Oregon – The 47th Avenue Farm hiring Harvest Manager

Portland, Oregon

HARVEST MANAGER                                                                                               WINTER/SPRING 2017-2018

FARM HARVEST MANAGER

We’re hiring for our Harvest Manager position! This job requires at least 2 years of experience working on organic vegetable farms, and we will prioritize appli- cants with management experience who are interested in joining us for the long run. If you want to spend the next few years managing harvest on and learning from one of the most experienced CSA farms in Portland, then this is the job for you!

The Harvest Manager will lead the crew during harvest, washing & processing of crops on the farm. To do this they work with the Farm Manager to develop

a list of crops that may be harvested each week, help manage the harvest schedule, and set goals for harvest & washing times for all crops. They will be responsible for all the equipment related to harvest & washing and they will manage the loading of produce and equip- ment back and forth to the pickup sites. The Harvest Manager will lead the primary harvest and/or washing crew and coordinate with other harvest and/or wash- ing crews when necessary. The Harvest Manager will be responsible for quality control, time tracking, and record keeping related to harvest. The Harvest Manag- er may also be responsible for receiving orders, packing & delivering to the restaurant accounts.

The whole farm works best when everyone is highly motivated and able to work quickly and efficiently by themselves and work cooperatively with others. All the farm employees are expected to be responsible, reliable and and take initiative. It is also important that people be flexible and able to learn and adapt to new systems quickly. Attention to detail is required and a good sense of humor comes in handy too! The Harvest Manager is expected to model this work ethic and help manage & support the farm crew toward these goals.

The Harvest Manager will be part of the Portland- based farm crew which spends the majority of their time working at Luscher Farm, 125 Rosemont Rd, Lake Oswego. This crew can get a ride out to Luscher Farm in the morning from Laura’s house, 6632 SE 47th Ave; Portland or crew members can meet directly at Luscher Farm. The Harvest Manager may travel frequently to the Grand Island Farm during the course of the season. Housing is not available on the farm. This farm crew is expected to provide their own housing in the Portland metro area.

During the summer everyone on the farm crew can expect a 50-hour work week including long days and occasional Saturday work parties. Winter hours are less. Year-round vegetable production involves many hours of repetitive work in all kinds of weather and can be chal- lenging. We are looking for folks who are serious about farming and know from experience that they enjoy this kind of work. The farm is a fertile learning ground for those who are willing to work hard. If you are a person with tremendous energy and enthusiasm for farming and you’re looking to take the next step forward in your farming career, then please fill out the forms below and send it to us with your completed application.

 

ABOUT THE FARM

 

The 47th Avenue Farm is a unique urban farm started in 1996 by Laura Masterson. Our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) project began on a double lot within the Portland city limits. We now grow vegeta- bles year round on 12 acres of land within the Portland Metro Area. We also have 38 acres on Grand Island where we grow a mix of vegetable crops, cover crops and pasture. Our CSA currently has 200 member fami- lies and we also provide for several local award winning restaurants.

All of our farm properties are managed sustainably using cover crops between vegetable rotations, ben- eficial insects, drip irrigation and conservation tillage techniques. This holistic farming system improves the tilth and fertility of the farmland. It also protects the woods, wetlands and communities that surround our farms.

The 47th Avenue Farm is an equal opportunity employer. You can learn more about the Farm at our website: www.47thAveFarm.com

 

 

 

 

HARVEST MANAGER                                                                                               WINTER/SPRING 2017-2018

 

 

 

 

HARVEST MANAGER JOB DETAILS

 

Application Due:           Open until filled

Employment Start Date: December 2017 / January 2018

 

Experience/Qualifications:

  • 2 years working on organic vegetable farms, or equivalent
  • Management experience
  • We will prioritize applicants who are interested in joining us for 3+
  • Disciplined, hard working, organized, responsible, independent and positive
  • Ability to lift 50lbs
  • Clean Drivers License

 

Hours:

  • May to Sept: Monday–Friday 6:15am – 5:30pm
  • Oct to April: Monday–Friday 6:15am – 4:30pm
  • (Includes loading & unloading from pickup sites and driving back & forth to Luscher Farm)
  • CSA pickups on 4 evenings per month: Tuesday & Thursday, 5pm – 7:30pm
  • Occasional Saturdays in the summer for work parties

 

Compensation:

– $11-$13/hr DOE

  • 1 Whole CSA share
  • 1 week paid family leave
  • Unpaid time off: 5 days, May – Flexible time off in the winter months Nov – April.
  • Room and board not included

 

Application Essentials Application form Resume

Recent Job History & References using the form below. Provide additional relevant references at your discretion.

 

Farm Visit and Interview:

We will call you to schedule this if we feel you may be a good candidate for the job

 

 

Questions?

jobs@47thAveFarm.com, or call 971.645.3293

 

 

 

 

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APPLICATION FORM

Deadline: Open until filled

Employment start date: Dec 2017/ Jan 2018

 

 

Applicant name                                                                                                  Date                                      

 

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Drivers License Number & State                                                                Date of Birth                                      

 

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Dates I already know I will need to have off in 2017/2018:                                                                                     

 

  1. Describe your previous agricultural training and experience

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Have you ever been responsible for leading a crew? If so please describe what was involved and what you enjoyed about the experience

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Describe your experience with record-keeping and quality control

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Why are you specifically interested in the 47th Avenue Farm?

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Are there any other important details about yourself that you’d like to share with us?

 

 

 

 

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