Farm Manager Job in Delaware at Historic Penn Farm – 2017
Historic Penn Farm is a 112-acre historic farm in New Castle, Delaware. It is managed by Delaware Greenways. Delaware Greenways has an immediate opening for a Farm Manager at Historic Penn Farm. The Farm Manager performs the vital function of leading the Historic Penn Farm initiative for the organization.
The Farm Manager is involved in all aspects of the Farm including but not limited to land management, Farm Partner development and oversight, and implementation of the program area’s strategic plan. This is a full time position.
– Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience
– Direct experience in sustainable agriculture
– Experience in the urban agriculture areas of vegetables, fruits and ornamentals
– Outstanding management/relationship building skills
– Excellent communication skills including written, verbal, listening and presentation
– Excellent interpersonal skills
– Project manager experience, with skills necessary to interpret what is needed for the success of a project
– Ability to create appropriate budgets and schedules for timely delivery
– High levels of organizational and time management skills
– Strong networking and problem solving skills
– Self-motivated, independent worker
– Ability to juggle competing priorities
– Team player
Applicants interested in the Farm Manager Job in Delaware should send their cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org .
More information about Historic Penn Farm and the Farm Manager Job in Delaware can be found about Delaware Greenways at www.delawaregreenways.org .
Historic Penn Farm was originally included in the William Penn Land Grant of 1704. It was the document that granted “the three lower counties” to the new colony of Delaware. New Castle was the most prosperous and influential city in this new colony. The farm was one of eleven farms that were part of a thousand acres held “in common” for the citizens of New Castle to be used for logging and for grazing animals.
Since 1764, the farm has been under the care of the Trustees of the New Castle Common, the governing body that manages the common land of New Castle. The farm has been leased by a series of farming families, who worked the land, and made improvements to the property. These tenants have been the stewards of Historic Penn Farm.
In 2011, the Trustees entered into an agreement with Delaware Greenways to serve as tenant of the farm with the goal to repurpose the farm to serve the good of the community.
As the twenty-second tenant (overseen by the Trustees of New Castle Common) Delaware Greenways is committed to building on William Penn’s legacy in a way that addresses current societal needs. The vision is to create a sustainable, bio-diverse, productive farm that inspires and educates the community towards healthier lifestyles, demonstrates good environmental stewardship through best practices, and provides a unique gathering place for community events.