Canewater Farm Manager Job in Georgia
This is a full time position starting January 1, 2016 but start dates are flexible. This is a salaried position with two weeks paid vacation and bonus package. Salary is negotiable and based on experience.
We are a year round certified organic vegetable farm in our second year in production. We work with over 20 restaurants and retailers along the Georgia Coast and attend the Forsyth Park Farmers Market in Savannah. We currently have 3.5 acres of vegetables and manage 15 in pasture and cover crop. We also maintain 30 acres in woodlands and pasture along pristine marsh on the Georgia coast. We also help manage our family farm in Ellijay, GA where we grow sorghum for syrup, garlic, and run a gristmill for grits/cornmeal. We also raise hogs in Ellijay for restaurants on the coast. Canewater’s newest undertaking is a 60-acre shellfish lease where we farm oysters and clams in Mud River located next to Sapelo Island. We are very diversified and need an individual to thrive in all areas as needed. We are growing rapidly and there are many opportunities to grow within the business.
This job wears many different hats and the right candidate must be flexible and willing to adapt with the growth of the business. The job requires 40-50 hours a week, 5 days a week. The main responsibilities include
– Tractor work and equipment maintenance– Managing 2 field crew members– Leading harvest, wash, pack– Leading a crew in field work (seeding, transplanting, weeding, trellising, etc..)– Record keeping for Organic Certification and organization– Basic carpentry and building projects– Crop planning and budget planning – Part time in the river with shellfish planting, maintenance, and harvest/wash.– Farmers Markets – Deliveries
This job is open until successfully filled. Please visit http://www.canewaterfarm.com for more details on the farm. Please submit resume, 3 references, and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Housing is not included.