Maine – Bar Harbor Community Farm hiring Assistant Farm Manager

Bar Harbor, Maine

Bar Harbor Community Farm
115 Gilbert Farm Road
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Assistant Farm Manager Job Description for Spring 2018

Bar Harbor Community Farm is hiring a full-time Assistant Farm Manager from May 1 through November 30, 2018 with the possibility of continued work on a part-time basis through the winter of 2018/2019.  For the right candidate this job may also lead to a potential partnership track including part ownership in the farm.

Who We Are –

Bar Harbor Community Farm is a MOFGA certified, organic farm located seven miles from downtown Bar Harbor, ME on a fifty-acre parcel of land and one leased field.   This is our ninth year of production.  We grow over forty varieties of vegetables on four acres of land.  Each year we have brought more land under production and have expanded our markets.  The core of our market is a 125-member summer CSA, a 60-member fall CSA and an island-wide wholesale business.

Our mission is to produce top-quality, nourishing food for the local community, to build rewarding relationships with neighbors and customers, to prove economic viability for this enterprise, and to have fun.

Our infrastructure includes two high tunnels for in-ground production of tomatoes, basil, cucumbers and other vegetables, a 50 hp Kubota tractor with implements a 30-foot seedling greenhouse and a barn fitted with photovoltaics which power all electrical operations on the farm.

Bar Harbor is located on Mount Desert Island, home of Acadia National Park. For anyone that enjoys biking, hiking, x-country skiing, sailing or kayaking, this is the place for you. With views of Cadillac Mountain from the farm, we are a short trip to Acadia. Free bus service is available on the island from the 3rd week of June until early October with a bus stop one half mile from the farm.

Job Responsibilities –

The individual hired for this position will work closely with two farm managers of Bar Harbor Community Farm. Our workday normally begins at 7:00 am.  We aim for an hour lunch break; but during extremely hot spells, we may break and then return later in the day when the temperature is cooler. This job is full time from May 1st to November 30th. During August, hours may increase to 50 hrs/wk.  If the individual is successful during the 2018 growing season, the job may be extended through the winter working part-time harvesting winter greens for our winter farmers market.

Spring work includes seeding, transplanting and watering in the seedling greenhouse, soil preparation work using both the Kubota tractor and hand tools, direct seeding in the field and transplanting into the field. Overseeing farm crew members and volunteers is also an aspect of this job.

Summer brings on the mulching, weed management, succession planting, irrigation, pest management and harvesting of crops. Once harvested, produce is transported to the washroom where it is cleaned, cooled and packed before delivery to our CSA market or wholesale market. Delivery occurs 2 days per week. Winter greenhouse production seeding begins in July and continues into early fall.

Other responsibilities include helping with loading and unloading deliveries, setting up for CSA distributions, equipment maintenance, hoop house construction, walk-behind tractor use, record keeping, maintaining orderly work spaces, keeping an eye out for improved efficiencies and perhaps most important, representing the farm to the public with an authentic enthusiasm for our customers.

Fall responsibilities include getting beds ready for winter, harvest, storage, winterizing, overwintering seeding and high tunnel management.

Compensation and Hours –

Compensation is between $12 and $14/hour depending on experience, plus housing.  Housing consists of  a sleeping cabin with access to a kitchen and bathroom with a shower in the barn. Wi-Fi is available in the barn.  The job is 40 hours/week during most of the season.  During peak work periods, you may be asked to work more than 40 hours. We work most holidays during the growing season. We do allow for long weekends off when we’re able to. We offer Workers Compensation.

Job Requirements –

  • Three years of small scale farming experience
  • The ability to lift 50 lbs repeatedly
  • The ability to work in all types of weather
  • Attention to detail and the ability to follow specific planting instructions
  • Ability to work as a team member and independently
  • Ability to squat or kneel for long periods of time
  • Ability to perform repetitive and monotonous tasks.

