Salvation Farms Executive Director


Salvation Farms is hiring for our next executive director. Please share with anyone who may be interested in shepherding the next steps of our work.

Bring your passion for agriculture and locally grown food, sustainability, and leadership to
the role of Executive Director at Salvation Farms. Building upon two decades of extraordinary growth
and evolution, the new ED will collaborate with and inspire SF’s dedicated team and expand and deepen
the organization’s influential and unique role in Vermont’s food system.
This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to building resilience in Vermont’s food system, serve as a
prominent voice within the Vermont farm and food sector, and be part of a respectful, intentional workplace
culture where employees feel empowered and supported to thrive and succeed.
Advancing Salvation Farms’ mission, vision, and program strategy, you will:
● Guide the organization’s direction and growth
● Engage with external partners
● Strengthen the financial health and operations of the organization
● Develop relationships across private, public, and non-profit sectors
You will also shepherd SF through an exciting programmatic expansion and organizational anchoring phase.
After many pilots, SF now has the resources to fully commit to a new operating location in Lamoille County for
surplus crop aggregation and food processing and will include a workforce development component. The new
space will house much of our operations under one roof, allow us to expand the capture and distribution of
surplus crops, explore the development of frozen and shelf-stable food products, and develop new markets for
local farms' surplus crops.

Learn more and apply on the website:

Full-Season Vegetable Production Crew (2024)

Contact Name
Ralf Carestia
Phone Number

Full Time, May to October


We believe it takes self-initiative, constant and thoughtful communication, a strong belief in the purpose/impact of our work, creativity, and love and appreciation for one another in order to accomplish the challenge that is diversified vegetable farming. We are currently seeking young agriculturalists (or folks with experience in other related hands-on trades) who are ready to be a vibrant part of our mission to grow healthy and abundant food for our community in an ecologically conscious way.

As a member of our team you should expect to be involved in the day-to-day planning and problem solving involved in the operation of our farm. Together we grow vegetables and berries on ~15 acres in a given year while managing the fallow years for a remaining 15. In addition to our outdoor space we grow extended season crops in 10 high tunnels and produce retail vegetable starts for sale in conjunction with our Annuals and Perennials team. Our focus is on the full cultivation of the crops we grow at Cedar Circle, from seed to washed-and-packed product, and our farmstand team takes it from there.

One of the most exciting aspects of diversified vegetable farming is the variety of work involved. While specializing and honing skills in one particular area enables a farmer to take pride and ownership in the work that they do, having a varied set of responsibilities keeps the work sustainable, interesting, and engaging. Our team is always working towards a model that provides both of these experiences for all team members.


We are lucky to be in possession of many tractor-based cultivation tools that improve our quality of life and efficiency; however, we hold a reverence for traditional hand-based methods for their lack of disturbance, reliability, and connection to the land. We have a shop with a full time mechanic though times of peak demand may necessitate assistance from production team members who consider themselves mechanically inclined.

A non-comprehensive list of our day-to-day tasks is below.

Greenhouse, Propagation house:

  • Seeding, thinning, watering, grafting, tagging and organizing (retail starts)

Greenhouse, In ground growing

  • Season extension — Bed prep (BCS), transplanting, weeding
  • Specialty crops — Lower and lean tomatoes, trellised cucumbers and peppers, etc.

Bed prep

  • Tillage-based — Mowing, primary and secondary tillage, amending, mulched bed formation
  • No-till — Mowing, tarping, roller-crimp

Weeding and pest management

  • Hand weeding, hoeing, flame weeding, tractor based cultivation
  • Deploying bought-in IPM
  • Manual pest management (squish squish)
  • Setup and removal of row cover


  • Water wheel, bare-root


  • Hook-and-latch overhead systems, lay flat and drip systems


  • Cooler management and ensuring proper storage conditions, ensuring rapid removal, cooling, and storage of crops during summer heat, washing/processing, quality control


  • Outdoor trellis maintenance
  • Farm maintenance — Organizing, moving, consolidating materials, etc
  • Greenhouse maintenance
  • Side-dressing
  • Perennial crop maintenance
  • Direct seeding
  • Assistance with other departments (one-team mentality)

Harvest is an essential component of vegetable farming and our full season team works in conjunction with our teen ag program to pull off daily morning harvest. This provides an excellent opportunity to model efficient, skilled, and safe farming practices and to inspire up and coming agriculturists.


