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May 2 22

Retail Assistant – Siena Farms

by Ben

We are seeking hardworking, high-energy, positive individuals who are motivated by a career interest in food and sustainable agriculture to join our team. Siena Farms Retail Assistants will be core team members of the year-round retail staff for our 50-acre vegetable farm. Retail Assistants will work closely with the managers and other members of the Siena Farms team to help professionally operate and grow retail sales at Siena Farms South End (106 Waltham St., Boston) and Siena Farms @ Boston Public Market.

Retail Assistants, like all of our employees, will be held to high standards for organization, communication, positive attitude, respect and kindness for coworkers, work quality, and professional work ethic and schedule. A background in retail sales or customer service is required, as well as experience with, or a passion for, farming and/or cooking.

The retail assistant position is a full-time or part-time position. Hours average 30-40 hours per week, spread over 4 or 5 shifts per week. Weekend availability is required. Compensation includes hourly wage and farm veggies.


  • Greet customers and provide friendly and informed customer service
  • Maintain a high level of product knowledge and be able to recommend products based on customer needs and desires
  • Perform daily retail sales using point-of-sale system
  • Follow all opening and end-of-day systems and protocols
  • Help maintain product display, product pricing and labeling
  • Maintain accurate invoices for chefs and other wholesale customers
  • CSA promotion and sales to members and potential members visiting our retail sites
  • Training of Siena Farms apprentices and farm crew into some or all of these
    daily retail activities
  • Uphold a clean, safe, organized, and beautiful working environment for
    customers and co-workers

To apply, please email a letter of interest and resumé to We look forward to hearing from you!

Apr 29 22

Tufts Food Research Assistant – Professor Tim Griffin

by Ben

The Sustainability Council at Tufts, led by Executive Vice President Michael Howard, is formulating vision and strategy focused on effective, impactful goals and strategies leading to a sustainable university that serves current and future students and employees equally while supporting the health and wellbeing of all of humanity and our home planet. This includes the role of Tufts University in global leadership, education, civic engagement, and operations. One of the focal areas is FOOD and its impacts on resource use and many other outcomes – nutrition, health, equity, and others. In order to chart the progress by Tufts on the variety of sustainability outcomes, we need to know where we are now – in other words, what is the baseline for food at Tufts? We are establishing a team of students (both graduate and undergraduate) that can initiate the data collection, analysis and interpretation in this realm. This team would work with Tufts Dining staff, research faculty, and food supply chain actors to collect baseline data. This could include (as examples): the collective environmental impact of food served at Tufts, engagement with local to regional food producers and suppliers, and the linkages that food at Tufts has with campus and off-campus stakeholders, businesses, and customers.

This assessment requires not only perspective of the food system and its many impacts, but collectively requires expertise in topics like Life Cycle Assessment, diets and nutrition, consumer behavior around food choices, and the role of food in university communities.

There is the opportunity for two to four (2-4) students to work on this project during Summer 2022. These will be paid internships. If you are interested, send a short statement of interest that also describes your qualification, along with a current resume, to Tim Griffin (Division Chair of Agriculture Food and Environment at the Friedman School) – – you can also apply via Handshake if you have an account (

Title: Research Assistant
Start-end dates: May 15 – Aug 31
Hours/week: 10-30 (part to full time) – 2 to 4 students as a team
Salary: $15 -25/hr depending on experience and qualifications
Job location: Boston/Medford area – some remote and opportunities for site visits
Any restrictions/preferences on what year they are in school and/or what they are studying: Undergraduate and graduate students at Tufts

Apr 25 22

Teaching Assistant – Tufts Climate Resilience Institute

by Ben

This 2-week pre-college program summer program will take an interdisciplinary approach to climate resilience with an emphasis on environmental justice. The program will run from July 11th to 22nd and TAs will also put in a couple days of prep earlier in the summer. TA duties: attending and facilitating the in-person course, leading small group discussions daily, and overseeing and assisting student groups in their capstone Story Map projects. Preference for applicants with Story Map experience and an interest in climate resilience. Stipend: $1250

Submit your application to

Apr 18 22

Program Coordinator – Harvest Home

by Ben
Apr 18 22

Project Vesta Research Assistant

by Ben
Apr 18 22

Food Access Intern – Apply by April 29

by Ben

We are seeking one intern with availability during weekdays and may include community outreach or supporting Mobile Farmer’s Market on a weekend day. The intern will support two Mobile Farmers’ Market routes per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the duration of the internship. Additional hours will occasionally be added for outreach on a third day. The Food Access Intern will work in San Jose, Redwood City, and Sunnyvale, and in-person office day in East Palo Alto.

