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MFT is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, size, national origin, disability, or any other protected characteristic as established by law. Additionally, MFT strives to foster an inclusive workplace. People from diverse backgrounds, including those traditionally underrepresented in agricultural leadership, are encouraged to apply.

It is MFT’s practice to set compensation amounts that align with the successful candidate’s experience. We offer a possible salary range describing the level of compensation we’d expect to offer for the advertised position. In addition to competitive pay, MFT offers several benefits to its employees, including a group health plan, group vision and dental plans, 4 weeks of paid vacation at the start of employment, 13 paid holidays/year plus a week-long office closure at the end of the summer, a 401(k) Retirement Plan, wellness and farm share benefits, and other forms of paid time-off. This benefits information corresponds to full-time employment with benefits, but is also offered to part-time employees on a prorated basis.We’re not currently hiring, but check back soon for open positions! Interested in working with us? Fill out the form below and we’ll keep you in the loop about job openings.[/vc_row]

We’re currently hiring for the following positions:

  • Land Steward

Land Steward

A Land Steward (LS) is a member of MFT’s Farm Network team and is responsible for monitoring and enforcing conservation easements, cultivating good relationships with owners or lessees of protected farms, overseeing amendments and establishment of building envelopes, and managing long-term property management needs for MFT-owned farms. Specific territories are defined annually based on existing properties and projects anticipated to close in the coming year. The Land Steward can be based out of either of MFT’s offices or remotely in Lincoln, Knox or Kennebec county, with occasional travel to MFT’s offices as required, and travel to project sites as necessary.

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Salary Range: $40,000-$45,000

How to Apply: The priority deadline for applications is April 17, 2023. The anticipated start date for this position is late May. Please submit a detailed cover letter and resume to:


Or mail:

Maine Farmland Trust
ATTN: Rachel Grant
97 Main Street
Belfast, ME 04915

If you have any questions, contact Rachel at 338-6575 or

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