Employment

Each season Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center hires 40+ individuals to work in our fields, farmstand and cafe, kitchen, greenhouses, and education center. To learn more about the different departments and positions read on! Unless indicated otherwise, please apply for positions via our employment application. If you have any questions about employment at Cedar Circle Farm, please email us at growing@cedarcirclefarm.org

Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center is a place where families, friends and neighbors gather to learn about organic regenerative agriculture, explore the farm, purchase farm-fresh vegetables, pick their own berries and enjoy a drink and a snack made with local products. Our staff is a reflection of our community and is the most essential aspect of our farm. We invite you to become a member of our team.

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.

Departments

  • Vegetable Production

    Spend the growing season working in our beautiful fields! Cedar Circle Farm is a 50 acre diversified organic farm. We grow produce for our farmstand and farmers markets from May to October and operate a pick your own strawberry and blueberry operation. Job opportunities are available for summer or full season work.

  • Greenhouse & Cut Flower Production

    Every spring our retail greenhouses are full of annuals, perennials and vegetable starts. The greenhouse crew is responsible for making that happen! Cedar Circle Farm also operates a 2 acre cut flower field that is used for weddings and pick your own bouquets.

  • Farmstand & Hello Café

    Our farmstand is open from May 1st to December 19th, 2021. We sell our organic vegetables, plants and flower bouquets as well as a variety of local products. Cedar Circle Farm also operates a café where we serve hot and cold drinks and baked goods from May to November.

  • Kitchen

    Cook with the seasons! Our kitchen prepares a variety of baked goods, prepared meals and value added products using seasonal produce from the farm. All of the kitchen products are sold in the farmstand and Hello Café.

  • Education Center

    Become a camp counselor! Cedar Circle Farm operates 10 weeks of summer camp for children ages 6 to 11. Education staff guide campers in exploring the farm and forest to learn about organic vegetables and the local ecosystem.

Operations

Vegetable Production Crew

Greenhouse & Cut Flower Production

Farmstand & Hello Café

Kitchen

Education Center

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


Operations


Landscaper/Groundskeeper

May-October
30-40 hrs/wk

Working with the Director of Agriculture, the landscaper is primarily responsible for weed-whacking, mowing, and other jobs as needed. Our farm is open to the public and we pride ourselves in the upkeep of the grounds, so this position requires attention to detail and an ability to work safely around our customers. While professional landscaping experience isn’t necessary, applicants must be hard-working, able to use the provided equipment, and willing to take direction.

To apply, fill out an employment application


Vegetable Production Crew

Spend the growing season working in our beautiful fields!


Full Season Production Crew

April-October
35-45 hrs/wk

We are looking for dependable, motivated, and high energy team players who aren’t afraid to get dirty. Every day is different here, and we hope that you enjoy the ever-changing nature of working on a farm. It is important that you get satisfaction from a hard day’s work.

Duties may include:

  • Seeding
  • Transplanting
  • Harvesting
  • Occasionally assisting with farmers markets
  • Irrigation
  • Processing and packing produce
  • Pruning and maintaining perennial crops
  • Weeding and hoeing

Applicants should be willing to learn, work hard, and enjoy being outside in diverse weather conditions. Must be able to work well both in groups and independently. Farm work is very physical, so you must be able to lift 65 lbs and remain standing or kneeling for 8 hours. This position requires working five days a week – 4 weekdays and one weekend day. Must have a valid driver’s license.

To apply, fill out an employment application


Summer Production Crew

May-August
35-45 hrs/wk

The Summer Production Crew works closely with our Full Season and Morning Production Crews. This is a fun, diverse job opportunity for people who aren’t afraid to get dirty!

Duties may include:

  • Planting
  • Weeding and hoeing
  • Harvesting
  • Occasionally attending farmers markets
  • Processing and packing produce

Applicants should be able to work well in a variety of settings and perform repetitive tasks while standing or kneeling. It is most important that you want to work hard, learn new skills, have fun and enjoy being outside in diverse weather conditions. Must be able to lift 65 lbs. This position requires working five days a week – 4 weekdays and one weekend day. This is a great opportunity for high school and college students who are home for the summer.

