Real Food Farm, an innovative urban farm on 6 acres in Baltimore, Maryland, is currently hiring for two full-time Americorps jobs (Field Manager and Agricultural Projects Coordinator) to begin Fall 2011. The positions are opportunities for individuals interested in further developing their farming skills while engaging with community food security and social change. The position will begin in September 2011 until August 2012. 40 hours per week Tuesdays-Saturdays. Pay will be a modest bi-weekly Americorps stipend and an education award upon completion of the term. Email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the specific job title in the subject line. Applications due September 1 for a mid-September start date.
The Field Manager will assist the Farm Manager with the organization, coordination and implementation of daily work and food production activities at the farm.
Primary responsibilities include: implementing weekly planting schedule; managing insect and weed control, monitoring soil fertility, carrying out general field observation, managing youth and adult staff and volunteer labor; and staffing a weekly farmers market stand. Requirements include: agricultural experience & a strong interest in crop production and organic farming; experience and interest in working with volunteers & diverse populations; qualities of self-motivation, time management, flexibility and cooperation. High tunnel experience is desirable.
Agricultural Projects Coordinator
The Agricultural Projects Coordinator will manage specialized on-farm projects such as compost operations, soil fertility, apiaries, orchard, and innovative stormwater management practices. Specific projects will partially vary depending on experience, needs, and interest.
Primary responsibilities include: continuing development and expansion of previously mentioned projects, coordinating implementation of rainwater harvesting techniques, and weekly general agriculture duties on the farm. Requirements include: agricultural experience & a strong interest in specialized agricultural projects; innovative thinking and creative problem-solving; experience and interest in working with diverse populations; qualities of self-motivation, time management, flexibility and cooperation. Experience with sciences, mathematics, and/or construction is desirable.