Employment & Apprenticeship

We are currently hiring:

After School Education Staff

Summer Education Apprenticeship (Camp)

Farm Apprenticeship

Farm Crew Position

Food Justice Coordinator

After School Education Staff

We are looking for a bright and energetic individual to share the responsibility of taking care of children in an after school program, engaging children in hands-on activities in an outdoor farm environment. Hours are 3:00 – 6:15, Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays.  Other education opportunities will be available as well such as field trips and daytime programs.
The candidate will work alongside the education director in setting up and breaking down, welcoming children to the farm, playing games, and assisting with education activities in nature and on the farm, and dismissing children. Some animal care and light gardening may also be required, and there may be some periods of caring for a group of children independently.  This position starts in September and runs until Thanksgiving.

Pay: Hourly $13.70 HIRING FOR APRIL 2022

Please email your resume, cover letter, and three references to info@philliesbridge.org

Phillies Bridge is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and encourage BIPOC and LGBT+ individuals to apply.

Summer Education Apprenticeship

Summer education apprentices receive hands-on educational and agricultural experience on our vibrant community farm. The farm has a tri-fold mission of providing fresh veggies to the community through a CSA, providing education for people of all ages, and food justice.

Apprentices work with children ages 4-12 at our farm-based summer camp, where they lead small groups in fun and creative activities developed to demonstrate and celebrate the cycles of nature that produce our food. Additional duties include maintaining education vegetable gardens, caring for the farm animals, leading farm tours for visiting children and families, and assisting at other public events and fundraisers. Education program activities include: leading activities, planting, harvesting, cooking, composting, arts and crafts, farm history, caring for the farm animals, nature trail hikes, cooperative games, music and storytelling. Apprentices are also responsible for assisting with the set-up and clean-up of all programs. While there is an established education curriculum in place, there are opportunities to develop new activities and participate in curriculum planning based on individual interests and skills.

Position Requirements: Summer education apprentices must be prepared to work long active days outdoors with children. The average schedule is 8:30 AM-4:00 PM Monday–Friday, with rotating after care responsibilities (1 day per week until 5:30 pm) although hours vary depending on the season. Apprentices are part of a rotating animal and plant caretaking schedule, which may occasionally require staying past 4:00 PM. The position dates run for 9 weeks in the summer from June 21st to August 20th, with one Saturday in May required for planting.  

Desired Qualifications:

  • Creative, hard-working, responsible, self-motivated, and conscientious
  • Passion for nature and sustainable agriculture
  • Experience working with children
  • Comfortable cooking and eating a wide range of farm fresh vegetables
  • Musical and artistic skills a big plus
  • Positive attitude and cooperative work ethics
  • Willingness to work outdoors in all weather (hot, cold, humid, rainy)
  • Reliable transportation to the farm required

Compensation: Summer Education Apprentices receive $13.20/hour plus a vegetable share for every week worked, valued at approximately $275

We hire:

  • Three summer season education apprentices (June 20th through August 26th) – 3 positions available for 2022
  • One full season education apprentice for after school programs in the spring and fall and summer camp  1 Position available for 2022

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2022

Additional Educational Benefits: Phillies Bridge Farm Project participates in the Mid-Hudson Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT) program, through which apprentices have the opportunity to attend weekly meetings at various local farms. Each meeting includes a farm tour and a lesson around a specific topic (i.e. irrigation, season extension, compost, no-till farming). We are now accepting applications! 

Phillies Bridge is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and encourage BIPOC and LGBT+ individuals to apply.  To apply, please send your resume, including three professional references and a cover letter to Jazmine Langlitz, Education Director, at info@philliesbridge.org and write “Education Apprentice Application” in the subject line. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

 

Farm Apprenticeship

Phillies Bridge Farm Project  offers practical apprenticeships in small-scale vegetable production, using organic methods.  Mixed vegetables are produced from 5 acres for a ~250 member CSA, and low-income families through our food justice programming and partnerships with other organizations. PBFP provides Farm Apprentices with the foundational knowledge to pursue a career in small-scale vegetable production.

We hire:

Two full season farm apprentices (April through October) – HIRING is open for 2022

Over the course of the season, through a combination of training, working, lessons and discussions, apprentices will learn the following practices and skills:

  • Crop planning
  • Seed starting and greenhouse management
  • Bed preparation
  • Transplanting and direct seeding
  • Crop maintenance
  • Organic pest and weed management
  • Irrigation systems
  • High Tunnel management
  • Harvesting and post-harvest handling of produce
  • Tracking production/record keeping
  • CSA distribution
  • Engaging farm volunteers
  • Tractor and equipment operation, safety and maintenance
  • In addition, apprentices participate in Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT) farm visits

 

Additional learning possibilities, based on interest:

  • Marketing
  • Non-profit management
  • Log-grown shiitake mushroom production
  • Beekeeping
  • Support is potentially available for other independent projects

 

Compensation:

Apprentices are expected to work hard alongside the Farm Manager and Assistant Farm Manager, while demonstrating a strong work ethic and a positive attitude. In exchange for working an average of 41 hours a week through the farm season, Farm Apprentices will be paid $13.20/hour and provided with shared on site housing and a small vegetable CSA share.

