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 and operate a pick your own strawberry and blueberry operation. Job opportunities are available for year-round, full season, and summer 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 seasonally, from May to December. 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 9 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

Greenhouse & Flower Production

Farmstand & Hello Café

Kitchen

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


Sales Manager

Full Time, Year Round

Cedar Circle Farm and Education Center in East Thetford, Vermont has a unique opportunity for someone looking to lead sales on a beautiful organic farm in the Upper Valley of Vermont.

Cedar Circle Farm and Education Center is a certified organic vegetable and berry farm with a farmstand and education center. We have retail greenhouses, a farm kitchen, a coffee shop - called the Hello Cafe, and a unique CSA program.

Our organization has a deep commitment to developing regenerative agriculture practices for our annual vegetable and flower production farm and to educating consumers about the need to support farms who are committed to growing food in a manner that improves and nourishes the soil.

JOB SUMMARY

The Sales Manager works directly with all other department managers to identify and maximize sales opportunities while maintaining the strong values and integrity that define our organization. The bulk of our sales are through our farmstand (open seasonally, May-October daily, then on weekends through mid-December), which the Sales Manager oversees s on a daily basis, with the support of the Farmstand and Cafe Leads and seasonal sales staff. The Sales Manager also oversees the retail sales from theHello Cafe and farmers’ markets, and coordinates and promotes CSA programs and wholesale accounts. This year, we are building an order and delivery program, which will be coordinated by the Sales Manager with support from the Market Lead. The Sales Manager also provides guidance on marketing efforts in order to promote both sales and our mission.

SALES RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate and collaborate with the Vegetable, Annuals & Perennials, Kitchen, and Education Managers to develop and implement comprehensive retail and wholesale sales plans.
  • Provide leadership to and manage the day to day operations of the farmstand and cafe with support from Cafe and Farmstand Leads.
  • Develop and retain a well-trained staff that is focused on superlative customer relations, and educating our community about our produce and products, as well as the overall mission of the farm.
  • Oversee the development of farmstand displays, merchandising, and point of purchase signage in order to increase farmstand sales.
  • Oversee the coordination of our CSA program with support from the Outreach and Engagement Coordinator
  • Manage farmers market attendance with the Market Lead
  • Supervise the packing and delivery of orders three times a week
  • Maintain regular email communications with all CSA members
  • Maintain regular communication with farmstand customers
  • Manage and expand our wholesale market through communication with restaurants and other local markets

GENERAL ORGANIZATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Complete annual budget projections for sales; monitor and adjust on a monthly basis with the Executive Director.
  • Actively participate on the management team to strategize and plan for future sales growth.
  • Work to further the mission of CCFEC by increasing engagement and improving the quality of customers’ experiences.
  • Support education initiatives and programs as appropriate (festivals, special events).

REQUIRED SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE

  • Deep desire to build meaningful connections between our community and our diverse organic farm and education center.
  • Proven experience in a successful sales environment engaging customers.
  • Strong enthusiasm to work with a team to devise strategies to achieve sales goals.
  • Comfortable working with numbers, metrics, and spreadsheets.
  • A strong sense of aesthetics and the ability to create visually appealing retail displays.
  • Up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in organic food sales.
  • Knowledge of and enthusiasm about organic and regenerative agriculture is a plus.
  • Self-directed; highly motivated.

Ability to work well with a diverse set of co-workers.DESIRED SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE

  • At least 3 years of sales management experience, with demonstrated success.
  • Solid knowledge of Google analytics and SEO and CRM.
  • Experience setting up and optimizing online ordering systems.

BENEFITS

  • Medical Benefits, 100% premium paid by Cedar Circle
  • Generous Paid Sick Time and Vacation Time
  • Flexible working hours
  • Hourly rate starting at $23
  • Discounts on Produce and other bought-in products

All who are qualified are encouraged to apply! We will start interviewing candidates as they apply. Position will remain open until filled.

To apply, fill out an employment application below.


Landscaper/Groundskeeper — POSITION FILLED

May-October
12-40 hrs/wk

Spend your summer working under the sun on a beautiful organic farm! Working with the Director of Agriculture, the landscaper is primarily responsible for weed-whacking and mowing (largely tractor mounted). This is the ideal position for someone looking to fill in their summer schedule with a few days of mowing, but a full time schedule is available for candidates who are willing to take on other tasks and help other departments. 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, courteous, able to be trained on & use the provided equipment, and willing to take direction.

