Powisset Farm Crew assists with the core functions of CSA production. Farm crew members transplant, weed, trellis tomatoes, and harvest crops. They assist in other farm duties on an as needed basis.
In This Role You Will:
General farm work: planting, seeding, weeding, hoeing, harvesting, post-harvest vegetable handling, cleanup, building and grounds projects, special farm projects. Please note that the CSA farm crew does not work in livestock operations.
There is an opportunity to take on additional responsibility over the course of the season including managing volunteer groups and leading harvest days.
Tractor work: each crew member will be trained in the safe operation and maintenance of the CSA’s tractors and implements.
Returning workers have the option to take on more responsibility, such as managing the greenhouse, pick-your-own fields, tractor cultivation, or managing harvest days.
This is an entry level position. Farm experience is not necessary for this position.
High school diploma or equivalent
Experience playing team sports and/or working outside a plus
Ability to lift 40 pounds Ability to work outside in all weather conditions
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Ability to do repetitive work Positive attitude and good sense of humor
Valid driver’s license required
CORI background check required
Compensation and Benefits:
Compensation is per hour based on experience.
Farm crew have the option to participate in employer sponsored health insurance.
Housing is not available for this position.
Farm produce: farm grown produce for individual use.
Training: access to planning documents and records, farmer’s library; farm safety Training; tractor operation and maintenance training; option to participate in Eastern Mass CRAFT program (emasscraft.org) as approved by supervisor; Free admission to Trustees of Reservations properties.
About The Trustees:
The Trustees is an organization with a fascinating past and an exciting future. Our places are open to all and we thrive by involving as many people as possible in what we do. Founded in 1891, by a group of visionary volunteers, we preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and work to protect special places across the state. We have helped protect more than 50,000 acres, including 26,000+ acres on 117 reservations that are all open to the public. We are a nonprofit conservation organization funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 60,000 member households.
Our seasonal staff plays an integral role in ensuring that our visitors enjoy our extraordinary places. With the change to warmer temperatures, we experience an influx of visitors of all ages and backgrounds who want to explore and be inspired by our properties. Sandy beaches, wooded trails, cultural gardens, historic homes, community supported agriculture—there are many ways for visitors to discover and explore The Trustees, and just as many opportunities for seasonal employees to make each visitor’s experience special.
In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, The Trustees of Reservations aim to create a thriving, inclusive workplace that values each member of our team. We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and communities of Massachusetts who are at the core of our mission.
The Trustees offers competitive compensation and the opportunity to be part of a dedicated team across the Commonwealth who love the outdoors, who love the distinctive charms of New England, and who believe in celebrating and protecting our special places, for everyone, forever.
We kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.