Job: Farm Manager & Director of Agricultural Programs – Connecticut

Title: Farm Manager & Director of Agricultural Programs Type: Full-time, Year-round Location: New Haven, Connecticut Compensation: Commensurate with Experience Interviews will begin to be scheduled on January 2, 2011. Click to download the entire job description for the  Director of Agricultural Programs position. Common Ground is seeking a reliable, hands-on, experienced farmer-manager to direct our Agricultural Program and run our urban farm.  The cultivated area of our farm is approximately one acre, divided between a small children’s educational garden and a larger production field.  All of our farm practices follow organic recommendations and emphasize overall sustainability, but we are not certified organic.

The Director of Agricultural Programs will be responsible for managing both the production and education gardens, training and oversight of volunteers, interns, apprentices and staff working on the farm, and coordinating the distribution of farm products to Common Ground’s various constituencies.  However, beyond being a farm, Common Ground is a high school and an educational center for the community, making this job opportunity distinct from many typical farm jobs.  The Director of Agricultural Programs will play an important role coordinating educational projects involving the farm that will require strong skills in leading, supervising, and communicating with groups of youth and adults. Some assistance in managing farm tasks and infrastructure is available from the Site Manager; however, the Farm Manager is currently the only full time position dedicated to our Agricultural Program. For more info go to our website:

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