The West End Farmers Market, located in Alexandria, Va, is looking for two interns: Farmers Market Assistants, for the market season, July through November.
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
AVAILABILITY: Assistant should be willing to commit to the full duration of the market season, July through November 20. Assistants will work the market every other Sunday from 8:30am to 1:30pm and/or work during the week setting up for the weekend.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
Extroverted personality a must. Outgoing, enthusiastic, dedicated and dependable. They should have an interest in working with people, be gently informative, and open to conversation, dialogue and other points of view. An interest and knowledge of local foods, organic foods, and how farmers markets build community is useful, but not absolutely necessary. A set of articles will be provided and the interns will be expected to read them and be informed. Continue reading
Deadline for Applications: Applications accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled.
Duration: Fall/Winter 2011
Compensation: Modest stipend.
The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) seeks a Policy Intern to support its policy program activities in Washington, D.C. OFRF is a farmer-directed, national non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement and widespread adoption of organic farming systems. OFRF’s Policy Program works to integrate organic agriculture into federal programs and policies.
In the coming months OFRF will continue to gear up for the 2012 Farm Bill campaign, and the Policy Intern will be responsible for certain policy-oriented research projects relevant to the development of that campaign. Additionally, the Policy Intern will support general policy program activities and have the opportunity to attend meetings, events, and hearings on Capitol Hill, at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and at other agencies. Continue reading
Community FARE supports efforts to grow healthy, local food by fostering collaborative partnerships and providing resources and education for diverse individuals, schools, and organizations who want to grow gardens in underutilized spaces.
Our organization seeks a Web and Social Media Intern meeting the following criteria:
- Basic web design and maintenance skills
- Social media experience (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Youtube, etc.)
- Ability to work 10 hours per week
Duration: 6-12 months
Application Deadline: August 5, 2011
The County Executive of Montgomery County, Maryland is proposing to replace a 31-year-old organic farm, operating on public land, allowing a private soccer organization to build non-public fields in Potomac, MD.
The community is in an uproar—Nick’s Organic Farm is Montgomery County’s only organic seed farm (one of a few in the entire Chesapeake region). It’s also strategically isolated and protected from cross-pollination by GMO crops grown on nearby conventional farms. This seed operation and its soil, under continuous organic management for last three decades, cannot be easily moved elsewhere.
Real Food Farm is an urban farm on 6 acres of Clifton Park in Northeast Baltimore. The farm is seeking to fill the position of Education Coordinator, which will run August 2011 through August 2012. The Education Coordinator will build on existing curriculum to provide on-farm experience-based learning to K-12 students groups with a focus on middle and high school ages. Responsibilities include: coordinating teachers, principals, and youth programs to promote opportunities to visit the farm; developing fun, interactive, experiential, and age-appropriate educational activities; and coordinating a year-long high school internship program. The Education Coordinator will also help out on the farm and at outreach events as needed. This is a one-year Americorps VISTA position, applicants must be 18 & over to apply. The position is compensated with a bi-weekly stipend as well as an educational award paid at the end of the term. Deadline for applications is Sunday, July 3rd. Continue reading
Lancaster Farm Fresh Organics is seeking dependable, dedicated drivers to pick up organic produce from local farms and deliver it primarily to the Philadelphia, New York and DC areas. We will need to fill at least one full-time position and at least one part-time position. These jobs will start late June, early July. Experience driving a 24-foot box truck is preferred, but not necessary. All trucks are non-CDL. This is a physically demanding job with a lot of loading and unloading. Clean driving history is a must, along with the ability to pass a drug screen. Full-time positions come with benefits. A flexible schedule is necessary. Very early mornings, some nights and weekends are likely, at times with short notice. To apply, please contact Ben Kreider by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, please don’t call. Attach a resume and briefly state why you’re interested in the job and when you would be able to start.
Even if you can’t start within the next month, you may still send in a resume and we’ll keep it on file.
