OPPORTUNITIES

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Work Opportunity: C.S.A. COORDINATOR at PAKEEN FARM

posted 4/29/21

 

Pakeen Farm is a small, diversified family farm located just outside Boston in Canton, MA.  We grow apple trees, Christmas trees, vegetables, berries, and flowers.  We run a multi-farm C.S.A. from June through November, and have two robust on-farm retail seasons: our Fall Harvest Season in September and October, and our Christmas Tree Season from just after Thanksgiving to mid-December.   

 

We are seeking a C.S.A. Coordinator for our 2021 C.S.A. Season.  This position is available from early June through mid-November.  Hourly commitment is roughly 20 hours per week, with the potential for expanded work hours beginning in September.  This is a “clean shoes” job—no farm field work required.   

 

Weekly Time Commitment, SUMMER (mid-June through Labor Day): 

  • Thursdays (10am-7pm) and Saturdays (9am-3pm). 

  • Other work hours to be determined through discussions with the farm manager.

 

Weekly Time Commitment, FALL:

  • Wednesdays (2pm-8pm), Thursdays (8:30am-4:30pm, or until 7:15pm if possible).

  • Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays: to be determined through discussions with the farm manager.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Unload each week’s produce from a large van/truck, with assistance when possible/necessary

  • Pre-pack all C.S.A. shares for weekly pickups, with assistance when possible/necessary

  • Oversee C.S.A. distribution on Thursdays and Saturdays, plus additional C.S.A. distribution hours after Labor Day

  • Update weekly inventory in our C.S.A. webstore

  • Manage C.S.A. member billing accounts, using our online software

  • Be the general point person for all CSA members

  • During September and October, assist with retail farmstand sales in addition to CSA distribution

 

Qualifications, REQUIRED:

  • Efficient, accurate, and thorough

  • Comfortable working independently

  • Able to remain productive for entire length of shift

  • Physically able to perform repetitive labor, such as lifting and carrying 40-50lb crates

  • Punctual, with reliable form of transportation

  • Valid drivers license + commitment to safe driving (we do have a farm truck and there are occasional times when the C.S.A. Coordinator will need to drive it)

 

Qualifications, PREFERRED:

  • Kind, jovial, good-natured & open-minded

  • Interest in and/or experience with sustainable agriculture and organic vegetable production

  • Interest in and/or experience with seasonal cooking

 

Compensation:

  • $15-$20/hr, based on relevant experience and overall fit with our operation.    

 

To apply, please send a simple cover letter and resume to info@pakeenfarm.com.​

Other Employment...

 

We are always eager to meet new folks!  If you are interested in working at the farm, or would like to explore other ways to contribute or collaborate, please do contact us. 

 

At Pakeen Farm, we spend most of our time:

- Growing & selling Christmas trees;

- Growing & selling pumpkins & gourds;

- Growing & selling vegetables & fruit to members of our Multi-Farm C.S.A.

 

Also, we spend a lot of time:

- Maintaining many acres of woodland, wetland, and pastures;

- Taking care of livestock such as chickens, turkeys, and horses;

- Preparing fresh donuts & hot beverages!

​Please direct inquiries to:
info@pakeenfarm.com
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