Accepting Applications: Farm Manager

Community Harvest Project (CHP), a 501(c)3 organization, is dedicated to improving access to healthy foods through community engagement. Through our volunteer farming, education, and leadership programs and partnerships, we bring thousands of community members together each year to build an engaged and healthier Worcester County. In 2016, thanks to over 10,000 volunteer visits, CHP grew over 220,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables, the majority of which were donated through partnerships including the Worcester County Food Bank’s hunger relief network, Community Servings, and other area hunger relief agencies.

JOB DESCRIPTION

We are currently seeking a Farm Manager to join our team this summer and oversee our 12 acre vegetable growing operation. This position focuses on growing high quality produce best suited for donation to area hunger relief agencies (we do not sell what we grow). Through overseeing the agricultural operations, the Farm Manager will ensure a positive volunteer experience. The Farm Manager is supported by the Farm Coordinator, Farm Assistant, summer interns, and Volunteer Manager.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

**Management of all planning activities:
Yearly crop plan
Yearly planning of acreage rotation
Yearly planning of equipment needs
Yearly pest and weed management plan

**Management of all farming operations:
Planning, monitoring, and modifying the daily agricultural duties
Planning, monitoring, and modifying the daily produce distributions
Monitoring of equipment and executing related repairs/replacements
Monitoring of safety plan and ensuring its execution
Execution of skilled/restricted farm activities
Oversight of basic property maintenance (mowing, limbs, etc)

**Management of all farm staff:
Hiring, scheduling, and training
Assigning duties and priorities
Communicating with the Orchard Manager on shared agriculture needs

**Management of the volunteer experience:
Assigning duties and priorities to the Farm Coordinator
Assisting the Farm Coordinator in meeting volunteer needs
Working with volunteers as needed

**Fiscal management of the Grafton agriculture budget:
Vendor management and ordering of supplies

LOGISTICS & BENEFITS

**This is a full-time, year round position with flexible scheduling options.
**Salary is commensurate with experience.
**Benefits include 4 weeks of paid vacation, additional sick time and paid holidays, and 401k access.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to cordelia@community-harvest.org.