To join our fun and supportive team, fill out an employment application


Vegetable Production

Join the Cedar Circle team and contribute to our local food system by producing and distributing sustainably grown, organic produce on a farm that is dedicated to our natural environment, community engagement, education, research and the well being of our staff!


Fall Production Crew

Full time, Seasonal
August – October

As a member of our production crew, you will work within all aspects of our farming operation to further Cedar Circle Farm’s mission promoting organic, regenerative farming and a localized food economy. While cultivating our production fields and high tunnels, your responsibilities include propagation house work, hand weeding and hoeing, transplanting, harvesting, post-harvest handling, and field work with appropriate implements. You will have the opportunity to learn about commercial berry production, hothouse tomato growing, no-till agriculture, and more.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Vegetable Crop Production

  • Prepare fields for planting, manage cover cropped areas, and control weeds in field crops and fallow areas
  • Cultivate vegetable crops efficiently, using appropriate hand tools
  • Assist in the setup, operation, and maintenance of Cedar Circle’s irrigation system
  • Oversee greenhouse and field planting projects, including construction of necessary field infrastructure to support appropriate crop growth
  • Contribute to pest management efforts through row cover management and release of beneficial insects
  • Support production systems for specific specialty crops (e.g., strawberries, tomatoes)

Harvest, Post-Harvest Handling, and processing

  • Harvest of produce efficiently and consistently for a variety of market needs
  • Maintain a high standard for food safety at all steps of harvest and post-harvest handling
  • Work in the processing area, including receiving and processing produce

General Farm Team Responsibilities

  • Track project time and communicating with farm leads if forecast can’t be met
  • Participate in crop plan development throughout the season
  • Work in compliance with FSMA food safety regulations
  • Maintain records for compliance with USDA organic certification requirements
  • Maintain a smooth, timely flow with team members while working through projects
  • Make sound judgment calls on product grading and time management
  • Perform other tasks, as needed and assigned by Production Crew Lead, Processing Area Lead, and Veg Production Manager
  • Participate in educational activities or events as required and pre-arranged by Education Program Manager

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least one season previous vegetable farm experience preferred (other experience considered)
  • Small engine operation and experience welcome
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Consistent attention to detail
  • Positive, energetic interpersonal skills
  • Clear, consistent communication skills
  • Ability to take direction, ask for help/clarity, and give/accept constructive feedback on work and technique
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Flexible, creative, and able to perform well in diverse conditions and under pressure
  • Ability to work for long durations in inclement weather – standing, sitting, bending over, or kneeling

COMPENSATION

This is a seasonal position, full-time August through October. The fall season crew member is an hourly position with benefits including sick time accrual, fresh produce, and discount to our farm stand. Salary is $15-17/hour.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references through our employment application below. Apply by August 1st for first consideration. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis after this date until the position is filled.


Full Season Production Crew

Full-Time April-October

As a member of our full season production crew member, you will join us for a full growing season and work within all aspects of our farming operation to further Cedar Circle Farm’s mission promoting organic, regenerative farming and a localized food economy. While cultivating our production fields and high tunnels, your responsibilities include propagation house work, hand weeding and hoeing, transplanting, harvesting, post-harvest handling, and field work with appropriate implements. You will have the opportunity to learn about commercial berry production, hothouse tomato growing, no-till agriculture, and more.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Vegetable Crop Production

  • Prepare fields for planting, manage cover cropped areas, and control weeds in field crops and fallow areas
  • Cultivate vegetable crops efficiently, using appropriate hand tools
  • Assist in the setup, operation, and maintenance of Cedar Circle’s irrigation system
  • Oversee greenhouse and field planting projects, including construction of necessary field infrastructure to support appropriate crop growth
  • Contribute to pest management efforts through row cover management and release of beneficial insects
  • Support production systems for specific specialty crops (e.g., strawberries, tomatoes)

Harvest, Post-Harvest Handling, and processing

  • Harvest of produce efficiently and consistently for a variety of market needs
  • Maintain a high standard for food safety at all steps of harvest and post-harvest handling
  • Work in the processing area, including receiving and processing produce

