Atlas Farm - Certified Organic Produce

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  • Man tending tomato plants in a greenhouse
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  • 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:

Packinghouse Manager

We are hiring for a Packing House Manager to start immediately. Duties include: assessing crop availability and communicating with wholesale customers via phone and email; compiling orders and creating invoices; coordinating harvests with field crew leaders and other farm management; managing all crop packing and a packing house crew of 3-10 workers and a full time assistant; maintaining all packing house supplies and equipment including walk-in coolers and off-site crop storage; and coordinating all deliveries and pick-ups including supervising one full-time delivery driver. This position requires strong organizational skills, experience in handling produce in a wholesale environment (specifically vegetable crops), strong management skills, and excellent communication skills. This is a year-round position requiring 50+ hours per week during the main season (May-January) decreasing during the slower season (February-April) and is well-suited to someone looking for a job with long-term potential. Compensation is commensurate with experience. For a full job description and to apply, please email a cover letter and resume to gideon@atlasfarm.com

Farm Mechanic

We are hiring for a Farm Mechanic to start immediately. Responsibilities include maintenance and repair of farm machinery including trucks, tractors, and tractor implements, in addition to some equipment operation. This position involves maintaining service records for all equipment, managing shop supplies, maintaining shop tools and equipment, light metal fabrication, troubleshooting maintenance and repair issues, equipment operation during the busy field production season and "handyman" work on farm buildings. Applicants should have experience with tractors and vegetable farming equipment, metal fabrication, and familiarity with diesel engines and shop tools. Carpentry, plumbing, and electrical experience are also desired. This is a position requiring close attention to detail, an aptitude for record keeping, good communication skills, and a flexible schedule. The position is full time, year round, requiring long hours (50+) during the main field season of April-November and fewer hours per week from December-March. The normal work week is Monday-Friday, but some weekend hours will be required. Applicants should have a desire for long-term employment. Compensation is commensurate with experience. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to gideon@atlasfarm.com

Greenhouse Manager

This is a full-time, year-round, senior management level position at our company. We are expanding and improving our greenhouse production space and systems every year and are looking for someone to join this growing department at our farm. 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 leafy 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. Please email a cover letter and resume to gideon@atlasfarm.com and we will provide a complete job description.

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

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.