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Employment Opportunities

Current Open Positions

The following positions are currently available at Minnesota Food Association:

 

Farm Intern

 Primary Duties:

1. The primary role of the Farm Intern is to assist the Farm Program Manager in the overall smooth operation of MFA’s Big River Farms. 

2. Learning objectives of internship include: gaining familiarity with the operations of a farm-based non-profit organization, becoming familiar with the operations of an organic vegetable farm, and learning some of the barriers that immigrant farmers face while working alongside them.

Qualifications:

·An interest in local food systems.

·An interest in Organic Vegetable production.

·Physical strength and endurance for outdoor work.

·Demonstrated ability to drive a large cargo van in a city environment.

·Valid driver’s license and clean driving record An interest in working with socially disadvantaged populations; immigrants, refugees and minorities.

·A benefit, but not necessary; bilingual, or experience in social justice work around food.

·Computer skills.

·Reliable, good attitude and self- motivated.  

Additional Info:

MFA is located in the St. Croix River Valley, east of St. Paul, Minnesota. This is a full time, seasonal position from June 1-Oct 31, 2015. 

Compensation for this 40 hours/week internship include:

·A stipend of $1000/month.

·Produce from the farm.

·Registration for all farm training classes, including summer field trips (a $260 value).

·Opportunity to complete a research project of interest with assistance of MFA staff.

·Opportunity for on-farm housing.    

To Apply:

Contact Joel Kellum, Production and Markets Manager at 651-433-3676 or email to: Joel@MNFoodAssociation.org.   Deadline for application is April 1, 2015.