Jobs

Food Justice Project Coordinator ~ Mississippi Based

Posted May 19, 2016

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is seeking an experienced manager to coordinate a groundbreaking food justice project in Mississippi. NCAT is a private non-profit organization whose work includes nationally recognized projects in food, agriculture, and energy such as ATTRA, the national sustainable agriculture information service, and the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Clearinghouse (LIHEAP). The position will be located in NCAT’s Gulf States Regional Office in Jackson, Mississippi.

This is an exciting opportunity to manage a team of diverse organizational partners and NCAT staff who are collaborating to transform food systems in Mississippi to improve access to healthy, locally grown food. Our project goals are to educate children and adults on healthy eating, train new farmers, create new school and community gardens, provide employment opportunities for minority and native peoples and advance local farm to table efforts.

More Information: https://www.ncat.org/food_justice_coord/

Garden and Food Specialist – Bayview Foundation

Position posting: April 5, 2016

The Garden and Food Specialist will work directly with children and teens who participate in Bayview’s Summer Camp and After School programs and will be responsible for planning, coordinating and managing Bayview’s garden education programs for youth ages 7-18, including facilitating Bayview’s Family Heritage Garden (for children ages 7-11) and Farm to Pantry Garden (for teens ages 12-18).

Location: Bayview Foundation, Inc. (nonprofit affordable housing development in Madison, WI that primarily supports immigrants and refugees).

Schedule: Spring: May 9  – June 10 (5 hours/week) – start date flexible; Summer: June 13 – August 12 (15 hours/week); Fall: August 15 – October 28 (5-10 hours/week)

Compensation: $15.00/hour

Organizational Background: Bayview is a multicultural affordable housing development that features the Bayview International Center for Education and the Arts which provides community support services for Bayview families. Over 277 residents, primarily immigrants and refugees, from more than eight countries live in the Bayview community. Youth programs focus on educational success, social and emotional wellbeing and physical health.

Duties and Responsibilities

Develop and manage garden programs for children ages 7-11 and teens ages 12-18; Lead youth in productive educational and preservation gardens; Plan and facilitate engaging gardening and food literacy, preparation and preservation activities; Develop positive relationships with youth; Ensure safety of all youth; Collaborate and communicate with staffing team; Communicate with parents/caregivers and report on program activities and children’s participation; Train and supervise volunteers; Assist with program documentation and evaluation.

Visit www.bayviewfoundation.org for more information.

 

Farm to School Summer Education Intern

Position posting: March 30, 2016

The Farm to School Summer Education Intern will work directly with REAP’s Farm to School staff and AmeriCorps members to develop and facilitate educational activities at three Madison Metropolitan School District Summer Food Program community sites. This internship is an excellent opportunity for students interested in educating youth about healthy eating, local foods, and sustainability, and increasing food access for underserved youth.The internship runs from May through August 2016 and will require between 10-15 hours from May through June 20th and 20 hours per week June 20th through August 14th, 2016. The intern will need to be available from 11am-1pm Monday-Friday June 20th through August 12th to lead educational programming. Additional hours can be spent on a flexible schedule at the REAP office or working remotely. Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.

Applicants may be able to apply this internship towards college credit. Interns will receive a stipend of $1,000 for the summer.
Application Deadline: April 15, 2016

FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION AND APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

 

MOSA is Hiring a Certification Specialist

Posted Feb. 25, 2016

Midwest Organic Services Association (MOSA) is seeking a qualified individual for a Certification Specialist position. MOSA is a non-profit organic certification agency rooted in the Midwest with growth extending throughout the United States. We are recognized for our high quality service, knowledgeable and courteous staff, our timeliness and transparency, and our consistent commitment to and advocacy for organic integrity. We certify crops, livestock, processors and handlers.

Primary responsibilities include evaluating organic plan information and inputs to determine compliance with the National Organic Standards, communication with organic operators about certification requirements, and the performance of on-site organic inspections. The ideal candidate will have a relevant college or university degree, or equivalent training and experience, and knowledge of organic systems and certification. Experience with food science or food processing and handling is a plus.

We require excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong computer skills, and the ability to do detail-oriented work in a fast paced environment. This is a full-time salaried position with benefits working out of our office in Viroqua, Wisconsin. Salary is highly competitive for a non-profit organization and for the area. We offer a friendly work environment, challenging work, open communication, and commitment to a job well-done in a thriving small town with a strong progressive community. For a complete job description and application details visit www.mosaorganic.org. Applications will be accepted through March 11, 2016. No phone calls, please.

REAP Is hiring – Farm To School Snack Program Aides

Posted Feb. 19, 2016

The  REAP Farm to School Snack Program provides fresh, raw, locally-grown fruit and veggie snacks for over 6,000 students at MMSD elementary schools each week. This entails processing 800-1000# of produce on Tuesdays. We are seeking a reliable, fast-paced, kitchen-savvy worker with good knife skills. Time commitment is 4-6 hours on Tuesdays that school is in session starting at 8am. Compensation $12/hour. Worker must be efficient and able to lift heavy objects. Experience working in a commercial kitchen is a plus.

If interested, please send qualifications and description of interest to Farm to School Program Director, Natasha Smith at natashas@reapfoodgroup.org.
REAP Farm to School Program aims to provide and educate students about locally-grown produce and to create and sustain a market for local farmers.

 Food Hub General Manager – Iowa Food Hub

Posted Feb. 19, 2016

Iowa Food Hub, a non-profit local food distribution business, is accepting applications for a full-time General Manager.www.iowafoodhub.com. IFH is located in NE Iowa in West Union.

Responsible for hub daily operations which includes sales, procurement, shipping, and receiving of locally produced food products. Supervise staff, assist with grower development and education, oversee the community food box program, support Farm to School, partner with food access projects and oversee research opportunities and grants. The General Manager reports to the Board of Directors of Allamakee New Beginning, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization.

