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Cedar Circle Farm hires people each season to work in our fields, farmstand, 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 are high-energy, motivated, like working with a team, 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 put in an application for one of the positions listed below.

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.

Current Positions

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Full Season Production Crew  Position filled 

April-November
40-45 hrs/week

Spend the growing season in our beautiful fields!

The Full Season Production Crew is hired on from April-November and can expect to work 40-45 hrs/week.
We are looking for high energy and motivated team players who aren’t afraid to get dirty! Every day is different here, and we hope that our applicants enjoy the ever-changing nature of working on a farm. It is important that our applicants get satisfaction from a hard day’s work.

Some of the duties you can expect to perform are:

•Seeding
•Transplanting
•Harvesting
•Attending farmers markets
•Irrigation
•Processing and packing organic produce
•Pruning and maintaining perennial crops

Applicants must be able to work well in groups and independently. Farm work is very physical, so our candidates must be able to lift 65 lbs. Working five days a week with one weekend day is required. We are looking for dependable candidates who are willing to learn, work hard, and enjoy being outside in diverse weather conditions. Must have a valid driver’s license. Pay begins at $13 hr.

Summer Production Crew  Position filled 

May-August
40-45 hrs/week

Spend your summer in our beautiful fields! The Summer Production Crew works closely with our Full Season and Morning Production Crews.

Duties include:

• Planting
• Weeding
• Harvesting
• Attending farmers markets
• Processing and packing produce

You will need to be able to work well in a variety of settings and be able to 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 is a five day work week and working one weekend day is required. This is a fun, diverse job opportunity for people who aren’t afraid to get dirty! Pay begins at $11 hr.

Morning Production Crew  Position filled 

June-August
25 hrs/week

The Morning Production Crew is responsible for weeding crops and harvesting strawberries, blueberries, peas and beans. Work begins at 7am and ends at noon. Applicants must be able to perform repetitive tasks while standing or kneeling. This position requires working five days a week with one weekend day.

Applicants must be at least 15 years old on their first day of work. If you are willing to learn, work hard, and enjoy being outside, this is a great first job! Pay begins at $9 hr with potential for a raise.

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Greenhouse Production  Position filled 

Mid-March-September
40-45 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, pot washing, sales, and customer service. Field duties may include: planting, maintaining and harvesting of cut flowers.

The qualified person must be outgoing and friendly and willing to work in all weather conditions. and tolerate heat for long periods of time. Job entails carrying heavy items for customers, lifting up to 50 lbs, repeated lifting, bending, reaching, field planting/harvesting and 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.

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Farmstand and Hello Café

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

Farmstand & Coffee Shop Crew

We are looking for people to join our farmstand and coffee shop crew from now through the end of October, with reduced hours in November and December. Applicants should enjoy working at 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 Saturdays and/or Sundays. Other days will vary. This position is 4-5 days per week and up to 40 hours/week. This is a great opportunity for someone who is interested in returning (full-time or part-time) for the 2019 season. Please notify us of all planned vacations in your application.

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Kitchen

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

Full and Part Time Kitchen Positions  Position filled 

Early April start through the end of Fall 2018 Cedar Circle Kitchen is looking for a few additions to the 2018 kitchen crew. If you are interested in cooking, baking, preserving or want to learn about food in a hands-on environment, we encourage you to apply. The growing season on the farm provides a fantastic assortment of organic fruits and vegetables to work with daily.

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Education Center

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

Cedar Circle Farm is hosting our third year of summer camp!
We have six weeks of camp scheduled from July 9-August 17, Monday through Friday, and a staff training session June 25-29. The camp day is 9 am-4 pm, though staff time on the farm will usually be 8:30-4:30.

Lead Educator (2018 Season)  Position filled 

The role of the Lead Educator is to help develop, manage, and facilitate food, agriculture, and ecologically focused youth and family programs for its 2018 program season (April 23 – November 2). 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– 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)
• 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 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 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 2018 program schedule. There is some flexibility in work hours outside of program times, but candidates should anticipate working full-time hours from April – October.

Send a resume and cover letter to Eric Tadlock. 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 eric@cedarcirclefarm.org or call (802) 785-4737.

Cedar Circle Farm Employment Application

Summer Camp Educators  Position filled 

Full-time from June 25 -August 17
7 weeks, M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm

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

Essential Functions:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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Summer Camp Support Staff  Position filled 

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

Essential Functions:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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Occasional Opportunities

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Volunteer Opportunities

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

Internships

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



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

photos: CCF staff & Ben Fleishman