Hiring: Farm Manager Abundance Farm
Abundance Farm in Northampton, MA is accepting applications for a full-time Farm Manager. The Farm Manager is responsible for all aspects of production for our community, Jewish food justice, and educational farm. The Farm includes ~1.5 acres in production (mixed veggies, herbs, flowers, fruit) with both annuals and perennials, including a small orchard. The Farm Manager is also responsible for management of a recently acquired lot (~1 acre) that borders our main site and is responsible for managing the collection and distribution of materials for a program that supports home gardeners in our community, called Shared Abundance Gardens.
The Farm Manager integrates the labor of teen interns, students, volunteers and educational groups into the Farm management plan, while also recruiting and supervising new volunteers and interns as needed. The Farm Manager works closely with the Farm Educator and co-Directors to meet the educational, community building, and food access needs of five core programs. These core programs require timely harvests, an integrated crop plan, and collaborative conversation with co-workers.
The Farm Manager serves as one of our primary public-facing staff members who greets visitors, answers questions, and makes them feel welcome. This happens during a scheduled Pick-Your-Own program staffed weekly by the Farm Manager, and also through drop-in Pick-Your-Own participants.
Read the full job description on our website: www.abundancefarm.org/jobs
The salary range for this position is $38,000-$41,000. We value the time you spend outside the office as much as we value the time you spend with us; our flexible scheduling and vacation policies are designed to encourage a healthy work/life balance. Benefits include: 10 days of paid vacation, 8 federal holidays, time off or compensatory time off for religious Jewish holidays, professional development allowance, 2 personal days, 6 sick days, health insurance with 80% covered by CBI, participation in CBI’s 403(b) plan with 2% match after the first year of service, synagogue membership, and, if applicable, free religious school tuition.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received. To apply please send your resume, a cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please title the email “Farm Manager application.” Applications will not be considered without each of these pieces.
The position is currently open and the ideal candidate is available to start February 1st, 2024.