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Due to the volume of applications that we receive, we are not able to reply to every applicant individually. We will be in touch by e-mail if we are interested in scheduling an interview with you.

Current Positions

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Production Crew

The production crew is responsible for growing the veggies, small fruit, cut flowers and ornamental bedding plant starts, as well attending farmers markets and packing and distributing our off-site CSA shares. Work on the production crew is physical. You will be asked to complete repetitive tasks, lift heavy things, and move at a brisk pace. You will also be outside in intense heat, rain, and cooler conditions. A friendly and group-oriented mentality is essential. Each of the jobs listed requires a specific schedule and skill set. Please choose only one of these positions in your application. .

Morning Production Crew  Position filled 

Mid-June through late-August
25 hrs/week. Duties include harvesting berries, tomatoes, peas and beans, and sometimes weeding. Work begins at 7am and ends at noon. This position requires working one weekend day each week, but you will always be given two days off in a row. We will not allow more than 7 consecutive days off. Please notify us in your application regarding planned vacation time. Applicants must be physically able to perform repetitive tasks while standing or kneeling, willing to learn, work hard, and enjoy being outdoors. Applicants must be 15 years old as of first day of work. Pay rate is $9/hr and no experience is necessary. A great first job!

Summer Production Crew  Position filled 

June-August 40-45 hrs/ week. Duties include: transplanting, planting, weeding, harvesting, attending farmers markets, processing and packing organic vegetables and small fruit. Spend your summer in our beautiful fields! Work begins as soon as your studies end. No experience necessary. Requires working one weekend day but your days off will be consecutive. You will need to be able to work well in a variety of settings, including on your own and in a large group. Pay begins at $10/hr and may increase depending on experience. Due to the seasonal nature of farming, we can not allow more than 7 consecutive days off. Please notify in advance of all planned vacations. Must be physically able to perform repetitive tasks while standing or kneeling, willing and able to learn, work hard and enjoy being outside in diverse weather conditions. Must be able to lift 65lbs. A fun, diverse job opportunity for hard working folks who aren’t afraid to get dirty!

Full-Season Production Crew

April-November
30-45 hrs/week. Duties include: seeding, transplanting, planting, weeding, harvesting, attending farmers’ markets, and processing and packing organic vegetables and small fruit. Must be a high energy, motivated team player. No experience necessary. This position requires working one weekend day each week but we will attempt to give you consecutive days off. Applicants need to be able to work well in a variety of settings, including both independently and in a group setting. Due to the seasonal urgency of farming, we cannot allow more than 7 consecutive days off. Please notify us of all planned vacations in your application. Applicants must be physically able to perform repetitive tasks while standing or kneeling, willing and able to learn, work hard, and enjoy being outside in diverse weather conditions. Must be able to lift 65 pounds and have a valid driver’s license. Pay begins at $10/hr and may increase depending on experience. A fun, diverse job opportunity for hard-working folks who aren’t afraid to get dirty! Apply Online

Full-Season Production Apprentice  Position filled 

40+ hrs/week. March-October. The production-based apprenticeship program will build a foundation of skills appropriate to diversified organic vegetable and small fruit farming. We will provide an introduction to the basics of soil management, crop production, and marketing. We especially encourage those with farming goals beyond the apprenticeship period to apply. We require that applicants be fully prepared for the rigors and conditions encountered daily in the agricultural workplace.

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Farmstand and Hello Café

We look for applicants who take pride in their work, are genuine and kind, like to smile, and enjoy connecting with people. Working in our farmstand and coffee shop requires you to be able to work efficiently and skillfully under pressure while smiling! This is a great opportunity for returning seasonal employees who enjoy working with the public and have a strong interest in local, organic agriculture, as well as an interest in food and cooking. All of our farmstand and Hello Café positions require a flexible schedule and one or two weekend shifts per week. Farmstand applicants must be able to lift 65 lbs.

Fall Farmstand & Coffee Shop Crew

We are looking for a few people to join our farmstand and coffee shop crew from late August through the end of October (with a possibility of reduced hours in November and December). This position is primarily a farmstand position, but you will be trained to work in the coffee shop as needed. Applicants must be outgoing, hard-working, willing to take initiative, able to think on their feet, and have an ability to really hustle when necessary. This position requires attention to detail and an interest in customer service. Retail, money-handling, and barista experience are all a huge plus, but we will train the right person. The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong interest in food, cooking, and local, organic agriculture, and be interested in engaging customers about these topics. Requires a flexible schedule and applicants must be able to work Saturdays and/or Sundays. Other days will vary. This position is 4-5 days per week and 20-30 hours/week. This is a great opportunity for someone who is interested in returning (full-time or part-time) for the 2018 season. Please notify us of all planned vacations in your application.