Knowledge/Skills Required: Bachelor’s degree in agriculture or similar are with food system focus. Three to five years of experience managing in a business, farm, social enterprise or nonprofit, including experience supervising staff, sales, marketing, outreach and building successful consumer and partner relationships.

We invite any qualified, self-directed, business savvy individuals to apply. Email resume, cover letter, and three references to upload.ANB_Gen.nkvdrmy7tq@u.box.com. Applications due Feb. 29.

Click here for a full job description. http://iowafoodhub.com/content/30

Farmer’s Market Manager – Janesville

Posted February 8, 2016

The Janesville Farmers Market, Inc. (JFM) seeks a self-motivated and passionate full-time person to manage the growing Janesville Farmers Market. Manager will oversee the market during Saturday operating hours, attend Board of Directors meetings, and work effectively with farmers, consumers, and community partners. Duties include set up/tear down of market, process vendor applications, collect fees, enforce rules and guidelines, and report to Board of Directors. The JFM Board sets market policy and directs the manager. The JFM Board may develop an ad hoc managerial review committee.

Job Description: http://www.janesvillefarmersmarket.com/jfm/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/farmers-Market-Job-Description2015.pdf

Interested applicants can send their cover letter and resume to board@janesvillefarmersmarket.com or mail it to Janesville Farmers Market, PO BOX 8252, Janesville, WI 53547. Job posting will remain open until the right person is found.

Homegrown Farms at Genesee Lake School is hiring a Field Assistant! Oconomowoc, WI

Posted February 8, 2016

Homegrown Farms enriches the lives of Genesee Lake School students through year round educational, vocational, and therapeutic opportunities focusing on a connection with the natural world, food production, and the dignity of meaningful work.

 POSITION SUMMARY

Genesee Lake School is seeking a seasonal Field Assistant who works closely with the Field Manager to produce about 20 varieties of vegetables for the Genesee Lake School Kitchen and Group Homes. The Field Assitant will assist in the monitoring and care for all field and hoophouse grown vegetables from seed to harvest.  The Field Assistant will also assist the Homegrown Farms Team with projects as needed.

Work Dates: April – September  Work Hours:  8am – 1 pm, Monday-Friday, 25 Hours/week   Compensation:  $10/hr + seconds vegetables + knowledge and skills in growing food

 RESPONSIBILITES

·      Communicate clearly with Field Manager and other Farm staff.

·      Balance a fast pace with quality across tasks including seeding, transplanting, cultivating, weeding, fertilizing, and vegetable harvest, cleaning, and packing.

·      Assist Field Manager with laying drip irrigation, row cover, and mulch.

·      Maintain cleanliness and safety of vegetable washing and packing areas.

QUALIFICATIONS

·      Motivation and enthusiasm for growing vegetables

·      Experience with vegetable production desired

·      Ability to maintain flexibility within a work day while completing essential tasks

 EXPECTATIONS

·      Attend 2-3 day Genesee Lake School on-site training prior to field work, as students with special needs may be working in the field alongside their teachers, coaches, and staff.

·      Dress appropriately for outdoor field work, working in a range of weather conditions.  Sturdy shoes or boots and long pants are highly recommended.

·      Although seldom, hours may shift to accommodate a weekend day to harvest and/or irrigate.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The Field Assistant must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Please email Sarah.Mayer@geneseelakeschool.com with a resume and letter of interest by March 1, 2016.

Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative Warehouse Position 2016; Waupaca, WI

Posted February 1, 2016

Position: runs Mid-June to Mid-September (negotiable)

Position duties:

  1. Maintain HAACP Paperwork.
  2. Manage daily check & check out logs
  3. Take in daily deliveries and appropriately tag them.
  4. Receive daily pick-up paperwork from the business manager and prepare them for pick-up.
  5. Check all produce for quality.  Report any concerns to Sales & Business Manager.  Checks should occur during arrival, daily, and at shipment time.
  6. Manage CHEP Logs.  Report all CHEP transactions to the Business Manager weekly.
  7. Load all trucks.

Position Requirements:

  1. Must be able to drive a forklift.
  2. Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  3. Must be self-motivated & reliable.
  4. Must like produce and working with farmers.
  5. Need to be organized and willing to fill out paperwork

Hours:  Noon – 8 PM

Pay: Pay commensurate with experience, 40 hours/week

Please contact Tara Turner at warehouse@wifoodhub.coop if interested.

 

The Cider Orchard is hiring orchard workers – full and part time! Mineral Point, WI

Posted December 30, 2015 

About The Cider Farm:We are establishing an organically managed apple orchard growing specialty apples to make The Cider Farm apple brandy and ciders. Both products are made under contract off-farm. We have been grafting and purchasing trees. About 4300 trees are in the orchard and 1700 are in the tree nursery. We will expand to at least 20,000 trees within five years.We are reclaiming over 60 ac of timberland from invasive species.We are establishing 35-acres of prairie, windbreaks, and pollinator habitat adjacent to orchard blocks. Our farm hosts research and educational initiatives.

Qualifications: Ability to appropriately balance speed and quality of work. Strong verbal communication skills and ability to follow directions, particularly regarding your safety. The work is physical and outdoors. You must be able to frequently lift 30 to 50 lbs.; to bend and squat for work at the tree base; to run weedwackers with brush-cutting blades; to carry and use a tree ladder. Experience in horticultural production is desired, while previous orchard work is a plus. Mechanical skills are highly desired. Experience managing others is a plus.

Dates and Times of Work:  Mid-February until mid-November, weather permitting. Part-time and full-time workers needed. April, May, September and October are the most demanding months and when labor is most critical.