General Farm Team Responsibilities

  • Track project time and communicating with farm leads if forecast can’t be met
  • Participate in crop plan development throughout the season
  • Work in compliance with FSMA food safety regulations
  • Maintain records for compliance with USDA organic certification requirements
  • Maintain a smooth, timely flow with team members while working through projects
  • Make sound judgment calls on product grading and time management
  • Perform other tasks, as needed and assigned by Production Crew Lead, Processing Area Lead, and Veg Production Manager
  • Participate in educational activities or events as required and pre-arranged by Education Program Manager

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least one season previous vegetable farm experience
  • Small engine operation and experience preferred
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Consistent attention to detail
  • Positive, energetic interpersonal skills
  • Clear, consistent communication skills
  • Ability to take direction, ask for help/clarity, and give/accept constructive feedback on work and technique
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Flexible, creative, and able to perform well in diverse conditions and under pressure
  • Ability to work for long durations in inclement weather – standing, sitting, bending over, or kneeling

COMPENSATION

This is a seasonal position, full-time April through October. The full season crew member is a hourly position with benefits including sick time accrual, fresh produce, and discount to our farm stand. Salary range is $14-16, depending on qualifications. $500 bonus for staff who complete season through October 15th.


To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to kevin@cedarcirclefarm.org or through our employment application online. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis after this date until the crew is fully staffed.


Summer Production Crew — POSITION FILLED

Full-Time May-August

As a member of our summer production crew, you will join our team for the summer and work within all aspects of our farming operation to further Cedar Circle Farm’s mission promoting organic, regenerative farming and a localized food economy. While cultivating our production fields and high tunnels, your responsibilities include propagation house work, hand weeding and hoeing, transplanting, harvesting, post-harvest handling, and field work with appropriate implements. You will have the opportunity to learn about commercial berry production, hothouse tomato growing, no-till agriculture, and more.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Vegetable Crop Production

  • Prepare fields for planting, manage cover cropped areas, and control weeds in field crops and fallow areas
  • Cultivate vegetable crops efficiently, using appropriate hand tools
  • Assist in the setup, operation, and maintenance of Cedar Circle’s irrigation system
  • Oversee greenhouse and field planting projects, including construction of necessary field infrastructure to support appropriate crop growth
  • Contribute to pest management efforts through row cover management and release of beneficial insects
  • Support production systems for specific specialty crops (e.g., strawberries, tomatoes)

Harvest, Post-Harvest Handling, and processing

  • Harvest of produce efficiently and consistently for a variety of market needs
  • Maintain a high standard for food safety at all steps of harvest and post-harvest handling
  • Work in the processing area, including receiving and processing produce

General Farm Team Responsibilities

  • Track project time and communicating with farm leads if forecast can’t be met
  • Participate in crop plan development throughout the season
  • Work in compliance with FSMA food safety regulations
  • Maintain records for compliance with USDA organic certification requirements
  • Maintain a smooth, timely flow with team members while working through projects
  • Make sound judgment calls on product grading and time management
  • Perform other tasks, as needed and assigned by Production Crew Lead, Processing Area Lead, and Veg Production Manager
  • Participate in educational activities or events as required and pre-arranged by Education Program Manager

QUALIFICATIONS

  • One season farm experience preferred (other equivalent experience will be considered)
  • Small engine operation and experience preferred
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Consistent attention to detail
  • Positive, energetic interpersonal skills
  • Clear, consistent communication skills
  • Ability to take direction, ask for help/clarity, and give/accept constructive feedback on work and technique
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Flexible, creative, and able to perform well in diverse conditions and under pressure
  • Ability to work for long durations in inclement weather – standing, sitting, bending over, or kneeling

COMPENSATION

This is a seasonal position, full-time May through August. The summer production crew member is a hourly position with benefits including sick time accrual, fresh produce, and a discount to our farm stand. Salary range is $14-16/hr, depending on qualifications.


To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to kevin@cedarcirclefarm.org or through our employment application online. Applications will be accepted until the crew is fully staffed.


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) This is a great opportunity for high school and college students who are home for the summer.

COMPENSATION

This is a seasonal position, 25 hours per week from June through August. The morning production crew member is an hourly position with benefits including sick time accrual, fresh produce, and a discount to our farm stand. Salary is $13/hr.