Assistant Farmstand Manager  Position filled 

40 hours/week April-October, 30 hours/week November-December, Occasionally, as needed January-March
We’re currently seeking an Assistant Farmstand Manager (AFM) to join our team at the end of March 2017. The AFM will ensure that customers have the best possible experience when they shop, including: practicing excellent customer service skills, and making sure that displays are full and visually appealing, signage is present and accurate, questions are answered. It is also the responsibility of the AFM to track inventories and order certain bought-in products for resale in the farmstand, to troubleshoot technical issues (for instance with the credit card machine or cash register), and to work with the Retail & Marketing Manager (RMM) on retail staff scheduling and training.

Duties Include:

  • Working with the RMM to oversee the daily workings of the farmstand
  • Training retail staff
  • Working with the RMM to schedule retail staff
  • Finding replacement staff when people call in sick, or filling in shifts as necessary
  • Tracking inventory of bought-in products
  • Placing weekly orders for bought-in products for sale in farmstand
  • Communicating with the RMM and the Communications & Administrative Coordinator about marketing needs, promotions, etc.
  • Troubleshooting issues with cash register, credit card machine, etc
  • Replying to farmstand related customer phone calls/emails, as needed
  • Being proactive and observant – seeing what needs to be done!

Skills desired:

  • Leadership and staff training
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Retail knowledge, especially produce
  • Designing displays
  • Problem solving, troubleshooting, and thinking on your feet in a retail setting

Necessary Attributes:

  • Friendly, level-headed, able to maintain a calm and professional demeanor even in difficult situations
  • Strong communication skills
  • Flexible, easy-going
  • Proactive
  • Good at motivating the team
  • Able to delegate tasks and be a leader while promoting an inclusive team atmosphere
  • Observant and detail oriented
  • Good aesthetic sense
  • Interest in local, organic food & farming
  • Interest in talking to customers about food, cooking, farming

Please fill out our online application and include a resume and cover letter.

Cedar Circle Farm Employment Application

Full-Season Farmstand Crew  Position filled 

Positions are available in our farmstand from late April through December. This position is primarily a farmstand position, but you will be trained to work in the coffee shop as needed. Applicants must be outgoing, hard-working, willing to take initiative, able to think on their feet, and have an ability to really hustle when necessary. This position requires attention to detail and an interest in customer service. Retail and money-handling experience are required and barista experience is a huge plus. The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong interest in food, cooking, and local, organic agriculture, and be interested in engaging customers about these topics. Requires a flexible schedule and applicants must be able to work weekends. Please notify us of all planned vacations in your application.

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Summer Farmstand Crew  Position filled 

Full and part-time positions are available in our farmstand from the end of April through the end of October with the possibility of part-time through December. This position is primarily a farmstand position, but you will be trained to work in the coffee shop as needed. Applicants must be outgoing, hard-working, willing to take initiative, and have an ability to really hustle when necessary. This position requires attention to detail and an interest in customer service. Retail and barista experience is a plus, but not required. The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong interest in food, cooking, and local, organic agriculture, and be interested in engaging customers about these topics. Requires a flexible schedule and applicants must be able to work weekends. Please notify us of all planned vacations in your application.

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Full-Season Barista  Position filled 

We’re seeking an outgoing, friendly, customer-oriented, and hard-working person to work as a full-time barista in our coffee shop from the end of April through the end of October. Applicants must have coffee shop/barista experience and truly love coffee. We’re looking for applicants who have a great attention to detail, a strong aesthetic sense, and easy-going demeanor, a positive attitude, and an ability to really hustle when necessary. Applicants must have a genuine appreciation for (and understanding of) customer service. The ideal candidate for this position will also have a strong interest in food, cooking, and local, organic agriculture, as well as a desire to engage customers about these topics. Must be able to work morning shifts (7am-3pm) and weekends.

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Full-Season Coffee Shop Lead  Position filled 

Full time (mid-April through October) Possibility for part time (November and December)
Seeking an outgoing, friendly, customer-oriented, and hard-working person to assist with the daily workings of our Hello Café. Must enjoy working as part of a team and be willing to take initiative. This position requires a great attention to detail, a strong aesthetic sense, an easy-going demeanor, a positive attitude, and a genuine appreciation for customer service. Barista experience and an interest in/love of coffee are required. The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong interest in food, cooking, and local, organic agriculture, as well as a desire to engage customers about these topics. Must be able to work mornings and weekends.

