Massachusetts: New Lands Farm seeks Worcester Marketing Intern

21 Apr
New Lands Farm, a project of Lutheran Social Services (LSS), seeks a Marketing Intern to assist an exciting new project which engages recently resettled refugees in growing food for their families and the community in Worcester, MA.  LSS is a non-profit, refugee resettlement organization that provides refugees with the support and guidance needed to achieve economic self-sufficiency, community integration and a better future.

About the Position

The New Lands Farm Marketing Intern will be conducting hands-on assistance to new refugee farmers wishing to sell their fresh vegetables grown on our 3 acre farm site in Sutton, MA and additional garden sites.  Refugee farmers represent diverse backgrounds and skills.  The Marketing Intern will be working directly with New Lands Farm staff to offer one-on-one marketing assistance and increase refugee farmer product sales.  This is a unique opportunity to engage in a meaningful project and promote local food.  Interns will have the ability to get involved in a diversity of activities associated with the project, as well as the opportunity to attend agricultural trainings and access land for personal gardening/farming. 

Responsibilities:

The Marketing Intern will support the Program Coordinator and refugee famers/gardeners by assisting with the following:

    • Identifying and/or developing new market opportunities for the refugee farmers
    • Interacting with farmers’ market managers, wholesale purchasers and retail customers
    • Attending weekly farmers’ markets
    • Assisting with deliveries of products
    • Tracking customers’ orders, farmers’ sales, and cash flow
    • Contributing to New Lands Farm website and social media outlets
    • Documenting project and farmers’ season through photos, video and/or written word
    • Training refugee farmers on marketing techniques

Qualifications:

    • Demonstrate strong background in growing food, promoting local agriculture
    • Previous farm marketing experience a plus
    • Comfortable interacting with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds
    • Ability to work in adverse weather conditions and lift 50 pounds
    • Driver’s license necessary and personal vehicle preferred
    • Team player who can work independently as needed
    • Strong record keeping, organization and computer skills
    • Interest and experience with social media and other promotion/marketing tools

If interested in the above position, please forward your resume and cover letter to Agricultural Development Specialist Ashley Carter at acarter@lssne.org or mail it to Lutheran Social Services, 51 Union St, Worcester, MA 01608.​  Lutheran Social Services is an Equal Opportunity/​Affirmative Action Employer.​  Please visit our website for more information: http://www.​lssne.​org. 

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