Farm Stand Coordinator

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Mass Audubon

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Boston, MA, United States

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30+ days ago

Location: Boston, MA

Sanctuary: Boston Nature Center

About Mass Audubon

Mass Audubon is the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England. Founded in 1896 by two women who fought for the protection of birds, Mass Audubon carries on their legacy by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today: the loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and climate change. With the help of our 140,000 members and supporters, we protect wildlife, conserve and restore resilient land, advocate for impactful environmental policies, offer nationally recognized education programs for adults and children, and provide endless opportunities to experience the outdoors at our wildlife sanctuaries. Explore, find inspiration, and take action at www.massaudubon.org.

About This Position

Are you passionate about food justice and equitable access to affordable, organic vegetables? The Boston Nature Center is hiring capable, enthusiastic staff member to support farm stands in three different locations: Mattapan Farmers Market, Nubian Square Farmers Market and Egleston Farmers Market. The ideal candidate will also support Mass Audubon’s commitment to climate change education, equity, and justice and bring a diverse range of experiences, expressions, and views to their work.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Set-up farmstand each week.
  • Work with Education staff to develop and deliver science and nature-based educational programs to summer programs, community groups and families.
  • Facilitate/lead groups of 10-15 program participants in hands-on, outdoor, and nature-based learning experiences at the Boston Nature Center, Boston green spaces, and schools.
  • Assist with the planning and development of new programs and activities as needed.
  • Monitor program participants in all types of outdoor environments and ensure the safety and comfort of all participants.
  • Maintain a professional work environment, which includes equipment cleanup and storage of program gear and materials.
  • Convey Mass Audubon’s mission, Action Agenda and educational philosophies throughout all programs.

Qualifications

At Mass Audubon, our highest priority is finding the best candidate for the job. Research has shown that people of color and women are less likely to apply for jobs if they don't believe they meet every one of the qualifications described in a job description. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our described qualifications or you have a less traditional background. We are looking for applicants with the following qualifications:

Must Have’s:

  • A passion for food justice and climate change.
  • A love for fresh vegetables, great communication, strong organization, and customer service skills are needed for this role.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational, time management, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Skills and ability to work with diverse groups, exercise cultural humility, and implement best practices in inclusion.
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and work collaboratively, as a positive contributor to the team.

Nice to Have’s:

  • Fluency in English/Spanish (or other languages) is desirable.
  • Preference given to candidates from the Boston community.

Compensation & Benefits

Compensation:

This position’s base salary range is $18 - $20; actual salary will reflect level of experience and qualifications relative to position requirements.

This is not a benefits eligible position.

Additional Information

Work Schedule:

This position is Saturdays 9 am to 4 pm.

This is a seasonal position, scheduled to end October 1, 2022 with the option to transition into a school year, per diem position.

Other Requirements:

Employees must successfully complete a CORI and SORI Background Check and a Motor Vehicle Record (if applicable) is required.

COVID-19 Considerations

Mass Audubon requires that all staff, regardless of their work location, disclose their vaccination status. Proof of vaccination status will be required immediately upon hire. This should also include a booster shot if it has been 5 months since you were initially vaccinated.

Mass Audubon's Commitment To Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice

Mass Audubon's mission is to "protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife" by building a strong coalition of employees, volunteers, and community members. We recognize that the environmental movement and field of conservation have been affected by societal systems that have limited opportunity and access for many people. As a result, Mass Audubon is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. We are engaged in an ongoing process of organizational assessment and change, designed to remove barriers and create a workplace where all forms of diversity are recognized and valued.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Mass Audubon is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. Mass Audubon prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

How To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Heather Deschenes, Regional Operations Manager
hdeschenes@massaudubon.org

Job# 3756