Langwater Farm (LWF) in North Easton, MA is hiring for 2018 and beyond. Langwater is a 100 acre, Certified Organic farm with 50 acres in production. Since 2010, we’ve provided year-round, high-quality vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruit to Boston, Providence and our surrounding communities. Our markets include a 350-member CSA, farm stand, restaurants, wholesale, and 4 weekly farmers markets.
FIELD CREW MANAGER
The LWF Field Crew Managers participate in daily meetings with the management team and are responsible for directing field crews in daily production tasks. Field Crew Managers set the tone and are always looking for ways to streamline farm systems. Crew management includes gathering requisite tools and materials, training the field crew, monitoring harvest quality, providing ongoing feedback to the field crew and monitoring field conditions. Field tasks include harvesting, transplanting, hoeing, hand weeding, mulching and more. Most importantly, Field Crew Managers work alongside crews modeling efficient practices for high quality crop production.
2+ years experience in organic agriculture
Strong understanding of and skillset in organic vegetable production
Strong motivation to see tasks through to completion and cultivate high crew morale in all weather
Ability to communicate clearly and train others
Ability to work with a sense of urgency in a fast-paced environment
Drivers license and reliable transportation
Ability to lift 50 pounds repeatedly
This is a full-time, full-season position with the potential for year-round work for the right candidate. Our daily schedule is seasonally variable with a start-time beginning at 8:00 am and moving to 6:00 am by the height of the season. The Field Crew Manager joins us in April and works full-time (40-60 hours/week) through Thanksgiving. The Field Crew Manager works 5-6 days per week, with a weekend day required. Thanksgiving through the end of the year, will be part-time (20-30 hours/week). Part-time, off-season work (January-March) is available for the right candidate. Off-season work includes harvesting greens, packing wholesale orders and staffing winter markets.
We offer a competitive hourly wage commensurate with experience, beginning at $13/hour with higher wages offered to candidates with considerable experience. Additionally, all employees enjoy farm produce and a 20% discount in the Langwater Farm Stand. LWF management staff are encouraged to participate in relevant professional development opportunities.
To apply, submit a letter of interest, resume and 2 relevant references to email@example.com. Please include the position title in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. For more information on the farm, visit www.langwaterfarm.com.