Founded in 2002, in Springfield, MA, Gardening the Community (gardeningthecommunity.org), a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE (tsne.org), is a food Access and food justice organization engaged in youth development, urban agriculture and sustainable living to build healthy and equitable communities. GTC works with youth to grow food on vacant lots and organizes to expand healthy, affordable food access in the Mason Square neighborhoods of Springfield. GTC’s vision includes building a vibrant, healthy food system with just and equal access to it – one that recognizes and addresses inequity, so racism no longer determines the health or well-being of a neighborhood or community.
The goal of this temporary position is to help fill immediate gaps in Farm Store staffing coverage while GTC evaluates the longterm farm store needs. This role will also assist with other projects, as needed.
Duties and Responsibilities
Farm Store Assistant
Responsible for managing the daily operations of the farm stand during assigned shifts, including:
Other duties as assigned.
Schedule: This position will have standard weekly hours between 15-30 hours a week depending on the candidates availability and GTC needs. Availabilitly will be discussed in the interview process.
We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.
The ideal candidate will have:
Ability to work occasional mornings, nights and weekends.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in a retail environment and in close proximity to other workers.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:
Regarding COVID-19: TSNE considers the health and safety of our employees of the utmost importance, and due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and subject to your state and local laws, our policy requires that all employees performing in-person work at a TSNE designated office are fully vaccinated. For the purpose of this policy, fully vaccinated indicates that you have received a single dose of the Janssen vaccine, or both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. Certain exemptions may be requested and will be considered by Human Resources.
Compensation and Benefits
Location:Work will be primarily performed at Gardening the Community in Springfield, MA.
Compensation: The starting pay for this position is $17.00/hr comesurate with experience.
Candidates whose standard weekly hours will be less than 18.75 hours a week are not eligible for benefits.
Candidates whose standard weekly hours will be over 18.75 hours a week are eligible for the below benefits:
TSNE/GTC strives to achieve excellence through a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment that embraces all of our individual and collective differences. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Middle Eastern and North African, Bilingual and/or Bicultural candidates, and LGBTQ2SIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We value and honor the unique talents, learning styles, and lived experiences of each individual that enrich and strengthen our workplace culture, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
All employment conditions are based on an individual’s performance and job qualifications. TSNE/GTC prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, creed, color, religion, native language, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, race-based hairstyles, or any other protected characteristic stated by federal and state law. Regardless of any class’ protection under the law or lack thereof, TSNE/GTC celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse team of employees. It is represented in our workplace culture, and it is who we are.
TSNE/GTC's EEO statement extends to volunteers, interns, contractors, vendors, and clients.
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