Preferred Skills –

  • An entrepreneurial  spirit
  • Basic carpentry skills
  • An eye for waste/time saving measures.
  • Social Media, Website Maintenance and photography skills
  • Excellent written communication skills for use in weekly farm newsletter
  • Cheerful demeanor
  • Ability to drive standard transmission
  • Willingness to drive a dump truck

Email cover letter and resume to Glenon and Rose at Please address the job requirements and preferred skills listed above. Provide three work related references complete with names, email addresses, phone numbers and job titles.

Feel free to check out our website and our facebook page  Questions about the position should be emailed to:


Florida – Arden Community Farm hiring Farm Director

Palm Beach County, Florida


The Community Farm Director is responsible for community farm production and coordinating educational and outreach programming for the farm at Arden. She/he will manage the staffing requirements for the site, including seasonal interns and volunteers, and is responsible for hiring and managing the farm crew, including the assistant farm manager.

The Community Farm Director serves as a local food ambassador and ensures that the daily farm operations will uphold the values at Arden in providing fresh, healthy food and farm-based community and educational activities to residents and community members.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a farm management plan: crop selection, planting schedules, weed management, fertility management (cover cropping, compost, crop rotation, etc.), pest and disease management, and irrigation design, maintenance and management
  • Develop and maintain farm infrastructure
  • Hire and direct the management of staff, interns and volunteers
  • Coordinate harvests, manage post-harvest handling and ensure product quality control
  • Manage vegetable, fruit, herb and flower production and distribution
  • Manage all production-related tractor work
  • Purchase farm supplies and seeds
  • Maintain detailed farm records
  • Oversees all farm activities including farm tours, programs and events
  • Coordinate farm outreach into community as local food ambassador
  • Maintain a clean, safe, and organized work environment

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years farming experience; employee management experience
  • Experience with all aspects of daily farm activities, including but not limited to tractor operation, cultivation, organic pest and disease control, harvest, post-harvest handling and distribution, marketing
  • Commitment to organic agriculture
  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs and perform work outdoors in all weather conditions

Desired Qualifications:

  • 2 or more years farm management experience
  • Experience farming in Florida
  • Experienced operation of tractors and other farm equipment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Clean driving record and licensed to drive in Florida


Pay scale is commensurate with experience, length of contract, and demonstrated ability to manage employees and increase production/revenue.


Please send cover letter and resume to Monica Hollins at

Massachusetts – Just Roots hiring Assistant Grower

Greenfield, Massachusetts

Just Roots and the Greenfield Community Farm – 2018 Assistant Grower Posting

Grow Vegetables with us!                                               

The Greenfield Community Farm, a project of Just Roots, located in Greenfield, Massachusetts, is seeking Assistant Growers for the 2018 growing season. We are looking for responsible, hard-working and enthusiastic people with whom to share the challenges and rewards of growing healthy food and a sustainable community while we learn from one another.

Who We Are:

Just Roots is a non-profit organization working to increase access to healthy, local food by connecting people, land, resources and know-how. We believe healthy food should be a right, not a privilege. Our programs bring nutrition education, connection to the land and a bounty of fruits and vegetables to our community members, with particular focus on bringing these opportunities to high-risk and low-income residents.  The Greenfield Community Farm’s produce, land and team are key to making our mission a reality.

On the farm, we use organic methods to manage a diverse vegetable operation on a little less than 10 acres that produces food for a 300-member (75% low-income) CSA, farmer’s markets, wholesale accounts, farm-to-school projects and other community events and partnerships.  We are a farm focused on building community, both on and off farm, which means that we are interacting with people of all ages through farm programs, community events, hosting volunteers and providing a space for community gardeners.

We are seeking people who are excited about sustainable farming and eager to take on the wide range of responsibilities associated with running a physically demanding, fast-paced, public and busy production farm. This includes: assisting with all aspects of crop production, greenhouse work, field preparations and tillage, hand and tractor cultivation, harvest and distribution, assistance with animal chores, and working with groups and volunteers. You will also be expected to participate in and help facilitate small and large farm events throughout the season.

