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We’re excited to announce our first paid seasonal staff positions!

Qualifications: Applicants must be current interns or graduates of Unadilla Community Farm’s Permaculture Internship.

Time Commitment: Flexible start and end dates throughout the season, with a minimum 2 month commitment up to the full season. Hours estimated at 30 hrs/wk.

Salary & Benefits: $1,000/month, up to $5,000 per season. Plus room & board included. All staff get access to the free classes offered through the internship, including the FSMA food safety certification.

COVID Safety: Applicants must be able to quarantine for 14 days, OR 10 days + a negative COVID test, prior to arrival on the farm and to quarantine on site with fellow staff and interns throughout the season.

Work Environment: Applicants must be able to carry 40 pounds and be on their feet walking, standing, moving, or squatting for up to 5 hours a day, 6 days a week. Must feel comfortable with a variety of outdoor working conditions, including full sun, light rain, or light frost.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Unadilla Community Farm encourages applicants from a diversity of backgrounds to apply.

Current Openings


Roles & Responsibilities:

The Food & Nutrition Coordinator will oversee daily plant-based meal prep for participants in Unadilla Community Farm’s Permaculture Internship. This includes teaching interns how to forage and harvest on-farm ingredients and managing the intern crew in preparing meals using a variety of methods, such as cast-iron cooking and pressure cooking, with instruction provided by the Project Manager as needed. The Coordinator should utilize meal prep as an educational opportunity for interns to improve their kitchen skills and plant-based cooking/nutrition knowledge. The existing Unadilla Community Farm recipe book should be used, and improved upon, as a template for meal plans.

To successfully execute this role, the Coordinator oversees:
-Meal planning to ensure a balanced plant-based diet
-Kitchen management to keep the space clean and keep stock of ingredients and when supplies need to be ordered
-Foraging & harvesting on-farm ingredients in season, in communication with the Organic Farming Coordinator to ensure that produce for the veggie box program is not wrongly harvested and that surplus farm products do not go to waste

Outside of daily meal prep, the Food & Nutrition Coordinator will occasionally lead interns in food preservation tasks throughout the season to ensure that farm products not utilized for the veggie box program are preserved. With guidance provided by the Project Manager, this includes teaching interns proper techniques for dehydration, canning, and fermentation for value-added product production.

The ideal applicant enjoys working and living in a communal setting, has leadership experience, and is comfortable working in a moderate-to-fast paced kitchen environment.

Education/Experience: Must be a current intern or graduate of Unadilla Community Farm’s Permaculture Internship. While formal culinary education is not a requirement, additional experience with plant-based cooking/nutrition is a plus.

Contact us at info@unadillacommunityfarm.org to apply!

This position is grant-funded for the 2022-2024 seasons. The initial contract will be for the 2022 season, with the option to continue on for the 2023-2024 seasons if it is a mutual fit.

Organic leeks and kale
The Veggie Box Coordinator will oversee “field crew” tasks for Unadilla Community Farm’s Permaculture Internship. Working under the guidance of the farm’s Project Manager, the Veggie Box Coordinator will lead interns in the cultivation of the farm’s organic fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, and herbs to ensure that a diversity of crops are grown throughout the season for the internship and veggie box delivery programs. This involves leading interns in tasks such as irrigation, seeding, transplanting, weeding, mulching, integrated pest management strategies, trellising, pruning, and harvesting. With instruction provided by the Project Manager, the Coordinator will ensure that interns learn proper techniques for the above practices and that tasks are completed in a timely fashion. Education is at the core of our work at Unadilla Community Farm; tasks should always be thoroughly explained with time taken for questions and discussion. It is vital that the Coordinator models a healthy working pace and positive attitude for interns. The Coordinator will be required to maintain a daily log of field crew tasks and harvest records.

The Veggie Box Coordinator will also communicate with the Food & Nutrition Coordinator about which plants are available for harvesting to be utilized in the farm kitchen and which plants are designated for the veggie box program.

Education/Experience: Must be a current intern or graduate of Unadilla Community Farm’s Permaculture Internship. Additional experience in a paid position on a farming/landscaping crew is a plus. The ideal applicant enjoys working and living in a communal setting, is organized, has leadership experience, is well-versed in plant identification of Northeast zone 4 species, and is familiar with a range of organic farming and agroforestry practices.

Contact us at info@unadillacommunityfarm.org to apply!

This position is grant-funded for the 2022-2024 seasons. The initial contract will be for the 2022 season, with the option to continue on for the 2023-2024 seasons if it is a mutual fit.