Employment Offered

Employment Offered

Date Submitted
02/14/20
Position Title
Market Assistant
Position Description
Market Assistant

Brady Farm
Syracuse, NY

20 hrs/wk starting in April, and year-round after that.

The Brady Farm is a 5.8 acre organic, not-for-profit farm in the heart of Syracuse, NY. The mission of the Brady Farm is to grow and sell affordable produce on the Southside of Syracuse, while providing job training and education to the community. The Brady Farm is a project of the Brady Faith Center, whose mission is to bring hope, healing and justice to the residents of the Southside of Syracuse through a variety of life-giving programs. The Brady Farm practices the ethos of the Brady Faith Center by fostering physical, mental and spiritual well-being through fellowship in the growing, selling, preparation and consuming of healthy food. The Brady Farm employs seasonal farm help, and relies heavily on volunteers to complete farm tasks throughout the year. The Brady Farm is committed to social justice, environmental sustainability, and sharing love through food.

Job Duties
The Market Assistant is responsible for supporting the Farm leadership team in harvesting, washing, packing, selling, and delivering produce through a year-round CSA, at three farm markets, and to wholesale customers. The Market Assistant will:
-Follow safe handling guidelines while harvesting, washing and packing produce on farm;
-Follow safe food handling guidelines while storing, selling and delivering produce;
-Assist with washing of harvest equipment and tools, storage spaces, and general work spaces;
-Assist with farm stand sales at Café Sankofa on Thursday afternoons and evenings;
-Assist with packing CSA boxes and delivering boxes under the supervision of the Market Manager;
-Work as a member of a diverse team of people committed to building community through growth and sales of produce;
-Represent the Brady Farm at Farm stands and with customers;
-Help with other farm duties as assigned.

The Market Assistant Year-round position requires 20 hrs per week, with an expectation to work Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings, and Thursday afternoons and evenings. Occasional Saturdays will be required. The pay is $13.50/hr.

Qualifications:
-The right person must understand and embrace the mission of the Brady Farm as a non-profit seeking to serve the community, while also remaining financially sustainable;
-The right person must be open-minded, open-hearted, patient, willing to learn quickly, work independently as needed, and be flexible;
-21 years of age or older;
-Be able to legally drive a large van or box truck in NYS, with a safe driving record;
-Sales experience;
-Preferred experience and knowledge, and enjoyment in the use and preparation of locally-grown and other common produce items;
-Be able to communicate professionally with customers;
-Be able to and comfortable working with a diverse set of team members and customers;
-Have a high standard for product quality and work integrity;
-Be able to work in all weather, including in hot greenhouses; cold rainy conditions; in full sun on hot days, and indoors;
-Be able to carry 50 lbs for short distances and stay on their feet for 8 hrs at a time;
-Be comfortable converting weight and volume measurements and doing basic math in their
head.
County
Onondaga
Farm Name
Brady Farm
How to Apply
Email a resume and cover letter indicating your qualifications and interests in the position, to Jessi
Lyons, jlyonsbfc@gmail.com.
Farm or Organization Website
https://www.bradyfarm.org/