Atlas Farm - Certified Organic Produce

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Employment

Applicants for all of our positions should be hard-working, reliable, self-motivated, have a valid driver’s license and their own transportation. Farm work is fun and rewarding but also very physically demanding. Applicants should have the desire to work outside even in adverse weather and be able to work early in the morning and for long hours during the main growing season. We pride ourselves on the amazing crew we have here at the farm. We work very hard and focus on efficiency, but also foster a great work environment where people are engaged in their work, enjoy their co-workers, and take pride in an exceptional finished product. Most of our crew have been with us for many years and we are always looking for more talented individuals to join our team.

Positions currently available:

Farm Store Manager

The Farm Store Manager position is a year-round, full-time management position at the farm with the primary responsibility of overseeing activities at our South Deerfield retail farm store.  Specific duties include: managing a staff of 4-6 clerks and an purchasing manager; creating daily and seasonal work schedules; merchandising and product displays; coordinating print, radio, and internet advertising and publicity; managing the farm's website and social media presence; sourcing new products for re-sale at the farm store; creating signage and other marketing materials; and coordinating activities between production and farm store staff.  Applicants should have a strong background in retail management, handling fresh produce, familiarity with organic vegetable production, marketing experience, and excellent communication skills.  This is a very important position in our farm's management team and has a lot of potential for long-term growth and development.  To apply, please submit a detailed cover letter explaining your background and interest in the position along with a current resume to gideon@atlasfarm.com. Compensation for this position is commensurate with experience.

Farm Store Clerk

The farm store clerk is a year round position requiring 30-40 hours/week during our main season from April - November with slightly reduced hours through the winter months. Duties include daily operating tasks at the store including opening and closing shifts, receiving inventory, maintaining produce displays, interacting with customers, maintaining a clean and orderly environment, and coordinating activities with the farm store manager. The ideal applicant will have experience in agriculture, customer service, and retail sales; familiarity with fresh produce, strong communication skills, computer literacy, a strong work ethic and attention to detail. Excellent people skills are a must: friendliness, patience, and a desire to engage and educate customers about our produce. On-farm work experience and creative skills such as sign making are also desired. Applicants must be able to lift 50 lbs. and stand for extended periods.

Starting wage is $11/hr. To apply, please submit a cover letter explaining your background and interest in the position along with a current resume to farmstoremanager@atlasfarm.com.

Assistant Farm Manager

The assistant manager works very closely with the farm owner and other management staff in daily farm operations and is a senior management position at the farm. The position is heavily focused on field production, but also involves work in greenhouse production, post-harvest activities, marketing, building and equipment repair and maintenance, employee relations, and other tasks. The assistant manager is “second in command” to the farm owner and, as such, is involved in many aspects of farm management. Applicants should have a very strong background in vegetable production including equipment work, plant nutrition, pest management, season extension, irrigation, greenhouse production, and harvest and post-harvest activities. Applicants should also have experience managing employees in a farm setting and familiarity with farm carpentry, wiring, plumbing, and farm mechanics. Some experience in retail and wholesale marketing is also desired. This is a full-time, year round position requiring 60+ hours/week during the main field production season from April – November and fewer hours during the slower winter months from December – March. We are seeking an applicant with a desire for long-term employment and the potential to move into a business partnership role over time. This job is well suited to a young grower who has worked on other vegetable farms in production and management roles and is ready for the task of overall farm management. The position offers a competitive salary and benefits based on experience level. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter detailing previous work experience and how you believe you could excel in this position to gideon@atlasfarm.com. Extensive training is possible for the right candidate, but please do not apply if you do not have the described qualifications.

Greenhouse Assistant

The greenhouse assistant is a full-time, year-round position at the farm and plays a critical role in the farm's greenhouse production. The primary focus of this position is assisting in the operation and management of the farm's 6 greenhouses and 4 high tunnel structures and all production related activities in these areas, especially during the main greenhouse season from March through July. During the other months of the year, the greenhouse assistant may also participate in other areas of the farm including field production, harvest and packing house work, and building projects. Daily job responsibilities include: maintaining seeding and transplanting schedules, assisting with the management of a crew of 4-6 workers in greenhouse related tasks, monitoring crop needs including fertility, water, pest management, and climate control and coordinating with the greenhouse manager on crop management tasks in these areas.  The schedule for this position averages approximately 45 hours/ week over the calendar year with seasonal highs and lows.  The typical schedule is 5 1/2 - 6 days/week (6am-6pm) during the main greenhouse season from March through July,  5 days/week from August through October  (6am-5pm), and 4 days/week from November-February (8am-4pm).  To apply, please submit a detailed cover letter explaining your background and interest in the position along with a current resume to gideon@atlasfarm.com. Compensation for this position is commensurate with experience.

Field Production Assistant and Equipment Operator

The Field Production Assistant and Equipment Operator position is focused on field crop production including field preparation, planting, cultivation, pest and disease control, and other cultural practices. This position is heavily focused on equipment work and applicants should have a minimum of 2 years experience operating tractors and other farm equipment and a knowledge of vegetable production practices in New England. Applicants should also have an aptitude for record keeping, calculating for fertilizer and pest control applications, trouble shooting equipment, and communicating with others. The Field Production Assistant works very closely with the farm owner and the rest of the farm management staff and should have strong communication skills, attention to detail, ability to multi-task and ability to adapt quickly to the ever changing farm environment. This is a year-round position requiring up to 60 hours per week during the main season (April-November) and decreasing to 20-30 hours per week from December-March and is well-suited to someone looking for a job with long-term potential. To apply, please submit a detailed cover letter explaining your background and interest in the position along with a current resume to gideon@atlasfarm.com. Compensation for this position is commensurate with experience.