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Jobs in RI

Garden Coordinator at the Norman Bird Sanctuary

Posted 4/3/17

Good Garden at the Norman Bird Sanctuary is our organically maintained vegetable, herb and flower garden, hoop house for year round planting and a composting area. The Coordinator will oversee the garden area, engage the public and help educate the visitors to the Norman Bird Sanctuary as well as work with volunteers to create a thriving and healthy garden of varied plants.  Seasonal 15-20 hours per week.  Send letter and resume to nharrison@normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Mount Hope Farmers Market Manager

The job posting may be found HERE.

Movement Ground Farm is Hiring a Farm Manager and a Crew Member for 2017!

Job Title: Farmer (Crew Member)
Compensation: $10-12/hour plus housing available
Farm Name: Movement Ground Farm
Location: Berkley Massachusetts
Employment length: May 1 – November 1
In search of a full time farm crew member for the 2017 growing season at our 3-acre mixed vegetable farm in Southeastern Massachusetts.The crew member is responsible for assisting with all aspects of vegetable production for distribution through farmer’s markets, wholesale accounts, and our CSA. On farm housing is available. Must be available to start work by May 1, 2017.  The direct link is https://movementgroundfarm.wordpress.com/hiring/

Job Title: Farm Manager
Compensation: $28,000 – 30,000 + housing and other benefits
Farm Name: Movement Ground Farm
Location: Berkley Massachusetts
In search of a Farm Manager for the 2017 growing season at our 3-acre mixed vegetable farm in Southeastern Massachusetts. The Farm Manager is responsible for overseeing vegetable production for distribution through farmer’s markets, wholesale accounts, and our CSA. It’s a year-round salaried employment with optional housing and other benefits.  Must be available to start work anytime between February 1st – March 1st 2017. https://movementgroundfarm.wordpress.com/hiring/

Roots Farm Crew Position 2017

Posted February 3, 2017 Farm Description
Roots Farm is a certified organic, diversified vegetable farm in Tiverton, RI. We grow intensively, year-round, on a small acreage using Eliot Coleman-style methods.

Job description
We are seeking applicants for full-time (Monday-Friday, 40 hours / week) and part-time (2-4 days per week, 8 hours / day) positions beginning in April and going to mid-November. Must be in good physical shape as the majority of work is done by hand. We are seeking hardworking, self-directed individuals with a strong work ethic and excellent attention to detail. Must be able to lift 40 lbs regularly. The work can be monotonous and tiring. Previous experience is a plus. No housing is provided. Must have reliable transportation to and from the farm.

The worker will be involved in many aspects of the farm: bed preparation, soil amendments, seed starting, transplanting, weeding, and harvesting.

Compensation: Hourly pay (dependent on experience) + veggies

If interested, please reply to kelli@roots-farm.com, concisely (~100 words) responding to the following questions:
1. Why are you interested in farming? Why organic farming? Why Roots Farm?
2. What skills are you looking to gain from this experience?
3. What skills do you have that you expect to help you?
4. Name and phone number of two references.

Candidates will have a working interview on the farm.  Full job description can be found at our site www.rootsfamilyfarm.org/jobs/

 Pat’s Pastured Seeking Assistant Livestock Manager and 2017 Apprentice Positions.

Posted: December 14, 2016

Pat’s Pastured was founded in 2002 and provides the highest quality pasture-raised and grass-fed meats all grown in Rhode Island. Our goal is to provide our livestock with a life that allows them to express their natural instincts fully in a pasture environment. That means that pigs get to root, run and play; chickens get to peck, scratch and crow; turkeys goggle and strut; cows eat grass outside, NOT corn in confinement.

Farm Description: 100+ acres of pasture and woodlots spread over a several pieces of land in Rhode Island. All land is managed in an intensive rotational management system with multiple species of livestock. The main farm is located in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. All meat and eggs are sold through farmers markets (5 summer, 3 winter in 2016), Meat/Poultry CSA, restaurant sales, buying clubs and on-farm sales. The farm also operates a food truck and cart that delivers farm-to-table food at farmers’ markets and special events.

