Lansing Roots Production and Marketing Program Assistant Time Commitment Required: · Must be available June through August 2016 (May – October preferred) · 10-20 hours/week preferred, 5 hours minimum · Wednesdays and/or Thursdays required, flexible with other days and times Deadline to apply: Positions are expected to be filled by May 2016, but are open until filled *This is a PAID POSITION. Apply or inquire for details.* Responsibilities: The Lansing Roots Marketing Collective serves our on-site farmers and a number of other local produce growers through a Multi-Grower CSA-weekly vegetable subscription program- and other wholesale and retail sales. Program Assistants will work with the Lansing Roots Marketing Coordinator and other staff on all production and marketing operations, including crop production work, communications, and logistics. Specific duties are varied and may include, but are not limited to: assisting with harvest, wash, and storage process (Wednesdays) as well as weekly packing and distribution days (Thursdays), assisting with production as needed, assisting farmers with diversified backgrounds with vegetable production, communications and marketing, deliveries, distribution site supervision, and system developments for future seasons. All other farm duties as necessary. Qualifications: Physical ability and willingness to work in ALL environmental conditions. Interest and ability in marketing and sales. Knowledge of farming or gardening. Ability to work with a diverse range of people of various social, cultural, economic, and ethnic backgrounds while maintaining a positive attitude. Reliable transportation to farm in mason, MI required. To apply please send resume and cover letter to: Katherine Wilbur Lansing Roots Marketing Coordinator [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> 517.853.7812 Serving Eaton, Ingham, Clinton, Shiawassee, Gratiot, Isabella & Clare counties. <http://www.facebook.com/#!/GreaterLansingFoodBank> <http://twitter.com/#!/GLFoodbank> <http://www.youtube.com/user/GLFoodBank> The Greater Lansing Food Bank is a non-profit organization that provides emergency food to individuals and families in need in Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, Shiawassee, Clare, Isabella and Gratiot counties. Food is distributed through an extensive network of food pantries and community kitchens located throughout the region. The Food Bank annually serves tens of thousands of people, many of them seniors and children. Lansing Roots is a program of the Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB), designed to help beginning farmers develop successful farming enterprises through an incubator farm setting. The GLFB has been supporting home and community gardens for over thirty years through the Garden Project and Lansing Roots serves as a complement to the on-going support for community gardens by encouraging successful gardeners and interested entrepreneurs to develop farm enterprises. Lansing Roots focuses on limited-resource and historically under-served populations; primarily refugee, immigrant, low-income, minority, and women farmers and aims to reduce barriers to farming by providing land and infrastructure, farm resources, trainings, Demonstration Farm Plot, and a marketing collective that includes business planning and development and sales opportunities.