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, 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:

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.

Farm Store Manager

The farm store manager is a full-time, year-round position with the primary responsibility of overseeing activities at our South Deerfield retail farm store. Specific duties include but are not limited to: managing a staff of 8-10 including clerks, assistant managers, buyer and marketing specialists; analyzing retail sales and trends; daily retail store operations; creating work schedules; merchandising and product displays; sourcing new products for sale; overseeing marketing and advertising; organizing quarterly and seasonal events; and coordinating activities between production and farm store staff. Applicants should have a very strong background in retail management, familiarity with fresh produce, familiarity with organic vegetable production, marketing and creative experience, strong computer skills, and excellent communication skills. We are a mission based company and seek an individual for this position that shares our mission of sustainable food production and strengthening the local food economy.  This is a very important position in our farm's management team with much potential for long-term growth and development. To apply, please submit a detailed resume and cover letter to gideon@atlasfarm.com explaining your background and interest in the position. We will contact you if an interview will be requested.  This position offers a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

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.

Packinghouse Assistant

The Packinghouse Assistant works with the Packinghouse Manager in all post-harvest operations including processing, grading, and packing produce, as well as the loading and delivery of wholesale orders. Like most jobs on the farm, the intensity of this position has a certain seasonality, with the high season being from June through January and the lower season being from February through May. Throughout the year, but especially during the lower season, the packing house assistant may also assist in the other aspects of the farm including greenhouse production, field production, farmers markets and farm store work. However, the following job description represents the priorities for this position and will constitute the great majority of the work for this person on the farm.

General responsibilities are to assist in all post-harvest operations, including:
Transporting produce from the field to the packinghouse
Processing and packing produce including hydro cooling, washing, grading, and packing produce.
Preparing orders for delivery.
Delivering produce to wholesale customers, and well as picking up supplies etc. needed for the farm.
Transporting produce to and from offsite storage facility.
Maintaining harvest equipment including totes and harvesting implements
Maintaining packinghouse equipment including walk-in coolers, hydro cooler, brusher washer, barrel washer, pallet jacks, and various washing and packing equipment
Maintaining packing house organization and cleanliness including wash area, pallet and tote storage, crop storage
Maintaining harvest and wholesale records
Communicating with wholesale customers and suppliers.
Monitoring inventory of tools and equipment and ordering as necessary.
Preparing invoices for wholesale customers.

To apply for this position, please email a cover letter and resume to Troy at wholesale@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.