Round the Bend Farm (RTB), a Center for Restorative Community, is located in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts and is a 115-acre working farm and educational non-profit. We are a living laboratory that cultivates, educates, and empowers people of all ages. We are devoted to the global paradigm shift toward hope and abundance by valuing diversity, modeling nature, and redefining wealth. RTB is seeking an experienced, passionate, and motivated individual to join our team as a full-time Farmer & Distribution Coordinator for our Manifest Love project. We are accepting applications until February 26, 2021. Anticipated start date of employment is late March 2021.
As a Farmer & Distribution Coordinator, this position requires a highly motivated and energetic individual- someone who is passionate about RTB’s mission, local food systems, and plant-based foods. This employee will lead all aspects relating to vegetable production and land management for our Manifest Love project. Tasks will include (but are not limited to): cultivating, planting, weeding, irrigating, harvesting, washing and distributing of vegetables. Winter tasks will include (but are not limited to): food processing, education initiatives for the Manifest Love project, and various duties that support the multifaceted nature of our non-profit organization. The Farmer & Distribution Coordinator will be expected to keep farm work happening at an efficient pace. It is expected that this employee will participate in the overall mission of RTB. This full-time position will be physically demanding and challenging, but also grounding, nourishing and rewarding work.
The ideal candidate would have at least 1-2 years of agricultural production experience, although we are open to individuals who are quick learners and demonstrate sufficient motivation. As an organization that strives to value diversity in all that we do, we take care and place extra value in continuing to diversify our team.
Requirements for this position include:
Commitment to working in the scope of RTB’s mission
Desire to respect and care for the health of soil, plants, animals and humans
Desire to participate in and build local, vibrant community
Highly organized, energetic, strong work ethic, enjoys physical labor
Dependable, tidy, flexible, personal maturity, mindful self-awareness, and a good sense of humor
Courage, resilience, an open mind and open heart
Excellent communication & “people” skills, with the ability to accept direction and guidance
Ability to work independently and in groups of diverse people
Ability to work outdoors (in all conditions) for long hours
Proficiency in the use of certain tools/farm equipment (harvest knives, shovels, row covers, drip lines, cultivation tools)
Ability to perform repetitive tasks such as hand weeding and bagging of certain crops
Proficiency in writing educational materials and a general knowledge of how non-profit organizations work
Being willing to contribute to communal living chores (meal preparations, cleaning tasks, etc.)
Valid driver’s license
Physical ability to lift 50 lbs.
Note: Preference will be given to candidates who have an active interest in environmental and social justice issues pertaining to both local and global food systems.
Hourly rate is $13.50/hour, less legally permitted deductions for lodging and meals. Personal factors such as level of education, demonstrated hard & soft skills, history in the industry, and relevant work experience will all be evaluated.
RTB may provide room & board and internet access. Housing may include a private place to sleep (in a tiny house) and a shared kitchen/dining/library space with laundry facilities available.
Daily meals crafted from delicious, vibrant, farm produce.
Full-time employee benefits include worker’s compensation, employee retirement plan, health insurance, life insurance, paid vacation days, wellness days and holidays.
Please note: This job is not contingent upon living on the farm. Additional responsibilities to contribute to the community are required if a candidate decides to live on the farm.
HOW TO APPLY
Please complete the questionnaire in the link below and send a letter of interest (telling us about yourself and detailing your motivations and qualifications for this position), along with a brief resume and two professional references.