To apply, fill out an employment application


Morning Production Crew

June-August
25 hrs/wk

The Morning Production Crew is responsible for harvesting strawberries, blueberries, peas, and beans as well as weeding crops. Work begins at 7am and ends at noon. If you are willing to learn, work hard, and enjoy being outside, this is a great first job!

Applicants must be at least 15 years old on their first day of work. Must be able to perform repetitive tasks while standing or kneeling. This position requires working five days a week – 4 weekdays and one weekend day. Preference is given to applicants who can start work as soon as school ends or before (strawberry harvesting on weekends is available before school ends in June) This is a great opportunity for high school and college students who are home for the summer.

To apply, fill out an employment application


Greenhouse


Full Season Retail Greenhouse & Cut Flower Production Crew

March - September
20 to 40 hrs/week

The greenhouse production crew is responsible for maintaining our retail greenhouses and cut flower fields. Customer service is our number one priority. Candidates must be able to maintain a friendly, outgoing and pleasant demeanor. Strong attention to detail and ability to maintain a sanitary work environment is important. Some knowledge of annuals, perennials, vegetables, cut flowers and organic gardening practices is required. Knowledge of pests and diseases is a plus. We are willing to provide additional training to the right candidate.

Greenhouse duties may include:

  • Seeding
  • Transplanting
  • Watering
  • Fertilizing
  • Pruning
  • Weeding
  • Sales and customer service

Flower field duties may include:

  • Planting
  • Deadheading, harvesting, and preparing bouquets of cut flowers
  • Making deliveries for weddings and wholesale orders

Applicants should be willing to learn, work hard, and enjoy being outside in diverse weather conditions. Must be able to work well both in groups and independently. Farm work is very physical, so you must be able to lift 50 lbs and remain standing or kneeling for 8 hours. Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to work on the weekends.

To apply, fill out an employment application

Start Date: Mid March


Farmstand and Hello Café


Full-Season Farmstand Crew

Late April-December

20 to 40 hrs/wk

Full time positions are available in our farmstand from late April through October with the possibility of part-time hours through December. This position works primarily in the farmstand, but you may be trained to work in the coffee shop as needed. Working in our farmstand and coffee shop requires you to be able to work efficiently and skillfully under pressure! The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong interest in food, cooking, and local, organic agriculture.

Farmstand duties include:

  • Processing payments
  • Receiving and stocking merchandise
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of the farmstand
  • Setting up and breaking down produce displays
  • Answering questions and interacting with customers
  • Occasionally answering the phones

Hello Café duties include:

  • Preparing hot and cold coffee drinks, teas and lemonades
  • Serving baked goods
  • Stocking and keeping track of inventory

Prior customer service, barista, or retail experience is a plus but not required. Farmstand applicants must be able to lift 65 lbs and be comfortable spending a full shift on their feet. Applicants must be able to work weekends. This position is 5 days per week, one or two weekend shifts per week, and up to 40 hours/week. Please notify us of all planned vacations in your application.

To apply, fill out an employment application

Summer Farmstand Crew

May-September

20 to 40 hrs/wk

Full and part-time positions are available in our farmstand from May through August/September. This position works primarily in the farmstand, but you may be trained to work in the coffee shop as needed. Working in our farmstand and coffee shop requires you to be able to work efficiently and skillfully under pressure! The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong interest in food, cooking, and local, organic agriculture.

Farmstand duties include:

  • Processing payments
  • Receiving and stocking merchandise
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of the farmstand
  • Setting up and breaking down produce displays
  • Occasionally answering the phones

Hello Café duties include:

  • Preparing hot and cold coffee drinks, teas and lemonades
  • Serving baked goods
  • Stocking and keeping track of inventory

Prior customer service, barista, or retail experience is a plus but not required. Farmstand applicants must be able to lift 65 lbs and be comfortable spending a full shift on their feet. Applicants must be able to work weekends. This position is 5 days per week, one or two weekend shifts per week. Please notify us of all planned vacations in your application.This is a great opportunity for high school and college students who are home for the summer.