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Kitchen

The kitchen at Cedar Circle Farm was created to capture more of the farm’s harvest, extend the season of local eating through preservation, and provide delicious and nutritious offerings that encourage our customers to shop at the farm on a daily basis. Kitchen positions can be physically demanding and at times involve fast-paced work. You do not need to have professional kitchen experience to apply. If you have a passion for food and a willingness to learn, please consider applying for a position.

Full and Part Time Kitchen Positions

Early April start through the end of Fall 2017 Cedar Circle Kitchen is looking for a few additions to the 2017 kitchen crew. If you are interested in cooking, baking, preserving or want to learn about food in a hands-on environment, we encourage you to apply. The growing season on the farm provides a fantastic assortment of organic fruits and vegetables to work with daily.

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Education Center

Cedar Circle Farm is a certified organic farm located on conserved land along the Connecticut River, in East Thetford, Vermont. The farm is committed to realizing sustainability through practice. We engage the community to develop and share practices that promote regenerative agriculture, good health, and a resource-rich environment. In addition to 40 acres of cropland, 6 greenhouses and 5 hoophouses, the farm is home to a bustling farmstand, cafe, and commercial kitchen. We also host a growing education program which includes school field trips, toddler programs, classes for homeschoolers, and workshops for adults. The focus of our education programs is to help people of all ages to build healthier relationships with their food and food sources. When folks participate in our education programs they get their hands in the soil, harvest, prepare, and cook foods. Our program participants explore and study the interconnectedness of our natural world and our food production’s dependence on healthy ecosystems.

Cedar Circle Farm is hosting our second year of summer camp! We have six weeks of camp scheduled from July 3-August 11, Monday through Friday, and a staff training session June 26-30. The camp day is 9 am-4 pm, though staff time on the farm will usually be 8:30-4:30.

Summer Camp Educators

Full-time from June 26 -August 11
7 weeks, M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm

We need experienced educators who are interested in helping to work with a developing, unique, farm-based summer program for area kids. Together, our staff will plan the weekly activities, build a safe environment for learning and fun, and make meaningful relationships with our campers. Our program success depends wholly on the enthusiasm and commitment of our staff. If you are creative, energetic, willing to be silly, and passionate about food, health and nature, then we want to hear from you.

Essential Functions:

  • Daily execution of programs designed to encourage campers to investigate Cedar Circle Farm’s fields, greenhouses, and natural spaces
  • Direct supervision and safe keeping of our campers
  • Collaborative generation of activities and projects that represent our educational goals
  • Active participation in program development meetings
  • Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in education, the sciences, the humanities, or other relevant course of study is preferred (but not required)
  • Experience working as a camp counselor, classroom teacher or informal educator
  • A special interest in organic agriculture
  • Enthusiasm for place-based education
  • The physical and mental wherewithal to teach outdoors, sometimes under difficult circumstances.
  • The ability and desire to work with children
  • A familiarity with Cedar Circle Farm
  • CPR and First Aid Certification a plus

This is an hourly paid position, wage commensurate with experience.

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Summer Camp Support Staff  Position filled 

We need folks who are interested in helping and supporting a developing, unique, farm-based summer program for area kids. Together, with our staff you will support and build a safe environment for learning and fun, and make meaningful relationships with our campers. Our program success depends wholly on the enthusiasm and commitment of our staff. If you are creative, energetic, willing to be silly, and passionate about food, health and nature, then we want to hear from you.

Essential Functions:

  • Support Camp Educators during programs designed to encourage campers to investigate Cedar Circle Farm’s fields, greenhouses and natural spaces
  • Keep our campers safe by guiding them through their day
  • Provide support for activities and projects throughout the camp week
  • Help set-up activities and provide instruction for campers during activities
  • Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation

Qualifications:

  • A High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Experience working with children
  • A special interest in organic agriculture
  • Enthusiasm for education
  • The physical and mental wherewithal to work outdoors, sometimes under difficult circumstances.
  • The ability and desire to work with children

This is an hourly paid position, wage commensurate with experience.

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Occasional Opportunities

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering at Cedar Circle Farm is an excellent way to get to know the farm and staff. Volunteer opportunities include helping out at events, making art, taking pictures, playing music, doing light carpentry, gardening and landscape maintenance, and organizing tasks on every level. Send us your volunteer request.

Internships

Kitchen internships are open to students enrolled in accredited culinary schools. Please contact the kitchen manager for more information if you are interested in interning with us.



Cedar Circle Farm is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

photos: CCF staff & Ben Fleishman