  • At least one season previous vegetable farm experience preferred (other work experience welcomed!)
  • Small engine operation (e.g. string trimmers, irrigation pumps) experience preferred (willing to train!)
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Consistent attention to detail
  • Positive, energetic interpersonal skills
  • Clear, consistent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Flexible, creative, and able to perform well in diverse conditions and under pressure
  • Ability to work for long durations in inclement weather – standing, sitting, bending over, or kneeling
  • Interest to return for consecutive seasons is a huge plus!


This is a seasonal position, full-time May through October (other time commitments considered) with flexibility to work weekends during certain parts of the season. We try to stick to a 40 hour work week to the best of our abilities. The full season crew member is an hourly position with benefits including sick time accrual, fresh produce, and a discount to our farm stand. Salary range is $15-17/hr, depending on qualifications.


Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to [email protected] or through the employment application on our website: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the team is fully staffed.

Education Lead - Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center

Contact Name
Kelsey Head
Phone Number

Full-Time April - October
Part-Time November - March


The role of the Education Lead is to assist in developing, managing, and facilitating our agriculturally and ecologically focused youth, family, and adult education programs. There is a strong focus on developing and delivering lessons and activities for our farm programs, of which our most popular is our summer camp.


  • Development and implementation of new and existing programs in conjunction with the Education Programs Manager (homeschool classes, preschool classes, family programs, teen cooking classes, summer camp, adult workshops, etc.).
  • Working with the Education Programs Manager to create seasonal program curriculum, including lesson plans and educational materials for programs.
  • Planning, implementation, and maintenance of the Education Garden throughout the season.
  • Serving as Camp Director during the 8 weeks of summer day camp.
  • Training seasonal education staff prior to the start of youth programs.
  • Managing the Mentor In Training (MIT) program for summer camp.
  • Supervising and supporting seasonal education staff and volunteers to ensure programs run smoothly.
  • Providing a positive experience for parents or caretakers of children participating in youth programs.
  • Collaborating with other departments at Cedar Circle Farm to lead or coordinate educational community programs.
  • Assisting the organization in hosting fundraisers and events.
  • Representing Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center at recruitment events, camp fairs, etc.
  • Availability to work overtime during summer season, and occasional weekends for special programs / events.
  • Other related assignments as necessary.


  • 2+ years of experience as an educator, in a classroom or outdoor setting.
  • Additional experience in a related field, or combination of work experience and coursework.
  • Experience developing curriculum and teaching about farming, ecology, or related subjects preferred.
  • Enjoy building relationships with learners of all ages, from preschool through adults.
  • Be inclusive and embrace diversity of all learners.
  • Be proactive and self-motivated.
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills in professional and educational settings.
  • Be detail oriented and competent in balancing multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Farm or garden experience preferred.
  • Be comfortable working outdoors–rain or shine!


Hourly rate starts at $17-$20 per hour, based on experience. Benefits include access to farm produce and a 20% discount at the CCFEC farmstand and cafe.


Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter through the employment application on our website:

Job Openings - Sunrise Farm

Contact Name
Chuck Wooster

Sunrise Farm Job Openings - Now Hiring For 2024

General Farmhand - Two Positions Available

Position Description

The work at Sunrise is primarily focused on certified-organic vegetable production, though the seven-person Sunrise crew is part of everything from seeding vegetables to slaughtering chickens to maple sugaring to light carpentry. Our 400-member CSA is entirely on-farm pickup, so you will have a chance to interact with CSA members whether you’re restocking the kale or selling lamb sausage. The job is 40 hours per week, 7:30 AM to 4 PM with a half hour off for lunch. One position will be Monday through Friday and will focus somewhat more on vegetables than animals, and the second position will be Friday through Tuesday and focus somewhat more on animals. Both positions start in April and run through October. Housing in an apartment adjacent to the farm is available if needed.


-We work in rain, sun, snow, wind, heat, and cold—preparedness and a positive attitude are essential for success. We also shift frequently from one task to another, so an ability to transition efficiently is important.

-We aim to work hard during work hours and then knock off at a reasonable time. You must be able to put in a solid eight hours of effort every weekday, lift heavy objects, and deal with whatever comes along. You also need to be able to work closely with other people, since most activities require joint effort.

-You don’t need to have prior farm experience, though that is helpful.


-This is a paid position, starting at $15/hour if you have no prior experience. 

-All the fresh, organic vegetables you can eat; deep discounts on meats and cheeses and other items we sell; unlimited fresh air; sunshine as available. 

