Farm Facilities Manager Job in Maine at Newforest Institute in MaineApplication Deadline: March 23, 2012 Job Responsibilities: The Facilities Manager is responsible for maintaining buildings, machinery, tools, equipment and other infrastructure at Newforest Institute, creating a built environment that is integrated with the gardens and natural landscape, and providing education for apprentices and community in these areas. This involves creative retrofitting as well as the design of new systems including 1) farm equipment (tractor, lawn mowers, truck, hand tools), 2) farmhouse utilities (plumbing, electric, and wood boiler), 3) sustainably harvesting and processing firewood, 4) composting toilet, 5) solar shower, 6) movable greenhouse, and 7) the barn/tool library. The Facilities Manager trains and oversees apprentices in the maintenance and proper storage of tools. S/he creates and maintains a tool library in the barn for community use, and works with the programming staff to schedule and facilitate skill shares, workshops and classes. The Facilities Manager will design, organize and construct additional facilities as needed with an emphasis on local, renewable and salvaged materials, passive or low-input systems and a light ecological footprint. Possible projects might include a root cellar, timber framed cabin, rocket stove heater, solar food dryer, water catchment, bio-digester, animal accommodations, etc. To learn about the job and how to apply, click "read more". For more information about other jobs, and internship positions in agriculture go to: http://www.beginningfarmers.org/internship-and-employment-opportunities/ The Facilities Manager will work collaboratively with other staff determining financial, programmatic, and strategic planning decisions by consensus. The Facilities Manager will contribute to the financial sustainability of the organization by managing the facilities and tool library budgets and generating new income streams through grants, workshops, products from the shop, etc. Qualifications: The successful applicant will have a significant number of the following qualifications -
- Passion for Newforest’s mission, vision and values.
- 4+ years of relevant work experience, with 2+ years in a managerial role.
- Skills & experience in carpentry, plumbing, & electrical work.
- Ability to solve problems, work resourcefully & complete projects with limited resources.
- Experience budgeting & fundraising for a program or organization.
- Experience working collaboratively with a team.
- Strong interpersonal & communications skills.
- Computer and web skills.
- Demonstrated commitment to safety.