Who We Are

Since our founding in 1991, The Food Project has grown into an internationally recognized non-profit organization that works at the intersection of youth, food, and community. For 29 years, youth and adults from diverse backgrounds have come together to produce healthy food for residents of the city and suburbs and build local, sustainable food systems. Each year, 120 youth work in crews with our staff to farm on 70 acres in eastern Massachusetts in Lincoln and Wenham and to partner with our neighbors in Lynn and Boston’s Dudley neighborhood to create the food system they envision.  Building a healthy food system means that land is well cared for, that food is grown and eaten locally, that food sales build and retain neighborhood wealth, and that all consumers have access to nourishing food for a healthy life. 

What We Seek

The Food Project is seeking 2 to 3 part-time, hourly farmers’ market support staff to assist with our Central Square Farmers’ Market in Lynn.  

  • Thursdays 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM – (September 3, 2020 to November 19th, 2020)

Responsibilities

Farmers’ Market Support Staff will help the Farm Manager manage lines for three local farm vendors:

  • Setting up of the market – including rope enclosures, setting up chalk circles and arrows, and wash station.
  • Ensuring 6 feet social distancing
  • Ensuring all customers are wearing masks
  • Answer questions and directing lines

Qualifications

This is an ideal position for someone who is interested in supporting an important food access site in Lynn and someone who is completely comfortable working outdoors.

  • Desire to make sure everyone has access to fresh and affordable produce.
  • Customer service experience is a plus. 
  • Team-oriented, good sense of humor is a plus! 
  • 18+ years of age. 
Compensation

The hourly wage for this job is $15 per hour. Benefits also include a weekly CSA share or the equivalent for 8 weeks.

Recruitment Process

We will review all submissions, identify viable candidates and contact ONLY those individuals selected to continue in the search process. The position will be filled when the desired candidate is found.

Please send resume and cover letter via email to:  [email protected] In the subject line, write your name and the position for which you are applying, eg: “Jordan Smith – Lynn Farmers’ Market Support.”

The Food Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to creating an inclusive organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for this position.