Local Food System Jobs

Below are job openings with our partner organizations and other local organizations and offices, listed in order of newest to oldest. Click the linked text to learn more about the job listing and how to apply: 

Are you a creative problem solver with a knack for customer service? Are you professionally fluent in English and Spanish and excited to help DMV consumers access more fresh fruits and vegetables? Apply to be FRESHFARM’s Market Share Operator! As our Pop-Up Food Hub has grown, our team needs support to coordinate and operate our CSA-style retail program: the Market Share. The Market Share Operator will support this program through promotion & outreach, customer engagement, packing & distribution, and data tracking & reporting.

Learn more about the Market Share Operator position and how to apply by clicking here.

City Blossoms is excited to hire for three new fellowship positions this year. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and the deadline to apply is Sunday, February 5th, 11:59pm ET. City Blossoms fellowships are designed to support the professional development of young leaders interested in community and youth engagement, non-profit management, outdoor education, and environmental and food justice. See position descriptions below to learn more!

City Blossoms Fellow- Community Green Spaces

City Blossoms Fellow- Resources and Trainings

City Blossoms Fellow- Youth Entrepreneurship Cooperative

University of Maryland Extension seeks to fill Nutrition Educator positions to serve communities in Prince George’s County. For a full position description including directions for online application, please visit the following:

Prince George’s County Nutrition Educator – click here

The Office Manager must be an effective communicator (oral and written) and able to tend to the business
matters of the Hub. The primary objective is to ensure that the Hub maintains good standing with the County,
State, and Federal governments and entities to continue its service to the community. The Office Manager must
have proven business management skills, office management skills, proficient computer skills, and excellent
organizational skills. Be skilled in the use of office equipment (including but not limited to copiers, computers,
cell phones, paper cutters) and software required for office operations, especially Microsoft Office Suite and
Google Suite. This person must maintain a respectful, hospitable, compassionate demeanor at all times on the
job. Work in a friendly, flexible, and supportive manner with staff, volunteers, customers, and partners.

Preferred Criteria:
Special consideration given to bilingual (Spanish) or proficient Spanish speaking candidate due to the
demographics of service area.

Technical Skills and Requirements:
• Computer Proficiency
• Microsoft Proficiency
• Google Proficiency
• Driver’s License and Transportation
• Bilingual (Spanish and English)

If interested in the position, please send a resume to Dr. Sherri Wood-Powe, Hub Executive Director,
oakchapelpastor@gmail.com.

Post-doctoral Position
Reducing Food Waste and Food Insecurity – Modeling, Technology, and Business

A successful candidate should have a background in increasing food security, with experience in modeling, GIS, life cycle assessment (LCA), and/or business incubation for increasing food security. The candidate will work with an interdisciplinary team of engineers, IT, business entrepreneurship, social socialists, and extension specialists on bringing technology to markets that aid in reducing food waste and increasing food security. The candidate should have a background or strong familiarity with modeling, IT, or entrepreneurship. Knowledge of anaerobic digestion and composting processes of food waste is desired, not required. Necessary soft skills include project management skills, attention to detail, and the ability to help manage large teams and keep personnel on-task.

Interested applicants should send application materials by January 27th, 2023 to Dr. Stephanie Lansing (slansing@umd.edu). The application must include the following: 1) a complete CV that includes a list of publications, 2) contact information for 3 references (no references required at this time), and 3) a two-page cover letter outlining any relevant experience in technology adaptation, modeling, GIS, LCA, food security, anaerobic digestion, composting, and project management.

This position will involve modeling, business development, and technology implementation, with no laboratory-based analytical work. A PhD is required. The post-doc position is a one-year, 100% research position, with no teaching responsibilities.

The expected start date (in Maryland, USA) is March 1, 2023 for the project. The expected base salary is $54,000 USD/yr, with a University of Maryland benefits package. The University of Maryland is an EOE/AA Employer. Minorities, Women, Protected Veterans, and individuals with disabilities are Encouraged to Apply.