Compensation: Starting wage depends on experience and qualifications and would be from $8 to $15 per hour.Hourly wage can be adjusted pending work performance and length of service.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, as well as three employer references by email to deirdre@TheCiderFarm.com or contact Dierdre or John Biondi at 608-219-4279

Stevens Point YMCA- AmeriCorps Nutrition Educator Position

Posted December 30, 2015

Are you interested in promoting children’s health and increasing their knowledge of agriculture, food, nutrition and the environment? If so, the Nutrition Educator position for the AmeriCorps Farm to School Program (F2S) may be right for you!

DEPARTMENT: The Nutrition Educator is employed by AmeriCorps with the Stevens Point Area YMCA as the host site for the DATCP AmeriCorps Farm to School Program (F2S).  You will be working under the direction and supervision of the Y Director of Wellness & Chronic Disease Prevention.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) partners with federal AmeriCorps to implement a successful AmeriCorps Farm to School program, which works to decrease childhood obesity by promoting healthy eating habits in students and increasing access to local foods in schools.  Working directly with the AmeriCorps F2S Community Outreach Member, you are tasked with delivering lessons to students on healthy eating, local foods, and the science of growing and sustaining foods.  You will follow the guidelines from a set of established curriculum but will have the freedom to develop your own lessons and coordinate events.  You will plan and participate in food tastings at schools and work with students and food service personnel to get kids to try new foods. 

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS:Must have a high school diploma/GED and be at least 18 to apply – Skills:  Must possess basic knowledge of healthy eating, natural foods and the science of growing and sustaining foods.  Must have experience in group instruction, preferably elementary age children.

Competencies:  Most important, you must have a sincere belief in the importance of and the desire to actively promote and educate children on healthy eating and the positive impact of choosing local foods.  You must be comfortable interacting with and leading groups of elementary school age children.  Other critical competencies include creativity, spontaneous flexibility in curriculum presentation, strong motivational and persuasive skills and the ability to work independently.  You must exhibit the Y core values of respect, responsibility, honesty, and caring.For more information or to apply please contact Mandy Reeves, Employment Specialist, at mreeves@spymca.org or 715-342-2980 ext. 338

Crossroads Community Farm is hiring full-time seasonal Crew positions!

Posted December 9, 2015

Crossroads Community Farm is a certified organic vegetable farm offering several full-time seasonal crew positions for individuals willing to work hard on our 20-acre farm. 

Each season we offer full-time seasonal field positions. Each field position has slightly different starting and end date (see below for more details) though the nature of the positions are generally the same. A field position at our farm involves hard work with your body, as you help us to seed, plant, weed, and harvest vegetables. Crew members work 40 hour weeks in the field, in every possible weather condition.

Components of Job :Daily physical field work, including: greenhouse seeding, planting, row-covering, weeding, harvesting, washing, and packing; Working outside in all weather conditions; Frequent heavy lifting of 25-50 pounds; Working with others in a crew, as well as supervising volunteers; Taking and following verbal instruction.

Desired Skills: At least one full season on a vegetable farm or other farm experience; Ability to appropriately balance speed and quality of work; Excellent verbal communication skills and ability to follow directions; Experience working with volunteers

Compensation: We believe in paying a living wage.  Pay starts at Madison’s 2016 Living Wage Rate, which is $12.83/hour.

For more information, including benefits and start/end dates of positions, please visit the Crossroads Community Farm website. If interested (and qualified) for a position, please send your resume (.doc or .pdf) and a description of your seasonal availability to us via email to crossroadscommunityfarm@gmail.com. We will contact you in January when we begin our hiring process.

Outpost Natural Foods Store – 2 Store Management Positions

Posted December 9, 2015

Outpost Natural Foods is seeking 2 Store Managers with strong leadership, customer service, and organizational skills, for our Capitol Drive and State Street locations. The Store Manager will set the standards for internal and external customer service, lead the management team, and ensure the profitability of the store.

Qualifications: Candidates must have at least 5 years retail management experience, including experience operating a successful department or store, staff development and discipline, and be skilled at developing relationships with vendors, customers, employees, and the community.

This is a full-time, At-Will, position that offers a generous benefits package including; competitive salary (DOE), paid vacation days, paid personal days, paid holidays, health, dental, life insurance packages, 401k, profit-sharing opportunities, bonus structure, and many other perquisites.

If interested in being considered for this position and meet the requirements, please submit a cover letter and resume to Randy inhuman relations (r.mccarthy@outpost.coop) no later than December 14, 2015.

Cooperative Development Specialist -University of Wisconsin, Madison

Posted November 24, 2015

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

– 1-2 years of experience in community outreach, economic development, and/or working with diverse stakeholders in the development of new businesses.
– Knowledge of business planning, marketing, and feasibility analysis; business operating and financing practices; organizational structures; and business development principles and practices.
– High degree of competency using Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
– Experience with and/or knowledge of cooperatives preferred but not required.
– Experience with and/or knowledge of the food, agriculture, health care, natural resource management, and/or utilities industries preferred but not required.

Principal duties:

Cooperative Development (40%)
– Assess and respond to requests for assistance from established cooperatives and groups desiring to form new cooperatives.
– Provide guidance and facilitation to groups in forming steering committees, identifying objectives, creating development timelines, assessing project feasibility, and developing business plans.Outreach, Education, and Applied Research (30%)
– Develop and deliver cooperative-related education and training materials including but not limited to workshops, presentations, written reports, and online content.
– Provide training to cooperative members, boards of directors, and management. Areas of training might include: basic cooperative principles and practices, organizational structures, cooperative financing, and cooperative management and governance.
– Under the direction of the Director and Assistant Director, conduct research and publish findings on issues such as cooperative structure, innovative uses of the cooperative model in communities, and cooperative development principles and practices.Grant and Event Support (30%)
– Support the preparation of grant proposals and progress reports to funders.
– Provide conference and event planning and support as needed.
– Initiate and maintain relationships with university colleagues, outside partners, and other cooperative development professionals.
– Provide input to the UWCC faculty and staff on Center website, newsletter, and other relevant Center publications and activities.
– Occasional travel throughout Wisconsin is required.
– The hire shall be given an initial 1 year appointment. This position may be extended up to a 24 month appointment or may be converted to a renewable appointment depending on program needs and funding availability.
In order to apply, applications must be submitted online athttps://uwjobapply.wisc.edu/Apply.aspx?pvl=84701
Questions about the position can be directed to:
K Martin-Taylor
Phone: 608-262-8966
427 Lorch St.
Fax: N/A
Madison WI 53706
A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
A period of evaluation will be required
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National Farm to Cafeteria Intern – Conference Intern