Who You Are:

You are responsible, flexible and personable, have at least two seasons of experience working on a production farm, (at least one full season of farm work) and can be happy working as an integral part of a small farm crew. You’re ready to take on the physically demanding schedule, tasks, pace and inevitable challenges of the farm season with consistency and good humor. You’re ready each day to learn, take and give direction, be patient with yourself and others and are excited about working intensely with all types of people. You have the ability and interest to work long hours outside in any type of weather – wind, rain, heat, cold; can comfortably and safely lift and carry 40 lbs. and have a valid driver’s license.

There is also a farmer-in-training aspect to this position, through which you have the opportunity and expectation to participate in group and individual check-ins and goal setting throughout the season.   Ideally you are able and interested in sharing your goals and participating in feedback sessions with your fellow crew members.

Specific Job Requirements:

  • Greenhouse work, participate in all aspects of greenhouse work and management, including one weekend per month of “watering duties” (5 total weekends throughout the season)
  • Crop production; participate in all aspects of field management under the leadership of the Farm Manager, including but not limited to: weed management (tractor and hand cultivation), harvesting, transplanting, direct seeding, work in our two unheated high tunnels, and overall land stewardship on our property.
  • Enthusiasm for working with volunteers and interns out in the field—you will lead individual volunteers and group volunteers of all abilities in field tasks.
  • Harvest and post harvest tasks—we harvest weekly for our CSA, markets and wholesale accounts and Assistant Growers take the lead in the wash area and maintain organization in our walk-in
  • Distribution: Assistant growers manage our farmer’s market and CSA distributions (2 each week) and make deliveries to our wholesale accounts. Experience in customer service and ability to talk with customers is very important.
  • Tractor work: We have one small tillage tractor and one cultivating tractor—all assistant grower will be taught tractor skills and will put some hours in our equipment
  • Be clean and organized! We pay close attention to creating a clean and organized farm—you must be respectful of using shared tools and space.
  • Desire to participate in the Just Roots community while at work—participate in weekly potluck lunches, and in daily morning and afternoon meetings with the farm crew. Our assistant growers work together most of the time—you must like working with other people!
  • Ability to show up on time every day and be excited about working for a farm that find success in routine and structure—while finding joy in the way farm work can change from day to day. (in other words, be adaptable, while enjoying structure!)
  • Drivers license preferred
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds regularly & ability and willingness to work in often uncomfortable physical positions for short or long periods of time (example: we work on our hands and knees often and we work outside in all weather).

Check us out:


This is a 30 to 33-week position starting in early-to-mid-April (start and end dates are somewhat flexible). Hours range from 35-50/week throughout the season and compensation is $12/hour, access to lots of farm veggies and a small educational stipend to put towards a conference or resources of your choosing.  Our regular schedule is Tuesday-Saturdays.  Other benefits include, one week paid vacation, workers comp coverage and discounted meat from the farm.  There is no housing available at this time.

If you think you may be a good fit for an Assistant Grower position at the Greenfield Community Farm/Just Roots, please send your resume, cover letter and references (at least two professional) to Farm Manager, Meryl LaTronica at:

Massachusetts – Medway Community Farm hiring Farm Manager

Medway, Massachusetts

Medway Community Farm began with a vision of healthy local food, community connections, and food education. MCF is a not-for-profit section 501(c)3 organization, cultivating 6+ acres of Town of Medway land on three fields. Through the generosity of our community in support of our events, purchases at our farm stand, and participation in our three seasons of CSA shares program, our mission is sustained and our community expands.

Mission: To maintain a place that enhances Medway’s rural character, fosters community spirit and encourages “learning from the land” by providing locally grown food, volunteer experiences, educational programming, and public events.

Medway Community Farm – Farm Manager Position, Medway MA

The Farm Manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects of production, developing, and executing the Farm Operations Plan. The Farm Manager provides leadership to Assistant Farm Manager, Growers, and seasonal farm staff, maintaining a safe and welcoming environment for the team and community. The Farm Manager is a steward to the land and facilities, fostering a productive farm that nurtures the surrounding ecosystem and the people who work at and visit the site. The Farm Manager works with the Education Coordinator on education programs and outreach as well as identifying and implementing opportunities to serve the local community, aligned with the Medway Community Farm Mission and Goals, in coordination with the Board of Directors.

