Neighborhood Farm Manager Boundless Landscapes
- Date Posted May 29, 2020
- Location Boulder, CO
- Category Agriculture / Education
- Job type Full-Time
We’re currently recruiting an experienced farmer to manage micro-farm operations in several neighborhoods in Boulder. The farm manager will work with other members of the Boundless team to tend to, plant, harvest from, and maintain 30-40 micro-farms and one larger 1-acre plot in Boulder. We seek a friendly, detail-oriented, highly-skilled individual who has experience in leading teams, managing farm operations, and performing tasks ranging from planting to harvesting.
The farm manager will manage a team of teen apprentice farmers, teaching them regenerative farming techniques, harvesting with them, and empowering them. Because the farm manager will perform these tasks in addition to training and educating teens and young adults, we are looking for an individual with deep knowledge, passion, and experience in the field. The farm manager will also help manage adult farm laborers, college-age interns, and graduate-student fellows. This is a fast-paced, full-time position during the growing season (starting immediately and working through October 31).
FARM MANAGER DUTIES
Boundless Landscapes seeks an individual who is eager to play an important role in helping us realize our mission and vision. This is a community-facing farming opportunity with potential for growth and future employment. Under the leadership of the CEO, this position will perform various duties (with assistance) in micro-farms throughout Boulder. Specifically, the farm manager will:
cultivate highly productive, beautiful gardens in backyards, front yards, and community spaces using organic (non-certified) and regenerative growing practices;
oversee vegetable and flower production, including but not limited to planting, weeding, laying irrigation, implementing the annual crop calendar, harvesting, washing, seed saving, preparing crops for sale, and packaging;
harvest and wash food to FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) standards;
assist with food distribution programs, including CEA (homeowner shares), farmstand, wholesale, and donation programs;
ensure the health and flourishing of micro-farms through holistic pest management and crop rotation;
manage and educate interns, fellows, apprentices, and employees, creating a positive and welcoming environment for all;
help maintain farm equipment and repair/replace farm tools and equipment as needed;
delight homeowner partners, community members, wholesale partners, and all customers with outstanding customer service, efficiency, friendliness, and great communication;
ensure the safety of all employees; and
communicate harvest totals, farming updates, pest problems, and product availability to the director of farm operations clearly and consistently.
This is a full-time, temporary position (approximately 40 hours/week. Start date is immediately and approximate end date is October 31, 2020). The farm manager will work in several locations in one or more neighborhoods in Boulder, Colorado. Compensation is $20/hour. Work will primarily be performed from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Friday, with the possibility of some different hours (including weekends and evenings) for special events and/or farmstands. Requests for time off must be submitted for approval; approval of requests is dependent upon staff schedule coordination and the needs of the organization.
Boundless Landscapes provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin (including limited English proficiency), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, sex stereotyping, transgender status, and gender identity), marital status, religion, age, disability, results of genetic testing, service in the military, or political affiliation or belief. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.