California – The Heal Project hiring Farm Assistant

El Granada, California


Positon: Farm Assistant

Total hours: 16 hrs/week

Weekly Schedule: T/W/Th 8am-5pm (one day of week flexible); plus Friday 8am- 5pm

Start/ End: May-October 2018

Compensation: $15.00/hour plus ​a weekly share of fresh vegetables, fruits, and flowers

Specific Location: ​The San Mateo County School Farm, El Granada– Half Moon Bay, CA

Number of openings: 1

Report To: Jon Glancy – Farm Manager

About the organization: The HEAL Project (THP) is a unique organization providing hands-on programming that instills healthy lifestyle habits in elementary school children while inspiring environmental and agricultural awareness through comprehensive, interactive curriculum. Our vision is a world where everyone understands the connection between our food, our health and our environment.

The San Mateo County School Farm (SMCSF), operated by THP, is a 2 acre diversified fruit and vegetable farm in El Granada, California. SMCSF grows annual vegetables, berries, cut flowers, and culinary herbs. Produce is primarily used in THP’s educational programming and sold to local restaurants and at the Coastside Farmers’ Market. Over 1,000 student visit SMCSF annually to learn about sustainable agriculture, nutrition, and nature connection.


  • Gain experience in all components of organic vegetable, fruit, and flower production in a coastal climate.

  • Contribute to site maintenance, management, and development at The San Mateo County School Farm.

  • Assist in the management of a farmers’ market stand, community supported agriculture share program, and restaurant sales.

  • Lead work projects with volunteers and community members.

Job Description:​

The Farm Assistant will work alongside The San Mateo County School Farm Manager for a full growing season. Tasks will include propagation, sowing/ transplanting, irrigation maintenance, mowing, rototilling, fertility management, composting, weeding, pest management, harvesting, postharvest handling (washing, packaging and storage of crops) and marketing a variety of crops. Farm Assistant will learn the basic systems and skills needed for row cropping on a small scale diversified farm, as well as many gardening and landscaping skills. In addition, this position will play a key role in helping harvest and prepare crops for sale through a CSA program and farmers’ market stand. They will be expected to assist in keeping the farm and the outdoor classroom clean and safe, and support the development of other educational infrastructure at the farm. The Farm Assistant will occasionally help with volunteers, community members, and student groups. Creativity, curiosity, flexibility, and enthusiasm are highly encouraged in this key support role.

Must be physically fit, and able to lift 50 pounds safely. Applicant must pass a live scan background check and a TB test. No previous farming experience is required for this position. Applicant should expect to learn about how to operate an educational fruit and vegetable farm in beautiful Half Moon Bay, CA.

Directions to Apply:

The HEAL Project is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.



California – Sierra Harvest hiring Farm Crew Member

Nevada City, California

Job Title: Sierra Harvest Farm Institute Training Program- Employment and Education

Sierra Harvest

313 Railroad Ave, Suite 201

Nevada City, CA 95959

Job type:  Full-time or Part-time

Job Summary

Learn to farm! Hone your skills with Sierra Harvest Farm Institute by becoming a Farm Crew member! Apply now to join a cohort of early-career farmers working and learning on sustainable farms throughout Nevada County, California. Host-farm job opportunities vary from part-time to full-time. In addition to on-the-job training, Farm Crew members will meet every other week for advanced production skills classes taught in the field by local experts. Tuition fee for the Farm Institute training program and job placement is $1035 (payment plan).

After an initial screening, qualified applicants are passed on to host-farms for hiring for the 2018 season with start times determined by host-farms, January through May 2018. The screening of applicants closes on 3/30/17.

To learn more and apply, visit our website:

Responsibilities and Duties

Job responsibilities, hours and wages will be determined by individual host farms. Our host farms produce a diversity of crops including vegetables, fruit, flowers, eggs, milk and meat. Examples of the type of work you may be doing: growing starts in the greenhouse, prepping soil for planting, planting, weeding, irrigation, trellising, harvesting, post-harvest washing and packing, selling at market, making deliveries, animal care and all the other aspects of running a commercial farm. Early mornings and inclement weather to be expected. To learn more about our host farms, visit


Farm Crew members are required to attend advanced production skills classes every other week from May to November. The proposed classes for the 2018 season are:

Transplants and Direct Seeding for Production Success

Plant Propagation and Green House Management

Natural and Organic Fertilization and Composting

Row Crop Irrigation, How to Take a Soil Test and Interpret the Results

Identifying Pests, Beneficial Insects and Management Options

Soil Tillage, Cultivation and Ecological Weed Management

Crop Planning, Successions, Seed Ordering

Wholesale Basics

Build Soils with Cover Crops

Permaculture for a Rich and Abundant Future

An Introduction to Biodynamics

Small Farm Mechanics and Maintenance

Crop Season Extension Ideas

Qualifications and Skills – Experience & Education:

Ideal candidates for Farm Crew are:

1) Serious about a career in sustainable farming and ranching

2) Prepared to commit to and work hard for a commercial farming operation for an entire season

3) Have spent at least one season farming

4) Ready and willing to build community with other Farm Crew members

5) Committed to independent learning.


