Deer Island, Oregon
Farm Manager Position
Deer Island, Oregon
Farm Manager Position
Spear Spring Farm, LLC May 2018
Field Manager Job Description
Spear Spring Farm is an historic 150-acre diversified farm dating back to 1736, located in Warren, Maine. The farm has been vacant for a few years and we are seeking an experienced field manager for 2018 to help us bring the farm back into production. A small bunkhouse (brand new!) may be available for the right person if housing is needed.
Spear Spring Farm is committed to “organic practices”. We are not a certified organic farm at this time, but we farm in harmony with the land and using organic methods. We will be planting a wide diversity of vegetables, flowers, perennials, and herbs, which we expect to sell primarily through our on site farm store, CSA, and wholesale accounts. We may also choose to add livestock and other farm activities down the road. We place a special emphasis on building soil health and sustainable ecosystems that are efficient and in harmony with the land and would love for someone with a passion for sustainable agriculture and out of the box thinking to join our team. Since we are rebuilding, this is a great opportunity to see and participate in the shaping of a sustainable and profitable farm. If you want to work hard, eat well, love your job, and have fun doing it, then join us at Spear Spring Farm!
Timeframe: We are seeking to a field manager and two full time employees from early March through late November 2018. There may be the potential for continuing part-time work through the winter months.
Work description: Spear Spring Farm is a new endeavor to restore an historic farm and bring it back to beauty and full production. The field manager will work closely with the President of the farm business to implement and manage the production schedule and complete weekly goals, managing the farm staff and activities in an efficient and professional manner. The primary job responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Hours: We are hiring for up to 40 hours per week. Additional hours may be available in May/June and September/October should you desire to increase your hours. Work hours are between 7am and 7pm (somewhat flexible depending on what needs to get done) with a one-hour lunch (bring your own) taken around midday.
Compensation: The Field Manager will receive $15/hour. If housing is required then wages will be negotiated depending on the housing agreement. Surplus and/or second quality produce may be available to farm employees free of charge, depending on the harvest. Other perks and incentives for hard work and a great attitude are offered throughout the season.
Location: Warren is only 15 minutes from the ocean and the neighboring towns of Rockland and Damariscotta (great food, theaters, museums, and a vibrant local community), and only 25 minutes to Camden/Rockport. The farm boasts sweeping views of fields and the Camden Hills in the distance, 3 ponds, frontage on the St. George River and ample woods. We have a nesting pair of Barred Owls in the back fields and a nearby lake with beach that’s accessible by a short walk. There is a vibrant local food community, along with many area activities and festivals that make the MidCoast of Maine a great place to live and work!
Housing: On site housing may be available in the form of a small 12’ x 24’ bunkhouse with private bathroom and electricity. Housing is provided as part of employee compensation.
Pets: Well-trained, friendly pets are welcome with prior approval and at the owner’s discretion. There are already two dogs on site at the farm. Well-behaved dogs must be under owner’s voice control, get along with all people (including children) and our dogs. Spear Spring Farm is located on Rt. 1 in Warren – a busy road, where the speed limit is 55 and visitors to the farm pull through to visit the farm store. The road hazard is real and the safety of your pet is entirely your responsibility.
How to apply:
No phone calls, please. We are accepting applications until the positions are filled and will only consider complete applications. If you are interested in working at Spear Spring Farm, please e-mail the following items to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will respond to all completed applications that are received.
Hackettstown, New Jersey
Job Description – Organic Farm Assistant Farm Manager
Start Date: April/May 2018
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 2018 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.
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 2018 and have some mechanical skills, a valid drivers license, and the ability to lift at least 50 lbs.
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
Please email cover letter and resume to:
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.
New Haven, Connecticut
Assistant Farm Manager
2018 Job Description
ABOUT NEW HAVEN FARMS:
New Haven Farms’ nonprofit charitable mission is to promote health and community development through urban agriculture. We transform vacant, contaminated urban land into vibrant and productive organic farms. Our Farm Manager and volunteer corps cultivate seven urban farms, and our harvest is made accessible to low-income families who struggle with chronic diet-related diseases and food insecurity through our Farm Based Wellness Program. Referred by their healthcare provider, program participants receive produce baskets combined with farm education, cooking demonstrations, and nutrition education on a weekly basis. For more information about New Haven Farms, visit newhavenfarms.org.
New Haven Farms seeks an energetic individual, committed to urban food production, to fill the full-time seasonal position of the Assistant Farm Manager.
