Atlas Farm - Certified Organic Produce

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Employment

Applicants for all of our positions should be hard-working, reliable, self-motivated, and share our commitment to sustainable agriculture. 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 Mechanic and Equipment Operator

Atlas Farm is a 95 acre, certified organic vegetable farm located in Deerfield, Massachusetts. We are hiring for a Farm Mechanic and Equipment Operator to start immediately. Responsibilities include maintenance and repair of farm machinery including trucks, tractors, and tractor implements, in addition to some equipment operation. This position involves maintaining service records for all equipment, managing shop supplies, maintaining shop tools and equipment, light metal fabrication, troubleshooting maintenance and repair issues, equipment operation during the busy field production season and "handyman" work on farm buildings. Applicants should have experience with tractors and vegetable farming equipment, metal fabrication, and familiarity with diesel engines and shop tools. Carpentry, plumbing, and electrical experience are also desired. This is a position requiring close attention to detail, an aptitude for record keeping, good communication skills, and a flexible schedule. The position is full time, year round, requiring long hours (50+) during the main field season of April-November and fewer hours per week from December-March. The normal work week is Monday-Friday, but some weekend hours will be required. Applicants should have a desire for long-term employment. Compensation is commensurate with experience. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to gideon@atlasfarm.com

Equipment Operator and Assistant Farm Mechanic

The Equipment Operator and Assistant Mechanic position is focused on field crop production and assisting the Farm Mechanic with the maintenance and repair of farm equipment and facilities. Equipment work includes field preparation, planting, cultivation, pest and disease control, and other production practices. This position is heavily centered on equipment work and applicants should have at least 2 years experience operating tractors and other farm equipment and a knowledge of vegetable production practices in New England. Experience with general farm mechanics and handyman skills are also required. The Equipment Operator and Assistant Mechanic works closely with the farm mechanic, farm owner and the rest of the 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 position requires 50+ hours per week during the main growing season of April-November with part-time off season work, as well. To apply, please submit a resume and detailed cover letter explaining your background and interest in the position to gideon@atlasfarm.com. Compensation for this position is commensurate with experience.

Packinghouse Assistant

The Packinghouse Assistant works with the Packinghouse Manager in all post-harvest operations including processing, grading, and packing produce, as well as the loading and delivery of wholesale orders. Like most jobs on the farm, the intensity of this position has a certain seasonality, with the high season being from June through January and the lower season being from February through May. Throughout the year, but especially during the lower season, the packing house assistant may also assist in the other aspects of the farm including greenhouse production, field production, farmers markets and farm store work. However, the following job description represents the priorities for this position and will constitute the great majority of the work for this person on the farm.

General responsibilities are to assist in all post-harvest operations, including:
Transporting produce from the field to the packinghouse
Processing and packing produce including hydro cooling, washing, grading, and packing produce.
Preparing orders for delivery.
Delivering produce to wholesale customers, and well as picking up supplies etc. needed for the farm.
Transporting produce to and from offsite storage facility.
Maintaining harvest equipment including totes and harvesting implements
Maintaining packinghouse equipment including walk-in coolers, hydro cooler, brusher washer, barrel washer, pallet jacks, and various washing and packing equipment
Maintaining packing house organization and cleanliness including wash area, pallet and tote storage, crop storage
Maintaining harvest and wholesale records
Communicating with wholesale customers and suppliers.
Monitoring inventory of tools and equipment and ordering as necessary.
Preparing invoices for wholesale customers.

To apply for this position, please email a cover letter and resume to Troy at wholesale@atlasfarm.com

Farmers Market Assistant (Boston)

Boston-based Farmers Market Assistants work alongside other market staff to load and unload the farm truck, set up and break down the market stand, manage produce displays, and assist customers. The hours for these seasonal positions are Tuesdays and Fridays from 9am-7pm (20 hours/week). The farmers market begins in mid-May and runs through November.

These positions are well-suited to applicants with some work experience in both farming and retail, and a strong interest in learning more about the production and marketing of organic produce. Applicants must possess strong communication skills and be comfortable taking direction in a fast-paced work environment. Excellent customer service skills are required for this position — applicants must be personable, patient, and passionate about organic agriculture and “eating local.”

Like other farm and retail jobs, this position can be physically and mentally demanding. Applicants must be able to work efficiently with minimal breaks, maintain a good attitude in all weather conditions, stand for extended periods, and lift 50 pounds.

Compensation for this position is commensurate with experience. Farmers Market staff also receive plentiful free organic produce throughout the season.

To apply for this position, send a cover letter and current resume to Sarah at farmersmarkets@atlasfarm.com

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.

Compensation for this position is commensurate with experience. To apply, please submit a cover letter explaining your background and interest in the position along with a current resume to farmstoremanager@atlasfarm.com.