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Farmstand Assistant - Baird Farm

About Baird Farm
Baird Farm is a fourth-generation small family farm that produces organic Vermont maple syrup and other
maple products. The farm has been in the family for 100 + years. The Baird’s tap 14,000 maple trees with a
modern tubing system that is plumbed directly to their sugarhouse. Baird Farm has a large direct-to-consumer
market for the majority of their maple syrup. About half of the syrup leaves the farm with tourists and locals
that stop by to purchase directly and the other half gets shipped direct to consumers (additionally some syrup
goes to restaurants and other wholesale accounts). Educational farm tours are offered year-round as a way to
share the operation and maple sugaring with folks visiting Vermont. Please visit www.bairdfarm.com for more
information about the farm.


Farmstand Assistant (part-time)
Qualifications:
Self-motivated, personable, and experience in customer service/sales
Has the capacity for physically demanding work in a variety of weather conditions (rain, hot &
sunny, cold)
Can remain focused while working independently on occasionally monotonous tasks
Is able to lift and carry 50 lbs multiple times per day
Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail
Is highly observant and motivated to work with food; has great communication skills and
resilience; is comfortable taking specific directions and asking questions; and is dedicated to an
inclusive food system
Experience in basic computer skills and ability to work on Macbooks/IOS
Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
Can commute reliably to 59 West Rd, North Chittenden, VT (we are located within a half-hour
drive of Rutland; and about 40 minutes from Middlebury area, respectively)
Preferential, but not required:
Market farming experience
Sales and cashiering experience
Tourism and hospitality experience
Interest in long-term employment
Interest in working in the woods during sugaring season

Don’t meet all qualifications? Don’t hesitate to apply!

Main Responsibilities:
Assisting with and independently carrying out farm stand customer sales, maple tastings, and
tours
Fulfilling and packing online orders
Bottling and packaging of maple products
Assisting in general farm projects ranging from mowing, painting, landscaping, cleaning, light
construction, sugarbush work, etc.
Helping at markets and with deliveries, if interested

Other Details:
Part-time position (Late August through December), Two-Four days/week; slightly flexible with
start and end times and overall set schedule) opportunity for more hours increases towards the
holiday season. Depending on capability, this position may be extended through the following
spring or year-round.
Must be available weekends - especially holiday weekends of Indigenous Peoples
Day/Columbus Day and the weekend following Thanksgiving
Flexible but generally 8 am – 3:00 pm workdays, with a half-hour lunch break
No on-farm housing available - so it’s helpful if you’re local to the area
Employee Benefits:
Access to expansive knowledge of sugaring and small business management for folks looking to
get into agriculture
Potential access to affordable and long-term land tenure if you’d like to start your own
agricultural enterprise (bees, fruit trees, vegetables, flowers!)
Opportunity to work in a laid back beautiful setting!
How to Apply:
Send resume to jenna.p.baird@gmail.com, including 2-3 references that we will be in touch with
Include a short note explaining why you want to work at Baird Farm!
Potential candidates can expect a working interview