The Assistant Farm Manager (AFM) will work directly with the Farm Manager to produce high quality organic produce for New Haven Farms, implementing the crop plan on the seven urban gardens collectively managed as one farm. This individual will be responsible for managing the Summer Youth@Work Crew, four New Haven Youth working on the farm for five weeks (July- Early August). Direct farm responsibilities include volunteer and intern management, greenhouse work, transplanting, weeding, bed preparation, harvesting, working with irrigation systems, preparing vegetables for sale and distribution, record keeping, pest management, and assisting with Saturday morning farmer’s markets and volunteer work days. The AFM will be responsible for running a open weekly community work day at the Hill garden site as well as a weekly gardening session at the Connecticut Mental Health Center’s Courtyard Garden.
Hill Garden – 170 Ward Street
Work closely with the Farm Manager to follow the crop plan and create a crop map for the site
Serve as the main contact person for the community and the school with regards to this property
Plan weekly tasks for the Hill garden, working with the Farm Manager to create a weekly labor and volunteer plan
Fair Haven Gardens & Distribution
The AFM will work harvest mornings twice per week (6am start time)
Assist with necessary farming tasks in Fair Haven gardens
Prepare produce for weekly CSA shares
Work weekly Saturday Markets (market time 9 am – 12 at the 613 Ferry Street garden).
Assist Farm Manager with the setup and takedown of the market
Manage volunteers during open volunteer time
Youth @ Work (4 member summer youth crew – 25 hours/week July – Early August)
Assist with Youth @ Work hiring and orientation process
Work with the Farm Manager to create and follow a weekly work plan
Manage Youth@Work team during their 25 hour work week
Administrative and Organizational
Track and log sales for Saturday market – specifically SNAP & WIC transactions
Attend bi-monthly team meetings
Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC) Courtyard Garden
Lead weekly informal gardening sessions at the CMHC courtyard Garden with CMHC patients
Work with patients weekly as to plant, maintain, explore, and enjoy the courtyard garden space
1+ years experience working on an organic production farm, preferably an organic vegetable farm
Ability to lift 50 lbs
Desire to deepen experience in all aspects of small scale urban organic vegetable production
Desire to work outside in all weather conditions
Reliable transportation, ability to drive a manual transmission (or committment to learn)
Experience working in greenhouses for seedling and tomato production
Demonstrated management experience
Ability to supervise volunteers, youth, and lead volunteer work days
Experience in taking independent initiative and working either independently or with small volunteer groups to ensure the day’s tasks are completed efficiently
Strong leadership and communication skills
Commitment to food access issues and the mission of New Haven Farms
Ability to communicate effectively the mission and core program activities to farm visitors, funders, board members and community residents
Ability to supervise and effectively engage with teenagers in a Farm setting
Strong work ethic
Very detail oriented
Ability to work independently
Punctual, energetic, and self aware
Great sense of humor
Flexibility to work early harvest mornings, and Saturday mornings. Tentative schedule Tuesday-Saturday
Demonstrated skill in multi-tasking and flexibility to balance multiple demands at different farm sites in order to meet production and programming objectives
Experience and passion for working with urban youth
Confidence, comfort and experience with diverse communities in low income neighborhoods
Patience and compassion working with individuals of all levels of ability in a garden setting
Fluency in Spanish
Community development experience
Garden Education experience
Experience delivering hands on “therapeutic gardening” classes
Hourly employee, rate commensurate with experience, 35-40 hours per week total of 30 Weeks (depending on actual start date) April-November. Latest start date May 1, preferred start date April 23. Hours will be 20 for first week or two depending on start date, and 20 hours for the last three weeks of the season. Full time, 35- 40 hours per week May 15- September 30. A maximum of 1,200 hours for the season. Overtime is not available for this position. There are no employment benefits associated with this position, though produce will be plentiful and available for the AFM to bring home. Workers compensation insurance is fully covered by New Haven Farms. The part-time employee is not entitled to any paid holidays. Mileage reimbursement at $0.54 per mile incurred on personal vehicle.
While the work tapers in the Winter, we are looking to recruit an individual who is interested in staying on for multiple seasons with the potential to stay on year round. Our organization is growing and we are looking for the right person to grow into the position as we expand.
Please send a cover letter and resume to Anna Grace Barry at Anna@newhavenfarms.org Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; position open until filled.
Assistant Farmer at Ripley Farm
Located in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine (40 miles west of Bangor, Maine)
Make an impact. Get an education. Get paid.
A year round job where you are truly valuable to the success of the farm.
We know what it feels like to be sent to harvest more bunches of chard from the same hopeless patch – again. We’ve been there. We were apprentices, too. We’re here to offer you a different road to take.
Imagine a farming job where…
We need someone like you, someone who cares about their role on the farm, to help us grow and meet our goals.
We started out as a very small farm run by a young couple with a dream and a little land. From our humble beginning of 16 CSA members, ten years later we have now grown to 5 acres of vegetables feeding a 150 member Summer CSA and 50 member Winter CSA thanks to the support of our rural community.
Entering our second decade of farming, we find ourselves in an exciting stage of the business. We are upgrading our farm systems and making infrastructure, marketing, and production changes that promise to improve the sustainability of our family farm.
