Field Manager Astarte Farm is seeking an ambitious individual to become its next field manager. TheManager’s primary job will be to help create a field plan for the 2020 growing season and ensure its successful implantation through good leadership and effective communication with customers, management, and the current crew. The field manager is responsible for oversight of, and participation in, daily operations on the farm, including but not limited to, general maintenance, crop planning, seed ordering, propagation, planting, harvesting, and weeding, as well as washing and packing of all produce throughout the year. Astarte Farm is a certified organic vegetable grower with a commitment to sustainability and no- till, no-spray farming practices. Over the years we’ve cultivated partnerships with UMass and other organizations that have allowed us to host many educational workshops, cultivate diverse pollinator habitats, and establish a strong relationship with our local community. Candidate must: -Have at least 3 years+ experience working on an organic farm -Have strong leadership skills and be a great team player -Be able to maintain Farm’s current efficiency and quality standards -Be aware of health and safety standards -Be able to confidently run a tractor for all crew activities -Have the ability to stand, stoop, bend and lift items up to 55 lbs repetitively unassisted -Have the ability to self-motivate and lead a crew of 3-6 people -Be detail oriented and well organized Candidate preferred: -To have no-till farming experience, or at least active interest in learning -To have experience planning crop rotation in certified organic system -To have a general understanding of farm machinery, irrigation, and electrical systems Most importantly, candidate must be willing to learn and have excellent communication skills. Compensation/Job Type: hourly, $17+/hr depending on experience. This is a full-time position March-October, with part-time work during off-season. Benefits: -10 days annually PTO -Year-round access to fresh produce
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General Field Crew PT and FT available
This position begins between mid-April through October. We offer starting hours of 20-25 hours and capping at 40 hrs / week. At least 1 season of experience is required for this position. An ideal candidate demonstrates clear communication, ability to follow instructions, self-motivation and attention to detail. A plus if you are interested in no-till farming! We are looking for someone to keep pace in the field while harvesting, trellising, staking and hand-weeding.
Work at Astarte Farm is diverse, ranging from greenhouse seedling production, greenhouse pruning and trellising, transplanting, weeding, harvesting field crops, & washing and packing produce for delivery, to building and repairing farm infrastructure. Employees are often called upon to do different and sometimes tedious jobs in all kinds of weather.