Agriculture Apprenticeship Job Opening for Summer 2018

January 4th, 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

Summer Farmers Market Intern Job Opening

January 4th, 2018

Farmers Market Food Justice Intern

This part time, paid position entails helping at the Farmers & Artisans Market on Saturdays and once a week on a weekday at the Sustainable Nantucket office. June 9 through October 13 @ $13.00/hour for 10 hours per week.

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., and 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.

Requirements

  • Must be available June 8th – October 14th
  • Must be an early-riser on Saturdays.
  • Interest in learning about agriculture and about the local food system.
  • Desire to learn or improve food justice and outreach skills.
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather performing repetitive, physical tasks, such as carrying heavy items, counting visitors.
  • Driver’s License.
  • Housing already secured on Nantucket Island preferred.


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

Meet Our Summer Team!

June 23rd, 2016

3 interns together
Sustainable Nantucket has 4 new members of our summer team, just in time for the start of the SN Farm to School Summer Program and the Market!
Please join us in welcoming: Read the rest of this entry »

Public Farm Tour & Ag Workshop this Saturday at the Farm!

April 18th, 2016

crop rows Cheryl Emery

Get a Tour of the Farm!
Public Farm Tour
with John Kuszpa
Saturday, April 23, 3pm

And Join a Workshop!
Composting, Organic Fertilizers,
Good Agricultural Practices, & Recordkeeping
with Andrew Spollett & Dylan Wallace
Saturday April 23, 3:30pm

Sustainable Nantucket is Seeking Agricultural Interns and Apprentices!

February 9th, 2015

learning about tomato plants and pestsSustainable Nantucket is seeking apprentices to participate in our Agricultural Apprenticeship program on Nantucket Island, off the coast of Massachusetts. Successful candidates will be paired with an island grower, or with the Farm to School Read the rest of this entry »

2013 Agricultural Apprenticeships are Here!

January 25th, 2013

Sustainable Nantucket is seeking agricultural intern/ apprentices to participate in our Apprenticeship Program. Successful candidates may be High School, College or Post-graduate students and will be paired with one of six island farms / growers, or with our Farm to School Coordinator — experiencing and participating in many aspects of small-scale farming in our sensitive island environment, from greenhouse cultivation to field planting and harvest to farm stand sales. They will participate in the Sustainable Nantucket Farmers & Artisans Market, and possibly in restaurant / food service delivery. Read the rest of this entry »

2013 Sustainable Nantucket Agricultural Apprenticeships Available!

January 3rd, 2013

Sustainable Nantucket is seeking agricultural intern/ apprentices to participate in our Apprenticeship program. Successful candidates could be high school, college or post-college students, and will be paired with one of six island farms / growers, or with our Farm to School Coordinator — experiencing and participating in many aspects of small-scale farming in our sensitive island environment, from greenhouse cultivation to field planting and harvest to farm stand sales. They will participate in the Sustainable Nantucket Farmers & Artisans Market, and possibly in restaurant / food service delivery. Read the rest of this entry »