You could be a big part in making this happen.
“Working for and with Ripley Farm owners, Gene and Mary Margaret, was by far my best farming experience to date. Their attention to detail, fun loving sense of humor, work ethic, and ability to both teach and to listen is something that really inspired me as a person and a farmer. While I was there, they included me in everything, and made me feel like an extremely valuable member of Ripley Farm. Other farms I worked on never quite included me on all the little details that really pull a farm together, but the Ripley’s really made an effort to do just that. I can confidently say they are some of the best farmers, teachers, and friends I know.” Carmen Allen, Assistant Farmer 2015-17
What the Assistant Farmer job looks like:
Free bonuses that come with the job:
“I’ve already learned more about the business side of farming in my first three weeks here than I did in two years of farming at my previous job.” Robert Segerson, current Assistant Farm Manager
You’ve fallen in love with farming. You can get another seasonal farmhand job where they don’t care about you. Or you can take your passion seriously. Make it into something real.
You’re standing at the crossroads. To the left is the same rough rocky road you’ve been traveling. To the right is the road fewer people will choose. This road is not harder. It’s different. Choosing the right road makes all the difference. We’re hoping you’ll choose the right road and apply today.
47th Ave Farm
The 47th Ave Farm has 20 years of experience running a year-round 200 member CSA and selling to award winning Portland restaurants. We are hard working, committed to continuous improvement & serious about growing great food sustainably and profitably.
We farm at two different locations:
All of our farm properties are managed sustainably using cover crops between vegetable rotations, beneficial insects, organic fertilizers, drip irrigation, conservation tillage techniques and no synthetic chemicals. This holistic farming system improves the tilth and fertility of the farmland. It also protects the woods, wetlands and communities that surround our farms.
We’re hiring for our Portland-based Harvest Manager position! This job requires at least 2 years of experience working on organic vegetable farms, and we will prioritize applicants 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, Oregon – 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 equipment 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 washing crews when necessary. The Harvest Manager will be responsible for quality control, time tracking, and record keeping related to harvest. The Harvest Manager may also be responsible for receiving orders, packing & delivering to the restaurant accounts.
Year-round vegetable production involves many hours of repetitive work in all kinds of weather and can be challenging. 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, we look forward to hearing from you!
About the Farm:
Powisset Farm has a long history of agricultural enterprises, from a dairy farm many years ago, to Amelia Peabody’s legendary farm, famous for its breed stock of Hereford cattle and Yorkshire pigs. Many visitors remember fondly the glowing green pastures dotted with cattle and framed by beautiful barns.
Today, our farm is better known for its CSA (community supported agriculture) operation. In 2007, we began a CSA operation with 100 shares, and are currently growing for 350 Summer CSA members and 100 Winter CSA members. By purchasing a share at Powisset Farm, CSA members help to create community around our farm and their commitment to locally grown produce. They receive vegetables each week throughout the growing season, and participate in our pick-your-own crops as well, like fruits, flowers, and herbs. We also host an on-site Farm Stand three days per week during the summer and fall, so that members of the public have access to Powisset produce. In addition to these outlets, our farm donates produce to local hunger relief partners and serves our Mobile Market program in Boston, in order to make sure that our produce reaches as many people as possible.
At Powisset Farm we are committed to growing our community by connecting people to food and the land on which it grows. We host farm events, volunteer opportunities, grassroots workshops, farm tours, and work-for-share opportunities.
The Assistant CSA Manager works with the CSA Manager to grow vegetables for shareholders, our farm stand that is open to the public, our Mobile Market program, donations to hunger relief agencies and wholesale accounts. The Assistant reports directly to the CSA Manager and also works with property colleagues from education, stewardship, and livestock programs as needed. The position is salaried and year-round with a seasonally variable work schedule.
Salary and Benefits:
Starting salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position provides an excellent benefits package which includes group health and dental insurance, vacation and sick pay and after one year, a defined contribution pension plan. Housing is not available with this position.
About The Trustees of Reservations
The Trustees is an organization with a fascinating past and an exciting future. Our places are open to all and we thrive by involving as many people as possible in what we do. Founded in 1891, by a group of visionary volunteers, we preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and work to protect special places across the state. We have helped protect more than 50,000 acres, including 26,000+ acres on 116 reservations that are all open to the public. We are a nonprofit conservation organization funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 50,000 members.
The Trustees offers competitive compensation, as well as the opportunity to be part of a dedicated team across the Commonwealth who love the outdoors and the distinctive charms of New England, and who believe in celebrating and protecting our special places, for everyone, forever.
In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, The Trustees of Reservations aim to create a thriving, inclusive workplace that values each member of our team. We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and communities of Massachusetts who are at the core of our mission.
We kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.