Employment Opportunities

We are currently taking applications for the following openings. Thanks for your interest in working for NOFA Vermont!


ORGANIC INSPECTORS

Vermont Organic Farmers (VOF) is the accredited organic certification program of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT). Since 1985, VOF has provided farmers and processors with a credible verification program for their organic production practices. VOF certifies 585 farms and processors to the National Organic Program regulations and assists our producers in marketing their products to consumers.

About the position - VOF is looking to hire organic inspectors who specialize in dairy, maple and processing and live in Vermont.  Inspectors are hired as independent consultants and thus are not eligible for employee benefits.  VOF is seeking highly qualified professional auditors possessing experience in crops, and/or livestock, and/or food processing and handling and/or maple.  Ideal candidates possess a B.A. degree or higher in agriculture, food technology, or related field or equivalent work experience. A general requirement is the completion or future completion of relevant courses offered by the International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA( http://www.ioia.net/schedule_onsite.html).  The expectation is that organic inspectors will continue to improve their inspection skills through on-going professional development and will stay abreast of changes and trends in organic farming and the organic regulations. 

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SUMMER VT FEED INTERN

About VT FEED - NOFA-VT is a partner in Vermont Food Education Every Day (VT FEED), a statewide Farm to School project that provides food, farming and nutrition education programs in classrooms, cafeterias and communities. This multifaceted “3-C” model improves student knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors towards healthy eating and serves as a catalyst for rebuilding healthy food systems.

Position Description -  Reporting to Amy Gifford, the VT FEED intern will assist in building support for summer meals sites around local purchasing and nutrition education. In addition, the intern will assist in the planning and conducting of the Farm to School Institute, farm to school workshops at the Child Nutrition Programs Summer Institute, and a culinary boot camp. All interns participate in our outreach program by staffing the NOFA-VT pizza oven at statewide farm and food events, providing Vermonters with an opportunity to learn about NOFA-VT and organic/local foods. For a full job description including desired qualifications and application instructions, please visit here (pdf).


GARDEN INTERN 2015

 The garden intern assists with all aspects of planting, caring for, and harvesting food from the NOFA-VT raised bed garden. She/he will also be responsible for developing and coordinating activities at the garden and at local farms with children and youth groups and with food pantries for harvest, need and deliveries.  In addition, all interns participate in our summer outreach program by staffing the NOFA-VT pizza oven at statewide farm and food events, providing Vermonters with an opportunity to learn about NOFA-VT and organic/local foods.

For a full job description including desired qualifications and application instructions, please visit here (pdf).

 


 

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