Atlas Farm - Certified Organic Produce

  • Workers picking greens in a field
  • Man tending tomato plants in a greenhouse
  • Farm worker smiling in a field
  • Workers planting seedlings in a greenhouse
  • Workers tending seedlings in a greenhouse

Employment

Applicants for all of our positions should be hard-working, reliable, self-motivated, and share our commitment to sustainable agriculture. 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:

Field Production Manager

The Field Production Manager is an integral part of our farm's management team responsible for directing all operations pertaining to field grown crops. Duties include: crop planning, sourcing equipment and supplies, land preparation including fertilizer applications and tillage, planting, cultivation, irrigation, pest management, harvesting, and assisting in equipment upkeep. The Field Production Manager supervises one full-time equipment operator, several part-time equipment operators/crew leaders, and three field crews of 6-10 people per crew. The Manager works closely with the farm owner, Greenhouse Manager, Farm Mechanic, Packing House Manger, and other management staff and crew. This is a full-time, year-round position with up to 60+ hours/week required during the busy field season from April-November reducing to 30-35 hours/week during the slower months of December-March. Applicants must have at least two years experience in vegetable production with significant experience operating agricultural equipment and managing others. Advanced agricultural training, proficiency with office computing, mechanical aptitude and experience, and handyman skills are desired qualities for applicants, as well. The ideal applicant will have managed field production on our scale in prior employment, but we are also willing to train a strong candidate with some experience and a willingness to learn. This is a position with long term growth potential at our farm and requires careful attention to detail, a tenacious work ethic, knowledge of vegetable growing practices in our region, and excellent communication skills. Compensation includes a competitive hourly wage, paid vacation, and free farm produce. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to gideon@atlasfarm.com

Equipment Operator and Assistant Farm Mechanic

The Equipment Operator and Assistant Mechanic position is focused on field crop production and assisting the Farm Mechanic with the maintenance and repair of farm equipment and facilities. Equipment work includes field preparation, planting, cultivation, pest and disease control, and other production practices. This position is heavily centered on equipment work and applicants should have at least 2 years experience operating tractors and other farm equipment and a knowledge of vegetable production practices in New England. Experience with general farm mechanics and handyman skills are also required. The Equipment Operator and Assistant Mechanic works closely with the farm mechanic, farm owner and the rest of the 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 position requires 50+ hours per week during the main growing season of April-November with part-time off season work, as well. To apply, please submit a resume and detailed cover letter explaining your background and interest in the position to gideon@atlasfarm.com. Compensation for this position is commensurate with experience.

General Manager

The General Manager is a new role on the farm that is responsible for overseeing daily operations, strategic business planning, crop sales, financial management and analysis. The GM role supervises all of the other departmental managers and reports directly to the Owner.  This is a high level management position at our operation and is suited to a candidate with extensive management background in agriculture or a related field.  The scope of work includes the following:

Company Leadership

  • Support managers in daily operations of: field production, greenhouse production, packing house, administrative, farm store, farmer’s market, and equipment and facilities including labor relations and developing SOP's.
  • Oversee employee lifecycle stages; recruiting, hiring, onboarding, development, retention and exit.

Strategic Planning/ Financial Management

  • Collaborate with farm owner to develop short and long term strategic plans for each department.
  • Analyze business financial statements, crop production and sales records to create quarterly and annual budgets for the overall business and for each department.

Sales

  • Build sales pipeline for field and greenhouse crops. Identify ideal customer profiles and target markets.
  • Maintain and develop relationships with new and existing customers to meet sales goals.
  • Assist Packing House manager in on-boarding new customers and accounts.
  • Assist Farmer’s Market Manager and Farm Store Manager in hitting sales goals and general retail management.

This is a full time, year round position with increased hours during the field production season of April through November and reduced hours from December through March.  Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in business management or related field and 2 or more years in a senior level management role in the agriculture industry or related field.  Additional qualifications include being culturally aligned with Atlas Farm’s mission, vision and values, knowledge and understanding of standard practices in field and greenhouse vegetable production, demonstrated problem-solving and management skills, the ability to communicate clearly with employees, management, customers and vendors, and fluency with QuickBooks and Microsoft Office.  Compensation includes a competitive annual salary, paid vacation, free farm produce and a 25% discount on all items for sale at the Atlas Farm Store.  This is a position designed for long term employment with much potential for growth and development, including potential equity in the business.  To apply, please send a resume and cover letter explaining your background and interest 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.

Prepared Foods Assistant

The Prepared Foods Assistant will work with the Prepared Foods Manager in maintaining daily production of all prepared food items.  The job takes place on site at the Farm Store and off site at a nearby commercial kitchen. This is a part- to full-time, year-round position. Job responsibilities include:

  • Washing, prepping and chopping farm grown produce
  • Following recipes to make prepared food items, including cooked dishes, salads, slaws and wraps, packaging and labeling food
  • Following existing food safety protocols
  • Dishwashing, cleaning kitchen tools and equipment, helping maintain a clean and sanitary kitchen
  • Helping Prepared Foods Manager maintain inventory of ingredients, containers, and labels for the prepared foods program
  • Helping Prepared Foods Manager maintain in-store salad bar
  • Assisting as needed with food preparation and distribution for occasional on-site events
  • Working with additional farm store staff to help complete tasks for the prepared foods program as needed

Applicants should have at least one year experience working in a kitchen or food service setting and familiarity with local agriculture and produce. ServSafe and Allergen Awareness certification is a plus.

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.