Farm Fieldworkers – The Farm at Moose Hill
Are you curious about where your food comes from, looking to raise your environmental awareness, and interested in improving your skills in sustainability? Want to spend the summer outside, make a difference, and get paid for it? The Farm at Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary is a part of Mass Audubon and provides fresh, organic produce to 200 families through our CSA program, to a number of visitors at our weekend Farm Stand and at an urban Farmer’s Market. We seek hard-working individuals with an interest in local food systems and sustainable agriculture to join our team for the 2021 season.
Fieldworkers harvest crops, load vegetables, and hand weed on 17 acres. You’ll work hard as part of our team, but you’ll learn a lot and have a chance to teach others by working alongside and guiding volunteers and CSA shareholders. You’ll spend your time in the field, in both rain and high heat, assist with farm stand and CSA setup, and with the washing of produce.
At Moose Hill, we are committed to farming organically and work closely with our partners at a neighboring farm. Our partner uses crop rotation that includes fallowing with green manures, spreading organic compost, and careful monitoring of soil organic matter and fertility. We use drip irrigation when needed in one field and rely on soil fertility for our other field.
• Comfortable with physical labor in all weather conditions and interested in hands-on training in organic farming
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
• Willing to work with groups of adults and children
• Punctual, precise, energetic, resilient, and attentive people are encouraged to apply; the work day begins at 6:50 am
• Ability to bend and kneel repeatedly during harvesting and weeding activities
• Ability to lift and haul up to 50 lbs.
• Ability to relate to a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion
• Valid driver's license
• Must pass a background records check (CORI, SORI and driver's)
Compensation and Benefits
Starting at $14/hr., plus fruit and vegetables produced on the farm, limited on-farm housing is available at $35/week.
There are three potential shifts available. Hours range from 30-41 per week, depending on the shift; A daily lunch break is unpaid. Our season runs from mid-May through mid-October and interested applicants must be available for the full season.
How to Apply
Please send your resume and letter of intent to: