Hiring: Assistant Farm Manager – JOE’s Farm
JOE’s Farm is seeking one reliable, hard working, open-minded and fun individual to help in the farm fields, manage our farm stand, and assist in food preparation. The farm is located on just over two acres of land in Williamsburg, MA, and we have begun to rent portions of nearby fields to increase our capacity. Officially, we are a subsidiary of the Northampton Brewery, and our main goal is to grow produce for the Brewery’s kitchen. We also maintain a small farm stand and occasionally sell to other clients. We are not certified organic but we use all organic practices.
The farm is operated by a two-person crew consisting of a year-round farm manager and an assistant manager. The assistant farm manager should be able to work full-time from May to October with more-or-less 40hr work weeks, along with part time work on either side. This individual will be responsible for managing the farm stand (opening and closing, stocking, and keeping track of stock), and shares field work responsibilities with the manager.
The right candidate will probably have at least two seasons of organic vegetable farming experience. The work is very varied, and the two crew members have to be able to work both independently and as efficient team. Ideally the person should have some experience with equipment operation (tractors, walk-behind rototillers).
The farm is currently in its fifth year of operation, and is in a transition period, with personnel changes, land-use changes etc. Thus, the assistant manager will have the opportunity to help envision the future of the farm and would potentially have the opportunity to take over management of the farm in the future.
- Experience with organic vegetable farming, preferably 2 + seasons
- Some experience with farm equipment operation
- Ability to self-motivate and be flexible
- Reliable transportation to Williamsburg, MA
- A sense of humor
- Experience with tractor operation and basic maintenance
- Light carpentry skills
- Interest in being involved with the farm for multiple seasons
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with at least two references (one professional).