You will receive support from Sierra Harvest Farm Institute throughout the season in the form of assistance obtaining employment at a Nevada County host farm, creating a beginning of the season contract and two mid-season check ins with you and your host farmer, bi-weekly check ins with the Farm Crew Education Coordinator and additional support available whenever you need it.

You will become part of the Farm Crew team traveling to a different local farm every other week, experiencing the various types of farms and farmers in Nevada County and learning from the farmers themselves. You will be invited to attend many ag related social events, allowing you to meet many of the folks in the ag community. Nevada County is a growing, thriving, conscious place to work and live.

Benefits on the farm will be determined by your host farmer.

California – Pasture 42 hiring Dairy Manager

Capay Valley, California

Pasture 42 is a family run, 100-acre, direct-to-consumer, regenerative farm located in the Capay Valley in Yolo County, California. We specialize in pastured livestock including cattle, sheep, chickens, and pigs and also grow olives, hay, wheat, orchard fruit, and nuts.


Dairy Manager

Reporting to the farm owners, the dairy manager is responsible for most operational aspects of our small-scale, 100% grass-fed, raw Jersey cow dairy.

The dairy manager is a full-time, year-round position. Work hours may fluctuate and are dependent on the time of year and farm needs. Our work is rooted in organic, regenerative agricultural practices, so the dairy manager should have a philosophical and operational agreement with such methods.


Responsible for:

  • Once-a-day milking of cows.
  • Daily pasture rotation and supplemental feeding of cow herd.
  • Maintaining cleanliness of milking and dairy facilities.
  • Ensuring product safety.
  • Cleaning milking equipment and milk jars.
  • Bottling milk.
  • Making yogurt and separating cream.
  • Managing separation and feeding of calves.
  • Planning cow breeding schedules.
  • Overseeing birthing.
  • Maintaining cattle health.


  • Some knowledge of and experience with cattle and dairy.
  • Knowledge of organic, pasture-based livestock husbandry.
  • A valid drivers license and clean driving record.
  • Must be a motivated, self-starter with a positive attitude
  • Must be detail-oriented and food safety conscious.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and
  • Exceptional multi-tasking, organizational and time management skills.
  • Must love cows.

Applicant must be comfortable working outside in physically demanding
environments, including extreme heat. Applicant must be able to lift 50 (+) pounds regularly.


Compensation includes hourly pay and the possibility of profit sharing. On-farm housing is available.


Please email your resume to  Please submit a cover letter, resume and references.






















California – Coastal Roots Farm hiring Executive Director

Encinitas, California

Executive Director Job Description

Position:         Executive Director

Status:            Regular, Full-Time, Exempt

Hours:            40 hours/week, Monday-Friday. Evenings, weekends, and holidays on occasion

Reports to:     Board of Directors

About Coastal Roots Farm

Coastal Roots Farm (CRF) is a nonprofit community farm and education center. We cultivate healthy, connected communities by integrating sustainable agriculture, food justice, and ancient Jewish wisdom.

Since our inception in 2014, Coastal Roots Farm has provided dignified access to fresh food for those who need it most. Inspired by Jewish agricultural practices, we raise organic crops and share the harvest with our community through pay-what-you-can farm stands, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, and direct donations to local hunger relief organizations. Through field trips, workshops, agricultural festivals, and community events, we offer hands-on education and invite our neighbors to connect to the land and each other.

