Monday, October 29, 2012

Job Opportunity: Farm Manager, Soil Born Farms Sacramento, CA


Soil Born Farms is a non-profit farm and education center located in Sacramento, CA. We are currently hiring for a Farm Manager to oversee the management and expansion of vegetable and fruit production on our 55 acre American River Ranch. The successful applicant is a skilled farmer with a passion for growing high quality organic fruit and vegetables, an educator interested in supporting the developing of new farmers and an individual with the interest and capacity to collaborate with other non-profit program staff. First and foremost the Farm Manager must be able to manage their time well and manage a complex cropping plan in partnership with our Project Director and Ranch Manager. Main duties focus on vegetable production management which includes harvest coordination, accounts relations, field crew supervision and general field work. The Farm Manager is also responsible for assisting other farm staff in the instruction of apprentices and volunteers in farm operations. The Farm Manager is expected to spend approximately 15% of their time on office related tasks and meetings for the farm operation and overall organization. Tasks will include management and organization of farm planting schedules, purchases/expenses,  general farm administration tracking and management team meetings.


The successful applicant will also be evaluated based on their skills and ability to make a long-term commitment to the organization. This is a full-time salaried position with medical, dental and vacation benefits. Salary range is $35 to 45K depending on experience.
 
Application Instructions: Please send resume and cover letter to Shawn Harrison at sharrison@soilborn.org or call916 718-3563 for more information.