Field and Greenhouse Manager

Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2020
 Full Time
 Small Scale
 Farming Inputs
 Farming Practices
 Other
 All - Cropping
 Vegetables

Position Description

Oak Spring is a small, intensive, sustainably minded Certified Organic farm in Northern Baltimore County, MD with a diversified vegetable production and pastured eggs. We grow over 40 different crops and market our goods through a 150+ member CSA, Baltimore restaurants and local markets. We live and believe in supporting and interacting with our local community. 


About the Job


Oak Spring is looking for a field manager for 2021 with at least three full seasons of experience working on an organic market farm and ideally, having knowledge of field management.


We ask for experience and will give you training and more experience in return. You can learn everything you need to know on how to run your own small scale, profitable organic farm from seed to sale. We are a fun loving, hard working crew dedicated to regenerative agriculture and the local food movement. We are passionate about growing food for our local community and ourselves. Benefits include access to organic vegetables and occasional pastured eggs. Housing may be available.


The ideal candidate will commit to (at least) a 2 year position, desires to own his or her own farm, works independently, takes initiative to educate themselves, has strong problem solving skills and a strong desire to learn new skills.


Duties + Responsibilities include but not limited to


  • Crop planning and monitoring, seeding, transplanting, cultivating, harvesting, irrigating, poultry care
  • Create weekly harvest estimates based on crop availability and market demand
  • Help create and maintain seeding and transplant calendar, irrigation schedule, high tunnel, tool and equipment maintenance.
  • Ability to drive a tractor, use a variety of equipment such as loader, tiller, ATV, string trimmer, backpack sprayer, seeders, mowers etc.


Qualifications


  • A strong interest and experience in organic market vegetable production with diversified crops, bed preparation, crop rotation and planning, high tunnel and greenhouse production
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently
  • Desire to work with people and communicate effectively
  • Physical stamina and strength to easily lift and carry 50lbs and tolerance to work in all weather conditions
  • A desire for efficiency, detail, and a sense of urgency
  • Willingness to take initiative and take on responsibility


We seek a field manager who has a serious interest in organic farming, strong communication skills, who can stay upbeat in stressful situations, and shows up daily with commitment and enthusiasm.

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