Coastal Roots Farm is located in Encinitas, CA on approximately 15 acres of land. Our Farm consists of vegetable gardens, greenhouses, a food forest, animal pastures, compost systems, and a vineyard. Coastal Roots Farm was incubated by the Leichtag Foundation and received 501(c)(3) public charity status in 2016

Position Overview

The Executive Director (ED) will imbue vision, passion, and skilled management practice to the role, working in close partnership with Farm team members, the Coastal Roots Farm (CRF) board, funders, North County Coastal neighbors and community, colleague Jewish community farms, and other stakeholders. The ED will have a proven track record as a successful operational manager and someone who excels at iterative, dynamic strategy development and execution. While overseeing the daily operations and execution of all programs at CRF, the ED must also maximize revenue-generating opportunities; ensure fiscal transparency and accountability; stay on the cutting edge of community engagement trends and best practices; develop and manage a positive, productive work culture; work successfully with board members, funders, agricultural and farming practitioners and community leaders; consistently convey and integrate Jewish wisdom and culture to the entire CRF landscape and incorporate an entrepreneurial service philosophy to CRF. The successful candidate will bring stellar talent development and community organizing skills to have a transformative impact on the North County San Diego Jewish and general community, the broader region and the local, national and international Jewish landscape. The ED will be a catalyst for engaging, motivating, educating and enriching agricultural, Jewish and community life at Leichtag Commons and in the larger community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

Operational Management, Programming and Vision

  • Manage the operations of CRF to maximize efficiency, productivity and the long-term sustainability of the organization.
  • Oversee the design, implementation and execution of mission-driven, competitive, and creative programming and social enterprise.
  • Develop and oversee a marketing plan that will achieve consistent increases in Farm impact, service penetration, and revenue and reflects fresh, cutting-edge messaging that meets the various Farm target populations where they are and reflects their needs and interests.
  • Manage the Farm’s 20-acre footprint, including associated facilities and operations.
  • Ensure and oversee the identification and evaluation of opportunities for improvement and implement plans for improvement.
  • Supervise negotiations of contracts, agreements, and MOU’s, defining needs and resources.
  • Lead, prepare, and manage annual operating and capital budgets in conjunction with the Board of Directors.
  • Maintain oversight of operations and budget to ensure practical fiscal management.

Strategic Planning and Vision

  • Create and actualize clear, reasonable and sustainable short-, medium-, and long-term visions and business plans for CRF.
  • Articulate and implement a shared vision, index of success indicators and measurements, programming schedule, and case statement that reflects the unique mission of CRF and its multidimensional impact.
  • Maintain a focus on balancing proactive planning with opportunistic nimbleness in order to identify and leverage emerging trends and community needs.

Executive Leadership

  • Provides inspirational leadership for CRF with poise, confidence, outstanding public presentation skills, transparency and sound judgement.
  • Serves as spokesperson and chief advocate of CRF locally, nationally and internationally particularly among agricultural/farming stakeholders, food policy leaders and in the Jewish engagement and innovation landscape.

Financial Resource Development

  • Works with Leichtag Foundation philanthropy staff to develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy that includes prospecting, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of current and prospective donors.
  • Plays a leading role in the fundraising activity and success of CRF as the recognized dynamic leader of the organization.

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California – Oz Farm hiring Farm Manager

Point Area, California


Farm Manager

Oz Farm & Retreat Center

Full Time Position

Oz Farm is seeking a full time Farm Manager for our certified organic, 10-acre mixed fruit and vegetable education based farm.

Oz Farm is a 240-acre farm and retreat center on the Mendocino Coast, 130 miles north of San Francisco.  Oz is home to a 10-acre farm & orchard, an 8-month farm apprenticeship program, rustic facilities for retreats & events, a small community, and is completely off-grid.

Job Summary

The Farm Manager manages all aspects of food production and apprenticeship education.  This is a full time position. This position reports to the Director of Operations.

Experience, Qualifications, and Skills

  1. At least three years of experience as a manager of food, flower, and herb production on a farm scale
  2. Commitment to organic farming practices and philosophies with comprehensive knowledge of small scale, sustainable farming practices and synergy between food systems, social justice, and the natural world
  3. Knowledge of maintaining soil health, irrigation systems, composting, pest and weed control etc.
  4. Familiarity with adhering to CCOF rules and regulations
  5. Experience managing and educating apprentices
  6. Excellent interpersonal skills involving clear communication, time management, prioritizing, and delegating
  7. Ability to be self-motivated and self-managing and to work both independently and collectively
  8. Clean DMV record
  9. Excellent record-keeping skills and computer literacy where necessary
  10. Passion for Oz Farm’s mission and work to educate apprentices, grow food for our community, and provide a beautiful space for retreats and events

