Immigrant Farmer Fellowship – Full Time Position
Many Hands Organic Farm – Barre, MA
Many Hands Organic Farm is seeking to hire a full-time farm staff member as a part of our Immigrant Farmer Fellowship. This position is perfect for first generation immigrants interested in farming as a profession who may not otherwise have an opportunity to learn skills on a working organic farm. Responsibilities include caring for crops, harvesting for a 175 person CSA, caring for farm animals, and operating some farm machinery (including a tractor and sprayer). No prior experience necessary, but a desire to learn is a must. Applicants should be punctual, willing to work in inclement weather, able to lift at least 50 pounds, and able to arrange transportation to Barre, MA. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, criminal history, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. Compensation is $15/hour and includes a weekly CSA share June – November.
March-May: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 3:00pm;
May through summer: Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 3:00pm
Descending hours in late fall
About Many Hands Organic Farm: Since the early 1980s we have made a priority of farming organically using an integrated growing system that includes livestock, vegetable and fruit crops. We focus on maximum fertility through soil carbon-sequestering techniques including cocktail cover cropping, heavy mulches, soil mineralization, and foliar applications of minerals and biologicals. This is our 7th year practicing extremely limited tillage – what the mycorrhizal fungi like best! Many Hands is our practice and our belief: that farming, community, and enjoyment all go together.
Contact Julie Rawson and Jack Kittredge at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 978-355-2853 to set up an interview.