Volunteer and Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Kitchen Crew Position

The Center for an Agricultural Economy is looking to add reliable individuals to our seasonal farm product processing/kitchen crew team! Experience preferred but will train motivated individuals that are a good fit. This position is hourly, and requires a willingness to work in an industrial kitchen setting, maintaining good food safety practices, working closely with a team, and having a good work ethic.

Work location: Hardwick industrial park, at the Center for an Ag Economy, a local food system non-profit organization.

Salary: Hourly, beginning at $11.00hr, with opportunity for increase
Work Schedule: Starting immediately, three days per week. Hours can increase through school year.

Summary of Position: This position is critical to our farm to institution (Just Cut) local farm veggie program, and will work in a team with the Kitchen Crew Supervisor, Facilities Manager and Farm to Institution Accounts Manager. The primary responsibility is to ensure the safe, efficient and cleanly processing and packaging of raw farm products into value-added products for institutions. This requires:

Employee Responsibilities:
• Prepare, package, and ship weekly fresh and frozen Just-Cut product orders (particularly broccoli, beets, cabbage, potatoes and carrots)
• Ability to work in an industrial kitchen setting; warehouse inventory lifting, physical capability to move foodstuffs, dry goods, work in hot and cold settings, and work with food processing equipment is a necessity.
• Communicate all irregularities to the Production Manager and follow all food safety protocols as communicated by Production Manager or Facilities Manager (i.e. equipment malfunction, materials below par level, staff injuries, etc.)
• Maintain a high level of cleanliness throughout production kitchens and warehouse

EMAIL: Lotty@hardwickagriculture.org, or call 472-5362! We will send job description and have you over for an interview.


Seeking Business Manager for Local Food Distributor

The Center for an Agricultural Economy is seeking a part-time Business Manager to work with Farm Connex, a local food food distributor in the northern Vermont. This position will be responsible for: managing the day to day business activities, stewarding and implementing the long term strategic vision, maintaining and growing business profitability, and building business presence at the state and regional levels. For a full Job Description please open pdf

FC Business Manager Job Description