Rodale Institute is offering a hands-on opportunity for individuals to assist in all aspects of our organic community supported agriculture (CSA) and wholesale operations at the St. Luke’s-Rodale Institute Organic Farm. The farm is a partnership between Rodale Institute and St. Luke’s Hospital to create an innovative farm-to-institute model. The individual will work with the St. Luke’s farmers to produce and deliver safe, healthy, organic produce to all hospitals in the St. Luke’s Health Network.  Applicants should be driven, hardworking, and committed to organic agriculture practices.  All candidates must be prepared to work in a professional environment, complete tasks carefully and in a timely manner, and work in all weather conditions.

Responsibilities could include:

  • Conduct field and greenhouse work (planting, harvesting, weeding, etc.)
  • Maintain the farm’s standards for productivity and efficiency
  • Pest management
  • Install and maintain irrigation
  • Wash and pack produce for CSA shares and wholesale orders
  • Maintain, organize, and clean equipment and storage areas
  • Help maintain organic and GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) records
  • Must be comfortable operating equipment as needed, including tractors
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned

Candidate qualifications:

  • Able to operate a tractor (training will be provided)
  • At least one full season vegetable farming experience
  • An interest in pursuing a career in organic agriculture (preferred)
  • Incredibly organized and attentive to detail, with the ability to work independently, multi-task, and be a team player
  • Must be comfortable providing direction to interns and coworkers in a constructive and positive way
  • Able to lift 50 pounds
  • Willingness to work outside in all weather conditions

Individuals must be committed to the farm’s success, and in turn, the farm will be committed to the individual’s success.

Additional information:

Schedule: 40 hours/week, Monday through Friday

Location: St. Luke’s-Rodale Institute Organic Farm, Anderson Campus, Easton, PA

Position type: Seasonal full-time, 28 weeks (April-October)

To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to Elaine Macbeth, Director of Finance/HR, at elaine.macbeth@rodaleinstitute.org.

About Rodale Institute: Rodale Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to pioneering organic farming through research and outreach. For seventy years, the Institute has been researching the best practices of organic agriculture and sharing findings with farmers and scientists throughout the world, advocating for policies that support farmers, and educating consumers about how going organic is the healthiest option for people and the planet.

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