Erickson Fields Farm Hiring 2024 Teen Ag Crew
Maine Coast Heritage Trust, a state-wide land conservation organization, is offering teens ages 14-18 an hourly-paid position in the Teen Ag Crew at Erickson Fields Preserve (164 West St., Rockport). Teen Ag Crewmembers will gain hands-on experience in sustainable agricultural practices and learn about their local food system. The produce they raise will supply food pantries, public schools, and restaurants. The position will be part-time and offered during three sessions: spring (4/23-6/13), summer (6/24-8/23), and fall (9/10-11/7). The starting hourly wage will be $14.15.
MCHT’s Teen Ag Crew has been an open door for many teens entering the workforce. No previous farming experience is required, just a desire to be outdoors, work hard in a team and learn new skills. The work is both challenging and rewarding and contributes to the Midcoast community by partnering with Good Shepherd Food Bank and other hunger relief agencies to address food insecurity. Since the Teen Ag Crew formed in 2010, it has distributed an annual average of 17,000+ pounds of fresh produce.
“Teen Ag Crew is a great first-time job,” remarked Aaron Englander, Associate Director of Stewardship at Aldermere and Erickson Fields. “It gives teens the opportunity to make a positive impact on their community, develop their resumes, and expand their social circles beyond the walls of their schools.”
The application deadline is Friday, March 15. Interested teens may apply online at aldermere.org/teen-ag-crew or call 207-236-2739 to request a paper application.