Evergreen State College hiring Organic Farmers

Olympia, Washington

Farmer 3 and Farmer 5

For complete details and to learn how to apply for this position visit: http://www.evergreen.edu/employment/staffjobs.htm                                             

The Evergreen State College is a progressive, public liberal arts and sciences college located in Olympia, Washington, in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Since opening its doors in 1971, Evergreen has established a national reputation for leadership in developing innovative interdisciplinary, collaborative and team-taught academic programs. The college has a vibrant undergraduate program, graduate programs, and public service centers that constitute a unique academic setting. The college values a student-centered learning environment, a link between theory and practice, and a multicultural community of diverse faculty, students and staff working together. For more information about Evergreen, please visit our college catalog or our website: http://www.evergreen.edu.

There are two overtime-eligible positions available at the Organic Farm on the Olympia Campus of The Evergreen State College.  This is a combined recruitment for:

  • One Farmer 3 that is part-time and works 0.6 FTE (24 hours per week) year-round.
  • One Farmer 5 that is cyclic and works full-time April through December and part-time, 0.6 FTE (24 hours per week) January through March each year.

The candidate pool established from this announcement may be used to fill comparable permanent, full-time, part-time, and temporary vacancies in the future.

FARMER 3

This position reports to and receives day-to-day direction from the Farmer 5 to implement and maintain daily, year-round operations of the organic Farm and to provide direct instructional support to the farm-based agriculture curriculum (Practice of Organic Farming).  This position leads the work of student and/or temporary employees.

Salary: $1,586.40 – $2,107.80 per month of 0.6 FTE work, plus a full state benefits package.

FARMER 5

This position is responsible for managing a working organic farm including coordinating and overseeing all daily operations of the Farm and providing direct instructional support to the farm-based agriculture curriculum (Practice of Organic Farming).  This position consults with the faculty to develop and implement the curriculum; supervises the work of the Farm staff (classified, caretaker, student, and/or temporary); is responsible for crop and livestock production and direct marketing including Farm Stand operations; and oversees and performs maintenance of the farm infrastructure (materials and supplies, greenhouses, equipment, irrigation, etc.) and the farm grounds.

Salary: $3,187 – $4,280 per month of full time work and $1,912.20 – $2,568 per month of 0.6 FTE work, plus a full state benefits package.

Closes: September 14, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. PST

Note: The College will be closed on September 7, 2015 in observance of Labor Day

All requested application materials must be submitted by the deadline in order to be considered.

For details on the application requirements and process visit: http://www.evergreen.edu/employment/staffjobs.htm

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

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