To apply, fill out an employment application

Kitchen



Cedar Circle’s Farm Kitchen was established to showcase the farm’s harvest, through preservation, fermentation as well as provide delicious and nutritious offerings that entice our customers to visit the farm regularly. The selection includes ready to eat meals and sides, frozen and shelf stable products as well as fresh baked goods for the Hello Café and farm stand. In addition, our kitchen offers both Summer and Fall Dinner Shares that provide participants with well balanced, delicious and freshly made meals.

Full-Season Lead Baker

April - December

40 hrs/wk

The farm kitchen prepares fresh baked bread, pastries, rolls, cookies, coffee cakes, tarts, quiches, muffins, and scones for the farmstand and Hello Café daily. We highlight our in-season fruits and vegetables and pride ourselves on using local and organic ingredients. The lead baker works closely with the kitchen manager to incorporate seasonal produce into recipes, schedule kitchen staff for baking, and develop new recipes for the café and farmstand. Prior bread baking, pastry or professional kitchen experience is required. The ideal candidate works well with a team, is creative, and excited to bake with the seasons.

Duties include:

  • Preparing the morning bake
  • Maintaining a clean, neat and organized work station
  • Assisting with inventory management
  • Developing and preparing seasonal specials on a week by week and monthly basis
  • Collaborating on weekly and monthly menus for the dinner share and farmstand
  • Following all established safety and health inspection protocols
  • Managing scheduling for baking assistants

Applicants must be able to lift 50 lbs and be comfortable spending a full shift on their feet. Applicants must be able to work weekends. This position is 5 days per week, one or two weekend shifts per month. Please notify us of all planned vacations in your application.

To apply, email the kitchen manager, gail@cedarcirclefarm.org with a cover letter and resumé.

Full-Season Kitchen Staff

May - October

30 - 40 hrs/week

Full and part-time positions are available in our farm kitchen May through October. The growing season on the farm provides a fantastic assortment of organic fruits and vegetables to work with daily. Experience working in a kitchen or bakery is preferred but not required. Will train the right candidate. Some weekends required.

Duties include:

  • Maintaining a clean, neat and organized work station
  • Preparing and packaging cold salads and lunch offerings for farmstand
  • Processing vegetables for preserving
  • Collaborating on weekly and monthly menu for the dinner share and farmstand
  • Following all established safety and health inspection protocols

Applicants must be able to lift 50 lbs and be comfortable spending a full shift on their feet. Applicants must be able to work weekends. This position is 5 days per week, one or two weekend shifts per month. Please notify us of all planned vacations in your application.

To apply, fill out an employment application

Part-Time Dishwasher and Kitchen Helper

May - October

10-15 hrs/week

Duties may include:

  • Washing dishes
  • Restocking inventory
  • Assisting with food preparation
  • Grinding spices
  • Keeping kitchen clean and organized

Applicant would need to be available for 2 to 3 hours in the afternoon Monday through Friday. Ideal for a high school student or someone looking for 10-15 hrs/week. No experience necessary. We will train.

To apply, fill out an employment application


Internships/Externships

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.


Education Center

Our growing education center consists of a variety of programs including school field trips, pre-k classes, classes for homeschoolers, cooking for middle schoolers, and workshops for adults. Our focus is to help people of all ages to build healthier relationships with their food and food sources. Program participants explore and study the interconnectedness of our natural world and our food production’s dependence on healthy ecosystems. Each year, we hire Summer Camp Educators and Camp Support Staff (June–August) and a Lead Educator (May–October). Staff are generally expected to be on the farm 8:30am–4:30pm.