To apply, fill out an employment application


Greenhouse & Flower Production



Annual and Perennial Department Manager

Full-time February-October, Part-time November-January
*Full-time year round potential for candidate with ideal skill set and ability help in other departments as needed

The Annual and Perennial manager is responsible for all stages of planning and implementing our annual and perennial department growing environments at Cedar Circle including propagation areas, greenhouses, garden retail area, outdoor cut flower garden and perennial nursery. You will be responsible for planning, ordering, record keeping, and hiring and training a team to implement the department’s seasonal plans. You will be excited about developing educational opportunities and finding creative ways to connect visitors to the land and food production systems. By working closely with our retail, education and marketing staff, you will ensure that our visitors are provided with top notch customer service and educated about the products and systems at CCFEC.

Customer service is our number one priority. Candidates must be able to maintain a friendly and enthusiastic attitude. Strong attention to detail and ability to maintain a clean 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. Rotating weekend shifts required. Priority will be given to candidates with interest or experience in flower arranging.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Department Responsibilities

  • Oversee all production of Annuals, Perennials and Cut Flower Garden to include seeding, potting, watering, fertilizing, and monitoring of greenhouse temperatures and systems
  • Hire, train and supervise a seasonal team to accomplish all department goals
  • Staff scheduling, project/ task coordination and quality control
  • Review and analyze sales data from previous year and adjust orders and cropping plans accordingly
  • Order all plants, seeds, pottery, garden tools, and supplies needed including receiving orders, unpackaging, displaying, and pricing
  • Keep greenhouses in working order, including watering and fertilization systems, the physical function of greenhouses, coordinating efforts with Operations Manager
  • Maintain all retail areas during 8 month sales season including creating and maintaining aesthetically pleasing displays
  • Oversee customer service for all Annual and Perennial department sales
  • Coordinate and implement with your team all aspects of the cut flower garden including planning, field preparation, planting, weeding, irrigating, and fertility management.
  • Organize cut flower CSA, PYO and bulk flower operations including customer coordination, maintaining order records, staffing harvest days and organizing delivery
  • Enter and price all department products into the Revel System (our POS) so that sales can be tracked and create barcode labels for all plants to be sold
  • Research and create informative point of purchase signage for all annual, vegetable and perennial plants
  • Department budget development and review in conjunction with Director of Agriculture
  • Pest management through detailed scouting and implementation of organic pest and disease control methods
  • Work with marketing and retail staff to promote products
  • Work with Education Manager to develop educational opportunities for our customers and find creative ways to engage the public with our local food system and our farming practices
  • Research and plan field maps, charts and seeding plans to adjust our offerings to suit the organizational and customer needs

Farm Team Responsibilities:

  • Proactively communicate work load and equipment needs with other departments
  • Participate in planning and development throughout the season with CCFEC team
  • Support other departments as needed
  • Maintain records for compliance with USDA organic certification requirements
  • Maintain a smooth, timely flow with team members while working through projects
  • Make sound judgment calls on project implementation and time management
  • Participate in educational activities or events as required and pre-arranged by Education Program Manager
  • Ability to contribute to a positive, meaningful work experience for your team and all co-workers

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least two seasons previous greenhouse growing & plant propagation experience and two season of outdoor garden/ flower garden/ nursery experience
  • Comfortable developing and leading workshops and training opportunities
  • Knowledge of regenerative agriculture and passion for growing native, medicinal, edible and/or pollinator plants
  • Knowledge of and experience with pest scouting, IPM, and organic pest control
  • Previous experience managing a seasonal team or business prefered
  • Excellent time management skills and consistent attention to detail
  • Positive, energetic interpersonal skills and clear consistent communication skills
  • Ability to take direction, ask for help/clarity, and give/accept constructive feedback
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Flexible, creative, and able to perform well in diverse conditions and under pressure
  • Hands on manager with ability to work for long durations in inclement weather – standing, sitting, bending over, lifting and kneeling

COMPENSATION

This is a part-time year-round position. Full-time February-October, Part-time November-January. (Full-time year round potential for candidates with ideal skill set and ability to help grow the department). The Annual and Perennial Manager is an hourly position with benefits including sick time accrual, health insurance contributions, fresh produce, and discount to our farm stand. Salary starts at $20/hour plus, DOE.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references through our employment application below or email application materials to growing@cedarcirclefarm.org. Apply by August 25th for first consideration. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis after this date until the position is filled.


