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This job expired on March 21, 2022

Assistant Manager Living Hope Farm

  • Date Posted January 20, 2022
  • Location Harleysville, PA
  • Category Agriculture / Nonprofit
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description LHF is a nonprofit farm located in Harleysville, PA. We grow Certified Naturally Grown produce, eggs, chickens, and turkeys. We run a community CSA and donate to local food pantries.  Job description

Assistant Manager 

LHF is seeking applicants for an assistant farm manager. This individual would work with the farm manager to develop and implement strategies for vegetable and livestock production to serve LHF’s CSA and off-site markets. Specific duties would be determined upon a conversation with the farm manager during the hiring process, based on the applicant’s fields of interest and experience. This position is full time starting in March and continuing through November, with the possibility of part time work over the winter based on performance and willingness to continue with the farm. Expect 40-50 hours per week during peak season, with shorter weeks towards the beginning and end of the season. 

Possible duties could include, but are not limited to-

  • Propagation of transplants and direct seeded crops
  • Pest/ disease/weed monitoring and control
  • Fertility monitoring and fertilization
  • Tractor Work (tillage, bed preparation, weed control, mowing, tractor maintenance)
  • Poultry Work (rearing of chicks, pasturing layers and broilers, daily feeding and egg collection, processing)
  • General maintenance of farm infrastructure

Experience and prior skills greatly appreciated include-

  • Some tractor operating experience
  • Ability to organize and supervise a harvest crew
  • High quality control standards
  • An ability to think independently and follow directions
  • Excellent communication skills
  • An interest in and enthusiasm for learning more about organic vegetable growing practices
  • An ability to work well with others and with a strong work ethic. A sense of humor is always useful!
  • An ability to lift 50 pounds
  • A valid driver’s license and a willingness to sometimes drive farm delivery vehicles
  • Reliable transportation to and from the farm
  • Greenhouse experience a plus

Compensation-

  • $15 per hour
  • Weekly produce and egg allotment
  • Additional compensation based on performance
  • On site housing available
Compensation this position is : hourly, $15-20/hr Application instructions
This job expired on March 21, 2022
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