainers, East Africa
USAID-funded program sends US farmers on 3-4 week volunteer assignment in East Africa regarding training in many different areas, including: business management, record keeping, barley production, greenhouse management, etc. We operate in Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Kenya. The trips are expenses paid. Learn more at farmertofarmer.crs.org.

Siena Farms seeking Apprentices, Sudbury, MA
Siena Farms is a 70-acre, award-winning market farm located in Sudbury, MA with a year-round CSA. The farm sells produce at farmers’ markets, a farm store and to Boston restaurants. The farm uses only sustainable farming practices without chemical pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers to grow the highest-quality produce, provide great customer service and strengthen community ties. Open positions include: Farm Apprentices, Harvest Manager, Crop Production Assistant, Crop Production Manager. Learn more about the farm and openings at sienafarms.com. Send a letter of interest and a resumé to Susan Turner, CSA Coordinator at susan@sienafarms.com.

Biodynamic Association seeks Apprentices
The North American Biodynamic Apprenticeship Program (NABDAP) is for beginning biodynamic and organic farmers. NABDAP combines two years of structured on-farm training and mentoring with a course of classroom study in biodynamics. NABDAP apprentices benefit from a comprehensive training curriculum, carefully selected mentor farms, and access to networking, support, and educational resources. Graduates of NABDAP are awarded a certificate in biodynamic farming from the Biodynamic Association. Download the North American Biodynamic Apprenticeship Program brochure (PDF).
Learn more  at biodynamics.com, email nabdap@biodynamics.com or call (262) 649-9212 ext. 5.

CT Agritourism Business seeks Manager
Progressive Connecticut Agritourism Business with 30-acre Apple & Peach PYO Orchard, 5-acre Petting Zoo, Country Market with Florist and Gift Shop seeking manager with possible long-term lease when owner retires. Learn more at silvermansfarm.com and email silvfarm@optonline.net.

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture seeks Farm Staff, Tarrytown, NY
Gain knowledge and hands-on experience to create an economically viable and ecologically resilient farm-business enterprise. Stone Barns Center is accepting applications for the following positions:

Apply to farmcamp@stonebarnscenter.org.

Find Jobs or Post Openings
View the New England Green Jobs website, the Farm Fresh RI’s Jobs board or Comfoodjobs.

Teach Ag
Use the Teach Ag website here to find job listings by state.

RI Internships
Find RI Internships at bRIdge.jobs.

Find Farmers or Farmland 
View the New England Farmland Finder website.

Sustainable Farming Internships & Apprenticeships
Browse a list of farmers and apprentice opportunities in RI here or across the United States, its territories, Canada and the Caribbean here.

WWOOF seeks New and Experienced Farmers
World Wide Opportunites on Organic Farms for apprentices, volunteers, etc. Learn more here.

North East Workers On Organic Farms (NEWOOF)
Apprenticeship opportunities on North East organic farms. Learn more here.

NGOabroad seeks Volunteer Farmers, Africa & Caribbean

  • GHANA or UGANDA: Teachers needed at Agricultural College. No teaching or university experience required. Farmers needed with a strong background in organic farming, perma-culture and/or sustainable agriculture.
  • CAMEROON or INDONESIA: Organic Farmers needed in rural villages to teach organic farming and sustainable agriculture. Residents are eager to learn about composting, rainwater harvesting, drip irrigation, soil improvement and crop rotation. Improved yields can pay for mosquito nets.
  • RWANDA: Cooperative Management guidance needed to help Hutus and Tutsis work side by side running and managing a cooperative.
  • UGANDA: Experienced dairy farmers needed to improve production and milk yield. Heifer International launched dairy program 10 years ago. Floundering dairy farmers need guidance on feed other best practices to improve yield.
  • UGANDA: Poultry farming experience needed for 3,000 laying hens that will support a Domestic Violence program plans. They need disease prevention and best practices advising.
  • ANTIGUA: Agritourism: Farmers barely eke out a living on Antigua. The government has launched an initiative to build alternative livelihoods for the farmers. Share your creative mind and entrepreneurial spirit. Help farmers build alternative enterprises to attract tourists with live music, local food, history tours or steel drums production demos.
  • KENYA: Field help needed for farm that feeds children at Help the Children’s Center for AIDS orphans.

These are volunteer opportunities. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Learn more at www.ngoabroad.com. Send questions or completed Questionnaire (see here) and resume to Ann McLaughlin, Director of NGOabroad at info@NGOabroad.com.