Project Management Position
Reducing Food Waste and Food Insecurity – Modeling, Technology, and Business

A successful candidate should have a background in project management, with a keen attention to detail and the ability to help manage large teams and keep personnel on-task. The project will involve working with an interdisciplinary team of engineers, IT, business entrepreneurship, social socialists, and extension specialists to use bring technologies to markets that aid in reducing food waste and increasing food security. The candidate should have a background in project management. Knowledge modeling, IT, entrepreneurship, or anaerobic digestion of food waste is desired, not required.

Interested applicants should send application materials by January 27th, 2023 to Dr. Stephanie Lansing (slansing@umd.edu). The application must include the following: 1) a complete CV/resume, 2) contact information for 3 references (no references required at this time), and 3) a two-page cover letter outlining any relevant experience in project management and technology adaptation.

A B.S. is required, with hourly salary based on work experience and degrees obtained. This 9-month position could be part or full-time (60-100% time). The applicant must be available during work hours in the Maryland/DMV area for interviews, meetings, and project management near College Park, MD. The expected start date (in Maryland, USA) is by March 1, 2023. The University of Maryland is an EOE/AA Employer. Minorities, Women, Protected Veterans, and individuals with disabilities are Encouraged to Apply.

Community Farm Share

    • Operations Manager (part-time, hourly)
      Community FarmShare is looking to hire an Operations Manager responsible for managing the daily operations of the organization’s new produce aggregation hub. This is a part-time, hourly position with on-location work 2-3 days per week, and the possibility of some remote work. The Operations Manager will supervise the handling of produce orders, the receiving of bulk produce, storage, packing of multi-farm CSA bags for participants, and managing the distribution process to families and partner organizations with the support of volunteers.

Farmers Market Staff – Fairfax County, Winter Season

FRESHFARM is seeking lovers of local food to join our team as Farmers Market Staff at our Fairfax County markets (Oakton and Reston)! If you’re a creative and flexible problem solver who enjoys working on a team, spending time outdoors, and promoting regional, accessible, fresh food, this is the role for you. Market Staff are responsible for executing market operations, interfacing with stakeholders, and creating a vibrant and friendly market. If you’re interested in joining our team for the 2023 winter season, read more about this role and how to apply – no resume or cover letter needed!

FoodPrints Out Of School Time (OST) Assistant Teacher (Part-Time) 

Interested in growing your food education skills? FoodPrints is looking for people to join our program as OST Assistant Teachers! FoodPrints OST Assistant Teachers will support enrichment programming that includes cooking, gardening, and learning, and other creative activities through Spring Semester 2023, with the opportunity to continue through the summer and following years contingent upon funding. We are hoping to hire ASAP! Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Learn more about being a FoodPrints OST Assistant Teacher and how to apply.

FoodPrints Classroom Assistants (Spring Semester 2023; Interns & Work-Study Students)

Interested in growing your food education skills? FoodPrints is looking for people to join our program as Classroom Assistants! FoodPrints Classroom Assistants will support preschool – 5th grade food and garden education classes during Spring Semester 2023. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, pending program needs.

Learn more about being a FoodPrints Classroom Assistant and how to apply.


Farmers Market Employment Positions

Our farmers and producers frequently share job openings with us. The following market farmers and producers currently have positions available. Please note, these are NOT FRESHFARM positions; you would be hired directly by the vendor. Please direct all questions regarding these positions to the vendors themselves.

Snarfies – Market Staff

Do you like cats and dogs, and treat pets like family? Then come check out Snarfies! Snarfies is hiring staff to work either Saturday, Sunday, or both. Pay start at $15/hour, and they can offer same-day pay, if that’s desired. They also offer cash bonuses when sales goals are met. The market position is critical for communicating about Snarfies’ products and mission. They are seeking to hire someone who likes making friends and connecting with regulars about their pets, and who feels comfortable helping people find good solutions within their offerings. Reliability is also very important, and they will do everything they can to work out schedules that work for everyone. To apply email SnarfiesPetFood@gmail.com.
Posted January 13, 2023