The Mobile Farmers’ Market program at Fresh Approach is a farmers’ market on wheels whose purpose is to increase access to fresh, locally-grown produce in the Bay Area. It sources produce directly from local farmers to sell to historically underserved areas, where fresh quality produce is not easily accessible. 

The deadline to apply is 4/29/2022


A stipend of $3,888 is available.

The internship will begin in late May or early June, depending on the Intern’s schedule, and last for 12weeks. The exact dates will be determined based on the intern’s schedule. The intern is expected to work at least 18 hours per week.  

About Fresh Approach 

The mission of Fresh Approach is to create long-term change in local food systems by connecting California communities with healthy food from California farmers and expanding knowledge about food and nutrition. We accomplish our mission through a variety of programs, including the Mobile Farmers’ Market; VeggieRx nutrition education classes; Collective Roots Community Garden; and the East Palo Alto Community Farmers’ Market. We believe that everyone should have equal access to healthy foods and that the health of our communities and the livelihood of our local farmers should go hand-in-hand. 

Learn more at

For more information, email

Apr 18 22

Plant Ecology Research Assistant – Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory

by Ben


I am looking to hire a research assistant to assist with my PhD research for the entirety of July 2022 at Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory. Look below for details about the position, compensation and suggested qualifications for applicants.

Job Description: We are looking for one highly motivated, passionate individual who is enthusiastic to learn about subalpine ecosystems, plant physiology and plant monitoring and gain first-hand experience in field research in plant ecology.

Project Description: Multiple year snowmelt manipulation to address how climate change induced earlier snowmelt will impact plant physiology, reproduction and population viability.

Successful candidates will:

  • Learn how to identify four subalpine plant species
  • Learn how to use various physiological instruments including a porometer and fluorometer
  • Learn how to conduct various other plant monitoring including nectar volume & nectar sugar concentration measurements as well as demographic vital monitoring
  • Learn how to conduct pollinator observation sessions which will include basic training in pollinator ID (with an emphasis on Bombus ID)
  • Work with other students and graduate student mentor to develop both field skills and data management.

Salary & Covered Costs: $15.00/hour, with housing provided at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory and field station costs also covered.

Time Frame: July of Summer of 2022 (40 hrs/week for all four weeks guaranteed, possibility of extension depending on funding availability).


  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work within a field team with a positive attitude
  • Scientific integrity
  • Ability to learn and adopt new skills for both field work and data management
  • Interest in conducting plant ecological research and field work
  • Enthusiasm for long days in the field at high elevations

Undergraduate students, students with Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees and students in between undergraduate and graduate programs are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants that have previous field experience.

To apply, please send the following two documents to Elsa Godtfredsen ( by May 1st in Word or PDF format:

  1. CV (including contact information for 2-3 references)
  2. One paragraph statement that includes (i) how the position helps you to achieve your career goals and (ii) why you are a good fit for the position (no more than 1/2 page, standard font size).

Please feel free to reach out with questions or clarifications.


Elsa Godtfredsen

PhD Student
Plant Biology and Conservation Department
Chicago Botanic Garden & Northwestern University

Apr 18 22

UEP Research Assistant – Professor Hollander

by Ben

Professor Hollander in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning seeks an undergraduate research assistant to help with literature searching, graphic design, statistical analysis, and/or mapping on research projects related to urban planning. 5-10 hours per week, $15/hr. Work study required. Begins ASAP and ends early to mid-summer. To apply, send an email with your resume to  

Apr 18 22

Fall 2022 Courses: ENVS Minors

by Ben
Apr 9 22

Program and Communications Intern – April 29

by Ben