Posted November 2o, 2015

Position Description: National Farm to School Network is seeking a conference intern to support the planning and implementation of the 8th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference to be held June 1-4, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin. The National Farm to Cafeteria Conference is a biennial event that convenes a diverse group of stakeholders from across the farm to cafeteria movement who are working to source local food for institutional cafeterias and to foster a culture of food and agricultural literacy across America. The Conference Intern will work closely with NFSN staff and consultants, gaining hands-on experience in conference planning and farm to school programming. This position is based in Madison, WI.

Compensation and Benefits: Intern positions are non-exempt, part-time (under 20 hours/week) and are not eligible for benefits. Hourly pay ranges between $12- $15 and is commensurate with education and experience.

Please send your resume along with an email indicating your interest in the position to jobs@farmtoschool.org, no later than 3pm CST on Tuesday, November 24th. Brief phone calls will be held with the qualified candidates ASAP – anticipated start date is December 8, 2015.

Clover Valley Farm and Vinegary – Sales Position

Posted October 26, 2015

Location: Primary sales efforts will be in MN and WI with future potential for surrounding states as needed. Wage: $12-15/hour + mileage + 10% commission + quarterly bonuses based on performance, no benefits at this time.

Employer Description: Clover Valley Farms & Vinegary is a small diversified farm just north of Duluth http://www.clovervalleyfarms.com. Among our other farm products we produce a line of artisanal fruit and herb infused vinegars and shrubs. As this enterprise has grown we now need full-time assistance in all aspects of the sales and marketing of our vinegars and vinegar products.

Job / Applicant Description: We are looking for a motivated person to be part of our farm team. The primary job responsibilities of this position will be to lead sales efforts on behalf of CVF’s. Tasks will include managing current wholesale customer accounts, following up on existing leads and generating new wholesale clients. The position will require close coordination with the farm owners to manage product inventory and billing. There will also be interaction with CVF’s accountant related to sales and billing of accounts. This person will provide assistance in retail stores that carry our products by conducting in-store tasting of our products for special events and provide sales assistance (wholesale and retail) at special events or markets we participate in during the year. As desired this person will also have the opportunity to work in and learn about all aspects of the farm operation related to the production and processing of raw farm products (i.e. fruit & herb production, honey bee care, etc.) into our specialty fruit and herb infused vinegars and other value-added farm products (i.e. shrubs, syrups, soaps, herb infused salts, etc.).

As our first sales employee this person has the potential to grow with our farm business. We are looking to support a person that has an interest in being a part of the local foods network of producers.

To apply, email a 1-2 page resume, cover letter and three references to Cindy Hale

To inquire further contact :                                                                                           Cindy Hale at Clover Valley Farms and Vinegary,                                                             6534 Homestead Road, Duluth MN 55804 / Phone: 218-525-0094 Email:cindy@clovervalleyfarms.com

Paid Marketing Program Assistant Intern – DATCP

Posted October 20, 2015

Something Special from Wisconsin™ (SSfW™), Agricultural Development Division, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is seeking an individual to assist the Something Special from Wisconsin™ Director with membership management and project implementation.

The position requires an average of 10 to 12 hours/week during the office hours of 7:45 am. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday – Friday.

Pay $12 per hour. The application Deadline is Monday, November 2, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

Send resume and cover letter to:

Lois Federman at the Wisconsin Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

P.O. Box 2811, Madison, WI 53718-8911

T: 608-224-5124 F: 608-224-5111Email: lois.federman@wi.gov

For a complete job description, please click here.

Education Coordinator – Farm to School / Youth Coordinator @ Wellspring

Posted October 16, 2015

Wellspring, is hiring an Education Coordinator who will be responsible for all facets of existing and new Farm to School programs provided by Wellspring Education Center and Organic Farm. Presently 5 school districts participate in varying degrees from 4th or 5th grade classroom education, monthly cafeteria vegetable tasting, school  gardens, family education/engagement, grocery store veggie of the month, and classroom/youth group farm visits. This position will be responsible for all aspects of the program including developing and growing, oversight, planning, promotion, implementation, and evaluation.

This is a part time exempt position(multi-faceted candidate could possibly fulfill a full-time exempt position with room and board at Wellspring)

Qualifications:

Teaching and/or program development experience required. Bachelor degree preferred in Education, Environmental Studies, Nonprofit Management, Agriculture or related field. Ability to work with all ages and to work thru others. Experience in volunteer recruitment/management and/or teaching and coordinating programs preferred. Must be committed to positively impacting our food system. Must have driver’s license and means of transportation. Able to lift and carry items 30-45 lbs. Spanish language skills a plus. Curriculum development experience a plus.

To apply, send resume and letter of interest (include 3 work references), and salary history over last 3 years to Executive Director at wellspringed@aol.com.  Applications received through September 30, 2015. Position will remain open until the right candidate is hired.  

