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: 
Greenhouse Assitant
Job Type: 
Greenhouse
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 greenhouse assistant is a full-time, year-round position at the farm and plays a critical role in the farm's greenhouse production. The primary focus of this position is assisting in the operation and management of the farm's 6 greenhouses and 4 high tunnel structures and all production related activities in these areas, especially during the main greenhouse season from March through July. During the other months of the year, the greenhouse assistant may also participate in other areas of the farm including field production, harvest and packing house work, and building projects. Daily job responsibilities include: maintaining seeding and transplanting schedules, assisting with the management of a crew of 4-6 workers in greenhouse related tasks, monitoring crop needs including fertility, water, pest management, and climate control and coordinating with the greenhouse manager on crop management tasks in these areas. The schedule for this position averages approximately 45 hours/ week over the calendar year with seasonal highs and lows. The typical schedule is 5 1/2 - 6 days/week (6am-6pm) during the main greenhouse season from March through July, 5 days/week from August through October (6am-5pm), and 4 days/week from November-February (8am-4pm). 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.): 
resume and cover letter
Minimum Qualifications: 
see job description
Wage, Salary & Benefits Description: 
see job description