Assistant Livestock Manager: This is a full-time, year round position. Compensation determined by experience. In addition they will receive meat, eggs and other goodies from farm friends. Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and three references to patspastured@gmail.com. Any questions please contact us by email. To learn more about Pat’s Pastured you can visit our website www.patspastured.com or our Facebook page.

Apprenticeship Positions: There are 3 apprenticeship positions available for the 2017 season. 2 positions are 9 months long running from March through end of November. The additional position runs from beginning of June until the end of August. Apprentices receive housing on-farm (shared living and rustic), $175 a week living stipend, access to meat, eggs, CSA vegetable share and other goodies from farm friends. In addition there are monthly educational opportunities at local farms, restaurant and with various food producers. This is a full time plus position (5 ½ day work week). Anyone interested must come to the farm for a one-day checkout.  Attitude is everything. No previous experience required

Any questions please contact us by email. To learn more about Pat’s Pastured you can visit our website www.patspastured.com or our Facebook page.

The Good Earth Organic Gardening Center seeks Farm Manager  and Farm Worker, Hope, RI

The Good Earth is a certified organic farm and garden center located in western Cranston, RI. The farm has been in business since 1995 growing and selling certified organic herb and vegetable plants, annual and perennial flowering plants, organic fertilizers, soils and other gardening supplies. The farm operates a 1-acre intensive vegetable farm including two high tunnels to serve 35 summer and winter CSA family members, the farm stand & several wholesale accounts. The work environment is friendly and encourages cooperation and shared responsibility to achieve the farm goals.

If you are interested in working at RI’s only certified organic garden center and farm during the 2017 growing season, contact Joyce and John Holscher at info@GoodEarthRI.com. Learn more and apply here.

Glocester Community Garden seeks Volunteers, Glocester, RI

Volunteers needed to maintain raised bed gardens. All food will go to the Glocester Food Bank. Contact Linda Nichols via email or call 401-309-8349. 

NOFA/RI seeks Organic Livestock Advisors and Additional Organic Farm Advisors

Organic Advisors will assist farmers and ranchers wishing to transition to organic production methods. Experienced organic farmers and ranchers are paired with aspiring, new or transitioning farmers and ranchers and provide assistance in many areas including these topics:

Farmers receiving assistance may be working towards organic certification, or they may wish to produce their crops in a more sustainable manner.

Compensation and mileage reimbursement is available for Organic Advisors through a generous USDA Specialty Crop Block Program grant for farm viability via the RI Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Agriculture and a USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program grant sponsored by the Southside Community Land Trust. The grant allows NOFA/RI to offer this technical assistance at no charge to the Advisee.

Apply to become an Organic Farm Advisor here or an Organic Livestock Advisor here. Send questions to NOFA/RI at nofari@live.com or call (401) 523-2653.

Jobs outside RI

Movement Ground Farm is Hiring a Farm Manager and a Crew Member for 2017!

Job Title: Farmer (Crew Member)
Compensation: $10-12/hour plus housing available
Farm Name: Movement Ground Farm
Location: Berkley Massachusetts
Employment length: May 1 – November 1
In search of a full time farm crew member for the 2017 growing season at our 3-acre mixed vegetable farm in Southeastern Massachusetts.The crew member is responsible for assisting with all aspects of vegetable production for distribution through farmer’s markets, wholesale accounts, and our CSA. On farm housing is available. Must be available to start work by May 1, 2017.  The direct link is https://movementgroundfarm.wordpress.com/hiring/

Job Title: Farm Manager
Compensation: $28,000 – 30,000 + housing and other benefits
Farm Name: Movement Ground Farm
Location: Berkley Massachusetts
In search of a Farm Manager for the 2017 growing season at our 3-acre mixed vegetable farm in Southeastern Massachusetts. The Farm Manager is responsible for overseeing vegetable production for distribution through farmer’s markets, wholesale accounts, and our CSA. It’s a year-round salaried employment with optional housing and other benefits.  Must be available to start work anytime between February 1st – March 1st 2017. https://movementgroundfarm.wordpress.com/hiring/

Brix Bounty Farm Seeks Assistant Manager and Field Crew Position(s)

The Assistant Manager position will start early Spring (flexible start date, in March or April).

