New Harmony Farm hiring Production Manager

Newbury, Massachusetts

Production Manager
New Harmony Farm, LLC is seeking a Production Manager to oversee our organic vegetable production for the 2015 season. Our certified organic farm, located in Newbury  Massachusetts, uses biological and holistic farming practices to cultivate nutrient dense produce.

The production manager’s responsibilities include growing and harvesting for a 165 member CSA, field crew management and leadership, tractor work and maintenance, farm stand management, and working with the farm manager in training interns and volunteers. This position is ideally suited for an individual with at least two – three years of vegetable growing experience and some management experience. We are seeking an individual committed to a career in organic production agriculture.
They must be able to routinely and repetitively lift 50 lbs. and complete a wide range of farm duties in a careful and timely fashion. Successful canidates will have a valid driver’s license, a good sense of humor, problem solving abilities, collaborative spirit, strong organizational skills, and the ability to work well alone and with others.

The position runs from April through November and averages 50-60 hours per week with at least one day off per week. The production manager will be given an educational stipend and mentee opportunites that can further develop his/her own skills and understanding in all production and business aspects of small scale, whole farm, organic/biological crop production and be part of our
small team as we expand our organic apiary and begin to develop our berry and fruit tree permaculture production. Salary will be determined based on level of experience. Farm housing is an option in the compensation package and offseason employment can be negotiated with a multi-year commitment.

About New Harmony Farm, LLC

New Harmony Farm, LLC is a certified organic farm on 22 acres with fields in Newbury and West Newbury MA having 4 acres in production and serving a Summer CSA with a smaller Fall and Winter CSA. New Harmony also has a selfserve farmstand and sells to businesses in our community. Our farm takes
organic practice to a deeper level through our commitment to biological growing practices and permaculture principles. We are committed to working with Nature to build soil life and crop immunities through optimal nutrition and cultivation practices that grow healthy, nutrient dense produce. New Harmony also has a strong educational mission with commitment to regenerative
agriculture and to building a resilient, earth friendly community. To this end, New Harmony hosts numerous workshops, discussion groups, and community events. Our Newbury farm is a bike ride to Plum Island and the Atlantic Ocean and 10 minutes from Newburyport, a small coastal city 35 miles north of Boston with a thriving social and cultural scene.

How to Apply

Send a recent resume with 3 references and a letter of interest to Erin Stack at rinstack@comcast.net. The letter of interest should highlight your vegetable production experience, crew-leading skills, and your interest in the position. Qualified candidates will be invited to interview and visit the farm. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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