About the Role
Farm and Market Assistants serve as seasonal staff for our farming, Veggie Mobile, and CSA operations. They support every aspect of getting fresh produce to people’s tables, from seeding to harvesting to packing to selling. The Farm and Market Assistant will work with City Green’s farm team to prepare and maintain crop beds and fields, harvest, process, and pack vegetables in preparation for City Green’s Veggie Mobile and CSA programs. Farm and Market Assistants will set up City Green’s farm stand and Veggie Mobile markets, complete customer transactions while providing excellent customer service and information about the fruits and vegetables for sale, and break down the farm stand at the end of each market stop. Additionally, the Farm and Market Assistant will record transactional data, close out the register after each market, account for market inventory, engage customers at the market, and more.
Requirements & Qualifications
Market Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Loading and unloading crates of fresh fruits and vegetables for transport to and from market locations
Driving the Veggie Mobile to and from each market site, which include local libraries, senior centers, municipal buildings, and more
Setting up and breaking down farm stands, tents, tables, produce, and displays according to City Green standards
Ensuring that produce and other food products are stored, displayed, and handled properly
Completing cash and federal benefit transactions (SNAP, WIC, FMNP) at all Veggie Mobile market sites
Implementing the “Good Food Bucks” incentive program at all market sites for SNAP, WIC, and FMNP customers
Collecting and recording transactional data for each market site
Providing friendly and respectful customer service to all Veggie Mobile shoppers
Performing other duties as assigned
Farm Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Participation in all aspects of field work under the leadership of our Director of Agriculture and Assistant Farm Manager, including: weed management, cultivating, transplanting, direct seeding, bed forming and amending, harvesting, washing/packing, and overall land stewardship on our property including mowing and weed whacking.
Washing, processing, and packing for our CSA, wholesale, and market programs
Participation in all aspects of seeding, propagation, and watering
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. regularly & ability and willingness to work in often uncomfortable physical positions for short or long periods of time (example: we work on our hands and knees often and we work outside in all weather).
Caring for our farm animals, including feeding, watering, and helping with our rotational grazing systems
Performing other duties as assigned
Additional Responsibilities include:
Fostering and maintaining positive relationships with partners throughout programs
Maintenance of records and files for contacts and program materials
Support for printed materials (flyers, newsletters, reports, etc.)
Support maintenance and updates of of annual production schedule
Procuring materials within organization guidelines; manages expense reporting
Timely and professional communication with collaborating staff and outside program partners
Participate in “All Hands On Deck” activities, where all City Green staff cooperate on a large project, event, educational program or volunteer day
Support initiatives and programs throughout the organization as needed
Be prepared to represent City Green in a variety of situations with partners, guests, funders, government officials, other stakeholders, and community members
Adhere to City Green’s principles and policies
Adhering to City Green’s policies and practices around diversity, equity and inclusion
Be prepared to support interdepartmental events activities
Follow organizational policies and standards for safety and liability
Must have excellent customer service skills and be comfortable working with diverse customers
Comfortable completing and recording monetary and federal benefit transactions in fast-paced settings
Friendly and positive attitude required
Experience working closely with a team
Familiarity with food access, locally grown produce, organic agriculture, and food systems
Comfortable working outside in all weather conditions and capable of lifting 40-50 lbs
Must be available on select nights and weekends as needed
Familiarity with federal benefits (SNAP, WIC, FMNP) a plus
Ability to speak Spanish preferred
A valid driver’s license for at least 12 months and a clean driving history
Access to own vehicle for transportation to and from market sites strongly preferred
Hours and Compensation:
Farm and Market Assistants are paid $15.00/hour.
Training will be provided and several positions are available.
This is a seasonal position (May – November) ranging from 30-40 hours per week.
Farm and Market Assistants must be available on select weekends and evenings.
City Green requires all interns and employees to be fully vaccinated and boosted, and to undergo a background check in order to qualify for employment. After being offered a position, candidates will be asked to furnish proof of vaccination and submit a background check prior to the start date.