Pennsylvania – Lafayette College hiring Assistant Director for Food and Farm

Easton, Pennsylvania

Assistant Director for Food and Farm

Lafayette College

Lafayette College invites applications for the position of Assistant Director for Food and Farm, colloquially known as the College Farmer. We seek an environmentally motivated, creative, and well-rounded leader to manage Lafayette’s 3-acre working farm and community garden (LaFarm). The Assistant Director for Food and Farm will oversee production of food for our dining hall and community partners, manage student farm employees and volunteers, collaborate with the academic division to integrate food and farm into the curriculum, and assist with student and faculty research. In that capacity, the successful applicant will contribute to the growth and future of the College’s burgeoning food and farm programming.

Requirements:

  • A successful applicant will preferably have a master’s or other advanced degree.
  • Applicants will also have at least three years of farm management experience, preferably in a university or college farm setting, and experience supervising staff and volunteers.
  • To ensure that LaFarm staff and volunteers are knowledgeable about food safety and take efforts to reduce risks, applicants should likewise be familiar with Good Agricultural Practices and relevant food safety protocols.

The Assistant Director will have a passion for the sustainable agriculture movement, enthusiasm for educating and engaging students, faculty and staff, and knowledge of marketing and promotional techniques, including social media. The ideal candidate will also be able to work flexible hours as needed during the growing season.

This is a year-round position with benefits, with a March 2018 start date. It is housed within the College’s Office of Sustainability.

To Apply:

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and list of three references to http://apply.interfolio.com/48015. To receive full consideration, applications should be submitted by January 20th, 2018. However, review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Lafayette College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, religion, age, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law in its educational programs and activities, admissions, or employment as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of sex); the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of disability); Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin); and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which requires that the College not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin); and other applicable laws and College policies.

Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community, one that is inclusive and responsive and supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining and developing a learning environment where difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced.

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Pennsylvania – Carversville Farm Foundation hiring Apprentices

Mechanicsville, Pennsylvania

Carversville Farm Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2018 seasonal apprenticeship program. CFF is a certified Organic, non-profit farm that combines ecological regeneration and agricultural production to serve our environment as well as our community. Positions are focused on a specific area of the farm including Vegetables, Livestock, Dairy/Cheesemaking, and Field Crops/Hay production. For details and instructions on how to apply please visit http://carversvillefarm.org/#careers

Pennsylvania – Snipes Farm and Education Center hiring Farm Apprentice

Morrisville, Pennsylvania

Snipes Farm and Education Center in Morrisville, PA is seeking a full-time farming apprentice for the 2018 season. The apprentice will work in all areas of organic farming. This includes CSA marketing, maintaining accurate organic certification records, social media communications with CSA members, positive customer relations, supervision of volunteers and working as an effective team with the farm manager. We are a small nonprofit farm and education center with a 150-member CSA, farmer’s market presence, summer camp and education programs. This is a full time paid position. Pay based on experience and time commitment. Position begins March 1, 2018 – November 2018 with the possibility of extended employment for the right candidate. Email gayleb@snipesfarm.org with resumé, references and a letter of interest. Some farming experience is required, along with a passion for sharing the good news of local, organic agriculture! Contact (215) 295-1139 x102

Pennsylvania – Old School Farm hiring Farm Manager

Pennsylvania

Bio-diverse organic farm in Northeastern Pennsylvania is looking for a multi-talented individual to run a 50 acre farm with 1 acre under cultivation. Focus will be on managing two seasonal interns, maintaining property, and growing vegetable crops for wood-fired pizza events from May – October (we have someone to manage the pizza nights) House provided in the town of Honesdale – 10 minutes from farm. Housing in farmhouse on site during summer is possible.  Work to start in Feb/Mar or possibly sooner for the right candidate. Please send resume and cover letter to info@oldschoolfarm.com   Learn more at OldSchoolFarm.com  Compensation negotiable

Pennsylvania – New Morning Farm hiring Two Positions

Hustontown, PA
New Morning Farm

Organic Vegetable Apprenticeship

This is a family farm, owned and operated by Jim and Moie Kimball Crawford, located in the rural ridges and valleys of south central PA. New Morning Farm produces approximately 60 different crops, all certified organic. Crops include berries and herbs in addition to most standard garden vegetables. Produce is marketed directly to customers in Washington D.C. at farmers’ markets and via an organic growers’ cooperative. The farm employs six to eight year-round employees and approximately 25 seasonal workers and apprentices. The farming apprenticeship program is well developed and has helped many aspiring growers launch their own farming careers.

Apprenticeship Starts: April-May 2018
Apprenticeship Ends: Thanksgiving
Number of Interns: 3
App Deadline: 04-01-2018

Compensation: 1000+/mo commensurate with experience, full room and board

Skills Desired: Previous work on farms and/or outdoor physical labor is helpful but not necessary. Enthusiasm, work ethic, and willingness to work as a team are qualities that make for a successful apprenticeship.

Please visit www.newmorningfarm.net/employment for more details.

Please contact jobs@newmorningfarm.net.

 

Experienced Field Manager

New Morning Farm

Our 45-year-old certified-organic family vegetable farm in PA needs an experienced Field Mananger, responsible for equipment, soils, crop establishment, etc. Work with a great team, the best equipment, excellent soils, and incredible markets. Watch your own decisions and efforts result in high-quality, profitable, organic crops. $33-36K to start, plus profit share. Long term situation with bright future, including possibility of work-to-own; we farm with less stress and more satisfaction.

Please visit www.newmorningfarm.net/employment for more details.

jobs@newmorningfarm.net

Pennsylvania – Urban Tree Connection hiring Multiple Positions

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Urban Tree Connection (UTC)’s mission is to work with residents in historically marginalized urban communities to revitalize their neighborhoods by transforming abandoned open spaces into safe and functional places that inspire and promote positive human interaction. We are a small non-profit in Philadelphia, focused on land reclaimation for greening/gardening community based projects.

Farm Manager

Community Education Coordinator

 

UTC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. People of color, women, working class people, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Pennsylvania – Carversville Farm Foundation hiring Field Manager

Carversville, Pennsylvania

Carversville Farm Foundation is hiring a Field Manager with significant experience growing Certified Organic vegetables, herbs, and perennials. This is an exciting opportunity for a professional grower looking for a career on the cutting edge of sustainable food production. You will have access to brand new, state-of-the art equipment and the opportunity to work with the world’s foremost consultants on soil regeneration, land planning, and crop and livestock production on an ongoing basis. Responsibilities include planning and managing farm staff and apprentices in the production of vegetables, fruit, and herbs. This position reports directly to the Farm Manager and works continuously with the Livestock Manager to plan daily, weekly, and seasonal workflow, personnel, and equipment distribution.

The ideal candidate will be willing to make a long term commitment and possess the following qualifications and experience:

  • A minimum of 3 seasons managing Certified Organic vegetable production on 5+ acres.
  • Perennials including herbs, small fruits, and trees.
  • Utilizing a diversity of cover crops and field crops on a broad-acre scale is a plus, especially in mixes or “cocktails.”
  • Pasture cropping, polycultures, companion planting, inter-seeding, and living mulches.
  • No-till vegetable and crop production and a desire to be on the edge of progressing the science of no-till production systems on a broad-acre scale.
  • Soil testing, re-mineralization, foliar feeding, pest and disease scouting (NOP/OMRI compliant).
  • Exposure to Keyline Landscape Design, Keyline soil formation, and the Yeoman’s Plow.
  • Experience and desire to work with and teach apprentices on a daily basis.
  • A track record of success working in a cooperative team environment requiring a high level of planning, communication, and documentation.
  • Desire and willingness to work with world-class consultants and advisors.
  • Knowledge of the principles of soil biology, ecosystem function, plant science, and environmental regeneration.
  • A desire to produce food of the highest nutritional, culinary, and ecological quality.
  • A desire to continue to learn and grow as a person and farmer. Continuous personal development is encouraged and supported at CFF.
  • Mechanical and technical ability to troubleshoot issues with equipment, irrigation, and infrastructure with the help of the farm manager, farm mechanic, and professional contractors.

Who we are:

Carversville Farm Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, produces fresh sustainable food specifically for donation to populations who lack access to a balanced diet; offers farm apprenticeships, workshops and facilitates information exchange; and nurtures organic farms through cooperative purchasing and other programs. Utilizing advanced sustainable farming methods, the farm works to provide these services while simultaneously regenerating the agro-ecosystem.

Compensation:

This is a salaried, full time, year round, permanent position starting immediately.  You will be provided housing and a share of food from the farm. Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes 100% paid health, dental, and other benefits. For consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter to info@carversvillefarm.org

Carversville Farm Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.