Annual and Perennial Department Lead

Part time, year round (Full-time March through October and part-time November through February)

The Annual and Perennial Lead is responsible for assisting the department manager with all stages of planning and implementing our annual and perennial department growing environments at Cedar Circle including our propagation areas, greenhouses, garden retail area, outdoor gardens and perennial nursery. Your primary responsibilities will include helping to hire, train and lead a team to implement the department’s seasonal and daily work plans. In addition, the department lead will act in place of the manager when they are away by helping to accept and place orders, organize the day’s work, and to plan and organize A&P staff to accomplish all tasks effectively and efficiently while providing excellent customer service. As a hands-on member of a diversified farm team, the Annual and Perennial lead will also work alongside other department teams to accomplish projects as requested.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Major Responsibilities

  • Oversee a team and implement all production of Annuals, Perennials and Flower Gardens to include sanitizing greenhouses and materials, seeding, potting, watering, fertilizing, and monitoring of greenhouse temperatures and systems ( making adjustments and repairs as needed)
  • Participate in the hiring and training of a seasonal team to accomplish all Annuals & Perennials (A&P) Department goals
  • Assist department manager with analyzing sales data and adjusting plans for the following season
  • Assist with the ordering of plants, seeds, pottery, garden tools, and supplies needed including receiving orders, unpackaging, displaying, pricing, moving into greenhouses in coordination with department manager
  • Help keep greenhouses in working order, including watering and fertilization systems, the physical function of greenhouses and communicating issues with department manager and Operations Manager
  • Proactivley maintain all retail areas during 8 month sales season including creating and maintaining aesthetically pleasing displays
  • Provide excellent, knowledgeable customer service for all Annual and Perennial department visitors
  • Help coordinate and implement all aspects of the flower gardens including planning, field preparation, planting, weeding, irrigating, harvesting, pest management and crop fertility.
  • Help organize cut flower CSA, PYO and bulk flower operations including customer coordination, maintaining order records, staffing harvest days and delivery
  • Learn to enter and price all department products into the Revel System (our POS) and create labels for all products sold by the department
  • Pest management through detailed scouting and implementation of organic pest and disease control methods under the supervision of department manager
  • In coordination with A&P Manager, work with marketing, retail and education staff to promote products and provide educational opportunities for visitors

General Farm Team Responsibilities:

  • Proactively communicate about workload and staff scheduling with A&P Manager
  • Participate in planning and development throughout the season with CCFEC team as requested by A&P Manager and Director of Agriculture
  • Support other departments as needed
  • Under supervision of department manager, assist with maintaining records for compliance with USDA organic certification requirements
  • Maintain a smooth, timely flow with team members while working through projects
  • Make sound judgment calls on project implementation and time management
  • Participate in educational activities or events as pre-arranged by Education Program Manager and A&P department manager
  • Provide a positive, supportive, educational work environment for all staff and visitors

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least one full season previous greenhouse production and/or plant propagation experience
  • At least one full season working with cut flower/ outdoor gardens and nursery crops
  • Experience training and working with a seasonal team
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize tasks
  • Consistent attention to detail
  • Positive, energetic interpersonal skills and clear consistent communication skills
  • Ability to take direction, ask for help/clarity, and give/accept constructive feedback
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Flexible, creative, and able to perform well in diverse conditions and under pressure
  • Ability to work for long durations in inclement weather – standing, sitting, bending over, lifting and kneeling

COMPENSATION

This is a year-round position, full-time March through October and part-time November through February. The Annual and Perennial Lead is an hourly position with benefits including health benefits (50% of the individual premium is employer paid), paid time off, fresh produce, and a 20% discount to our farm stand. Pay range is $17-18/hour, depending on qualifications.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references through our employment application below or email application materials to growing@cedarcirclefarm.org. Apply by August 20th for first consideration. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis after this date until the position is filled.


Annual/Perennial Greenhouse & Cut Flower Garden Crew Member - POSITION FILLED

March - September
40 hrs/week

The greenhouse production crew is responsible for maintaining our retail flower and vegetable greenhouses, outdoor perennial yard, displays, and cut flower field. Our energy during the beginning of the season is focused primarily in the greenhouses and retail sales. As the season progresses, our duties expand to include planting and harvesting in the cut flower field.

Customer service is our number one priority. Candidates must be able to maintain a friendly and enthusiastic attitude. Strong attention to detail and ability to maintain a clean 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. Rotating weekend shifts required. Priority will be given to candidates with interest or experience in flower arranging.