 

Who we invite to apply:

We seek responsible, good-natured, hard working individuals who thrive in a fast-paced working environment. The ideal candidate will have a desire to learn and an active interest in food and farming. Prior experience in farming is not required, but an ability and willingness to do demanding physical labor in all weather conditions is essential. Applicants should be able to comfortably lift 50 pounds.

Applicants should have good communication skills and be receptive to feedback. They should have the discipline to work efficiently, both independently and as a team.

We seek individuals who will be consistently punctual, arriving at work ready to work.

Phillies Bridge is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and encourage BIPOC and LGBT+ individuals to apply.

 

To apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to heather@philliesbridge.org. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

 

Farm Crew Position

Job description:

This position is part-time, 20-25 hours a week. The crew member will assist the full-time team with harvest, field work, planting and weeding. The person in this position is also responsible for mowing the grounds. We are looking for someone to start in April or May and work until September or October.

Compensation:

Compensation for this position starts at 15/hr, depending on experience, and a small vegetable CSA share for the duration of employment. On-site housing may be available to rent.

Qualifications:

We seek responsible, good-natured, hard working individuals who thrive in a fast-paced working environment. Prior farming experience is highly desired and an ability and willingness to do demanding physical labor in all weather conditions is essential. Applicants should be able to comfortably lift 50 pounds.

Applicants should have good communication skills, a desire to learn and innate discipline to work independently through your projects.

It is important that applicants be receptive to feedback and adjustments for work processes.

We seek individuals who will be consistently punctual, arriving at work ready to work.

Some experience with basic mowing equipment maintenance or an ability to learn these skills is preferred.

Phillies Bridge is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and encourage BIPOC and LGBT+ individuals to apply.

To apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to heather@philliesbridge.org. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Food Justice Coordinator

Located on 65 scenic acres in New Paltz, NY, Phillies Bridge Farm Project (PBFP) is a non-profit working farm. As one of the first non-profit CSA’s in the region, Phillies Bridge is known not only for its delicious veggies, but also for a consistent dedication to its founding principles of sustainable farming, education, and food justice.

 

Position Summary

As we enter our 23rd year we are seeking to expand our core team by adding a Food Justice Coordinator position. We are looking for a motivated individual, who is passionate about creating and improving programs for equitable food access. Since this is a new role there is some flexibility to mold this position depending on the strengths and interests of the candidate. 

 

The Food Justice Coordinator will collaborate with the Phillies Bridge Food Justice Committee, Farm Manager and Administrative Coordinator to develop and carry out Phillies Bridge’s Food Justice programming. As the lead organizer for Food Justice at Phillies Bridge, the Coordinator will also be responsible for maintaining existing partnerships with local organizations, as well as developing future partnerships with mission-aligned organizations and community members who experience food apartheid. 

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage sliding scale share administration, including applications, communications and budgeting for PBFP’s Food Justice Program
  • Manage existing relationships with community based organizations (New Paltz Schools, UC Healthy Families, Family of NP, UIDN, Our Core, Institute for Family Health)
  • Seek external funding for the food justice program and to sustain the food justice coordinator role through grants and other fundraisers with support from the food justice and development committee
  • Administer and analyze existing surveys to collect data on effectiveness of program 
  • Engage with the community around issues of food access and farming through social media
  • Report to Food Justice committee in monthly meetings, recruiting committee members for support where needed

 

Employment Terms 

This is a part time position starting at 12 hours per week with the possibility to increase. The position is grant funded from April 2022 through January 2023, with the intention to seek funding to expand the position in future years. The compensation is commensurate with experience starting at $19/hour. A free CSA share from June-November will also be included. 

 

Basic Qualifications

  • Self-starter and independent worker
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of food systems and food justice
  • Proficiency in Google Docs & Sheets and comfortable with social media
  • Demonstrated experience with projects that require attention to detail and efficiency
  • Proficient in Spanish

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • High energy, dynamic individual who is excited about improving accessibility to fresh grown food
  • Previous experience working with underserved/minority communities
  • Experience fundraising through grant writing and fundraising campaigns

 

 

Phillies Bridge is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and encourage BIPOC and LGBT+ individuals to apply.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references as three separate attachments in an email with subject line “Food Justice Coordinator” to jobs@philliesbridge.org.