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This job expired on March 15, 2022

Business Administrator Smithereen Farm

  • Date Posted January 14, 2022
  • Location Pembroke, ME
  • Category Agriculture / Business
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description Smithereen farm is a diverse operation located on Cobscook Bay in remote Washington County Maine. We produce many fruits, herbs and produce— from mushrooms, algae, cherries, currants, blueberries, strawberries, flint corn, garlic, etc etc. etc. We are six people working the farm, and a lot of grazing and waddling animals— we host educational workshops and campers here and have many people to feed through the winter. We also create and sell products that sustain our farm— this is our cash crop and we take seriously the production and profitability of our value added processing enterprise. Job description

Small Farm Business Administrator

Our organic  farm business contains many parts. We are looking for someone passionate about business administration, co-design and management who wants to work in regenerative agriculture in rural Maine. We are looking for a very fine collaboration with a very fine person to do very fine work. 

We live and work in a most beautiful place. Much of this work is computer based, but it is a computer that is sitting looking out Cobscook Bay, overtop of a garden and orchard of a diverse salt water farm with 4 greenhouses, 400 fruit and berry bushes, with U pick wild blueberries and cranberries, with an 1896 odd fellows hall full of agricultural library and film screening area, with hiking trails and nature adventures in every direction. With free access to beautiful farmed and local organic food, beautiful people, quaint seaside towns, lovely architecture and flat enough to bike everywhere.  We need someone who has discipline and good work etiquette, who is responsible and accountable, who is precise and emotionally mature, who is committed to the mission and the follow through that achieving that mission will take. 

This position pays $25-40/ hour depending on background


Our business entails:

Farming and wild harvesting of algae and herbs

Value added processing of farm products

Farm store

Farm-based hospitality program with summer camps, residential educational courses, partnerships

Hip camp/ Airbnb agri-tourism 


We also have bookkeeping needs for Greenhorns, our partner organization who hosts the educational programming. Greenhorns is a fiscally sponsored 501(c)3 not for profit organization.

Essential duties and responsibilities:


Sales management

Wholesale accounts management

Payroll oversight

Property management

Insurance oversight

HR financial oversight

Organic certification

Aquaculture licensing oversight

Processing licensing oversight

Business development and co-design

New products licensing and development




Woo Commerce

Kindness, patience, self-starting, attention to details, strong communication

Preference for a degree in business, accounting, MFA equiv experience

Preference for a background in small business administration

Computer skills!

Integrity and detailed focus

Able to work with creative people in a diverse, fast paced, educational work environment

Compensation this position is : hourly, $20/hr + Application instructions
This job expired on March 15, 2022
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