Job: Garden Manager, FARM Institute – Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Title: Garden Manager, FARM Institute Type: Full-time Location: Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts Compensation: Salary Start Date: February 1, 2011 Reports To: Executive Director Works With: Garden Apprentices, Teachers, Students, Farm Staff, Business Manager, Volunteers SUMMARY: Responsible for the coordination and implementation of the FARM Institute’s over-all production and marketing strategy for our greenhouses, community garden, and production garden with sales and distribution to local markets, our own farm stand and local restaurants. Hours of Work: This is a full time salaried position beginning 1 February 2011

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Manage our production garden & greenhouse operation. Includes crop planning, seed and supply ordering, tillage, fertility, care, harvest and handling, irrigation, crop rotation • Hire, train, supervise, evaluate garden apprentices (4-5) • Facilitate participation in West Tisbury Farmer’s Market throughout growing season on Wednesdays and Saturdays • Manage sales, marketing and distribution of FARM Institute produce off site, including restaurants, groceries and other markets • Supervise and coordinate care, maintenance, cleanliness and organization of production garden fields, greenhouses, irrigation, equipment, tools, stations, sheds and related spaces • Develop and implement comprehensive landscaping plan. Experience with herbs, flowers and “non-traditional” crops is valuable but not essential. QUALIFICATIONS & WORK EXPERIENCE • 3 or more years experience in production gardening • At least 2 full seasons of garden management experience including daily operations and staff management • Tractor operation and maintenance skills mandatory • CSA, farm stand, and farmer’s market sales, distribution and marketing skills • Experience and ability working with multiple colleagues; good organization and attention to detail, and ability to work efficiently and effectively without close supervision • Experiences that exemplify innovative methods for collaboration and problem solving Email resume & letter of interest to or call 508-627-7007 x 102. There is also more info available on our website,

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