REAP- Taste of Wisconsin Holiday Sale Coordinator

Posted September 2, 2015

REAP Food Group is a nonprofit organization in Madison, Wisconsin, that connects producers,consumers, businesses, and organizations to grow a healthful, just, and sustainable local food system in Southern Wisconsin. For more than 15 years, REAP Food Group has been working throughout Southern Wisconsin to build and sustain a local food system that supports small family farms and locally owned businesses, promotes sustainable agriculture practices, and provides access to fresh, healthy food for the entire community. The Taste of WI Holiday Sale raises funds for area schools and the REAP Farm to School Program by selling items locally grown and crafted by WI producers and small businesses.

The Taste of WI Holiday Sale Coordinator will work directly with REAP staff to coordinate all aspects of the Holiday Sale. The Coordinator will communicate with schools and vendors to ensure all logistics of the Sale run smoothly. This is a limited term position from September – December 2015 with an average time commitment of 5-10 hours per week. Compensation $12.50/hour.

Please submit the following at your earliest convenience; position open until filled: 1. A cover letter stating your interest in sustainable food system work, and how your qualifications align with this position. 2. Your resume 3. One reference. Please email to: Natasha Smith, Farm to School Program Director / natashas@reapfoodgroup.org

Fall Internship Positions with Community GroundWorks’ Youth Programs

Posted August 25, 2015

Community GroundWorks is seeking several additional interns this fall to work at it’s Goodman Youth Farm and Troy Kids’ Garden sites. Interns will work with visiting school groups, leading hands-on organic gardening, culinary arts, and environmental education activities. Positions beginSeptember 1 and end on October 29. Interns will work 1-4 days per week, depending on availability. Time slots include:

  • Tuesdays, 8:00-1:00 (GoodmanYouth Farm)
  • Tuesdays, 12:30-5:30pm (Goodman Youth Farm)
  • Wednesdays, 12:30-5:30 (Troy Kids’ Garden)
  • Thursdays, 8:00-1:00 (GoodmanYouth Farm)

Both paid and volunteer positions are available. Preference for paid positions will be given to applicants who are available to work multiple days per week. College Credit is available for our internships, and we are happy to help you complete hour requirements and paperwork.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and available shift hours to Melissa Hayes (crewleader@communitygroundworks.org)

Seeking AmeriCorps Members to Promote Healthy Schools in Northeast Iowa

Posted August 14

The Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative (FFI) in partnership with Luther College is currently accepting applications for 2015-2016 AmeriCorps positions. The AmeriCorps service members will join a team of enthusiastic people working in over 10 schools throughout Northeast Iowa to promote farm to school, active kids and school wellness.

On the ground, members will assist with school gardens, conduct nutrition and health education, and coordinate and train others to be leaders in this work.  Members will deepen the understanding for students, teachers and staff about the benefits of growing and consuming healthy, green, affordable food and being physically active.

AmeriCorps members can live in any community in the six-county region: Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard, Winneshiek. Service members receive a modest living allowance, travel reimbursement and an education award which can be used for higher education tuition or loan repayment after completing a full term of service.  The term of service is September 1  – August 31.

Luther College is currently accepting applications until positions are filled.  Please submit an electronic letter of interest and a résumé highlighting experiences and rationale to Emily Neal, Director of School Outreach at Luther College atnealem01@luther.edu.

Goodside Grocery of Sheboygan is Hiring a General Manager

Posted July 24, 2015

Goodside Grocery and Food Co-op of Sheboygan is expanding its local grocery operations and seeking a qualified candidate for general manager. This is a full-time management position and will oversee all aspects of daily operations.

Purpose – To oversee all aspects of daily Co-op operations and meet organizational goals established by the Board of Directors while remaining within Board defined limits and aligned with the Co-op’s mission statement.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: • Establish organizational goals, performance objectives, guidelines and best practices that are based on Board Policy and strive towards achieving them • Oversee store operations based on the goals, objectives, and standards of the organization • Oversee, assist, and supervise volunteers and employees in planning and performance to achieve goals and objectives

Review of applications will begin July 15, 2015 ; SEE FULL POSTING HERE

Academic Specialist Position at Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS)

Posted July 24, 2015

The Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS) is accepting applications for an Academic Specialist to support existing CRFS initiatives, including the Michigan Good Food Fund.  This position will provide outreach and business assistance to Michigan food businesses to increase good food access in low-income communities.

This is a full-time, annual year position. Applications will be acepted until Monday, August 10, 2015, or until a suitable candidate is identified. To apply, visit the MSU Jobs Website jobs.msu.edu and search for faculty/academic staff posting #1627.

SEE FULL POSTING HERE

Program Coalition Coordinator – Fondy Food Center

Posted July 23, 2015

Agency Overvew: The Fondy Food Center is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to connect North Side Milwaukee to healthy, locally grown food. The agency fulfills this mission byoperating Milwaukee’s largest open-air and producer-only farmers market in the heart ofMilwaukee’s North Side and a 40-acre environmentally sustainable farm in Port Washington.

Overall Responsibilities: Working with the Executive Director and the Development Director, the Program Coalition Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the startup and ongoing activities of a regional coalition of farmers markets to increase the consumption of locally grown fruits and vegetables by the low income residents. This position will also be responsible forassisting in the day-to-day operational aspects of the nonprofit, including processing accounts payable/receivable, donor record maintenance, and associated tasks.

