Massachusetts – Next Barn Over Farm hiring Greenhouse Manager

Hadley, Massachusetts

GREENHOUSE MANAGER- NEXT BARN OVER FARM

Responsibilities

The NBO Greenhouse Manager runs greenhouse-based transplant production for 30 acres of crop production. This includes but is not limited to: inventorying and sourcing all greenhouse supplies, implementing propagation schedules, greenhouse record keeping, monitoring greenhouse equipment, pest and disease scouting, and watering. The Greenhouse Manager trains and supervises seasonal staff in greenhouse protocols, propagation techniques, watering and venting. The Greenhouse Manager also maintains communication with the farm manager to ensure timely coordination of transplant production and field preparation.

Qualifications

  • 2+ years experience in organic agriculture preferred
  • Strong communication and leadership skills, ability to clearly train others in greenhouse protocols, and communicate regularly with farm manager
  • Highly organized with a keen attention to detail
  • Demonstrated competence working in greenhouse transplant production
  • Positive and outgoing attitude
  • Some Spanish preferred
  • Proficiency in excel

Schedule

This is a part-time, part-season position. The Greenhouse Manager joins us in late February and works part-time (~20 hours/week) through October. The Greenhouse Manager works 2 days per week seeding, transplanting, and maintaining the greenhouse, and also performs regular watering/monitoring on other days, including weekends. This position may be combined with another role at the farm for the right candidate.

Compensation

We offer a competitive hourly wage, beginning at $13/hour with higher wages offered to candidates with considerable experience. Additionally, all employees enjoy farm produce and a discount on farm store items. NBO management staff are encouraged to participate in relevant professional development opportunities.

To apply- please send a resume and references to info@nextbarnover.com

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Urban farmer looking for Farm Hand

North Shore, Massachusetts

Urban farmer is looking for like-minded farmer/farm hand to tend to different locations in the North Shore area. Looking to expand all farming aspects: produce and flower crops, tending to chickens, general upkeep and more. This self-starting candidate would start as a part time farm hand, but the position could evolve to full time hours when the work is there. Must be able to take and give direction. Must have a license and be able to drive. A passion for gardening/farming is a plus.

This is a part time role on private land owned by one person; it’s a very much a passion project for the land owner who is looking for help to maintain his properties. Housing is not provided as part of this position.

Interested applicants should provide their town of residence, whether or not they have a license and a vehicle and a brief summary of previous farming/gardening experience, or in lieu of that, why they would have an interest in being a farm hand.

To apply, email Mark Flight at Mark.Flight@channelfishco.com

POSITION FILLED: Left Field Farm hiring Part-Time Farm Help

POSITION FILLED

Bowdoinham, Maine

Left Field Farm seeks part-time farm help

Left Field Farm in Bowdoinham, Maine, is seeking two part-time farmworkers for the 2013 season. Employment begins in mid-May and continues through September. Pay is hourly. The position is for approximately 20 hours/week. There is some flexibility as to days of the week.

This will be our first full season of production, growing a diverse mix of vegetables, plus strawberries, on seven acres. We market our produce through a CSA program, at Farmers’ Markets, and wholesale distribution. We are located on a peninsula with a number of other great small farms, making for a strong farm community and the ability to share and gain knowledge from other growers.

The preferred applicant will have a strong work ethic, pay attention to the small things, be willing to work alone at times, and be able to work under different and sometimes less than ideal environmental conditions. A good sense of humor is always appreciated. Previous farm experience a plus but not necessary. Continue reading