Business / Organization Name:
Boston Area Gleaners
240 Beaver St.
Equivalent to Assistant Grower; Non-profit
Do you want to harvest carrots in the fall, but not have to weed them in the summer? Do you want your harvest to provide a healthy meal to folks who otherwise couldn’t afford to buy local, fresh, and healthy fruit and vegetables? Do you want to get to know and learn about many different farms in eastern Massachusetts? Come work with the Boston Area Gleaners for the 2018 Gleaning Season! Both positions are full time and from July - early January, and are based from our office in Waltham, MA. We are looking to fill our Gleaning Coordinator position for the 2018 season. This position is equivalent to the responsibility of an Assistant Grower position on a farm. You will enjoy working with volunteers while harvesting all of the surplus vegetables and fruit that eastern Massachusetts has to offer. And you will know that this produce and this work is helping to reshape the food system so that local and healthy food access in our region increases across all walks of life. Pay range for qualified Gleaning Coordinators is $16-$18, based on experience. We are also looking to fill a Gleaning Assistant position, which is equivalent to a field crew or farm worker position, but with the added benefit that you know your work is fulfilling our mission of rescuing surplus farm crops for people in need. Pay range for qualified Gleaning Assistants is $14-$16, based on experience. If you are interested in applying to work with us, please visit our website to learn more about these positions and application instructions: http://www.bostonareagleaners.org/job-opportunities.html.
Plant and Soil Sciences
Sustainable Food and Farming
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Application Requirements (resume, cover letter, etc.):
Resume; Brief cover letter
-One full season of vegetable production experience (required for Coordinator position) -Exhaustive knowledge of local fruit and vegetable varieties -Food handling experience -A minimum of 6 years driving experience, valid US drivers license, and capable of passing DOT physical; experience driving trucks in urban and rural environments is a plus -Experience in supervising groups and/or managing volunteers and/or teaching (required for Coordinator position) -Customer service or similar experience -Experience leading others and motivating them towards a common goal is preferred (required for Coordinator position) -Detail-oriented with excellent record keeping and planning skills -Bachelor’s degree (preferred for Coordinator position; not required for Assistant position) -All candidates must be able to repeatedly lift 70+ pounds in various conditions. This position is physically demanding and requires an aptitude for manual labor. -Reliable transportation to Waltham, MA office location -Ability to work weekend days on a regular basis (Friday-Monday are our busiest days of the week) -Ability to fully commit to a seasonal job (both positions begin in early July and end in January)
Wage, Salary & Benefits Description:
Coordinator position: $16-$18/hr., depending on experience Assistant position: $14-$16/hr. Both positions: Overtime (1.5x hourly rate) pay for time worked over 40hrs/week. 5 Paid Holidays. Sick Time: accrual basis. Issued company cell phone for all work related tasks. Work clothing/gear stipend: $150.00 reimbursement (receipt required). Access to surplus produce: up to ½ bushel per week. Professional development opportunities including several trainings and certifications.