Job Openings for Summer 2019

Assistant Farmers Market Manager

The Assistant Farmers Market Manager assists the Market Manager in running the Farmers & Artisans Market downtown for 19 Saturdays (June 8 – October 12) from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., plus one Saturday on July 6 only 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The assistant Market Manager is responsible for running the SNAP/WIC programs and making sure that farmers have signs displayed to accept these benefits. If needed, there is the possibility of adding up to 2 hours of office work per week tallying food stamp sales and conducting outreach to low-income communities. Responsibilities also include Market set-up and breakdown, staffing Sustainable Nantucket’s information table, greeting visitors, assisting vendors, answering questions, counting visitors and selling merchandise for Sustainable Nantucket.

 

 

Requirements

  • Available June 1st – October 12th
  • Interest in learning about agriculture and about the local food system.
  • A desire to interact with the public.
  • Driver’s License.

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

 

 

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 in running and working at the Community Farm at 168 Hummock Pond Road. Responsible for maintaining pollinator garden, 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 and contact with established farmer and site manager.

 

Requirements

  • Available June 1st – October 28th
  • 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