Farm Manager

Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
 Full Time
 Soil Health

Position Description

The Accokeek Foundation is seeking a seasoned and dynamic leader to direct daily farm operations using historical research and best practices for cultural interpretation, animal husbandry, and multispecies, rotational grazing.

The Farm Manager will design and implement systems to maximize the production of annual crops, vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers, livestock, and other products consistent with historic interpretation best practices. The Farm Manager also directs the design and implementation of on-farm education of apprentices, interns, and volunteers.

The Farm Manager will work closely with the Education and Interpretation team to ensure that educational objectives are being met, including leading farm tours, assisting with event preparation, and on-farm demonstrations pertaining to agriculture. The Farm Manager will also work closely with the Operations team in the maintenance and upkeep of infrastructure related to livestock housing and care, including fencing, barns and stables, paddocks and pastures, storage facilities, and farm machinery.

The Farm Manager will train and supervise the Regenerative Ag Coordinator and Livestock Herder. The Farm Manager will report directly to the Vice President.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three years of public gardening and/or farming experience with at least 2 years of proven large animal husbandry.
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience.
  • Experience with veterinary care of livestock including health assessments and administering medications when needed.
  • Experience with farm machinery and small engine repair highly desired.
  • Knowledge of Southern Maryland history and cultural heritage preferred.
  • Attention to detail with excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient use of technology and online programs for record-keeping, communications, and planning, including Office 365 and mapping software
  • Display professional maturity and strong interpersonal skills, positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, strategic thinking, and good listening ability.

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