GATHER FARM looking for a Farm Assistant to join our team!

GATHER FARM

Job Title: Farm Assistant
Hours: 20-30 hrs/wk, seasonal
Start Date: ASAP (through end of October)
Compensation: $15-18/hr, depending on experience

Background

GATHER is seeking the right candidate to support the management of approximately two acres at Gather Farm in Johnston, RI. GATHER is a socially conscious business based in Providence whose mission is to facilitate meaningful experiences for the community through ART, FOOD, and FARMING. Each of these three legs of the business operate independently while also feeding into the others and contributing to the collective mission of the organization. GATHER has been operating its glass blowing business, Gather Glass, in Providence for over ten years (www.gatherglass.com). The food and farming legs of the business are in different stages of development and Gather Farm (www.gatherfarm.com) is currently working this growing season to sustainably expand production. The farm and its surrounding land has a long 100 year history of farming, has been chemical free and regenerative for most of the last decade, and is conveniently located 3.5 miles from Providence, along the Greenway Bike Path.

Position Expectations

GATHER is looking for a passionate, cooperative, responsible, and adaptable person ideally with some farming experience (and/or enthusiasm for and commitment to learning) to help the Gather Farm Director manage the land. This individual will be part of a collaborative effort to fulfill our overall mission and will be responsible for:

  • Caretaking the land in a way that cultivates the health and vitality of the soil ecology, the living things that grow in it and on it, the people that engage with it and are nourished by it, and its intersection with the greater community;
  • Using primarily hand tools, all organic growing methods, and low impact farming; and
  • Certain tasks that are regularly scheduled, physically demanding, and can be repetitive.

Job Perks

  • Weekly share of farm fresh vegetables!
  • Production / Market experience
  • Being part of a growing business where you will have ample opportunities to experience and develop skills in a variety of innovative activities and business practices.

This position works directly with the Farm Director in a collaborative effort to build Gather Farm and support Gather’s overall mission to create meaningful experiences in the community.

To apply please send cover letter and resume to Peter Campbell at [email protected].