Business / Organization Name: 
Groundwork Lawrence
Contact Person: 
Stephanie Maraldo
Phone Number: 
978-974-0770 ext 7004
Street Address: 
60 Island St
Zip Code: 
Job Title: 
Job Type: 
Seasonal, Agriculture, Youth Development
Job Description: 
Groundwork Lawrence (GWL) is seeking a Green Team Grower to develop and maintain our half acre farm in South Lawrence, MA. In addition to farming, the Grower is responsible for supervising and creating youth development opportunities for our Green Team members. Green Team is an 8 week, part-time, summer employment program for 30 high school students from Lawrence, MA. The Green Team program allows for youth to be a part of various environmental improvements, stewardship projects, urban agriculture, healthy living initiatives, and community engagement opportunities. Job Responsibilities: • Manage daily garden operations. • Maintain proper planting and harvest dates for farm and high tunnel. • Manage harvests for weekly Farmers Market sales and donations at local food kitchens. • Maintain production, tool and sales logs. • Develop and manage tasks for youth in the garden. Ensure that tasks are completed in an efficient and timely manner. • Train youth proper handling and technique for farm equipment. • Lead workshops on growing food, nutrition, and healthy living. • Collaborate with Green Team Leaders and the Education Coordinator to ensure the delivery of a high quality employment program. • Transport up to 10 youth in a company van. • Maintain a safe and healthy work environment.
Stockbridge Majors: 
Sustainable Food and Farming
Application Deadline: 
Friday, April 17, 2015
Application Requirements (resume, cover letter, etc.): 
E-mail resume and letter of interest to by April 17, 2015
Minimum Qualifications: 
Required Qualifications: • Must be at least 21 years of age. • Valid driver’s license. • Experience in diversified vegetable production. • Experience working with youth. • Able to work both independently and collaboratively. • Strong Communication Skills. • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. and work in all weather conditions. Preferred Qualifications: • Experience with season extension and indeterminate tomato cultivation. • Experience in agricultural education. • Experience working in Lawrence or another urban, low-income community. • Spanish speaking skills.
Wage, Salary & Benefits Description: 
Employment Dates & Compensation: May 4, 2015-June 21, 2015 (20 hr/wk at $12/hr) June 22, 2015-August 18, 2015 (35-40 hr/wk) $4,000 - $4,500 stipend (dependent upon funding) August 19, 2015-October 16, 2015 (20 hr/wk at $12/hr)