Organic Community Farm Field/Facilities Manager Job, Maryland

Red Wiggler Organic Community Farm (Maryland) is hiring for a Field and Facilities Manager Job. Work in cooperation with their Farm Manager and Volunteer Coordinator to implement a 120 share, Certified Organic, diversified vegetable CSA program at our farm in Montgomery County, MD for 2012. (www.redwiggler.org) The selected candidate will be responsible for: •       Day-to-day operations of Red Wiggler’s fields managing soil fertility, crop rotations, cover cropping, tillage, cultivation, nutrition management and organic certification. •       Poultry management •       Maintenance and repair of the farm’s buildings and equipment with an eye towards safety. The successful candidate will have experience with greenhouse management, post-harvest handling and storage of vegetables, and hoophouse production.Red Wiggler Farm About Red Wiggler: Red Wiggler Community Farm (a recognized 501c3 non-profit) is located in Montgomery County, Maryland. Founded in 1996, Red Wiggler’s main tenet is to provide gainful employment for adults with developmental disabilities through a unique horticulture program that uses organic agricultural practices.  The bulk of this program focuses on building a vocational structure that identifies and builds on the capabilities of our clients with developmental disabilities. We call our clients “growers”. We assign the growers’ farm tasks based on their individual abilities which are nurtured by our staff.  Our growers cultivate vegetables on seven acres and then sell or donate this produce to a diverse population. Qualifications: Applicants should have a minimum of four years of experience in sustainable farming, at least two years of proven farm management experience, tractor operation experience, and an associate degree or relevant experience. Light carpentry skills and experience storing food crops in root cellars is desirable. The position requires good interpersonal and communication skills, flexibility, commitment to safety, and basic computer skills. Reports to: Executive Director; Supervisory Responsibility: 1-4 apprentices, growers, and volunteers; Benefits: Starting salary is approximately $30,000 per year. Red Wiggler Community Farm provides a generous employee benefit package including health insurance, paid leave time, and paid holidays. Please send resume and cover letter to: woody@redwiggler.org.

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