Employment

We hire people each season to work in our fields, farmstand and cafe, kitchen, greenhouses, and education center. While each position requires specific skills and interests, there are some qualities that we look for in all employees.

If you like working with a team and are high-energy, motivated, fun to be around, capable of lifting heavy things, willing to get dirty, willing to ask questions, and eager to learn, we encourage you to apply for one of the positions listed below.

Current Job Openings

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.


Production Crew

Spend the growing season working in our beautiful fields!

Full Season Production Crew – POSITION FILLED

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.

Farmers’ Market Crew Member – POSITION FILLED

April-October
35-45 hrs/wk

We are seeking someone who wants to work on the Production Crew (see full job description above) with the added challenge and diversity of taking charge of our Farmers’ Markets. The Market Crew Member will work full time, five days a week – 4 weekdays and one weekend day. During market season, three days a week will be spent with the production crew and two at markets (Thursdays and Saturdays).

The Market Crew Member must be energetic, enthusiastic, and enjoy customer service. They should be willing to learn about the farm, our practices, our produce, and other products in order to educate the public, clearly and accurately answer customer questions, and act as a positive representative of this farm. Other duties will include:

  • Prepare for market by weighing, bagging, and packing produce.
  • Operate the POS system, run mobile credit card system.
  • Load the market van on the morning of market and unload afterward.
  • Communicate with the Processing Area Lead and A&P and Kitchen Departments about which products should go to market.
  • Make attractive displays to make it easy for customers to find and purchase produce and other goods.

We are looking for an excellent communicator who is able to train other market assistants and work with multiple farm departments and the public. Applicants should able to handle the pressure of a busy market and work efficiently, and should be comfortable handling money. Must have valid driver’s license and be comfortable driving a large delivery van. Must be able to lift 65 lbs and stand for 8 hours.

Processing Area Assistant – POSITION FILLED

April-October
35-45 hrs/wk

The Processing Area (PA) Assistant works with the PA Lead to wash and pack produce. The PA Assistant works primarily in the PA but will also have opportunities to work in the field (see Full Season Production Crew job description).

The PA Assistant will:

  • Take direct instruction and training daily from the Processing Area Lead
  • Facilitate and help organize bulk crop washing and storing
  • Run the barrel washer, sorting table, and brusher-washer, after training
  • Become knowledgeable about our produce, coolers, inventory, and SOP systems
  • Keep records daily
  • Communicate daily with the retail and kitchen departments

Applicants should be committed to food safety and consistently providing clean, beautiful produce to our customers. The PA Assistant needs to be able to stand for 8 hrs a day and lift 65 lbs.

Summer Production Crew – POSITION FILLED

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.

Morning Production Crew – POSITION FILLED

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).


Greenhouse

Full Season Greenhouse Crew / Delivery Driver

April - October
40 hrs/week

The position will consist of various greenhouse related tasks, field work, sales and customer service. Greenhouse duties may include: seeding, transplanting, watering, fertilizing, pruning, weeding, sales, and customer service. Field duties may include: planting, maintaining and harvesting of cut flowers. This position requires making deliveries.

The qualified person must be outgoing and friendly, willing to work in all weather conditions and tolerate heat for long periods of time. The ideal candidate will have a flexible schedule and be willing to work on weekends. Job entails carrying heavy items for customers, lifting up to 50 lbs, repeated lifting, bending, reaching, field planting/harvesting, walking and being on one’s feet for long periods of time. Strong attention to detail and ability to maintain a sanitary work environment is important. Knowledge of pests and diseases is a plus but not required. Must be able to maintain efficiency while working independently or with a group. Must have a valid driver’s license. Availability to work weekends is a must.

Customer service is our number one priority. Candidates must be able to maintain a friendly, outgoing and pleasant demeanor at all times. Some knowledge of annuals, perennials, vegetables, cut flowers and organic gardening practices is required. We are willing to provide additional training to the right candidate.

Part Time Greenhouse Crew – POSITION FILLED

March-August
20-30 hrs/week

The position will consist of various greenhouse related tasks, field work, sales and customer service. Greenhouse duties may include: seeding, transplanting, watering, fertilizing, pruning, weeding, sales, and customer service. Field duties may include: planting, maintaining and harvesting of cut flowers. This position may also require making deliveries.

The qualified person must be outgoing and friendly, willing to work in all weather conditions and tolerate heat for long periods of time. The ideal candidate will have a flexible schedule and be willing to work on weekends. Job entails carrying heavy items for customers, lifting up to 50 lbs, repeated lifting, bending, reaching, field planting/harvesting, walking and being on one’s feet for long periods of time. Strong attention to detail and ability to maintain a sanitary work environment is important. Knowledge of pests and diseases is a plus but not required. Must be able to maintain efficiency while working independently or with a group.

