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The season begins!

New Entry’s staff often say that we all wear more than one hat. When we had a greenhouse propagation field training – our first field training of the year – scheduled to happen when there would be no Technical Assistance Coordinator around to run it, Becca Weaver stepped up, although it fell well outside of the job description for a Farmland Matching Coordinator. With a little bit of coaching from outgoing TA Coordinator Ethan Grundberg (now farm manager at Allandale Farm), as expected, she nailed it.

Now that our new TA Coordinator, Matt Kochka, has started, he’ll be running the rest of the season’s field trainings. Matt comes to us from Farm Aid, and before that, ReVision Urban Farm in Boston, where he was the farm manager. He knows his stuff.

The next field training is Irrigation and Water, on May 3, 5-7pm – as always, in Dracut, Mass. For more information, contact Matt at 978-654-6745 or MKochka@comteam.org.

Here are a few more pictures of the greenhouse workshop. (The discerning eye will notice our new soil blocker in action!)

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New Entry is Hiring!

Help New Entry Grow!Now Hiring

New Entry is looking for qualified candidates to join our energetic team that works to create new farmers, cultivate local produce, and conserve endangered farmland.  We are looking to fill two positions based in Lowell, MA to grow our programs.  Position descriptions and the application process is detailed below.

Please help spread the word!

CSA and Food Access Coordinator

Help make a difference for farmers, customers and  low-income communities by leading our CSA operations! Sadly, we will say “goodbye” to our existing CSA Coordinator (Matthew Himmel) who is moving on to another job and (hopefully!) to return to school. As a result, we are seeking a highly organized individual with proven leadership skills to coordinate our 475-member CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program.  responsibilities include: aassisting farmers in developing individual farmer production schedules; conducting outreach programs to reach potential customers and community volunteers; managing customer sales receipts and payments to farmers; managing staff and community volunteers; developing systems for produce quality assessment and farmer feedback; and expanding New Entry’s food access programs. A Bachelor’s degree is required, and a Master’s Degree is preferred. The candidate must have prior experience in supervising/ managing a produce operation or agricultural business . This is a permanent full-time position at our offices in Lowell and farms in Dracut, MA (4 miles from downtown Lowell).  Click here for the full job description.

Assistant CSA Coordinator

Help local farmers connect directly to customers by supervising our CSA operations! We are seeking a detail-oriented, organized, high-energy candidate to supervise quality control and produce packing operations for our 475-member CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program.  Responsibilities include supervising a team to pack CSA shares, working with farmers to assure quality control of produce delivered, picking up produce from nearby farms, delivering produce to distribution points around the Boston area, and assisting in coordinating production schedules and processing farmer payments. A Bachelor’s degree and experience in produce handling and quality assessment is preferred. This is a seasonal, full-time position from May through November based at our farms in Dracut, MA (4 miles from downtown Lowell).  Click here for the full job description.
TO APPLY: Interested applicants may download an application and submit with a resume and cover letter.

EMAIL:
HR@comteam.org – Human Resources
Please cc: nesfp@tufts.edu with your application materials.  Individuals of diverse backgrounds and cultures are encouraged to apply.

FAX:
(978) 937-5824

MAIL:
Community Teamwork, Inc.
Human Resources Office
155 Merrimack St.
Lowell, MA 01852

For any questions related to these positions, please email Project Director, Jennifer Hashley or Program and Finance Coordinator, Kimberley Fitch.

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