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Position Vacancy

Part-time Assistant Farm Manager

Summary of Organization: 

Whitelock Community Farm is a resident supported urban farming effort in Reservoir Hill, Baltimore, Maryland. The goals of the Farm are to: pursue affordable sustainable fresh food sources, provide neighborhood job creation, and help revitalize the neighborhood through greening and positive community activity.

 

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: We are seeking a dynamic individual to support a broad range of activities on our farm. The Assistant Farm Manager is a part time position. The Assistant Farm Manager will report directly to the Whitelock Community Farm Manager. 

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Volunteer training and management
    • Must be comfortable working with all age groups
    • Assist in educational and other programs with our neighbor partners
  • Field production
    • Seasonal planning 
    • Greenhouse cleanliness, maintenance, planting
    • Oversee field maintenance (mowing, weeding, etc)
    • Plan for soil development, pest management, etc.
    • Manage the community compost drop off
    • Maintain and record information/documentation such as production, farm management practices, etc. 
    • Aid in the expansion site of the Farm
  • Markets/Marketing 
    • Assist in the harvesting, washing and prepping of produce for the markets and CSA
  • Social media
    • Post to Facebook regularly 
    • Assist with social media outreach 
  • Property management
    • Watering and opening cold frames and hoophouse in hot weather
  • Other: 
    • General administrative support, as needed
    • Assist with the representation the farm in public forums as necessary with stakeholders and opinion leaders
    • Participate in farm events, potlucks, community activities, etc. 

 

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Applicant should be experienced and capable of safely operating heavy equipment without direct supervision
  • Must have 1 years farm production experience
  • Valid Driver’s License 
  • Ability to complete manual labor including sitting, bending, and lifting and/or moving items weighing from 20-50+ pounds. Good vision abilities are needed for close vision, distance vision, and color vision.
  • Ability to work outdoors in extreme weather for extended periods of time
  • Willing to work flexible work schedule, including weekends when needed 
  • Basic knowledge of MS office and other basic computer skills is a plus
  • Flexible, energetic, with a strong work ethic
  • Aware of and sensitive to working in multiple socio-economic settings and with multi-cultural groups
  • Strong decision–making skills
  • Comfortable with a team approach to programming and the ability to manage several activities
  • Ability to interact skillfully and diplomatically with numerous counterparts
  • Knowledge of gardening and organic methods of producing food

 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:  Modest salary is supplemented with organic produce and the potential for an AmeriCorps educational stipend. 

 

POSITION START DATE:  February 1, 2014 or as soon as the position has been filled. 

 

DEADLINE:  To apply, please provide a work history or resume and three references to farmer@whitelockfarm.org. 

 

 

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