We’re Hiring: 2022 Groundskeeper

Gaining Ground is a 3-acre nonprofit, no-till organic farm in Concord, Massachusetts, that
supplies fresh, high-quality vegetables, flowers, herbs, maple syrup, and honey to emergency
meal programs in Boston and the surrounding region. Our mission is simple: We grow organic
produce for hunger relief with help from volunteers of all ages and abilities who work and learn
in our fields. Everything we grow is given away. Our innovative approach is over 28 years old. It
combines organic, sustainable agriculture with community volunteerism to improve equitable
access to nutritious, fresh produce. Our grassroots organization thrives on committed, friendly
individuals who support our mission with enthusiasm and a sense of humor.

In the 2021 growing season we harvested 100,000 pounds of produce, supplying more than
1,200 food-insecure households each week in the Greater Boston region. Gaining Ground uses
regenerative practices centering around soil and plant health and creating a diverse ecosystem
on the farm. The farm has been recognized for bio-intensive farming practices and is part of
no-till studies led by NOFA, MDAR and USDA/NRCS, testing the soil health and nutrients of our

We are hiring a Groundskeeper for the 2022 season. The position runs from May to August
(precise start/end dates TBD).

● 25 hours per week
● 3-5 day work week, hours can be flexible

● Work independently to maintain the farm’s grounds under supervision of the farm manager
● Mow farm roads and around farm property
● Weed-whack fence line, farm field edges, and around structures and irrigation equipment
● Deer fence maintenance
● Fix and repair various farm tools and equipment such as garden carts, wheelbarrows,
greenhouse tables, etc.

● Interest in no-till farming practices and love of the outdoors
● Ability to work independently, as well as occasionally with a small number of volunteers
● Comfortable interacting with an active board, farm staff, and volunteers
● Ability to perform repetitive physical tasks in all types of weather conditions (heat, rain,
cold etc.)
● Experience with riding and push mowers and weed-whackers
● Experience with power tools
● Experience with small construction projects and fixing farm tools
● Self motivated, organized, punctual and attentive to detail
● Focus on quality, speed and efficiency is important
● Open-mindedness and positive attitude

● Satisfactory background and reference checks
● A valid driver’s license
● Cell phone communication
● Reliable transportation

Please note that we are unable to provide housing as part of this position. Having your own
means of transportation (car or bike) is strongly encouraged, as we are not located close to
public transport.

This position is hourly at a rate of $16.00/hr.

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and three professional references to