New Entry Sustainable Farming Project's (New Entry) (www.nesfp.org) mission is to improve our local and regional food systems by training the next generation of farmers to produce food that is sustainable, nutritious and culturally preferred and making this food accessible to individuals regardless of age, mobility, ethnicity, or socio-economic status. In doing this work, New Entry provides critical training, career development, and economic opportunity to new farmers. New Entry is a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE MissionWorks (www.tsne.org).
The Delivery Driver and Farm Maintenance Crew position is responsible for ensuring timely produce deliveries and providing good customer service to our Food Hub customers, ranging from CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shareholders, restaurants, corporate partnerships, and food access partners. When not on the road driving and delivering perishable farm products, the position will also provide field maintenance and landscape management services to the Farmer Training Team who manages a 15-acre vegetable production site with a demonstration plot, cover crops, and land care services on a historic property. This will involve mowing, clearing/trimming fence lines, brush clearing, weed trimming, hand weeding, harvesting, and other farm management and maintenance tasks. The position is a vital part of the New Entry Food Hub and Farmer Training teams, and as such will share in the responsibility of fulfilling program deliverables and reporting requirements.
This position is a temporary, part-time, benefited position working 30 hours per week through November 2019.
Farm Maintenance Crew
The pay for this position is $19.50-21.00 per hour, commensurate with experience.
We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an outdoor warehouse/barn and farm/agricultural environment and at times, in close proximity to other workers.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:
TSNE MissionWorks/New Entry envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE MissionWorks actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.
As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/New Entry will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.