Hiring: Farm Manager – Melita Farms
Melita Farms in Methuen, Massachusetts is Hiring a Farm Manager
ABOUT MELITA FARMS
Melita Farms operates under a 501c (3) non-profit working to address sources of food insecurity and to create opportunities for locally sourced food, jobs, and educational programs to support community needs. Melita Farms is a sustainable, urban farming and entrepreneurial start-up. We will be selling our produce in a market at our location, distribute food to local markets, donate food to area food banks, operate a community garden, host on-site events and functions throughout the year, among other initiatives to support our mission.
FARM MANAGER POSITION OVERVIEW
Melita Farms seeks an experienced Farm Manager in Methuen, MA who will report to our Executive Director. The Farm Manager will oversee and run our day-to-our day farming operation, which includes cultivation of up to ten acres of vegetables, berries, and cut-flowers. The farm is centerpiece of our non-profit community, which includes a market, community garden, Airbnb, educational programs, and events, so the farm needs to look well-tended at all times. There is an additional forty acres available for cultivation that we typically lease to a third-party.
The individual will have 2-3 years of farming experience and be capable of creating a crop plan, making purchases of seed and germinated plants, operating and maintaining farm equipment, leading a diverse team of part-time farming staff and volunteers, develop and implement irrigation systems, assist with the maintenance of our community garden, among other tasks. The candidate will possess a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, a cell phone, the ability to lift a minimum of fifty pounds, and pass a satisfactory background check. The position will run from mid-February through mid-November.
Compensation for the position is $35,000. During the height of the growing season the work week will be longer and during the shoulder months the work week will be shorter. Vacation days and time off will be offered.
Please send a resume and cover letter to our Executive Director Octavien Spanner firstname.lastname@example.org