EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Organic Farm Field Manager

Application deadline: Friday, February 26th, 2010.

Contract Length: May 1 – Oct 31, 2010
Location: Brampton (FarmStart’s McVean Incubator Farm), Toronto & GTA (markets)

Organizational Mission: “Cultivating Personal, Social, Environmental, and Economic Health through Organic Agriculture.”

Field Manager Job Description

Primary Goal: Cultivation of 3 acres of land to produce mixed produce for Community Supported Agriculture Programs and Farmers Markets

Primary Activities:

1.      Coordinate Interns and Volunteers to carry out necessary farm tasks

2.      Supervise Interns in their learning process, including regular one-on-one check-ins

3.      Volunteer Recruitment and weekly scheduling

4.      Facilitate CSA distribution once weekly

5.      Other General Tasks:  Ongoing Communication with Program Director, Washing Harvest bins, Vehicle Support, Supply pick-ups and other errands, etc

Weekly Schedule in Summary (40 hrs total):

  • 24 hours on Farm: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday mornings
  • 6 hours at CSA distribution site (one afternoon per week)
  • 10 hours admin (eg.farm scheduling, volunteer recruitment) and errands

Compensation:

  • $1600-2000/month from May – October, depending on experience
  • Two weeks paid vacation
  • Abundance of Produce

Qualifications:

  • Phenomenal social-skills and experience managing & coordinating people
  • Experience farming mixed produce
  • Commitment to balance and wellness in one’s own life
  • Drivers Licence and access to vehicle

To apply:

 

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