Assistant Farm Manager at Medway Community Farm

Medway Community Farm Inc, is a non-profit farm on town land in Medway, Massachusetts with 7 acres in vegetable production spread over three close range sites. MCF uses non-certified organic methods to manage a diverse vegetable operation that produces food for CSA programs, an on-site farm stand, local farmers markets, wholesale accounts, and local food pantry donations. We offer a variety of education programs, community events, and volunteer opportunities for the public.


As an Assistant Farm Manager at Medway Community Farm, you will play a pivotal role in supporting the farm manager in day-to-day operations, fostering community engagement, and promoting sustainable agricultural practices. You will assist in overseeing farming activities, coordinating volunteers, and contributing to the farm’s overall success.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in Farm Operations:
    • Support the Farm Manager in planning, organizing, and executing daily farm activities, including planting, irrigation, harvesting, and pest control.
    • Supervise and guide farm crews with the Operations Manager including volunteers, ensuring tasks are completed efficiently and according to established standards.
  • Community Engagement:
    • Foster positive relationships with the local community, volunteers, and stakeholders.
    • Assist in promoting sustainable farming practices and raise awareness about the farm’s mission.
  • Crop Management:
    • Monitor crop health, growth, and quality, implementing appropriate measures for pest control and disease management.
    • Participate in crop planning, rotation, and harvesting schedules to optimize yields and maintain soil health.
  • Infrastructure and Equipment:
    • Assist in maintaining farm infrastructure, including irrigation systems, fencing, and equipment. Report any maintenance needs or repairs to the Farm Manager.
    • Ensure proper care and storage of tools and equipment to prolong their lifespan.
  • Health and Safety Compliance:
    • Adhere to and promote safety protocols and standards for all farm activities.
    • Educate and enforce safety guidelines among staff and volunteers, minimizing risks and ensuring a safe working environment.
  • Data Management and Record Keeping:
    • Assist in maintaining accurate records of farming activities, including planting schedules, harvest yields, inputs, and expenses.
    • Contribute to the development of reports for farm performance and compliance purposes.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Previous experience in farming, agriculture, or related fields.
  • Knowledge of sustainable farming practices, crop management, and organic farming principles.
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills with the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Excellent communication skills to engage with diverse stakeholders and the local community.
  • Ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions and perform physically demanding tasks.
  • Ability to list and carry 50 pounds
  • Proficiency in basic computer skills for record-keeping purposes.

Education and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in agriculture, horticulture, environmental science, or related fields is preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license and the ability to operate farm machinery or willingness to learn.


  • Competitive compensation based on experience.
  • Opportunities for professional development and growth within the organization.
  • Contribution to a vibrant community-focused initiative centered on sustainable agriculture.
  • One week PTO
  • Weekly Vegetable allowance


This is a full-time seasonal position starting February or March and ending in November or December, estimated at around 30 hours a week from February to March, 40-50 hours a week from April to October, and back down again for our winter season. The workday begins at 8 am with possible 7 am starts in the heat of the season.

Application Process:Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter outlining their relevant experience and interest in the position to [email protected]

Medway Community Farm is an equal opportunity employer. MCF Mission: To maintain a place that enhances Medway’s rural character, fosters community spirit and encourages “learning from the land” by providing locally grown food, volunteer experiences, educational programs and public events.