Primary Responsibilities of the Job

  1. Manage and coordinate all aspects of work within the farm
  2. Manage and coordinate crop planning, greenhouse production, field maintenance & harvest
  3. Co-Coordinate and supervise Farm Apprentices from March- November
  4. Co-Educate and inform Farm Apprentices on farm curriculum through discussion sessions and hands on demonstrations to teach farming and garden techniques
  5. Update educational curriculum to keep Apprenticeship program current with best farm practices
  6. Collect data and documentation to track performance measures and meet the standards of organic certification
  7. Manage the farm’s budget and finances
  8. Manage produce and apple accounts through the organization of orders, harvests, invoicing, and deliveries
  9. Oversee the maintenance of irrigation systems and manage equipment and infrastructure
  10. Coordinate with retreats and events for produce orders
  11. Participate in weekly Oz Farm staff meetings when appropriate
  12. To be flexible with the tasks required for the business, depending on the needs of Oz Farm, which may include tasks other than those related strictly to Job Description

 Physical Requirements of the Job

  1. Employee must be able to do physical farm work including harvesting, hoeing, stake pounding, and digging
  2. Drive and operate farm vehicles, tractors, and small machines
  3. Ability to lift up to 60lbs
  4. Handle use of tools and machinery

Responsibility of Community Member

  1. Participate in weekly staff meetings
  2. Abide by all Oz Farm Policies & Protocol
  3. Participate in cooking rotation
  4. Respect & care for communal spaces


  1. Compensation of this position is commensurate with experience beginning Salary is $20,000 per year
  2. 6 hours paid sick leave and 2 weeks vacation in the slow season.
  3. On- Site private 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, cabin with full kitchen, storage, and car access
  4. Oz provides bulk staple foods and produce from the farm
  5. Staff can participate in Oz Farm courses and events free of charge and use the Oz farm facilities

To Apply

 Please refer to for background on Oz Farm and our programs.

We are accepting applications until position is filled.  Estimated start date for the job is early January.

Qualified applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and list of current references to with the subject “Farm Manager Position”

Please email with any questions of inquiries regarding this position.  Thank you.

California – Bernier Farms hiring Site Manager

Sonoma County, California

Bernier Farms is looking for a Site Manager

Bernier Farms is a CCOF certified organic farming operation on 8 acres located in the Healdsburg area of Sonoma County, CA. Our family has  farmed in the area for over 40 years.

The farm is a year round certified organic diverse vegetable and fruit operation with an emphasis on varietal garlic and specialty vegetables for local restaurants and farmers markets.

Bernier Farms is looking for a long term full time employee who sees farming as his/her career of choice and has excellent leadership skills. The applicant should be physically fit and enthusiastic about farming and possess great communication and community building skills.  A minimum of three years of farming experience and some tractor experience is required.  The manager will work with and lead the farm crew with various tasks.  The manager will be involved in crop planning, greenhouse seeding and maintenance, irrigation, direct seeding, transplanting, maintaining, harvesting, packing produce for sales and selling the vegetables at our local markets.

The position is available now.  However there is flexibility regarding the start date.

Housing is available on site.

A more detailed job description is available upon request.

Compensation will be based on experience.

Applicants may send a cover letter and resume to

California – BYA hiring Environmental Training Center Urban Agriculture Educator

Berkeley, California

Job Description
*Non-Exempt Position*
Environmental Training Center (ETC) Urban Agriculture Educator

BYA’s holistic services are designed to shift so-called “individuals at-risk” into
“individuals with promise” by utilizing a continuum of care approach that emphasizes 3
core areas: Education, Health and Well-Being, and Economic Self-Sufficiency. To do this
work, we create teams of diverse professionals from the fields of education, mental
health, workforce development, and recreation that work collaboratively to meet the
psycho-social, emotional, and economic needs of those most vulnerable in our
community. We meet individuals where they are and build upon any gift, talent or ability
that they possess. We inspire them to reach their full potential with staff who act as
coaches and mentors that help individuals captain their own ships.

We believe in diversity and in delivering holistic services in a culturally competent and
appropriate manner to improve the lives of children, youth, and families. We work to
give voice to the voiceless and to defend the poor. We work to change the educational
system, juvenile justice system, foster care system, and health care system in order to
give individuals and their families’ opportunities to reach their full potential and to
control their own lives and destinies. Our desire is to help children, youth, and families to enjoy their lives to the fullest while empowering the next generation and repairing the
damage done to our multiple populations by the political, educational, and economic
system. Ultimately, we assist those most vulnerable to live out their best lives. We seek
team members who share these values and beliefs.