Commitment: This is a full-time, grant-funded, salaried position with medical/ dental benefits. To Apply: Send a resume WITH COVER LETTER via email to young@fondymarket.org.  SEE POSITION POSTING HERE

Full Harvest Farm is Seeking Field Workers

Posted July 14, 2015

Full Harvest Farm, LLC, a certified organic vegetable farm north of Hartford, WI, is looking for several full or part time Field Workers to help plant, maintain and bring in the harvest. Our Field Workers are a vital part of our farm.  They perform a wide variety of jobs and receive both a wage and lots of certified organic vegetables.
Among their jobs are: prepare beds for planting, help transplant, harvest produce, weed plants, lay mulch, construct support frames, lay drip tape, seed flats, cut grass, etc.
Field work requires you to lift heavy loads a short distance, bend over, kneel and even crawl on the ground in all kinds of weather.  You do not need prior farming experience.  You do need to be responsible, work hard, willing to learn new skills, ask questions, follow directions, have your own transportation and a place to live nearby.
If you’d like more information and an application, please contact us at:  fullharvestfarm@yahoo.com

Growing Home Hoop House Program Manager

Posted July 7, 2015

Position Description: Growing Home is a local food program of HALO Inc. The Hoop House Program Manager is primarily responsible for the daily operations of the hoop house. This involves all aspects of plant propagation, maintaining the facilities, plant and produce sales and marketing, managing volunteers, and supervising a training program out of the hoop house.

This is a part-time, 20-25 hr per week position that pays $11/hr. No Benefits. Possibly starting as an unpaid internship until funding is secured. Start Date is ass early as July 2015.

Program Background: HALO Inc. is a homeless shelter in Racine Wisconsin. In 2012 we received a grant for a hoop house and to develop a training program in urban agriculture, primarily focused on season extension and hoop house production. The program will provide training focused on low income individuals who wish to find agricultural work or are already involved in agricultural production but wish to extend their growing season using hoop houses. The products grown in the hoop house will be sold locally to fund the program.

Qualifications: High school diploma required, bachelor’s degree preferred;Supervisory experience, preferably with volunteers or farm workers; Strong organizational skills and ability to follow through on tasks; Ability to work independently but communicate as needed for guidance and clarification; Demonstrated experience in project, program and/or organizational management; Experience, familiarity, and/or passion with urban agriculture and local food systems ;Ability to work weekends required; At ease working outside in an urban environment during all seasons and all weather; Ability to perform hard and repetitive physical work, and lift at least 50lbs; Willingness to work among diverse populations; Computer literacy, comfort with technology, social networks and email outreach.

To Apply:

Email resume and 3 professional references to Sasha Broadstone atsbroadstone@haloinc.org.

Farm to School Americorps Position – Winnebago Co.

Posted June 26, 2015

The Winnebago County Health Department is seeking candidates to fill an opening for a full-time AmeriCorps Farm to School service position, beginning August. The AmeriCorps Farm to School program is a unique opportunity to engage in public service and gain guided professional development while actively participating in the Farm to School movement. As an AmeriCorps Farm to School Member you will be engaged in the tasks of a nutrition education and community outreach, as well as special service days and projects as an AmeriCorps. The AmeriCorps member serving in this position will work with school districts in Winnebago County to expand the purchase of local seasonal foods in school meal programs and provide student education about fresh, local, and nutritious foods.  The member will work primarily with elementary and middle school students, teachers, farmers, food service personnel, parents, and a wide range of community partners.

This appointment is full-time, beginning August 19, 2015 and ending in August of 2016,  with a 1,700 hour commitment (approx. 33 hours/wk).

Application Procedure and Deadline: Please submit a resume, contact information for two professional references, and a letter of interest including a statement explaining why you think farm-to-school is important for Wisconsin schools by July 1, 2015 to Sarah Wright,swright@co.winnebago.wi.us.  For more information, call Sarah at (920)232-3025.

REAP Food Group

Posted June 23, 2015

Farm to School Program Coordinator: This person will provide management and training support to four half-time AmeriCorps Farm to School educators. Additionally, the Farm to School Program Coordinator will work directly with school staff, area chefs, and community organizations to carry out chef in the classroom programming, manage farm to school volunteers, plan educational farm to school events and provide general program support. Link to more info:http://www.reapfoodgroup.org/images/stories/pdfs/FarmtoSchoolProgramCoordinator_2015.pdf

GRAPHIC DESIGN AND COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

Updated August 1, 2015

Reap Food Group is seeking candidates for a Graphic Design and Communications Director to develop and implement REAP’s communication program, including designing REAP’s printed and digital materials, promotion of REAP’s mission and events, and managing social media outreach. The Graphic Design and Communications Director will be involved in event planning and represent REAP at media events and before audiences at other outreach events. For more information, please visit : http://www.reapfoodgroup.org/about/job-opportunities.

REAP Food Group is hiring Farm to School Educator Positions

Posted June 8, 2015 

REAP Food Group is seeking candidates to fill four 50% time AmeriCorps positions with the REAP Farm to School program. This is a one-year appointment with a 900 hour commitment (average 20 hours/wk). The position will begin August 15, 2015 and end August 14, 2016. Contingent on funding, members will be under contract with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture’s AmeriCorps program and will be under the supervision of REAP staff to continue and expand upon existing farm to school programming in Madison public schools.

REAP AmeriCorps members will be based out of REAP Food Group’s office in downtown Madison, WI and will report directly to the REAP Farm to School Program Manager. Work hours will fall primarily between 8am-4pm Mon-Fri; it is imperative that members have availability during these hours. Occasional weekend and evening hours may be required.

Application Deadline: 5pm July 10, 2015

Contact: Natasha Smith, HUnatashas@reapfoodgroup.orgUH, 608-310-7836

Employment Opportunity at the Biodynamic Association

Posted May 29, 2015

The Biodynamic Association (BDA) is a nonprofit association of individuals, groups and organizations in North America who are committed to healthy food, healthy soil and healthy farms. Founded in 1938, the BDA today serves thousands of gardens, farms, vineyards and agricultural operations striving to create diverse, balanced farm and garden ecosystems that generate health and fertility. Biodynamics is not just a holistic agricultural system, but a potent movement for new thought and practices in all aspects of life connected to food and agriculture.

We currently have openings for one or several individuals to join our staff team, based in our Milwaukee, WI office.

