Gibbet Hill Farm is a leader in the farm-to-table movement in Massachusetts.
As the largest farm in Massachusetts that is also part of a restaurant group, it is a working example of how sustainable, local produce has a critical and viable place in our restaurants. 100% of its produce and meat is delivered internally to supply the restaurants and catering business that make up Webber Restaurant Group.
We are seeking an energetic, organized, personable Farm Manager to oversee and run Gibbet Hill Farm. Because of the unique nature of the position, the ideal candidate will have a passion for food as well as farming. The Farm Manager participates in and directs the crew in all aspects of growing at Gibbet Hill Farm, including but not limited to:
Creating the crop plan with input from the chefs at the Webber Restaurant Group
Participating in community events, including farm to table dinners, farm tours, youth education, and other farm events
Hiring, training, and managing the entire farm staff
Overseeing livestock chores and monitoring of the health of the herd
Managing pests and disease in a sustainable fashion
Directing harvesting and restaurant deliveries
Communicating consistently with chefs and the other managers
In 2016, farm staff consisted of the Farm Manager, an Assistant Farm Manager, two seasonal interns, and occasional part-time work from interested restaurant staff. 2017 staffing levels are expected to remain constant, pending input from the new Farm Manager.
The farm currently consists of two acres of fully-irrigated fields used for fruits and vegetables, one acre of grazing pasture for lambs, a 30’ x 72’
heated greenhouse, three hoophouses, and a storage barn. Equipment includes John Deere 5425 tillage tractor with front loader as well as Cub cultivating tractor. There are an additional 250 acres of land in Groton that the farm
has access to for future expansion potential. Since 2014 we have farmed
using only organic practices.
Salary is competitive, and based on previous experience. Performance-based
bonus is available. 3-5 years farm management work is required, with at
least 2 years of tractor experience. Send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org