Greenhouse duties may include:

  • Seeding
  • Transplanting
  • Watering
  • Fertilizing
  • Pruning
  • Weeding
  • Scouting for pests and diseases
  • Providing outstanding customer service
  • Creating retail displays and maintaining an attractive sales yard

Flower field duties may include:

  • Planting
  • Deadheading
  • Harvesting
  • Weeding
  • Assembling bouquets for our farmstand and farmers markets
  • Assist in wedding flower arranging

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.

Benefits:

  • Pay $15-$17 depending on experience.
  • Paid sick time
  • Fresh produce and a 20% farmstand discount.

Start Date: March


Farmstand and Hello Café


Fall Farmstand Crew

August-December
20 to 40 hrs/wk

Multiple full and part time positions are available in our farmstand from August through December. This position works primarily in the farmstand, but you will 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
  • Answering phones, taking and delivering messages

Hello Café duties include:

  • Preparing hot and cold coffee, espresso 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 50 lbs and be comfortable spending a full shift on their feet. Applicants should be willing and able to work weekends. This position is 3-5 days and up to 40 hours per week. Please notify us of all planned vacations in your application.

Benefits:

  • Pay $14-16 per hour, depending on experience
  • Paid sick time
  • 20% employee discount, which can be used in the farmstand, café, greenhouses, and at our booth at local farmers’ markets
  • Fresh produce, as available

To apply, fill out an application below or send a cover letter and resume directly to Laura Angers, Interim Retail Manager, at laura@cedarcirclefarm.org.


Barista

August-October, with the option to work part-time in the farmstand through mid-December
20 to 40 hrs/wk

We’re seeking a friendly, customer-oriented, and hard-working person to work as a barista in Cedar Circle’s Hello Café through the end of October, with the option to continue working part time in the farmstand through mid-December.

To be successful in this role, you should have a good understanding of customer service, work well with a team, be familiar with espresso and coffee brewing processes, and truly love coffee.

Responsibilities

  • Greet customers; answer questions about the menu and ingredients
  • Take orders while paying attention to details (e.g. preferences of coffee blend, dairy and sugar ratios)
  • Prepare beverages following recipes
  • Serve beverages and prepared food, like cookies, pastries and muffins
  • Receive and process payments (cash and credit cards)
  • Keep the coffee shop clean and serving area well stocked with lids, sweeteners, etc.
  • Check if brewing equipment operates properly and report any maintenance needs
  • Comply with health and safety regulations
  • Communicate customer feedback to managers
  • Willingness to learn about Cedar Circle’s entire retail operation, including the farmstand and greenhouses

Requirements & Skills

  • Previous work experience as a barista or in food service
  • Hands-on experience with brewing equipment
  • Knowledge of sanitation regulations
  • Flexibility to work various shifts
  • Basic math skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High school diploma or GED

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.

Benefits:

  • Pay $14-16 per hour, depending on experience, plus tips
  • Paid sick time
  • 20% employee discount, which can be used in the farmstand, café, greenhouses, and at our booth at local farmers’ markets
  • Fresh produce, as available

To apply, fill out an application below or send a cover letter and resume directly to Laura Angers, Interim Retail Manager, at laura@cedarcirclefarm.org.


Farmstand and Café Lead - POSITION FILLED

30-40 hours/week April-October

15–30 hours/week November-December

Major Responsibilities: The Farmstand and Café lead assists the Farmstand and Café manager in leading the retail team in the daily operations of the farmstand and cafe. The person in this position is the point-person for all managers and retail staff when the retail manager is not present. They are responsible for 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. It is also the responsibility of the farmstand lead to track inventory and order bought-in products for resale in the farmstand, assist with staff training on Revel, and troubleshoot technical issues as they come up.

Relationships and Roles within CCF: The Farmstand and Café lead works closely with the Farmstand and Café manager to make sure that the retail operation runs smoothly.

They also work closely with the vegetable production managers, greenhouse manager, and kitchen manager to make sure that products are displayed, inventory is accurate, and staff is educated about products.

Duties Include:

  • Working with the Farmstand and Café manager to oversee the operations of the farmstand and cafe
  • Assisting with training of retail staff
  • Tracking inventory of bought-in products
  • Placing weekly orders for bought-in products for sale in farmstand and cafe
  • Troubleshooting issues with POS
  • 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 and coffee
  • Merchandising
  • 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
  • Observant and detail oriented
  • Good aesthetic sense
  • Interest in local, organic food & farming
  • Interest in talking to customers about food, cooking, farming

Cafe/Barista experience is a huge plus!

