The Truck Crew Leader will be responsible for supervising and implementing a teen-run food truck.
Roots Rising is an award-winning, women-led organization whose mission is to empower youth and build community through food and farming. Our vision is to lift up teens as community changemakers and strengthen the local food system through the transformational power of meaningful work.
Roots Rising has two main initiatives: our Pittsfield Farmers Market and our Youth Crews.
In our Youth Crews, we hire Pittsfield teens to work on farms, in food pantries and at our own market. It’s more than just a job. It’s an opportunity for teens to engage in meaningful work—work that needs to be done and serves a larger social good. We believe meaningful work leaves youth feeling purposeful, capable and connected.
We have three seasonal Farm Crews- Fall, Spring and Summer- and Market Crew, who recently transformed the Pittsfield Farmers Market into the first teen-run market in the region.
Truck Crew will be an advanced-level job opportunity for alumni of our Farm Crews. Truck Crew will run a teen-run food truck with ingredients sourced from local farms. The teens will learn entrepreneurial and culinary skills while offering the community a healthy and seasonal food option.
Dates of Employment
The Truck Crew Leader will start in March 2020 and will be involved with the planning and launch of the new food truck business. Planning hours will be part-time and flexible. Truck Crew runs May 2020- October 2020. For this pilot launch year, the Food Truck will run mainly on Saturdays at the Pittsfield Farmers Market. Additional events at different locations may be scheduled. Weekend availability is required. Work hours outside of events will be provided for preparation and planning and will be flexible, in coordination with the Truck Crew Leader’s schedule. Total work hours will not exceed 300 hours.
Serve as a youth mentor and educator
Serve as a food service professional and supervisor
The Truck Crew Leader will be paid a salary of $20/hour and will be provided with required work gear.
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Roots Rising is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.