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VT Food System News: Farm2Plate Opportunities

Lots of ways to stay in Vermont this summer or after graduation if you are interested in contributing to Vermont’s sustainable food system growth. Below are a few of the great places looking to hire YOU!

Food System Jobs (Compliments of VT Farm to Plate May News)
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, 2 VT NRCS Openings Apply by May 16
Chittenden Solid Waste District, Drop-Off Center Operator – On Call
Vermont Foodbank, Operations Technician
Vermont Foodbank, VT Fresh and Network Partner Coordinator
Addison County Relocalization Network (ACORN), Food Hub Manager
Vital Communities, Project Managers-Climate, Agriculture, Energy, Economy
Vermont Community Loan Fund, Loan Officer
Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, Grants and Fund Development Manager
Pigasus Meats, Part-Time Farm Help
Norwich Farmers’ Market (Summer), Market Manager
Littleton Food Co-op, FT/PT Cooks, Meat Cutters, Asst. Prepared Foods Manager
Center for an Agricultural Economy, Just Cut Kitchen Staff
Center for an Agricultural Economy, Administrative Operations Coordinator
Rural Vermont, Operations Director
Vermont Foodbank, Community Kitchen Academy
Flack Family Farm, Farm Crew
Bennington Community Market, General Manager
Sun Hill Farm, Farmstead Internship Program and Homestead Manager
Salvation Farms, Vermont Commodity Manager and Community Relations Coordinator
City Market, Onion River Cooperative, Produce Buyer, City Market – South End
Green Mountain Farm-to-School, Americorps Farm to School Coordinator
High Mowing Organic Seeds, Trials Farm Crew
New Village Farm, Livestock, Agriculture, & Craft Skill Mentors
Vermont Fresh Network, Vermont Open Farm Week Coordinator
New Village Farm, Livestock Manager/Educator and Ag and Craft Teachers & Mentors (PT)
NOFA Vermont, Development Coordinator
NOFA Vermont, Mobile Oven Baker
NOFA Vermont, Farm Resilience Specialist
Intervale Center, Food Access Assistant
Intervale Center, Everyone Eats Community Outreach and Distribution Manager
Intervale Center, Conservation Nursery Crew (Temporary)
Intervale Center, Event Staff
Intervale Center, Volunteer Music Intern

Middlebury Area Land Trust Looking to Hire a Graduating Senior: Stay in VT to Protect the Land You’ve Learned to Love!

HOT OFF THE PRESS: MALT (Middlebury Area Land Trust) was awarded an AmeriCorps member position for the 2022-2023 year. The position serves 450 hours during any time between September 2022 and August 2023. This is a new format for us and we’re wondering if a Midd student could be a good fit, serving the hours over the course of the upcoming 2022-2023 academic year.  We’d like to recruit a student before the fall so we have time to plan with them before the academic year begins.

We’re looking for someone who:

  • would fit well in a small environmental non-profit setting
  • wants to connect people with the outdoors
  • skills and interest in any combination of mapping, conservation and land stewardship, recreation trail work, and/or environmental education with youth
  • availability to serve 450 hours over the academic year

The compensation works out to be about $15.00/hour including the stipend they receive for future education costs (or existing student loans).

We’re in the early stages of shaping the experience, so if you might be interested, please reach out to MALT’s new Education Manager, Simon Schreier, simon@maltvt.org.

VT Housing & Conservation Board Is Hiring!

Vermont Housing & Conservation Board is “working to ensure affordable housing, farmland, jobs, and recreational assets for every generation of Vermonters.” Be a part of their team working on affordable housing, conversation or Historic preservation:

Agricultural Program Coordinator

Join our team, evaluating farmland conservation grant applications and assisting with the administration of the VHCB Agricultural Conservation Program to protect important agricultural land. The Program Coordinator works closely with the Program Director, providing administrative support for the Agricultural Conservation Grant Program, coordinating federal grant funding, undertaking data management and reporting, and developing policy.

Application Deadline: March 28, 2022

Various VHCB AmeriCorps Positions for 2022-2023

Interested in Outdoor Education-Check Out Audubon Vermont!

