More Sustainable Food and Farming Jobs

The latest NESAWG newsletter lists the following job opportunities:

Urban Grower (full-time)
Common Good City Farm
Washington, DC

The Urban Grower is responsible for planning, organizing and managing all the activities of the half-acre Farm. The Farm produces food using sustainable agriculture and permaculture ethics and practices. For full description and to apply, visit

Workshop Coordinator (part-time)
Common Good City Farm
Washington, DC

The coordinator is responsible for overseeing the programming, promotion, and logistics of our series of educational workshops on the farm. For full description and to apply, visit

Mobile Market School Educator
Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture
Washington, DC

Like kids, local food, food justice, and child nutrition?  This could be the job for you! Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture is hiring a part-time Mobile Market School Educator to lead educational programming on Arcadia’s traveling farmers’ market bus, and coordinate local food taste tests in DC cafeterias.  Full application information at

Assistant CSA Manager
Farmer Dave’s
Dracut, MA

Full-time position. Application details can be found here:

Fair Food Fund
Boston area

The Fair Food Fund to invests in enterprises that connect New England family farms with the growing demand for local/regional, sustainably-produced food. In doing so, our goal is to enhance the financial viability of small- and medium-sized New England farms. Fair Food Fund is seeking an intern to help develop the Fund’s business plan. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Alex Linkow, Fair Food Fund Program Director, at This is a part-time contract position, with compensation of $15/hr, paid monthly, 5-10 hours of work per week for 12-15 weeks with the possibility of extension. Application deadline: December 16, 2011

Public Relations/Communications Intern 2011-2012

Interns are expected to contribute between 5-10 hours per week for publicity tasks. To apply, please send letter of inquiry, resume, and 3 references to Mindy Harris, PR Coordinator –, or call 781-209-1233.

Culinary Class & Special Events Intern
Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY

Full or Part Time Flexible/Nights/Weekends. $10 per hour. Contact:,

Lead Gardens Educator
Gardens Coordinator
Groundwork Somerville
Somerville, MA

Lead Gardens Educator to begin January 2nd 2012 to manage and run Groundwork Somerville’s nature and garden-based elementary after school programming. The Lead Gardens Educator will support our Gardens Coordinator with our additional winter and spring programming including: The Somerville Maple Syrup Project, April Vacation Week Camp, and Gardens Consulting.

Gardens Coordinator to start March 26th.  The Gardens Coordinator will supervise and/or run all “healthy EDUCATION” programming.  It is our hope that this will be a stepped process with the Lead Gardens Educator transitioning into the role of Gardens Coordinator to ease into management of such a multifaceted position in our vibrant community-based environmental non-profit organization.

Both positions are contingent on continued funding. As a core program, Schoolyard Gardens is a primary priority for the organization. For more information or to apply, please visit

VISTA Position
Sustainability and Nutritional Program Utilization Coordinator

The Pennsylvania Afterschool /Youth Development Network, in collaboration the Afterschool Alliance, seeks a AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer to serve as the Sustainability and Nutritional Program Utilization Coordinator from February 1, 2012- January 31, 2013. Fifty percent (50%) of the member’s time will be devoted to  working state-wide and specifically in five targeted 21st Century Learning Center Program /communities in the south central and southeastern regions of the state  to develop systems that promote and support the provision of afterschool and summer enrichment program meals and snacks. The VISTA candidate must be identified by December 14. If you are interested or have any questions, please  contact Kacy Conley at or call 717-763-1661 ext 210.

Director of Food Services
Cambridge Public Schools
Cambridge, MA

The Cambridge Public Schools seeks applications from dynamic and innovative food service professionals to manage and develop the food service program for an urban school district with 13 schools and more than 6000 students. The Food Service Director oversees a budget of $2.5M, one Assistant Director and all full and part time Food Service staff district wide. In addition, the Director is responsible for supervising district-sponsored programs such as: the school breakfast program, the school lunch program, the afterschool snack program and the fruit and vegetable snack program. The ideal candidate will possess a keen understanding of the changing landscape of child nutrition programs and be committed to change and improvement. More information and application instructions at:  Wait a few seconds for the Cambridge Public Schools Human Resources page to come up and then  look under Administrative Job Postings.

Apprentices and Interns
Poughkeepsie Farm Project’s Farming for the City Program
Poughkeepsie, NY

Apprentices and interns work with PFP staff and members to grow mixed vegetables on 14 acres, operate a CSA, run a farmers market, teach children and teenagers about food and farming, and lead outreach efforts to increase food access and awareness of food in the CIty of Poughkeepsie.  They also have the opportunity to participate in two Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT) programs. Interested candidates are requested to apply by December 15 (apprentices) or February 15 (interns), however, positions will remain open until filled. For more information and an application, visit our website at

Youth Programs Coordinator
Community Cooking Educator
Nutrition Center of Maine
Lewiston, ME

The Nutrition Center of Maine (NC) was founded by St. Mary’s Health System to promote community healthy through organizing, advocacy and education. Located in the heart of downtown, the Nutrition Center serves as a healthy food hub in the midst of Lewiston’s most diverse and economically challenged neighborhoods. These are full-time positions eligible for benefits. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. To learn more information about the positions, contact the Nutrition Center Director: Kirsten Walter at or (207) 513-3845. To apply visit: and search under “service”.


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