Under the general supervision of the Associate Director and/or his/her designees and the
direct supervision of the Environmental Training Center’s Program Coordinator or
his/her designee, the BYA Environmental Training Center’s Urban Agriculture Educator
serves an important function by helping maintain BYA’s quarter-acre community orchard and half-acre market garden and by training and supervising youth and young-adult Urban Farming Interns in agricultural skills and food justice principles. The ETC Urban Agriculture Educator also works with groups of younger students in the BYA Orchard.
Additionally, the ETC Urban Agriculture Educator builds beneficial relationships
between BYA and community organizations for outreach and fundraising purposes.

● Develops curricula and facilitates youth programming in production farming,
edible forestry, food justice, and seasonal culinary arts.
● Create a safe, caring, and structured atmosphere for youth in the BYA Urban
Farming Internship program. Uses an inquiry-based youth empowerment
framework, in which youth feel valued, physically and emotionally respected,
engaged in their community, and excited to participate.
● Coaches youth interns in building career and college readiness skills including
punctuality, accountability, taking initiative, strong work ethic, following
directives, constructive communication and attitude, and respectful teamwork.
● Ensures that youth interns maintain at least a 2.5 Grade Point Average and attend
Study sessions, including credit recovery sessions and/or high school diploma
completion workshops.
● Ensures that youth interns’ timesheets, reviews, and ongoing feedback are
completed as needed. Assists in addressing supervision issues as needed,
including excess tardiness, absenteeism, and performance or behavioral issues
during youth’s internship. Provides positive feedback to interns in a timely
● Supervises, trains, and engages individual and group volunteers in BYA Urban
Farm activities on a weekly basis.
● Performs other duties as necessary or as requested by your supervisor.

● Designs and maintains a community orchard management plan.
● Helps maintain both the community orchard and market garden sites in
collaboration with other ETC Staff and youth interns, including developing
seasonal planting and maintenance schedules, fruit tree pruning, feeding,
mulching, watering, harvesting and pest management, maintaining compost piles
and worm bins, rotating row crops, greenhouse propagation, maintaining and
improving irrigation systems, and implementing organic ecological design
● Harvests fresh produce for monthly Open Garden Farm Stands, BYA Food Give
Away, Parent Association dinners and BYA events with other ETC Staff and ETC
youth interns.
● Helps to maintain all farming-related equipment, ensuring that tools and
equipment are used properly and remain in good working condition.
● Coordinates with other ETC Staff to plan Urban Farm tasks on a daily, weekly,
and seasonal basis.
● Communicates with BYA’s Extended Care Program Coordinator regarding the
schedule of the Extended Care Students’ weekly activities in the Orchard. Designs
and supervises weekly programming for BYA after school youth, ages K-8th
● Coordinates orchard rental partnerships including naturalist-based children’s
centers. On an as-needed basis, writes and updates Memorandums of
Understandings between BYA and relevant organizations, and collects payment
for use of the Orchard when applicable.

● Contacts and coordinates with local organizations relevant to the ETC program in
order to increase enrollment, solicit donations, recruit volunteers, organize
workshops or field trips for interns, or collaborate on projects.
All employees are required to contribute positively to the workplace.

● B.A. in environmental education or related field from a four-year college or
university or equivalent experience and 2 years of experience working with an
urban farm education, forestry education, or similar project.
● Must have excellent organizational and coordination abilities as well as
interpersonal and communications skills.
● Must be able to work with youth from diverse backgrounds. Must have
experience working in communities of color.
● Enthusiastic about community-based youth work; strong interest in implementing
food justice activities for teens and young adults.
● Ability to respectfully supervise and manage 8-10 youth and young adults ages
14-24 with consistent employment agreements and consequences.
● Arboriculture experience working with stone fruit, citrus, and pome.

Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and participate in the physical needs of arboriculture and

-Must be insurable under BYA’s coverage to operate BYA vehicles
-Valid California Driver’s License or State Identification
-Proof of ability to work in the US
-First Aid Certificate
-CPR Training
-Background Check through GoodHire
-Transcripts of most advanced degree program

30 hours per week; Some Saturday work sessions. Potential for growth based on funding.

● Health Benefits up to $250 per month for the employee when working 30 hours or
● Sick Leave Benefits when working more than 30 hours per week as well as sick
leave pursuant to the California Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of
● Dental and Vision available at group rate and paid by employee
● AFLAC Disability and Long-Term Disability insurance plan available at
employee cost
● 403 (b) Retirement plan; no Employer match

$18-20 hourly dependent on experience
Health benefits/Sick Leave when working 30hrs or more per week
APPLICATION: E-mail cover letter, resume, and 3 references to with the Subject Line: ETC Urban Agriculture Educator
or fax to 510-849-1421. No phone calls please.
Application deadline October 20, 2017