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Job Openings

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Development Coordinator Position

Sustainable Nantucket is seeking a Development Coordinator responsible for coordinating each element in our fundraising program, including: annual appeal, program fundraising campaigns, our Nantucket Grown magazine, special events such as the NantucketGrown Food Festival and our annual Farm Fresh Feast, and donor cultivation and stewardship.

This position offers ample opportunity for ambitious candidates seeking to hone their project management skill set while working to build a healthy local food system that can serve as a national model. Former Sustainable Nantucket development coordinators have gone on to development and executive director positions with prominent regional and national organizations.

Seeking a highly organized, self-motivated, detail-oriented, energetic, and creative professional — a team-player with at least 3 years of fundraising, event-planning & PR experience; facility in use of Microsoft Office; strong writing skills, excellent people skills, experience in juggling multiple time-sensitive priorities, and coordinating volunteer-based projects and/or events.

Full-time; year-round; 35 hours per week
Starting salary: Between $35k and $39k – depending on experience. Position also includes health and retirement benefits.

Interested applicants should email resume and cover letter to


Agriculture Apprenticeship – Summer Seasonal Position

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 @ $15.00/hour for 13 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.


  • 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:


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.


  • 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:

Locally Grown Dinner Series: End of Season Thanks

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Last night friends and supporters of Sustainable Nantucket gathered at American Seasons to give thanks and celebrate an evening of beautiful food at the final Locally Grown Dinner of the 2011 Series.

Chef Michael LaScola artfully paired treats such as Nantucket bay scallops from Nantucket Fresh Catch and native pork belly from Faraway Farms with seasonal vegetables from our growers, while Orla LaScola and her team provided exceptional (more…)