Full time 1-year contract offering competitive salary, Vacation/Holiday Time off, Health Insurance Stipend, and on-site housing (reduced rent).

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for farm operations including yield, production schedules, equipment, and employee supervision.
  • Supervises and participates in daily farm operations that include: machinery operation, soil preparation, planting, irrigation, cultivating, harvesting, and storing of hay and other forage crops.
  • Recruit, hire, and directly manage seasonal field staff.
  • Organizes, schedules, assigns, and reviews the work of assigned farm employees.
  • Develops and implements safe work methods and procedures of all phases of farm operations and ensure compliance with all related safety regulations, including review of facilities and equipment.
  • Conducts orientation and training sessions for farm workers, students, and volunteers at the farm.
  • Perform basic maintenance and improvements on farm infrastructure, facilities, and equipment.
  • Assist field crew in planting, weeding, pruning, and harvesting crops, and fill in as needed.
  • Provide animal care, including safe environments for community visits and education programming.
  • Develops long-term and short-term plans for the farm operations and CSA plans and recommends changes and improvements in farm operations, staffing, facilities, and equipment.
  • Contribute to the farm business planning by providing expertise on farm enterprises including cropping systems, varieties, volumes, inputs, and capital investments
  • Implements currently developed annual budget and makes requisitions for supplies and equipment as needed, and prepares succeeding year’s plan.
  • Maintains records on farm activities, production, and budget expenditures and provides fiscal reports, working with Board Treasurer on a regular basis.
  • Support overall operations as a member of the farm leadership team through active participation in meetings, reports, proactive communication, and collaboration with the Board of D
  • Partners where appropriate with Education Coordinator on student activities as part of their educational program.
  • Coordinates the use of farm facilities for special events, tours, and film crews.
  • Develops and maintains strong relationships with shareholders, vendors, and the community.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

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Washington – Cloudview Farm hiring Educator/Market Gardener

Ephrata, Washington

Educator/ Market Gardener (full-time paid position)

Cloudview Farm offers a variety of on-farm experiences for student and community groups.  We are seeking an educator who can both maintain our current offerings and develop Cloudview Farms’ programming. The educator will also help with garden operations. To give visitors a more authentic experience the Educator/ Market Gardener should be familiar with the gardens and animals.

Most visitors are preschool-3rd graders that come for 90-minute field trips and choose between a six plant part lesson and a plant life-cycle curriculum. In 2016, we offered summer day camps for the first time and hope to expand our camps and programming when school is not in session. We also collaborate with an elementary school on a door-to-door school fundraiser selling carrots. As new groups approach us with unique goals we innovate to meet their needs. Also in 2016, first time visitors included culinary students from and area technical high school, wheelchair-bound patients from a physical rehabilitation center, and a professional teacher training academy.

Job responsibilities:

  • Support and maintain current garden education programming

    • Lead approximately 30 preschool-3rd grade student field trips in the spring and fall with groups of 10 to 60 students.

    • Organize and manage summer day camps

    • Host 10 to 15 8th grade students from Lakeside Middle School in Seattle for one week in the fall.

    • Emcee the Annual Fall Festival during the 1st Saturday in October.

  • Promote and expand garden education programming

  • Promote education programs through social media, website, and email announcements

  • Coordinate with other farm and garden staff to develop gardens and property that support programming

  • Give public presentations

  • Work in the garden to support the CSA and farmers’ market programs

    • Harvest, wash, and pack produce

    • Provide garden labor including weeding, mowing, cultivating, seeding, transplanting

    • Participate in CSA box deliveries

Skills and Experience:

  • At least 2 years outdoor education experience, management preferred

  • Farm or garden experience


  • $21,000-$24,000 starting salary depending on education and experience

  • Housing, utilities, trash, internet, and  farm food included

To learn more about Cloudview Farm visit

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to

Connecticut – Community Farm of Simbury hiring Farm Manager

Simsbury, Connecticut

We are seeking a new Farm Manager for the Community Farm of Simsbury, a certified organic farm. The Community Farm of Simsbury is a small nonprofit Educational and Food Pantry Garden and CSA farm in Simsbury, CT. Located about 40 miles above Hartford, the land has changed from its historic use as the old town poor farm and dairy and is now a production farm that provides healthy fresh organic produce a CSA and local food access programs.  The farm’s seventy seven acres of pastures, fields, and woods are bisected by a creek and abuts the Farmington River, with most of the growing area in the fertile creek bottom land. A small number of livestock are kept for use in the Educational Programs. There is one unheated hoop house with plans to install two more in 2017 and a heated greenhouse for transplants. We are in the process of adding on to our infrastructure to begin 4-season growing beginning in 2017.

