Atlas Farm - Certified Organic Produce

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  • Man tending tomato plants in a greenhouse
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  • Workers tending seedlings in a greenhouse

Employment

Applicants for all of our positions should be hard-working, reliable, self-motivated, have a valid driver’s license and their own transportation. Farm work is fun and rewarding but also very physically demanding. Applicants should have the desire to work outside even in adverse weather and be able to work early in the morning and for long hours during the main growing season.

We pride ourselves on the amazing crew we have here at the farm. We work very hard and focus on efficiency, but also foster a great work environment where people are engaged in their work, enjoy their co-workers, and take pride in an exceptional finished product. Most of our crew have been with us for many years, and we are always looking for more talented individuals to join our team.

Positions currently available:

Atlas Farm Store Manager

We are seeking a qualified candidate to join the management team. The position is a year-round, full-time management position at the farm with the primary responsibility of overseeing activities at our South Deerfield retail farm store along with the current General Manager. Specific duties include but are not limited to: managing farm store staff; creating daily and seasonal work schedules; merchandising and product displays; coordinating print, radio, and internet advertising and publicity; sourcing new products for sale at the farm store; creating signage and other marketing materials; organizing quarterly and seasonal events; and coordinating activities between production and farm store staff. Applicants should have a strong background in retail management, fresh produce, familiarity with organic vegetable production, marketing and creative experience, strong computer skills, and excellent communication skills. This is a very important position in our farm's management team and has a lot of potential for long-term growth and development. To apply, please submit a detailed cover letter explaining your background and interest in the position along with a current resume to Beth Fraser, General Manager, at farmstoremanager@atlasfarm.com. We will contact you if an interview will be requested.

Atlas Farm Store Buyer

The Atlas Farm Store is currently hiring a Farm Store Buyer responsible for all product purchasing and inventory control.  It is a full-time, year-round position with much potential for growth and development as the store continues to expand.  Applicants for this position must have experience in purchasing, inventory management, familiarity with fresh produce, customer service, excellent communication skills, advanced office computing skills, familiarity with retail finances, and be able to take initiative.  The Farm Store Buyer is supervised by the farm store General Manager and Farm Owner. Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and current resume to Beth Fraser, General Manager at farmstoremanager@atlasfarm.com.

Greenhouse Grower

The Greenhouse Grower is a full-time, year-round, senior management level position at our farm. We are expanding and improving our greenhouse production space and systems every year and are looking for someone to join this growing department. Our current greenhouse range consists of 3/4A of heated greenhouse space plus an additional acre of high tunnel structures. Crops include greenhouse tomatoes and cucumbers, pack plants for retail sales, plug plants for field production, and winter-grown salads and other greens.

Applicants should have a college degree in an applicable field, a minimum of 2 years experience in greenhouse growing on a commercial scale, management experience, and familiarity with vegetable crops and greenhouse production in New England.

To apply for this position, please email a cover letter and resume to gideon@atlasfarm.com

Farm Store Clerk

The farm store clerk is a year-round position requiring 30-40 hours/week during our main season from April - November with slightly reduced hours through the winter months. Duties include daily operating tasks at the store including opening and closing shifts, receiving inventory, maintaining produce displays, interacting with customers, maintaining a clean and orderly environment, and coordinating activities with the farm store manager.

The ideal applicant will have experience in agriculture, customer service, and retail sales; familiarity with fresh produce, strong communication skills, computer literacy, a strong work ethic and attention to detail. Excellent people skills are a must: friendliness, patience, and a desire to engage and educate customers about our produce. On-farm work experience and creative skills such as sign making are also desired. Applicants must be able to lift 50 lbs. and stand for extended periods.

Compensation for this position is commensurate with experience. To apply, please submit a cover letter explaining your background and interest in the position along with a current resume to farmstoremanager@atlasfarm.com.

Field Production Assistant and Equipment Operator

The Field Production Assistant and Equipment Operator position is focused on vegetable crop production, including field preparation, planting, cultivation, pest and disease control, and other production practices. This position is heavily centered on equipment work, and applicants should have a minimum of 2 years experience operating tractors and other farm equipment and a knowledge of vegetable production practices in New England. Applicants should also have an aptitude for record keeping, calculating for fertilizer and pest control applications, and trouble shooting and maintaining equipment.

The Field Production Assistant works very closely with the farm owner and the rest of the farm management staff and should have strong communication skills, attention to detail, ability to multi-task and ability to adapt quickly to the ever changing farm environment.

This is a year-round position requiring up to 60 hours per week during the main season of April-November and decreasing to 20-30 hours per week from December-March. Candidates for this position should be interested in long-term employment and an opportunity to advance in our farm management team. To apply, please submit a detailed cover letter explaining your background and interest in the position along with a current resume to gideon@atlasfarm.com. Compensation for this position is commensurate with experience.

Field Production Manager

The field production manager works very closely with the farm owner and other management staff in daily farm operations and is a senior management position at the farm. The position is heavily focused on field production, but also involves work in greenhouse production, post-harvest activities, building and equipment repair and maintenance, employee relations, and other tasks.

The field production manager is “second in command” to the farm owner and, as such, is involved in many aspects of farm management. Applicants should have a very strong background in vegetable production, including equipment work, plant nutrition, pest management, season extension, irrigation, greenhouse production, and harvest and post-harvest activities. Applicants should also have experience managing employees in a farm setting and familiarity with farm carpentry, wiring, plumbing, and farm mechanics. Some experience in retail and wholesale marketing is also desired.

This is a full-time, year-round position requiring 60+ hours/week during the main field production season from April – November and fewer hours during the slower winter months from December – March. We are seeking an applicant with a desire for long-term employment and the potential to move into a business partnership role over time. This job is well suited to a young grower who has worked on other vegetable farms in production and management roles and is ready for the task of overall farm management.

The position offers a competitive salary and benefits based on experience level. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter detailing previous work experience and how you believe you could excel in this position to gideon@atlasfarm.com. Extensive training is possible for the right candidate.