This position is seasonal and is paid hourly. We are very competitive with our compensation!

To apply, fill out an employment application


Full-Season Farmstand Crew

Late April-December

20 to 40 hrs/wk

Full and part 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 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 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 – POSITION FILLED

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 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 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.


Fall Kitchen Staff

August - December

20 - 40 hrs/week

Full and part-time positions are available in our farm kitchen from August through the end of the season in mid-December. 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


Full-Season Lead Baker - POSITION FILLED

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.

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 daily, weekly 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

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. Applicants must be able to lift 50 lbs and be comfortable spending a full shift on their feet. Ability to work weekends is preferred; the position is 5 days per week, including weekend days if necessary.

This is an hourly position with benefits including sick time accrual, fresh produce, and a 20% discount to our farmstand and café. Pay range is $16-18/hour, depending on qualifications.

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


Full-Season Kitchen Staff - POSITION FILLED

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 - POSITION FILLED

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). Staff are generally expected to be on the farm 8:30am–4:30pm.


Summer Camp Educators - POSITION FILLED

Full-time, seasonal

June 20-August 26, 2022

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 seventh year of summer camp! We have nine individual weeks of camp scheduled from June 27–August 26, 2022, Monday through Friday, and a staff training session June 20-24. The camp day is 9am - 4pm, though staff time on the farm will usually be 8:30-4:30. This year we will have a capacity of 30 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 are seeking 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 outline, 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, inclusive, willing to be silly, and passionate about food, health and nature, then we want to hear from you!

Other essential functions:

  • Daily facilitation of programs designed to encourage campers’ connection to nature, food, and each other through exploration of Cedar Circle Farm
  • Direct supervision of our campers, including group management and conflict resolution
  • Interaction with parents and guardians of campers
  • Design the structure of each camp week with a variety of age-appropriate activities
  • Collaborative generation of curriculum and projects that represent our educational goals
  • Active participation in meetings developed to share ideas and improve our program
  • Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation

Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years experience working as a camp counselor, classroom teacher, or informal educator
  • A special interest in sustainable agriculture
  • Enthusiasm for experiential, place-based, inclusive education
  • The physical and mental ability to teach outdoors in all types of weather
  • CPR and First Aid Certification (we’ll provide certification if you don’t have it)


This position works 40-45 hours per week from June 20th-August 26th. Salary range is $15-$16 per hour, depending on qualifications. 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 below or send a cover letter and resume to nora@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.


Summer Camp Support Staff - POSITION FILLED

Full-time, seasonal

June 20-August 26, 2022

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 seventh year of summer camp! We have nine individual weeks of camp scheduled from June 27-August 26, Monday through Friday. The week before summer camp starts is a staff training session June 20-24. 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 30 campers each week, and instructors will lead a group of about 10 campers during camp activities and farm explorations. Support staff will float between groups, providing support where it is most needed each day.

What we’re looking for

We are seeking applicants who are interested in helping a developing, unique, farm-based summer program for kids ages 6-11. Along with our other summer camp staff, you will build a safe environment for learning and fun, and make meaningful relationships with our campers. Our program’s success depends wholly on the enthusiasm and commitment of our staff. If you are creative, inclusive, responsible, willing to be silly, and passionate about food, health and nature, then we want to hear from you!

Other essential functions:

  • Support Summer Camp Educators during programs designed to encourage campers’ connection to nature, food, and each other through exploration of Cedar Circle Farm
  • Keep our campers physically and emotionally safe by supporting them through their day
  • Provide support in set-up, facilitation, and clean-up of activities throughout the camp week
  • Collaborative generation of curriculum and projects that represent our educational goals
  • Active participation in meetings developed to share ideas and improve our program
  • Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation

Qualifications:

  • Experience working with children
  • Enthusiasm for experiential, place-based, inclusive education
  • A special interest in sustainable agriculture
  • The physical and mental ability to teach outdoors in all types of weather
  • CPR and First Aid Certification (we’ll provide certification if you don’t have it)


This position works 40-45 hours per week from June 20th-August 26th. Salary range is $13-$14 per hour, depending on qualifications. Benefits include access to free, organic produce and 20% off at the farmstand and cafe.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Nora Seymour at nora@cedarcirclefarm.org or fill out an employment application below.

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.