Orchard Manager Position in Western Massachusetts

Orchard Manager Position in Western Massachusetts with Community Harvest Project Job Description The Community Harvest Project (CHP) Orchard Manager will have general responsibility for operating part of Cheney Orchards in the town of Brimfield in western Massachusetts.  Currently, the orchard designated for CHP use is approximately 3 acres and consists of approximately 2,000 apple trees.  Expansion to additional acreage is possible and highly likely over the next few years. This is a hands-on management position where you will work primarily by yourself and have responsibility for pruning, fertilizing, spraying, and mowing of the orchard.  During harvest, the Orchard Manager will oversee volunteer groups.  The Orchard Owner will work with you as needed, depending on level of experience.

Specific requirements for the position include: •       Interest and commitment to Community Harvest Project’s overall mission and purpose •       3-4 years orchard experience is recommended but not required •       Knowledge of overall orchard operations and specific tasks •       Experience driving tractors, comfort using heavy machinery •       Comfort with leading volunteer groups 2-4 weeks/year •       Position is 30-40 hours/week, 9-12 months/year •       Salary $30,000 - $35,000* based on qualifications   Community Harvest Project, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to growing, harvesting and donating fresh, high quality fruits and vegetables to local hunger relief efforts thanks to thousands of individuals, families and groups from our community and across the globe that come to our farm and orchard every year. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to kristin@community-harvest.org or: Community Harvest Project Attn: Kristin Bafaro 37 Wheeler Road North Grafton, MA  01536 *Pending budgetary approval

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