POSITION: Wakeman Town Farm Director
- $ 20,000 – $ 24,000 Annual salary plus benefits
- Four weeks paid vacation, 401K with match
- Free rent ($67,000 value) including utilities
- Access to Westport Public Schools
RESPONSIBILITIES: Seeking year round farm Director to live and work at the newly renovated Wakeman Town Farm (WTF), an educational farm and sustainability center in Westport. As the public face of the Town farm, this is a key role for a visionary with a passion for organic farming, sustainability, public education and community. The Director maintains the 2.5 acre grounds including the general upkeep of the farmhouse and doing daily farm and animal chores. Will develop and implement farm based educational programs including hiring and overseeing part time teachers and seasonal counselors. Develop and teach seasonal workshops and oversee at least two farm events a year (with help from the WTF Committee). Responsible for the spring High School internship program and the spring and fall Junior Apprentice Program. Coordinate with the Committee and Westport’s Public School to run Farm tours. Must keep up with agricultural trends and share new techniques with students and residents.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree required, related to farming and/or Animal Husbandry preferred. Teaching and relevant farm experience preferred. Must have strong administrative skills; responsible for the farm’s management. Criminal background and reference checks required prior to employment.
APPLY TO: Personnel/HR Department
Westport Town Hall
110 Myrtle Avenue Room 208
Westport, CT 06880
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
PLEASE POST THROUGH JUNE 10, 2017