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Veteran Farm Fellowship 2023

Learn and explore farming through a flexible, paid experience.

Arcadia is hiring for our 2023 Veteran Farmer Fellowship - an immersive training opportunity to learn regenerative, bio-intensive farming. As a fellow you’ll be learning through on-the-job training, i.e. learning by doing. Arcadia Food Farm cultivates 2.5 acres of vegetable production, 0.5 acre of fruit and berry production, and 1 acre of incubator space…and we do it all off-grid.

Here is some of what we offer:

  • Part-time and full-time positions. We recommend 24 to 32 hours on-farm a week (3 or 4 days) plus occasional weekend responsibilities. 
  • Pay. We pay $15 an hour, offer optional health benefits, and access to vegetables from the farm. You can also access your GI bill base housing allowance if you qualify for the VA’s OJT (work a minimum of 120 hours per month for a minimum of six months); Arcadia will facilitate that payment.
  • Program options. Spring, summer, fall, or full-season (each season is approximately 3 months) with potential 2nd year fellowship to build on your first year experience.
  • Education. Engage with farm, health, and business topics. In addition to on-site training, we offer optional online programming and local farm visits through our Farmer Reserve Program.

View the Full Program and Job Descriptions HERE.

Apply: We are currently accepting applications for the 2023 gorwing season. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For more information about the Fellowship, to discuss a flexible arrangement, or learn more about the Skills Bridge or other DOD programs, please email info@arcadiafood.org.

 

Mobile Market Seasonal Positions

Arcadia is hiring seasonal, part-time market managers and associates.

Arcadia is a small but growing organization, and the right candidate will have the opportunity to grow with us and become an integral part of the Mobile Market program. 

The right candidate will be able to combine a passion for building a strong, local and sustainable food system with the practical skills and experience listed below.   

The Mobile Market season runs mid-May through mid-November 2022. There are eight market locations in total with teams running eight markets each week. Operations run Wednesday through Saturday weekly. Shifts will include a combination of weekday mornings, afternoons, evenings, and Saturdays.

Priority will be given to candidates able to commit to at least 15 hours each week.  

Market Managers:  Market Managers will oversee program implementation from market preparation to operation, from personnel management to recordkeeping all while embodying the intentions of the program and setting the tone for the market space. Managers are encouraged to bring their strengths to market, supporting them as community gathering spaces for accessing local farm fresh food, learning, sharing and relationship-building and effectively delegate tasks to meet operational goals.  Managers will have skills in strategic problem-solving, taking initiative, and delegating tasks, be organized and reliable, and able to perform in a fast-paced environment with competing demands.

Market Associates:  Market Associates are the frontline staff for the market.  Shifts may include inventory and portioning items for sale, loading/unloading deliveries, preparing online orders for customer pick up, and maintaining the kitchen protocols.  Market associates will be responsible for set up and breakdown, restocking items for sale, fielding customers inquiries at market as well as financial transactions (cashier duties).

View the Full Job Descriptions HERE.

Compensation:

Apply: We are currently accepting applications on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. Email your resume and cover letter to  mobilemarket@arcadiafood.org.

 

Arcadia is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate in the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on account of race, age, color, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or religion or otherwise as may be prohibited by federal and state law.

 

Volunteer, Intern, and Training Positions

Please see our Vounteer Opportunities page for other ways to get involved with Arcadia.

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