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COME GROW WITH US IN LOWELL!


Mill City Grows is currently hiring for the following seasonal positions.
Our main office location is 150 Western Avenue in Lowell, MA. 

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2019 Apprentices
Full time seasonal
Posting close date: February 28, 2019
Start date: May 11, 2019

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Mill City Grows’ Apprenticeships:

Mill City Grows is offering two full-time, seasonal apprentice positions, from May 11th  through November 6th, to join our fun, hard-working team. Apprentices report directly to the Assistant Urban Farm Manager and work alongside the Urban Farm and Food Access Coordinator. All members of the Farm & Market Team are required to regularly work weekends and are expected to give the team 3 weeks notice when requesting time off. We are looking for driven and eager co-workers who are enthusiastic about joining a team of sustainable farming nerds and about participating in the diverse and hardy community of Lowell. This apprenticeship is an intensive work and learning opportunity for serious candidates, seeking to broaden their knowledge of fruit and vegetable growing practices and techniques, and to trial their potential interest in a vital and fulfilling career.

Responsibilities:

    • Assist farm managers in all aspects of vegetable production, harvesting, washing, packing, delivering, and selling.
    • Apprentices will be trained in the approach and use of all farm equipment, including hand tools, small motor equipment, cultivating tractor, and all primary tillage including spader and perfecta.
  • Act as a MCG food justice ambassador and engage with volunteer and community members to ensure that all visitors to the farm and markets understand our work and feel welcomed and a part of our team.

Qualifications:

    • Experience or demonstrated interest in gardening and/or sustainable agriculture
    • Aptitude for physically demanding, fast-paced and repetitive work in all weather conditions (cold, heat, rain, hail, wind)
    • Ability to safely lift and carry 40 pounds repeatedly
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills
    • Willingness to problem solve and think critically
  • Positive attitude and willingness to work alone and as part of a team
    • Experience with Google Suite applications (Gmail, Cal, Drive, Docs, Sheets, etc)
  • Valid driver’s license, safe driving record, and reliable means of transportation to work
  • Goofy sense of humor is a plus!

Compensation and Educational Opportunities:

    • $12/hour
    • 3 PTO days
    • Accrued Sick Time
    • Professional Development opportunities
    • Fresh produce from the farm!
    • Formal classroom and field training sessions as well as informal hands on training throughout the season (10+ per season)
    • Strongly encouraged to attend CRAFT (Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training) farm visits and discussions throughout the season
    • Provided with a full informational packet for the season
      • including the season’s crop plan, reference materials, and other useful resources.
  • “Apprentices RUN the Farm!”, a late-season experiential education opportunity that allows MCG apprentices, emboldened by their season on the farm, to show off and test their skills and style of managing the farm.

Please send your resume, cover letter, and three references to hr[at]millcitygrows[dot]org with the subject line “Apprentice 2019”.

For questions on this position, please contact: 
Sarah Bicknell, Urban Farm and Food Access Manager of Mill City Grows
Sarah[at]millcitygrows[dot]org or 978-455-2620

Mill City Grows is an equal opportunity employer.