Lead Educator 2021

Full-time, seasonal, April-October, 2021

The role of the Lead Educator is to assist in developing, managing, and facilitating our agriculturally and ecologically focused youth and family programs for the 2021 program season which runs April-October. The Lead Educator is a full-time seasonal position, with a strong focus on developing and delivering lessons, activities, and other curricula for programs, our most popular of which is our summer camp.

The Lead Educator’s responsibilities include:

  • Development and implementation of new and existing youth programs in conjunction with the Education Manager (homeschool classes, preschool classes, family programs, teen cooking classes, summer camp, adult classes, etc.)
  • Working with the Education Manager to create seasonal program curriculum, including lesson and activity plans and educational materials for programs
  • Youth garden maintenance throughout the entirety of the work period (April- October)
  • Working with the Education Manager to train seasonal education staff prior to the start of spring, summer, and fall youth programs
  • Assisting the organization in hosting the annual Pumpkin Festival in October
  • Serving as Assistant Director during the 10 weeks of summer day camp
  • Supervising other seasonal education staff and volunteers when necessary
  • Delegating appropriate tasks and duties to seasonal staff and volunteers before, during, and after program sessions
  • Supporting seasonal staff and volunteers
  • Representing Cedar Circle Farm at recruitment events, camp fairs, etc.
  • Providing a positive customer service experience with parents or caretakers of children participating in youth programs

Candidates for the Lead Educator position should:

  • Have a background in teaching children about farming, nature, healthy eating, or related subjects, and a strong desire to help create and teach similar curriculum in an organic farm setting
  • Enjoy working with children from preschool through high school and adults
  • Have a positive attitude, be a strong leader, and be flexible and able to adapt to changing environments and circumstances
  • Be proactive and self-motivated
  • Be comfortable working outdoors–rain or shine!
  • Be comfortable and have experience working in a garden
  • Be able to lift 50 lbs
  • Have reliable housing and transportation

The Lead Educator must be able to commit to working the planned 2021 program schedule. There is some flexibility in work hours outside of program times, but candidates should anticipate working full-time hours from May – October.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Meredith Rivlin, meredith@cedarcirclefarm.org. If you have questions concerning the position description that you would like answered before submitting your resume and cover letter, please also send them to meredith@cedarcirclefarm.org or call (802) 785-4737.

Summer Camp Educators

Full-time, seasonal

June 21-September 3, 2021

About the Farm

Cedar Circle Farm is a certified organic farm located on conserved land along the Connecticut River in East Thetford, Vermont. We engage the community to develop and share practices through educational programming that promote regenerative agriculture, good health, and a resource-rich environment. Our farm consists of over 40 acres and, as well as growing organic produce, is home to a bustling farmstand, cafe, and commercial kitchen. We also host a growing education program which includes school field trips, preschool 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 as well as their local ecology. Our program participants explore and study the interconnectedness of our natural world and our food production’s dependence on healthy ecosystems.

About Summer Camp at Cedar Circle Farm

Cedar Circle Farm is hosting our sixth year of summer camp! We have ten individual weeks of camp scheduled from June 28-September 3, Monday through Friday, and a staff training session June 21-25. The camp day is 9 am-4 pm, though staff time on the farm will usually be 8:30-4:30. This year we will have a capacity of 20 campers each week, and instructors will lead a group of about 10 campers during camp activities and farm explorations.

What we’re looking for

We need experienced educators who are interested in helping to work with a unique farm-based summer program for kids ages 6-11. 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!

Other 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, including behavior management
  • Interaction with parents and guardians of 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 ability to teach outdoors, sometimes under difficult circumstances
  • The ability and desire to work with children
  • CPR and First Aid Certification (we’ll provide certification if you don’t have it)


This is an hourly paid position, wage commensurate with experience. Benefits include access to free organic produce and 20% off at the farmstand and cafe.

More information about our farm and programs can be found at www.cedarcirclefarm.org.

To apply, fill out an employment application or send a cover letter and resume to meredith@cedarcirclefarm.org.

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.


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.