-The farm is just two miles from White River Junction, the cultural hub of east-central Vermont, and eight miles from Hanover, New Hampshire, home of Dartmouth College. The farm is two hours from Boston, three hours from Montreal, and four hours from New York City.  


We prefer an in-person work interview. Send an email and resume to [email protected]. We fill jobs on a rolling basis.

Fat Sheep Farm & Cabins Is Hiring! (Hartland, VT)

Contact Name
Todd and Suzy
Phone Number

We are looking for our newest team member for April/May 2024. We milk sheep, make cheese, grow crops and berries, raise have laying hens, and rent cabins to people visiting central Vermont. Very nice private apartment with a view available (includes utilities/internet). Opportunity for year-round employment. 2 weeks paid vacation after 6 months of work. More paid time off and unpaid time off available in a second year of employment. Annual bonus. Pay dependent on experience. If you stick around long enough, we will teach you everything we do. We are looking for someone with a strong interest in working with dairy sheep. In addition to our dairy sheep operation, job responsibilities would also include all aspects of crop production (planting, field maintenance, harvesting, stocking our farmstand), taking care of the laying hens, and some interaction with our guests. We are willing to train someone without prior experience.  Contact us with questions! Or send your resume and cover letter soon. We're hoping to find someone in 2023 to start in spring of 2024.

Full-Time Garden Manager - The Hummingbird Center

Contact Name
Catherine Lang
Phone Number

Dorchester NH--2024 Season

The Hummingbird Center is a wellness community that promotes ecological and spiritual health through land stewardship, organic cooking, yoga retreats, and outdoor recreation. We operate on multi-generational farmland in Dorchester, New Hampshire, practicing methods of permaculture to cultivate a vibrant, edible landscape. 

In the spring of 2024, we will provide meals to the public and to our retreat guests in our ‘Farm to Table’ restaurant, crafting seasonal dishes to share the abundance of our gardens and food forests. 

We are looking for a confident individual to join our community to ensure our gardens produce enough food to operate our restaurant, and to feed our residents. The garden manager will look after a multitude of perennial and annual plants spread over several acres of hilly terrain. As a Zone-5 farm serving food from May to November, successional planting and greenhouse growing skills are crucial. 

We are looking for a full-season commitment from our gardener. Candidates with multi-year interest will be favored. The appropriate candidate will be reliable, driven, an efficient problem solver, and able to navigate the unique landscape of community living. Prior experience in a rural lifestyle will be a strong asset. 

Goals and Objectives: 

● Start and maintain seedlings (vegetable and flower) onsite use in the restaurant and community kitchen 

● Plant and maintain gardens around the main building with flowers, salad greens, and herbs

 ● Grow vegetables in greenhouses and field space as necessary to supply HBC, meet community needs, and to stock farm store/outside sales 

● Maintain and expand the perennial crops; fruit tree pruning, sheet mulching, weeding, harvesting as necessary 

● Coordinate volunteers to complete all of the above goals 

● Communicate plans, needs, and questions to fellow staff 

● Assist with the hostel as necessary 

Month by month tasks: 

● February/March- onsite seed inventory, microgreens for house use and restaurant use, order seeds as necessary, make soil, begin seed starting, outdoor tree pruning. 

● April- continue seed starting, continue pruning, continue microgreens, begin prepping indoor growing spaces as necessary. 

● May- continue seed starting, begin outdoor bed prep/planting 

● June- continue bed prep/planting 

● July- maintain annual gardens, perennial maintenance, begin fruit/herb harvest & processing. Harvest garlic scapes. 

● August-November- Harvest garlic, continue annual/perennial maintenance, harvesting/processing as necessary. Plant garlic in October.


Weekly work expectations: 

● 40 hours/week garden specific work.  Please be aware that farming in New England is not a year round job and the work fluctuates with the season.  There will be weeks in the summer when it is necessary to work for more than 40 hours. Likewise, there are weeks in the winter when you will work less than 40 hours a week. 

● 1-3 hours/week household chores and cleaning in community building 



● Housing and meals provided

● Salary will be based on experience; ranging from $600 to $2000 per month. 

If you are called to this work, please forward a letter of interest and resume to [email protected]. We will write back to schedule a follow-up interview; there is a travel stipend for serious candidates. We invite you to spend several days to a week onsite to understand the landscape of our farm and witness the day-to-day pace of activities.