In addition to a production farm, the Community Farm is also an educational farm. We offer a variety of learning experiences from classes to internships to work shares to incubator farms for those interested in discovering or deepening their understanding of how to grow food, using organic and sustainable growing practices. Our students include local volunteers, the beginning backyard gardener, and the experienced farmer wanting to learn more, school children out on a field trip or kids spending a week on the farm during Summer Camp.

Our mission is to help members of our community meet their most basic needs through food, clothing, housewares, linens and furniture, we enable them to focus on putting their lives back in order and attaining financial independence. On the farm, we focus on helping others to create a more sustainable lifestyle for themselves, their families and their communities. We are a Certified Organic farm, as this grass-roots organization best fits our philosophies and goals as a small-scale producer selling locally and directly to our customers.

Please have interested candidates contact Susan Pribyson, spribyson@giftsoflovect.org860-250-0230

Colorado – Cloud City Farm hiring Farmer

Leadville, Colorado

Farmer Position Cloud City Farm

PO Box 459
Leadville, CO 80461

Organization Description:

Cloud City Conservation Center has been inspiring stewardship of our natural resources in Leadville and Lake County, Colorado since 2013. We do this by creating educational opportunities and lasting community infrastructure. The Cloud City Farm grew out of our school recycling and composting programs, when students and teachers asked for a place to grow food with the compost they are creating from lunch room scraps. A recent LiveWell Leadville Community Food Assessment has concluded that healthy foods are not adequately accessible and affordable in our community. We are on a mission to change this.

Job Description:

We are constructing a 1,300 square foot greenhouse, 2 – 2,400 square foot high tunnels covering raised beds, and 2,000 square feet of outside raised beds on a 2.5 acre piece of land adjacent to schools, bike path, and a community field. Located at 10,000 ft above sea level in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, the Cloud City Farm will be the first of its kind. Summer temperatures in Leadville range from 30° – 80°, an occasional snow fall is possible. Crops will be sold directly to the public through a CSA program and local farmer’s market.

The Farmer is responsible for all aspects of production, developing and executing long-term farming strategy in partnership with the Executive Director. The Farmer provides leadership for the interns and volunteer farm staff, and diligent record keeping to support the long-term viability of the program. The Farmer supports the Education Coordinator with education programs and outreach as well.

Position Details

  • Reports to Executive Director
  • Location: Leadville, CO
  • Weekend & extended hours required during growing season

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the planting and harvesting required to make the CSA program
  • Responsible for farm operations including production schedules, equipment, and intern and volunteer super
  • Develop with Executive Director and lead execution of long-term strategy for farming operations
  • Perform basic maintenance and improvements on farm infrastructure, facilities, and equipment
  • Maintain records related to production
  • Holistically manage soil fertility, nutrient cycling, promote biodiversity, and weed, pest, and disease management
  • Assist Education Coordinator with youth and community programs, outreach events when


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred with emphasis in organic or sustainable agriculture
  • Experience in organic agricultural practices with a working knowledge of plant health, fertility management, pest and disease management, weed suppression, and greenhouse
  • Creative thinker and problem solver with the ability to
  • Strong oral communication
  • Willingness to communicate with visitors to promote the farm and its
  • Must be able to comfortably lift 50lbs and perform work outdoors in all types of weather


  • Passion and enthusiasm for holistic farming and stewardship of natural resources
  • Willingness to be flexible and adapt to changing job requirements and priorities
  • Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently
  • Team player with positive attitude


$2,000 – $2,600 per month depending on experience Start date: June 15 – July 1

Please send a resume and cover letter to For more information, go to