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Agriculture Apprenticeship – Full time, Seasonal, Paid

Sustainable Nantucket is seeking an Agriculture Apprentice to work at our educational incubator farm, the Community Farm Institute, helping the site manager to run and maintain the farm, and to grow produce. The apprentice will also help in running the Farmers & Artisans Market, including our food justice SNAP and WIC programs for low income participants.

This apprenticeship will emphasize farm work (25-35 hours/week), and 7 hours per week on Saturdays at the downtown Farmers Market, for a total of 32-42 hours/week @ $13.00/hour.

Assists site manager and farm coordinator in running and working at the Community Farm Institute at 168 Hummock Pond Road. Responsible for maintaining pollinator garden and helping to develop a Food Forest and Bee Sanctuary. Fifteen hours per week are spent on farm maintenance, such as digging trenches, weed whacking, and fence repair. Ten to twenty additional hours are spent growing produce using organic and sustainable methods under the mentorship of a graduated grower. Must be able to handle farm tools, such as weed whacker, lawn mower, and hand-held tools. Must be able to bend, dig, carry, lift, and work outdoors in any weather. Great learning opportunity, 5 plus hours per week of guided experience with mentor farmer, monthly workshops, and contact with established farmer and site manager.

Farmers Market Duties: Assists the Market Manager in running the Farmers & Artisans Market downtown, 19 Saturdays, 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., plus one Saturday on July 7 only 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. If needed, possibility of additional up to 3 hours of office work per week tallying food stamp sales, conducting outreach to low income communities, and posting on social media. Responsibilities include Market set-up and breakdown, staffing Sustainable Nantucket information table, running food stamp program, greeting visitors, answering questions, counting visitors, & selling non-profit merchandise.

Must be available June 1st – October 28
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, bending, handling small farm tools.
Driver’s License. Own car a plus.
Must be an early-riser on Saturdays.
Desire to learn or improve food justice and outreach skills.
Spanish-speaking a plus.

While Sustainable Nantucket will help provide contacts for pursuing finding seasonal housing, ultimately housing on the island is the responsibility of the accepted candidate.

To apply, please send a resume with 3 work/academic references to Yeshe Palmo market@sustainablenantucket.org