Business / Organization Name: 
Atlas Farm
Contact Person: 
Gideon Porth
Email Address: 
Phone Number: 
413-695-2728
Street Address: 
635 River Rd.
City: 
Deerfield
State: 
MA
Zip Code: 
01342
Job Title: 
Field Production Assistant and Equipment Operator
Job Type: 
vegetable production
Job Description: 
Atlas Farm is a 95-acre, certified organic, vegetable farm located in Deerfield, MA. We grow and market produce year-round through wholesale accounts, farmers' markets and our own retail farm store. The Field Production Assistant and Equipment Operator position is focused on vegetable crop production including field preparation, planting, cultivation, pest and disease control, and other production practices. This position is heavily centered on equipment work and applicants should have a minimum of 2 years experience operating tractors and other farm equipment and a knowledge of vegetable production practices in New England. Applicants should also have an aptitude for record keeping, calculating for fertilizer and pest control applications, and trouble shooting and maintaining equipment. The Field Production Assistant works very closely with the farm owner and the rest of the farm management staff and should have strong communication skills, attention to detail, ability to multi-task and ability to adapt quickly to the ever changing farm environment. This is a year-round position requiring up to 60 hours per week during the main season of April-November and decreasing to 20-30 hours per week from December-March. Candidates for this position should be interested in long-term employment and an opportunity to advance in our farm management team. To apply, please submit a detailed cover letter explaining your background and interest in the position along with a current resume. Compensation for this position is commensurate with experience.
Stockbridge Majors: 
Plant and Soil Sciences
Sustainable Food and Farming
Sustainable Horticulture
Application Deadline: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Application Requirements (resume, cover letter, etc.): 
see job description
Minimum Qualifications: 
see job description
Wage, Salary & Benefits Description: 
see job description