To fill the roles that we currently have open, we are seeking candidates with skills and experience relevant to: Budgeting and financial management; Database maintenance and development (ideally CiviCRM or similar); Tracking and acknowledging memberships, donations and grants; Event registration; IT and phone systems; Other administrative and staff support tasks, including data entry and filing.

To request the full position announcement, e-mail: resumes@biodynamics.com or call 262-649-9212 x6

SUMMER 2015 DEVELOPMENT INTERN for REAP Food Group

Posted May 12, 2015

The Development Intern will work directly with REAP’s Development Director to assist with research, outreach, and administration. This internship is an excellent opportunity for students interested in nonprofit development, event planning, and communications. The internship requires a minimum of 15 hours per week (flexible schedule) at the REAP Office during regular business hours. Occasional evenings and weekends may be required. The internship begins as soon as possible throughAugust 28, 2015.

SEE POSITION POSTING HERE >>

Application Deadline: May 15, 2015

SUMMER 2015 EVENT PLANNING INTERN for REAP Food Group

Posted May 12, 2015

The Event Planning Intern will work directly with REAP’s Executive Director and Farm to Business Program Manager to assist with event research, outreach, and administration. This internship is an excellent opportunity for students interested in nonprofits, event planning, communications, and public relations. The internship requires 8-10 hours per week at the REAP Office during regular business hours. Occasional evenings and weekends may be required. The internship begins as soon as possible through August 28, 2015.

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Deli Bakery Team Member

Posted May 8, 2015

The Free Market, a relatively new Local Organic Grocery Store in Appleton is in the early stages of creating healthy bakery and deli alternatives for our customers.  We strive to use organic and gluten free ingredients to meet our customers needs.  We want a person who wants to be part of a close team and make a difference.

Contact Cindy Weinfurter for more information: 920/968-1260, askus@thefreemarketstore.com

Summer Intern for Food Security Project

Posted April 30, 2015

General description: The student will be employed by the UW-Madison Population Health Institute but all work will be conducted at Centro Hispano of Dane County. This project is a one summer pilot conducted by Centro Hispano of Dane County consisting of educational workshops and listening sessions with Latino residents of South Madison. The pilot will have three sessions with four workshops each from July through September. The goal of the program is to explore outreach and education strategies specifically designed to increase food procurement strategies, such as SNAP, WIC, and community gardens, with the aim of increasing fruit and vegetable consumption. The main objective is to expand Centro Hispano’s general support services to include trainings and referrals related to food access. The target population for this pilot is the Latino community receiving services at Centro Hispano.

Employer: Centro Hispano     On Busline: Yes
Pay: $10/hour     Deadline: 5/8/2015     # of positions: 1
For more information, contact: Hester Simons, hester@micentro.org, 810 W Badger Rd, Madison, WI 53713, 608-255-3018, http://www.micentro.org/

Micro-Farming Innovation & Diversity Assistant

Posted April 28, 2015

Timeline: (June 1 – August 31, 2015)   15 hrs/ week; (Sept. 1 – November 20, 2015) 5 hrs/ week
Purpose: To support further development of the UW-Extension Micro-farming program as both an innovative and replicable model which fosters a diverse group of emerging farmers. The Micro-farming program seeks to continue building its impact as a sustainable program model, collaboratively working with UWEX colleagues, partnered organizations, and local businesses.
More information: http://milwaukee.uwex.edu/2015/04/24/urban-ag-job-microfarming-innovation-diversity-assistant/

Farmers Market Internship

Posted April 23, 2015

Sheboygan County Interfaith Organization is looking for a reliable passionate individual to help increase access to fresh and healthy food through Foodshare and EBT sales at the Sheboygan and Plymouth Summer Farmers Markets. The position will be responsible for marketing food share and EBT usage at the Market through community partnerships, outreach and social media. This position will also support the Farmers Market Coordinator with the Market Information Booth. The Farmers Market Intern is expected to have a thorough understanding of the SCIO Farmers Market Mission and be familiar with the Vendor Guidelines and Rules. This position requires strong customer service skills, a team-oriented attitude, and the ability to think on your feet in a fast-paced environment. This is a physical job and applicant must be able to lift 50lbs.

http://www.sheboygancountyinterfaith.org/farmers-market.html.  Contact Heidi for more information: Scio.heidi@gmail.com

Seasonal Garden Program Manager – Lake Valley Camp

Posted April 15, 2015 

Lake Valley Camp is a summer Resident Camp located outside of Boscobel, WI. The camp provides enrichment and educational experiences for children living in underserved neighborhoods of Milwaukee. This free program provides life changing experiences to over five hundred young people every year.

The Garden Program Manager will oversee the production and educational aspects of the camp’s garden. The one-acre garden provides educational opportunities for 9-14 year-old participants, jobs for 17-year olds who have grown up in the Lake Valley Camp program and provides fresh produce for the camp’s food service operation.

Significant garden knowledge, teaching skills, as well as the ability to motivate a group of teens towards a common goal are requirements of the position. The commitment runs from June 10th – August 14. Schedule within that timeframe will be discussed during the interview process. To apply, please go to www.lakevalleycamp.org, Click the “Join our Team” tab to view position information and to submit your application! Also, contact Jim Flint, Camp Director at (414) 431-4508 for more information!

