Business / Organization Name: 
Chestnut Hill Farm - Trustees of Reservations
Contact Person: 
Cole Trager
Email Address: 
Street Address: 
7 Chestnut Hill Rd.
City: 
Southborough
State: 
MA
Zip Code: 
01772
Job Title: 
Farm Apprentice
Job Description: 
Assisting with all aspects of vegetable crop production: including greenhouse work, field preparation and tillage, cultivation, transplanting, harvest, pack and distribution for CSA, wholesale and farm-stand, and assistance with retail farm-stand. Also includes working with volunteer groups and individuals. Essential Functions: • Preparing and maintaining vegetable crop fields utilizing a variety of tractors and tillage equipment such as rotovators, chisel and moldboard plows, harrows, weeders, seeders, transplanters, etc. • Participate in regular equipment maintenance • Greenhouse work: All aspects of transplant production from seeding to fields. • Implementation and maintenance of irrigation systems throughout growing season. • Regular application of fertilizers, OMRI listed pest and bio-controls as needed. • Harvest, wash and prep crops throughout growing season, both manually and with tractors, for CSA distribution, wholesale clients and food pantry/donations. • Full participation in CSA distributions and farmstand operations. • Participate and offer insights in specific areas related to farm operations specifically in the areas but not limited to: greenhouse management, crop harvest, and equipment maintenance. • Farm and CSA related projects as assigned. • Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.
Stockbridge Majors: 
Sustainable Food and Farming
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Application Requirements (resume, cover letter, etc.): 
Please send resume and cover letter to ctrager@thetrustees.org.
Minimum Qualifications: 
Education and Experience: • 1 to 3 years of working on production vegetable farms is desirable. Skills/Qualifications: • Ability to work flexible hours. • Ability to work in a close-knit team environment. • Ability to competently and safely operate large farm equipment independently. Other: • Valid drivers license and ability to pass a driving records check. • Able to pass a CORI check. Working Conditions: • Variable outdoor weather conditions. Ability to lift and carry 40 pounds required.
Wage, Salary & Benefits Description: 
On farm housing available, but not required. Competitive hourly wage and benefits package.