ButterQueen Bakery – Farmers Market Representative, Sales, & Support Associate

ButterQueen Bakery is a mobile black-owned and woman-owned bakery based in Takoma Park, MD specializing in made-from-scratch southern-style pound cakes and treats. They are seeking a part-time position for Vendor Pop Ups and Farmers Markets in the DMV area. The Farmers Market is every Wednesday from 3pm-7pm in Foggy Bottom and 2pm-6pm in the winter. The Vendor Pop Ups are usually on Saturdays or Sundays. During the other days, you’ll focus on marketing and branding. Pay is $18 / hour. Learn more and apply online.
Posted January 13, 2023

We are always looking for top talent to help expand our mission.  Please apply to one of the positions below if you feel are a good fit, or write to careers@compostcrew.com explaining why you want to work with us and how you can help!

Composting Fellowship (Rockville, MD)

We are hiring Composting Fellows on a rolling basis to assist in composting operations at our on-farm Compost Outpost located in Poolesville, MD. This Fellowship will offer an in-depth and hands-on experience to learn about composting operations for on-farm systems trained by a MDA Certified Compost Facility Operator. In addition, the Fellow will have exposure to a variety of compost industry seminars, learning opportunities, and networking opportunities by experts in the field to receive a well-rounded experience.

Crew Driver (Rockville, MD; Upper Marlboro; Washington, D.C.)

Compost Crew is searching for a capable and reliable Crew Driver with strong driving experience that can provide a high level of service on a consistent basis to our growing customer base. The position includes regular hours with a consistent weekly schedule throughout the year and extra hours/overtime available at times. Crew Drivers must be independent and self-motivated; owning their routes and customers.

Crew Driver, CDL (Rockville, MD; Upper Marlboro; Washington, D.C.)

Compost Crew is searching for a capable and reliable Crew Driver, CDL (Class B) with strong driving experience that can provide a high level of service on a consistent basis to our growing customer base. The position includes regular hours with a consistent weekly schedule throughout the year and extra hours/overtime available at times. Crew Drivers must be independent and self-motivated; owning their routes and customers.

Organic Solutions Representative, Baltimore (Baltimore, MD)

We are hiring an Organics Solutions Representative to extend our zero-waste mission throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. A successful Representative will have a tremendous opportunity to grow in this role and with Compost Crew as we continue to expand in the region and beyond. Specifically, we are looking for candidates located in the Baltimore, MD, area.

Roll-Off Driver (Rockville, MD; Upper Marlboro; Washington, D.C.)

Compost Crew is seeking experienced, professional Roll-off drivers with excellent driving skills and a detail-oriented, customer service approach to their work. This is not an entry-level position, and applicants must have an active CDL Class B license with Air Brake Endorsement.

Seasonal Compost Delivery Driver (Rockville, MD; Upper Marlboro)

Compost Crew is searching for two capable and reliable compost delivery drivers with strong driving experience that can provide a high level of service on a consistent basis to our growing customer base. The position is seasonal and includes flexible hours. Drivers must be independent and self-motivated; owning their routes and customers.

Please check back every few weeks for updates! Email info@mocofoodcouncil.org if you have a job opening you would like to share.

Upcoming Events

Jan 24

Food System Advocacy Community Call

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Jan 27

Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Training

Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Training

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feb 2-april 6

Beginning Farmer Training Course

10-week course, meeting every Thursday evening from 7:00pm-8:30pm from February 2 through April 6, 2023.

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Feb 2

Sustainability Collaborative Launch Meeting

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Feb 3

Montgomery County Grants Nonprofit Feedback Session

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Feb 13

Food Security Community Call

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Feb 16

Increased Local Food Procurement Policy Priority Working Group Launch

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Feb 23

6th ANNUAL MoCo Food Producer Forum, Thurs, Feb 23, 9:30-12:30 at Ag History Farm Park (with lunch!)

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Mar 7

Equitable & Affordable Land Access for Food Production Policy Priority Working Group Launch

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