Who We Are 

Youth. Food. Community. Three important issues that intersect in one place: The Food Project. Here, we believe that food is a unique vehicle for creating personal and social change. Nothing else ties us so intimately to each other and the planet we share, affecting our health, the climate, culture, and poverty and privilege around the globe. If we — young and old from all walks of life — can unite to change the food system, we can change the world. From our urban and suburban farms to our community education programs, we aim to do just that by bringing together youth and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build local and sustainable food systems. 

Since 1991, The Food Project has built a national model of engaging young people in personal and social change through sustainable agriculture. Each year, we work with more than 120 teenagers and nearly 2,000 volunteers to farm on 70 acres in eastern Massachusetts in the towns and cities of Wenham, Lincoln, Boston, and Lynn. We consider our hallmark to be our focus on identifying and transforming a new generation of leaders by placing teens in unusually responsible roles, with deeply meaningful work. In addition, we help others grow their own food and provide training resources based on all we have learned since 1991. 

What We Seek 

The Food Project is seeking part-time, hourly farm workers: 

IN WENHAM, MA 

  • 3 Positions Available: 
    • Monday – Thursday: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM 
    • Starting on May 17th and ending on September 24th. 

*Note – in addition to these 3 positions, from late June through the beginning of September, we are looking for one of these positions to also staff the Thursday CSA share distribution from 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM. Please indicate your interest in your cover letter. 

Responsibilities
Farm Workers will help the growers with harvest and farm work. 

  • Perform farm tasks with the grower team, including weeding, hoeing, transplanting, bed prep, turning compost, etc.
  • Help with harvest for food distributions. 

Qualifications
This is an ideal position for someone who is interested in farming. 

  • Desire to work hard on a farm and get dirty is a must.
  • Farm experience is a plus.
  • Team-oriented, good sense of humor is a plus!
  • Ability to commit to the work schedule.
  • 18+ years of age.

Compensation
The hourly wage for this job is $15 per hour. Staff will have access to produce for the weeks they work. 

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: jobs@thefoodproject.org. In the subject line, write your name and the position for which you are applying, eg: “Jordan Smith —Wenham Farm Worker” or “Eric Jones—Lincoln Farm Worker.” 

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.