National Farm to School Network- Paid Intern

Posted April 11, 2015

National Farm to School Network (NFSN) is seeking an intern to support the work of Seed Change, an initiative aimed at changing the dynamics of farm to school at the state level to improve health outcomes for children and economic opportunities for farmers. Starting with Kentucky, Louisiana and Pennsylvania, this new initiative will jump start school level farm to school programs and statewide networks to increase local food procurement by schools and elevate food education for more than 1.8 million school children.
The Seed Change intern will gain direct experience with farm to school programming, including mini-grant management, assisting with coordinating and planning for trainings, and researching and developing resources for schools.
The intern will work closely with Seed Change staff. This position is based in Madison, WI.
Compensation $12/hr for 5-10 hrs per week
See attached for more information and contact Lihlani Skipper with any questions: lihlani@farmtoschool.org

Urban Agriculture Coordinator – PEOPLE

Posted April 9, 2015

This position is part of the Community and Regional Food System Project and involves implementing the third year of an urban agriculture and food system curriculum in the PEOPLE Program at UW-Madison.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES/ Spring 2015:   Prepare for the summer program by leading the steps outlined in the Program Guidebook, including the search for program instructors, tour arrangements, curriculum review and improvement, making arrangements for the urban ag internships, and communication with PEOPLE Program staff

Summer 2015:  Supervise the overall program, co-prepare curriculum for the 1- or 3-week course, evaluate the 2015 program and update the Program Guidebook for 2016.

QUALIFICATIONS: Pursuing a degree in a field related to urban food systems; Master’s degree candidate preferred but junior or senior undergraduates may apply; Excellent communication skills; Excellent organizational skills; Experience working independently and on teams; Experience working in multicultural settings

POSITION DETAILS:  Approximately 10 hours per week in the spring, 30 in the summer; Student hourly position; $14-$17/hour depending on experience; Approximate start date: April 22nd, 2015

If interested, send a *brief* email introduction explaining your interest in this position accompanied by your resume to dmsmith24@wisc.edu by April 17th, 2015.

Community Gardens Program Assistant

Posted April 3, 2015

Community GroundWorks is seeking a Community Gardens Program Assistant! This is a full time job with benefits! This person will be responsible for helping to coordinate the technical assistance of the Dane County Community Gardens Network. We are actively seeking to enhance our organizational diversity, so candidates with non-dominant backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

For a complete job description and application information, please click here.  Applications are due April 15, 2015. Please send all inquiries to shelly@communitygroundworks.org.

Nourish is Hiring: Urban Farm Manager and Program Coordinator

Posted April 1, 2015

Urban Farm Manager

Nourish is a farm-to-table, education organization that empowers the community through experiential learning opportunities that focus on healthy, local food that has been grown sustainably. The urban farm manager will oversee vegetable and fruit production, coordinate volunteers, and facilitate garden-based education on a 1/4 acre urban garden and in a rural hoophouse. Food grown on the land will be distributed to Nourish programs, as well as community partners and nonprofits.Full job description: http://www.nourishfarms.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Urban-Farm-Manager_March2015.pdf

Program Coordinator

Nourish Farms Inc. is seeking candidates for a Program Coordinator position. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is passionate about food, sustainable agriculture, experiential teaching and learning, helping and making an impact in our community.Full job description: http://www.nourishfarms.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Program-Coordinator_March2015.pdf

Interested parties should send their cover letter and resume to:

Heather Cleveland

E Mail: heather@nourishfarms.org

Snail Mail: P.O. Box 1191, Sheboygan, WI 53082

Paid Internship with FairShare
Posted April 1, 2015
Work includes:
 – On-farm cover crop research
 – Farmer program evaluation
 – Educational resource development
Please submit your application and any questions to Claire Strader,claire@csacoalition.org, by 4/20/15 for priority consideration.

Regional Food Systems Educator Position – University Of Nebraska Extension

Posted March 30, 2015

Do you have the drive to lead production development in a regional food system? Can you be a strong regional expert and develop focused, comprehensive learning programs for improving production, profitability, environmental stewardship, food security, entrepreneurship, business opportunity, and consumer awareness in regional food systems?

We have an excellent opportunity for a full-time faculty position located in Weeping Water, Nebraska that serves east central Nebraska.  We want individuals who are self-directed and able to work in a flexible environment. The focus of this position will be Regional Food Systems.  This person will teach and coordinate regional food systems programs regionally in a) improved profitability and sustainability with emphasis on yield potential, input efficiency and integrated pest management; b) reducing environmental and food safety risk and encouraging resource stewardship; c) enhanced resiliency of regional food systems from climate variability; d) entrepreneurial and business planning practices; and e) expanded consumer and youth awareness of regional food systems and food security issues.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree with one degree in Agronomy, Crop Science, Horticulture, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Regional/Local/Urban Food Systems, or other closely related field required.  Master’s degree must be completed by start date.
  • Successful experience teaching in a formal or non-formal setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate (i.e. publications, web media, presentations).
  • Specific knowledge and/or experience in regional/local food systems.

For a detailed job description, additional qualifications and how to apply, go to http://employment.unl.edu and search for requisition F_150061.

Supported Gardening Program Facilitator
Posted March 27, 2015
Community GroundWorks is seeking to hire a part-time facilitator for our supported gardening program, Gardening For Good! Starting wage is $11/hour. Must be available Thursdays from May-October. Experience working with people who have disabilities and their Dane County support networks is strongly encouraged.
For a detailed job description and application instructions, please visit our website:
Deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

Northeast WI Food Hub Is Hiring a Coordinator!

Posted March 25, 2015

Are you someone who is interested in working with farmers and local food producers to bring high quality, local products to institutions such as schools, hospitals and restaurants?  We need a charismatic, innovative, and energetic part-time/temporary Food Hub Coordinator to help support the Goodwill Grows Program.

The Food Hub Coordinator will be responsible for activities to coordinate the first season of the Northeast WI Food Hub which includes producer and buyer communication, software troubleshooting and logistics coordination.  The person in this roll will need to have an ability to work with a diverse group of people and volunteers that make the Food Hub program a success.

The Position : 20-25 hours per week, 6 month temporary position which can be extended based on performance and funding.  Starting salary is $12.00 / hr. This position offers our Great Rewards benefit package for part-time team members. Bachelor’s Degree is required with 2-5 years professional experience. For more information, contact Alex Tyink at : atyink@goodwillncw.org . Interested in applying? Click here.