Employment Opportunities for 2017

Western Route Driver. Tuesday and/or Thursday, aprroximately 5 am - 5 pm. The Western Route Driver departs Salem and makes the journey to Western MA  to pick up produce from 2 to 9 farms.The truck then returns to Marblehead to split the food between the three locations, and then continues to Melrose to deliver their portion. This job requires a lot of lifting, loading and unloading produce at the various stops. The driver must have excellent math and communication skills, be familiar with excel, be able to identify vegetables, and have a flexible mind set to deal with last minute changes. In short, it's much more than driving from point A to point B. Intrigued? Contact us for a full job descrption. Starting pay is $18 per hour.

Salem Tuesday Depot Coordinator. Appoximately 1:30 - 7:30 on Tuesday plus 1.5 hours administration. Depot Coordinators are responsible for running the distribution on pickup days. This involves setting up, unloading the truck, organizing to goods and managing the flow of produce throughtout the day, managing an assistant coordinator and volunteers, managing special order distribution and breaking down. Candidates must have their own computers/printer, be competent in excel, have excellent communication, organization and customer service skills. There is a significant amount of lifting involved in unloading and moving produce around throughout the day (50 pounds of potatoes, boxes of squash, bushels of corn). Multitasking is common. The Depot Coordinator is the face of the FDC, and creating a positive member experience starts here.Think friendly and organized. Contact us for a full job description. Starting pay is $15 per hour. 

Assistant Depot Coordinators. Needed for Melrose Tuesday, Salem Thursday (Sept - Dec only). Assistant Coords help the Depot Coordinator set up the depot (tents, tables, etc.) and work the first hour or so the depot is open. In Melrose, this is a three hour shift approximately 2 - 5. Candidates need to be able to take direction from the Coordinator, have the ability to lift 50#, and be able to interface with members in a pleasant, helpful manner. Contact us for a full job description. Starting pay is $13.50 per hour. 

Closers: Closers come for the last hour of the depot and help with breakdown, approximately 6:15 - 7:15 each Tuesday and Thursday. Heavy lifting, darkness and weather are part of the gig. Must be able to take direction for the Depot Coordinator and work pleasantly with members and volunteers. Starting pay is $13.50 per hour. Please contact us if this sounds like your cup of tea. We're not certain which depots/days are in need at present, so we are currently just gauging interest. Will update as soon as possible with specific depots/days . 

Interested parties should contact tamara at farmdirectcoop dot org.