Atlas Farm - Certified Organic Produce

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  • Man tending tomato plants in a greenhouse
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  • Workers planting seedlings in a greenhouse
  • Workers tending seedlings in a greenhouse

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 Store General Manager

We are seeking a qualified candidate to join the management team. The Farm Store Manager is a full-time, year-round position with the primary responsibility of overseeing activities at our South Deerfield retail farm store. Specific duties include but are not limited to: managing a staff of 8-10 including clerks, assistant managers, buyer and marketing specialists; analyzing retail sales and trends; daily retail store operations; creating work schedules; merchandising and product displays; sourcing new products for sale; overseeing marketing and advertising; organizing quarterly and seasonal events; and coordinating activities between production and farm store staff. Applicants should have a very strong background in retail management, familiarity with fresh produce, familiarity with organic vegetable production, marketing and creative experience, strong computer skills, and excellent communication skills. Qualified candidates can send a cover letter and resume to gideon@atlasfarm.com

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.

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.

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 greenhouse@atlasfarm.com. Compensation for this position is commensurate with experience.  2+ years experience in greenhouse preferred; Bachelor's Degree in related field preferred.