Our field crew positions will start in May or June and continue through the end of Summer.  Average 50-60 hours per week, a 5-day work week plus 1 weekend per month (see details on our website for more on schedule, farm responsibilities, etc.). Remuneration includes wages, vegetables, paid vacation time, mentorship, and an educational stipend.

The Assistant Manager position is suited for individuals with at least two-seasons of vegetable growing experience and those committed to a career in production agriculture. No farming experience needed for Field Crew positions.  Must be able to routinely and repetitively lift 50 lbs. and carry out a wide range of farm duties with speed, skill, & agility, across a variety of field conditions.

To apply, send a letter of interest and relevant agricultural experience to Derek Christianson (derekchristianson@gmail.com) or 1 Seth Davis Way, Dartmouth, MA 02748. Qualified candidates will be invited to interview and visit the farm. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. www.brixbounty.com/about/job-opportunities/

Part-time Education Coordinator at Community Farm

Land’s Sake Inc., an educational community farm and land stewardship organization located in Weston, Ma is seeking p/t Education Coordinator from the last week of January to the first week of November. The position has a flexible schedule with 10-35 hours each week, with 7 weeks of full time work in the summer.Working closely with the Education Manager, the Education Coordinator will be responsible for teaching farm-based education programs for schools, after-school programs, events, sugaring tours, family programs, and summer programs, lead outreach programs and assist program development and marketing, taking a leadership role of the summer Green Power program. Previous farm or professional garden experience is a must as well as comfort working around a variety of animals including chickens, rabbits, sheep, and goats

Qualifications:
● College degree in horticulture, farming, environmental science, environmental education, etc required or related field highly desired. Teaching and/or youth leadership experience in a school or non-traditional setting with proven ability around youth safety, group management and discipline
● Strong written communication skills ● Knowledge of second language a plus Salary: $15/hour
● Partial Healthcare reimbursement● Organic produce and flowers grown on the farm

Please send a resume, cover letter, and 3 references to education@landssake.org to apply.  Preference will be given to those candidates who can start ASAP.

Two Full Time Crew Member – New Hampshire Farm

Tracie’s Community Farm in Fitzwilliam, NH is looking for 2 new full-time crewmembers for the 2017 season. A 10 acre diversified vegetable farm witha three season CSA.  350+ Summer CSA members. Completely spray-free.Full-time work late April/early May to the end of October, part-time hours available on either end. Starting pay is $8 per hour with a full share of vegetables, and one paid day off during the season included. Crew is responsible for all aspects of the farm from greenhouse work, to planting, hoeing, weeding, harvesting, and packing CSA baskets.http://traciesfarm.com/wordpress/?page_id=198 for more information and email farmers@traciesfarm.com.

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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.

Internships in RI

Find RI Internships at bRIdge.jobs and at Internships.com.

McCoy Community Farm seeks Volunteers, Warren, RI

McCoy Community Farm begins its 5th season growing vegetables for local food pantries and the RI Food Bank.  One-acre of land was donated; however, we are currently farming about half due to resource needs.  Chris Clegg, farmer from 4 Town Farm, volunteers to prepare the land, grow seedlings and plant.

Volunteers needed from June to October to harvest, box & weigh, maintain the field, and distribution.  Training will be provided.  No experience required except for a smile and enthusiasm to help individuals and families in need.  Contact Diane Stacy via email or call 401-949-2917.

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum seeks Interns, Bristol, RI

Learn more here.

Preservation Society or Newport County seeks Laborers, Tour Guides and others, Newport, RI

See all available positions and apply here.

Find Internship opportunities at government agencies and non-governmental environmental organizations here.

Internships & Apprenticeships outside RI

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

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.

Find Internship opportunities outside Rhode Island at Internships.com.

Find Internship opportunities at government agencies and non-governmental environmental organizations here.