Agriculture Apprenticeship Job Opening for Summer 2018

 

Sustainable Agriculture Apprenticeship

This part time, paid position entails farming work at the Sustainable Nantucket Community Farm Institute, located at the Walter F. Ballinger Educational Community Farm. June 1 through October 28 @ $13.00/hour for 15 hours per week, with the possibility of more hours as desired/arranged, working in individual farmer’s plots.

 


Duties: Assists site manager and farm coordinator in running and working at the Community Farm at 168 Hummock Pond Road. Responsible for maintaining pollinator garden and helping to develop a Food Forest and Beeyard. Must be able to handle farm tools, such as weed whacker, lawn mower, and hand-held tools. Sustainable Nantucket will pay for 15 hours/week, (with the possibility of more), and will help you connect with individual farmers at their Community Farm plots for any additional hours/week that you might want. Great learning opportunity, 5 hours per week of guided experience, monthly workshops, and contact with established farmer and site manager.

Requirements

  • Available June 1st – October 14th
  • Interest in learning about agriculture and about the local food system.
  • Desire to learn or improve agricultural skills.
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather performing repetitive, physical tasks, such as digging, carrying heavy items, handling small farm tools.
  • Driver’s License.


To apply please send resume and cover letter to: market@sustainablenantucket.org