Future Harvest CASA is hiring a part-time program coordinator. The position will include various administrative, logistical and marketing activities related to Future Harvest CASA’s annual conference, field days, board meetings, member communications and grant reporting. Approximately 15-20 hours per week, with flexible hours but some office time in the Baltimore area will be required. The program coordinator must have transportation and the ability to attend events in various locations around the region, including some evenings or weekends. Familiarity with local sustainable food and farming is desirable. Please apply by sending a cover letter and resume by June 20 to email@example.com.
THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED.
Location: Washington, D.C.
Duration: July through December, with possibility for extension.
Salary: Commensurate on experience.
Seedling Projects’ innovative Farm to Desk program is seeking a full-time Program Coordinator to lead the program at its established pilot site and through expansion to other schools. Farm to Desk is a three-part effort to combat childhood obesity through the development of a healthy school culture that includes from-scratch cooking in the cafeteria; utilization of a school garden classroom; and support for teachers as they integrate standards-aligned food and ecology curriculum into academic content.
The position ideally begins on June 27 and is fully funded through December 31. There is a strong possibility of a grant extension and continued funding for the role.
Farm to Desk is a non profit program of Seedling Projects, based in San Francisco with projects in Washington, DC and England. Continue reading
Philadelphia, PA & Surrounding Farm Areas
Love local food? Want to help support local farms? The Common Market, commonmarketphila.org, a non-profit wholesale distributor of local food, is looking for a photographer to take photographs of our local farms in South Jersey and Lancaster County areas. A mission-based social enterprise, Common Market connects local family farms and institutional food service at schools, hospitals and universities by delivering farm fresh local food 3 times per week. We are looking for a team player with excellent communication and organizational skills, who is responsible and dependable. * Must have own transportation and be able to get to farms in South Jersey and Lancaster * Must have own photography equipment * Formal Photography experience required 10 hours per week, June 15-August 15.
Please e-mail: to firstname.lastname@example.org
Farm to City is a Philadelphia-based organization whose mission is to unite communities, families, and farmers year round through good locally-grown food. Farm to City operates fifteen farmers markets, as well as a winter buying club for locally-produced food and services for CSA farms reaching out to urban areas.
Farm to City is seeking a Program Manager for Farmers’ Markets, to oversee all aspects of the Farmers’ Market Program. This person will work with the Executive Director, controller, community partners and market managers. This is a full-time position including weekend time, with flexible hours. The salary will be $30-35,000 depending on training, experience, and benefit needs. Continue reading
The Sustainable Agriculture Internship Program is a hands-on educational opportunity for interested people to participate in organic farming and learn practices of sustainable agriculture, conservation, and ecological resource management. They greatly increase their understanding of these subjects by working on a farm that is educationally oriented. They come to understand soil fertility practices, crop rotation principles, organic pest control, and other aspects of the art and science of growing great vegetables. Additionally, they participate in the development of a community focused on a local, organic food supply and observe firsthand the benefits of its community spirit.
Through their experience at Maysie’s Farm, interns improve their opportunities for career advancement in organic agriculture and the environmental field. They will carry the essence of the Maysie’s Farm experience with them and disseminate it to the other individuals and communities they encounter in their lives. We expect to serve as mentors to those interns who embark on their own agricultural enterprises, as has been the case with many of our past students. Continue reading
FBSJ has an immediate opening for a Chef Instructor. Incumbent will be responsible to plan and execute the Cooking Matters Program, a nutritional program in the portfolio of Healthy Living Initiatives offered by FBSJ in partnership with Share Our Strength, the leading national organization working to end childhood hunger in America.
The Cooking Matters Curriculum teaches healthy cooking, nutrition, and food budgeting to low-income people who are most at-risk of hunger and malnutrition. The Chef Instructor is expected to work as part of a team to develop new program strategies, make appropriate changes within the working structure and improve upon the process of this program to fully achieve program objectives. Continue reading
Application Deadline: May 20, 2011
Start Date: No later than May 25, 2011
Agriberry is seeking to add a few new members to our wonderful team! Agriberry is a small sustainable berry farm and fruit Community Supported Agriculture located in Hanover County, Virginia serving the Richmond, Virginia area market. Our mission is to be a premier training location for first-time motivated farm workers, ages 14-25 years, and to provide high-quality, fresh local fruit to our community.
Positions open this summer are:
Field Supervisor Assistant Continue reading