Cafe Assistant

The Trustees of Reservations - Dover, MA (30+ days ago)3.7

About the Farm:

Powisset Farm has a long history of agricultural enterprises, from a dairy farm many years ago, to Amelia Peabody’s legendary farm, famous for its breed stock of Hereford cattle and Yorkshire pigs. Many visitors remember fondly the glowing green pastures dotted with cattle and framed by beautiful barns.

Today, our farm is better known for its CSA (community supported agriculture) operation. In 2007, we began a CSA operation with 100 shares, and are currently growing for 350 Summer CSA members and 100 Winter CSA members. We also host a farm stand during the summer and fall, so that members of the public have access to Powisset produce.

In addition to the great food we produce, we host hundreds of programs and events year-round. These programs include two festivals, farm-to-table dinners, cooking classes, children’s farmer-for-a-week programs, and much more. On average we host over 5,000 program participants per year. We also rent our space out for birthday parties, weddings and other gatherings.

At Powisset Farm we are committed to growing our community by connecting people to food and the land on which it grows.

Position Summary:

Are you a looking for a part-time opportunity this summer to serve fresh, local food straight off the farm every other Saturday during our CSA season? If you said yes, then look no further! We provide the equipment, kitchen, the guests, and the beautiful farm settings.

The Powisset Saturday Café provides visitors with a taste of the farm, delicious light fare, using farm fresh ingredients. We are looking for a Café Assistant on Saturdays in late June through mid-October.

Essential Functions:
  • Prep and serve pre-made food items (such as baked goods, soup and salad).
  • Help customers by taking and fulfilling their orders.
  • Available and willing to pitch in where needed, as part of a team, including café set up and break down.

  • Enjoys cooking and hospitality.
  • Experience working in a restaurant or café, a plus.
  • Interested in locally sourced farm fresh food.
  • Available on Saturdays from late June through mid-October from 9am-2pm.
  • Committed to a great visitor experience and sharing the excitement of Powisset Farm.

  • Background check required
Working Conditions:

·Ability to lift 40 pounds required.

Benefits and Salary:

This is a seasonal, non-exempt, hourly paid position, with an optimal start date in late June. This position is based at Powisset Farm in Dover, MA.

The Trustees offers competitive compensation, as well as the opportunity to be part of a dedicated team across the Commonwealth who love the outdoors and the distinctive charms of New England, and who believe in celebrating and protecting our special places, for everyone, forever.

About The Trustees of Reservations

The Trustees is an organization with a fascinating past and an exciting future. Our places are open to all and we thrive by involving as many people as possible in what we do. Founded in 1891, by a group of visionary volunteers, we preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and work to protect special places across the state. We have helped protect more than 50,000 acres, including 26,000+ acres on 116 reservations that are all open to the public. We are a nonprofit conservation organization funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 50,000 members.

Our seasonal staff plays an integral role in ensuring that our visitors enjoy our extraordinary places. With the change to warmer temperatures, we experience an influx of visitors of all ages and backgrounds who want to explore and be inspired by our properties. Sandy beaches, wooded trails, cultural gardens, historic homes, community supported agriculture—there are many ways for visitors to discover and explore The Trustees, and just as many opportunities for seasonal employees to make each visitor’s experience special.

In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, The Trustees of Reservations aim to create a thriving, inclusive workplace that values each member of our team. We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and communities of Massachusetts who are at the core of our mission.

We kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.