Farm Manager, Community Harvest Project, North Grafton

Community Harvest Project (CHP), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is

dedicated to improving access to healthy foods for those experiencing food
insecurity through volunteer farming and nutrition education. Through our
programs and partnerships we bring thousands of community members together
each year to build an engaged and healthier Worcester County. In 2017, thanks
to over 8,000 volunteer visits, CHP grew and donated over 270,000 pounds of
fresh fruits and vegetables to organizations including the Worcester County
Food Bank's partner agencies, Community Servings, and other area hunger relief

We are seeking a Farm Manager to join our team this season and oversee our 12
acre vegetable and PYO flower operation. This position focuses on growing high
quality produce best suited for donation to area hunger relief agencies. In
addition to overseeing the agricultural operations, the Farm Manager will
ensure a positive volunteer experience. The Farm Manager is supported by the
Farm Coordinator, Farm Assistant, summer interns, and Volunteer Manager.

Responsibilities and Duties

Management of all farming operations:
-Planning, monitoring, and modifying the daily agricultural duties
-Planning, monitoring, and modifying the daily produce distributions
-Monitoring of equipment and executing related repairs/replacements
-Monitoring of safety plan and ensuring its execution
-Execution of skilled/restricted farm activities
-Oversight of basic property maintenance (mowing, limbs, etc)

Management of the farm volunteer experience:
-Working with and training volunteers
-Ensuring a positive volunteer experience
-Developing and overseeing additional volunteer projects

Management of all farm staff:
-Hiring, scheduling, and training
-Assigning duties and priorities
-Communicating with the Orchard Manager on shared agriculture needs

Fiscal management of the Grafton agriculture budget:
-Vendor management and ordering of supplies

Management of all planning activities:*
-Yearly crop plan
-Yearly planning of acreage rotation
-Yearly planning of equipment needs
-Yearly pest and weed management plan
*Crop planning has been completed for 2018, with the new Farm Manager taking
on crop planning in 2019

Qualifications and Skills
-2-4 years of farm leadership experience
-2-4 years of tractor and related equipment experience
-Experience working with groups of volunteers
-Excellent communication skills
-Positive, self-starting attitude
-Knowledge of IPM and a Pesticide Applicator License a plus
-Ability to lift 50 pounds
-Ability to work in all types of weather including rain and snow

This is a 40 hour per week, full time, year-round position. Salary and
-Salary is commensurate with experience
-4 weeks of paid vacation, 2 weeks of paid holidays, and 1 week of sick time
-Health insurance with 50% of the premium paid by Community Harvest Project
-401k access
-Professional development and staff engagement opportunities

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to

North Grafton