Audubon Vermont was awarded the opportunity to host a 2nd AmeriCorps member this year! This announcement was unexpected as we were originally awarded only one of two possible positions. Because of this the turnaround is really tight: we need applications in by close of business on Thursday, October 21. 

Could you please share this with your network so we can reach as many people as possible who might be interested?

We’re looking for an AmeriCorps member!

Community Science and Chapter Engagement Member

This is an opportunity to do some creative thinking to keep Vermonters engaged in outdoor education, to help them plug into their passions of conservation, and to help Audubon Vermont build a strong community science program state-wide.

If you have an interest in community engagement and environmental education, apply today! There is a tight timeline on this opportunity. 

Apply by Thursday, Oct 21st at 5pm!

Learn More.

Salvation Farms is Looking to Hire a Gleaning Coordinator

Salvation Farms’ mission is to build increased resilience in Vermont’s food system through agricultural surplus management. Our work explores diverse opportunities to respond to Vermont’s surplus farm food in an effort to build food system security and regional food resilience. We run a gleaning program, serve as backbone support to the Vermont Gleaning Collective, and have operated a surplus crop food hub and workforce development program. Other aspects of our work include technical assistance, creating resources for gleaners, supply chain development, experiential education, community building, cross-sector colleague collaboration, research, dialogue facilitation, and state, regional, and national engagement.

Our Lamoille Valley Gleaning program dates back to the start of Salvation Farms (2005). Gleaning is the reaping of crops after the harvest. Today our gleaning program serves upwards of two dozen farms and orchestrates weekly, year-round distribution of gleaned produce to more than 40 different recipient sites: youth organizations, Meals on Wheels kitchens, community programs, and food shelves. In recent years, LVG staff and volunteers glean and distribute 50,000-70,000 pounds annually of high-quality, locally grown produce that would have otherwise been lost on farms.

Position Summary

The Gleaning Coordinator is responsible for providing Lamoille Valley farms with professionally-coordinated gleaning services, engaging community members in hands-on learning and farm-fresh food rescue, and coordinating the regular distribution of surplus crops to create a more inclusive, secure local food system. The Gleaning Coordinator regularly partners with member organizations of the Vermont Gleaning Collective on regional or large-scale gleans, distribution, and program collaboration. Salvation Farms’ Gleaning Coordinator will serve a complimentary role to the organization’s other agricultural surplus management strategies including such activities as minimal processing and brokering of Vermont’s farm surplus produce.

A strong candidate is a people person that has produce farming experience, physical and mental endurance, excellent time and people management skills, and the ability to oversee a diversity of responsibilities.

Visit Salvation Farms website for a link to the full position description and for instructions to apply: https://www.salvationfarms.org/get-involved/#jobs

Interested in Community Organizing/outreach and Food Insecurity?

Here are two full-time, temporary job postings from the Everyone Eats program (led by Knoll co-founder Jean Hamilton ’04 and fellow Midd alum Benjy Adler ‘03)! They could be perfect for students who are either deferring for the Spring semester or are only taking classes part time. They are both temporary jobs through the summer but pay a salary.

TO APPLY: Intervale/Everyone Eats job one (Everyone Eats Delivery Driver Distribution Coordinator) and two (Everyone Easts Community Outreach & Distribution Manager (Intervale Center)

VT Farm to Plate: Food System Jobs

Food System Jobs
Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund/New England Food System Planners Partnership, Project Manager, New England Feeding New England Project
Intervale Center, Conservation Nursery Manager
Knoll Farm, Program and Communications Manager
Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC), Food & Farm Project Lead
Black Dirt Farm, Route Operator
Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets, Produce Program Contracts Administrator
Chittenden Solid Waste District, Drop-Off Center Operator
NOFA-VT, Direct Markets Coordinator
Vermont Community Loan FundBusiness Advisor
Lamoille Economic Development CorporationExecutive Director
Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op, Bulk, Cheese, & Dairy Staff
Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op, Substitute Staff
Black Dirt Farm, Compost Operator
Grow Compost of Vermont, CDL A/B Drivers
Cabot Creamery, Join the Cabot Creamery Cooperative Team in Middlebury, Montpelier, and Cabot PT & FT 

(Borrowed from: Vermont Food System News is published by the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund)