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Assistant Farm Manager - 2019

Our Assistant Farm Manager helps us manage and operate all aspects of production, harvest and distribution.

Specific duties: 

 

  • Orchard maintenance, including thinning, pruning, tracking insects/disease, mowing.

  • Maintain melon/pumpkin/garlic and berry crops (watering, weeding).

  • Assist in management of test apple project in collaboration with UMass Extension.

  • Care of livestock (barn cat, chickens).

  • Infrastructure repair and maintenance.

  • Tractor operation.

  • Harvest of all crops.

  • Participate in school group/community visits and apple picking events, including some weekends

  • Assist in planning, preparation and distributions for CSA.

  • Assist in management of newly expanded farm stand operations

  • Clean up/winterize orchard and farm.

  • Participate in strategic planning and management of farm operations.

  • Supervise college interns.

Dates

May 1 through August 31, 2018; depending on tree fruit crop, contract may be extended December 15, 2018 (extension decision made by late May).

 

Days/hours: 

Monday through Friday, with some weekends in the fall.  Hours vary from 20-25 hrs/week. 

 

Application deadline: 

Feb 28, 2019

Minimum qualifications: 

At least one (preferably 2-3) years of farming experience, preferably organic farming.  Values consistent with organic, environmentally sustainable operation, dedicated to high-quality products, and committed customer service.  Enthusiasm, initiative, solid interpersonal skills, ability to work independently, ability to supervise and motivate others, and good humor are required.  Also required is ability to lift 50 lbs. and valid driver’s license.  We are a non-smoking/drug-free farm.  No housing is available.

 

Wage/Salary/Benefits: 

$1,100/month; fruit/vegetable produce.

 

Application requirements: 

Please send resume, letter of interest, and names/contact information for 3 employer references to smallonesfarm [at] att [dot] net.  If you have any questions about this position, please contact us via our website. We will contact qualified applicants to schedule a farm visit and interview.