Posted: Thu, January 13, 2022
$32,000 plus housing and healthcare Titusville, NJ job
Phone Number: 215-622-0424
Non-Profit Job Opportunity: Farm Manager for Rolling Harvest Food Rescue donation farm
Join our team and help us to grow a limited variety of produce on two acres of our existing fields at Gravity Hill Farm in Titusville, NJ (http://www.gravityhillfarm.com/) to donate to area food pantries and emergency feeding sites. Day-to-day sustainable farm management, growing and planning. Coordinate with Rolling Harvest Food Rescue (https://rollingharvest.org/) staff to help supervise/educate twice-weekly volunteer and Corporate groups on Wednesdays and Saturdays 9-11am in season, and occasional school groups. Communicate with the farm property manager about any pest and wildlife issues, and farm equipment maintenance. Assist with weekly food recovery and distribution efforts both onsite at Gravity Hill and throughout our service region.
—Minimum two years seasonal sustainable farm experience. Extensive understanding of crop rotation, cover cropping, irrigation and soil maintenance, and weed management.
— Experience with up to 50 HP tractors and plasticulture. Knowledge of farm equipment to ensure proper function.
—Must share a strong sense of social justice, food access for neighbors in need, and food equity, as well as a desire to share knowledge of sustainable farm practices to educate visiting volunteers.
—Experience planning and managing planting and work schedules with property staff and volunteers; setting goals and critical timelines. Positive, strong work ethic, energetic attitude and strong communication skills
–Excellent organizational, communication and documenting skills are essential for the successful management of the donation farm operation.
Salary and Benefits:
Full-time, Year-round Farmer Manager position beginning March 1, 2022: $32,000 salary—expectation is for a 40-hour work week, although extra hours may be required in the height of the season as needed; $2400 healthcare subsidy; Private furnished housing including utilities; six weeks paid time off in winter; access to farm produce. No pets
About the location: Just two miles away from the thriving scenic river towns of Lambertville, NJ-New Hope, PA, drawing thousands of New Yorkers and people from across the country to the area’s many riverside dining, shopping and nature attractions.