New Jersey – School Lunch Organic Farm hiring Assistant Farm Manager

Hackettstown, New Jersey

Job Description – Organic Farm Assistant Farm Manager
Start Date: April/May 2017
Work schedule:
51/2 days a week
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Position: Assistant Farm Manager

School Lunch Organic Farm & CSA, located on a 70 acres in Northern NJ, is seeking an Assistant Farm Manager from Spring to late Fall of the 2017 season. Ideal candidates are highly self-motivated with a minimum of 2 years experience in organic vegetable production. The Assistant Farm Manager in partnership with the Farmer-Owner will be responsible for greenhouse work, fieldwork, and CSA distribution. Assistant Farm Manager will train, direct and work with apprentices, interns and volunteers.

Skills Desired:
Responsibilities will include: Soil fertility, direct seeding, transplanting, cultivation, mechanical tillage, irrigation management, disease & pest control, crop rotation, routine equipment maintenance and daily record keeping. The ideal candidate would be available to start in April/May 2017 and have some mechanical skills, a valid drivers license, and the ability to lift at least 50 lbs.

Educational Opportunities:
Daily Responsibilities:

  • Seed starting in greenhouse, thinning seedlings, and nutrient application. Direct sowing in fields.
  • Bed preparation: rock picking, cultivating, back pack flaming, weeding, and working with drip irrigation
  • Record keeping
  • Foliar spraying of crops for feeding and pest control
  • harvesting, cleaning, and storing vegetables
  • Tractor and implement safety, maintenance, hookup, calibration and operation
  • Farm Upkeep: mowing tractor ways and grass borders, weed-whacking, building, repairs, painting
  • Working with apprentices, interns and volunteers—adults and children

Meals: We will eat a shared vegetarian/vegan potluck lunch together at least once a week with vegetables from the farm.

We also provide all the vegetables you need.

School Lunch Farm & CSA
69 Stephen Park Road
Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Contact Info:
Please email cover letter and resume to:
Margaret Noon
Please use email contact first!

School Lunch Farm Vision:

School Lunch Farm is founded on the desire create healthier soil and community by growing nutrient dense organic vegetables and fruits, heirloom and specialty crops for community supported agriculture shareholders, schools, low-income community members, farm markets, and restaurants.
School Lunch Farm offers programs to educate children and adults to be stewards of the earth through organic growing, understanding of where food comes from, how it’s grown, healthy eating, and the effects of food production on the environment.