It’s time again for our weekly sustainable food jobs series in partnership with our sister site: Green Job Post. Every week, we share some select listings in this space. The site has listings for more food jobs, and there’s a great section of sustainable food jobs, if you’d like to browse more listings.
Top Sustainable Food Jobs of the Week
1. Packaging Designer: Blue Bottle Coffee – The Packaging Designer works closely with the Art Director, Founder, and the Finance and Production teams to design creatively within a retail environment and under tight budget constraints. This role also guides the process, timing, and budget for packaging launches. Meticulous attention to detail and quality are a must as you will manage the technical oversight of the design. Relationships with sustainable vendors and manufacturers is a plus.
2. Maple Sugaring Assistant: Cornell University – Duties include tree tapping, tubing system repair and maintenance, running the evaporator and other syrup processing equipment, maintenance and repairs on mechanical equipment, assist with on-site tours and sales, can syrup as needed, other duties as assigned.
3. Farm to Market Coordinator: Tahoe Food Club – The Farm to market coordinator’s primary roles are to manage inventory and deliver local food. The position is responsible for driving a delivery vehicle to the Sierra Foothills 1-2 a week to pick-up local farm food. Upon returning to Tahoe with the local food, the coordinator assists unloading and stocking the products into the warehouse. Coordinator helps prepare the orders for delivery returning the next morning to load the trucks for delivery and running the delivery route around North Lake Tahoe.
4. Garden Mgr and Permaculture Educator: Pickards Mountain Eco-Institute – Responsibilities include all aspects of planning and overseeing cultivation of PMEI’s one-acre vegetable and herb garden, including (but not limited to) greenhouse seeding, transplanting, organic pest and disease management, weeding, harvesting, soil fertility maintenance, watering and composting. Managing volunteers and PMEI fellowship students on the farm during fellowship seasons (10-week Spring Session and 10-week Fall Session). Instructing PMEI fellows in the field during garden work times on sustainable and organic agriculture methods. Holding weekly Saturday classes with PMEI fellowship students & community members on Permaculture Foundations. Maintaining a neat and orderly appearance on the farm. Maintaining farm tools and purchasing farm supplies as needed.
5. Organic Research Coordinator: PEI Certified Organic Producers Co-op – The PEI Certified Organic Producers Cooperative (COPC) currently seeks applications from motivated individuals to work within their recently launched Organic Industry Research Coordination (OIRC) program.
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