Customer service is our number one priority. Candidates must be able to maintain a friendly, outgoing and pleasant demeanor at all times. Some knowledge of annuals, perennials, vegetables, cut flowers and organic gardening practices is required. We are willing to provide additional training to the right candidate.

Application deadline: February 11, 2019
Start Date: March 1, 2019


Farmstand and Hello Café

We look for applicants who take pride in their work, are genuine and kind, 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 and be comfortable spending a full shift on their feet.

We will begin reviewing applications for retail candidates in mid-February.

Full-Season Retail Lead – POSITION FILLED

40+ hrs/week (mid-April through October), 20–30 hrs/week (November and December)

We’re seeking a friendly, customer-oriented, hard-working, and motivated Retail Lead to join our retail team. While previous leadership experience is ideal, a strong interest in building leadership skills is required. This position reports directly to the Retail Manager, and is the point-person for staff and customers when the Retail Manager is not present. This position includes assisting with staff training and supervision, delegating tasks, and ensuring that customers have the best possible experience when they shop, including: practicing excellent customer service skills, assisting with merchandising, and ensuring that signage is present and accurate. The Retail Lead is also responsible for weekly ordering of bought-in grocery products and tracking inventory. The ideal candidate for this position has previous experience working on farms or with produce, has a positive attitude, a willingness to learn, a strong aesthetic sense and is highly attentive to detail. Money-handling and POS experience is required. Applicants must truly love working with the public and be interested in engaging with customers and CSA members about food and cooking.

Full-Season Farmstand Crew

Full-time positions are available in our farmstand from late April through October with the possibility for 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 should enjoy working as part of a team and bring a positive, friendly attitude. 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 weekends. Other days will vary. This position is 5 days per week and up to 40 hours/week. Please notify us of all planned vacations in your application.

Summer Farmstand Crew

Full and part-time positions are available in our farmstand from May through August/September. This position is primarily a farmstand position, but you may be trained to work in the coffee shop as needed. Applicants should enjoy working as part of a team and bring a positive, friendly attitude. Applicants must be outgoing, hard-working, ready to learn, 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. This is a great opportunity for high school and college students who are home for the summer. Please notify us of all planned vacations in your application.

Full-Season Lead Barista

Full time (mid-April through October)
Possibility for part time (November and December)

Seeking an outgoing, friendly, customer-oriented, and hard-working coffee enthusiast to assist with the daily workings of our Hello Café from mid-April through the end of October. Must enjoy working as part of a team, be willing to take initiative, and be capable of staff training and quality control. 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. Experience ordering and tracking inventory is preferred. Must be willing and able to really hustle when necessary. 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. Please notify us of all planned vacations in your application.

Full-Season Barista

We’re seeking an outgoing, friendly, customer-oriented, and hard-working person to work as a full-time barista in our coffee shop from mid-April through the end of October. Applicants must have coffee shop/barista experience and truly love coffee. Applicants should enjoy working as part of a team and bring a positive, friendly attitude. 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. Please notify us of all planned vacations in your application.


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. Please apply if you have a passion for food and a willingness to learn.

Full and Part Time Kitchen Staff

Early April – End of Fall 2019
We’re looking for a few additions to our 2019 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.

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 (2019 Season)

The role of the Lead Educator is to help develop, manage, and facilitate food, agriculture, and ecologically focused youth and family programs for its 2019 program season, approximately April 22 to November 1. The Lead Educator is a full-time seasonal position, with a focus on camp in the summer. The Lead Educator will serve as the assistant manager for the day camp at Cedar Circle Farm.

The Lead Educator’s responsibilities include:

  • Development and implementation of new and existing youth programs in conjunction with the Education Manager (homeschool classes, toddler classes, family programs, teen cooking classes, summer camp, etc.)
  • Working with the Education Manager (EM) to create seasonal program curriculum, including lesson and activities plans, notes, and educational materials for programs
  • Youth garden maintenance throughout the entirety of the work period (April to October)
  • Working with the EM to train seasonal education staff prior to the start of spring, summer, and fall youth programs (two days of training per season, usually hosted the week before the start of spring, summer, and fall programs)v
  • Serving as lead educator and assistant camp manager during the six 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
  • Providing a positive customer service experience for 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 ages 3-18
  • Have a positive attitude, be a strong leader, and be able to adapt to changing environments and circumstances
  • 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 2019 program schedule. There is some flexibility in work hours outside of program times, but candidates should anticipate working full-time hours from April – October.

If you have questions concerning the position description that you would like answered before applying, please send them to eric@cedarcirclefarm.org or call (802) 785-4737.

Summer Camp Educators

Full-time from June 24 to August 17
Monday to Friday, 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.

Summer Camp Support Staff

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.


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.