Fieldworkers, Drumlin Farm
About Mass Audubon
Mass Audubon is the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England. Founded in 1896 by two women who fought for the protection of birds, Mass Audubon carries on their legacy by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today: the loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and climate change. With the help of our 140,000 members and supporters, we protect wildlife, conserve and restore resilient land, advocate for impactful environmental policies, offer nationally recognized education programs for adults and children, and provide endless opportunities to experience the outdoors at our wildlife sanctuaries. Explore, find inspiration, and take action at www.massaudubon.org.
About This Position
Drumlin Farm is a Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuary and working educational farm located 18 miles west of Boston. We seek hard-working individuals with an interest in local food systems and sustainable agriculture to join our team for the 2022 season in a full or part-time capacity. At Drumlin Farm, we are committed to farming sustainably, which to us means protecting the soil, watershed, and the habitats of our wildlife sanctuary, while also involving the community in what we do. To learn more about our farming practices, please visit our website: www.massaudubon.org/drumlin/farming.
Duties & Responsibilities
Fieldworkers work closely with Drumlin’s farmers to raise crops on thirty acres and market our produce through a farm stand, a weekly urban farmers’ market, restaurant accounts, and a spring, summer and fall CSA program. Additionally, 12-15% of all we grow supplies three local hunger relief organizations. You’ll work hard as part of our team, but you’ll also learn a lot and have a chance to teach others by working alongside volunteers and work-share members. You’ll spend most of your time in the field and may also assist with washing and packing produce, and with farm stand and CSA setup and breakdown.
- Applicants should be comfortable with physical labor in all weather conditions and able to lift up to fifty pounds repeatedly
- Be willing to work with groups of adults and children
- Energetic, resilient, self-motivated, punctual, and attentive people are a great fit with our team
- Valid driver’s license
Compensation & Benefits
$15.00/hr., plus fruit and vegetables produced on the farm.
This is a non-benefits eligible position.
Flexible schedules can be created to suit the availability of the Fieldworker, ranging from 3 to 6 days per week (18 hrs./wk. minimum). Some shift options are mornings 6 a.m.-12 p.m. and/or afternoons 1:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Our farming season runs from April through November, and both summer and fall positions are available.
Mass Audubon requires that all staff, regardless of their work location, disclose their vaccination status. Proof of vaccination status will be required immediately upon hire. This should also include a booster shot if it has been 5 months since you were initially vaccinated.
Mass Audubon's Commitment To Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice
Mass Audubon's mission is to "protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife" by building a strong coalition of employees, volunteers, and community members. We recognize that the environmental movement and field of conservation have been affected by societal systems that have limited opportunity and access for many people. As a result, Mass Audubon is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. We are engaged in an ongoing process of organizational assessment and change, designed to remove barriers and create a workplace where all forms of diversity are recognized and valued.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Mass Audubon is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. Mass Audubon prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
How To Apply
Please send a resume and letter of intent to: