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Field Manager Woodland Gardens

  • Date Posted February 09, 2024
  • Location Athens, GA
  • Category Agriculture
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description Woodland Gardens is an established, mid-sized, certified organic fruit, vegetable and cut flower farm in Athens, Georgia. We have an immediate opening for a Field manager.  This position will report to Celia Barss, farm manager.  Experience is required, but more important to us is someone with the right fit and a professional commitment to the farm.  This is a rare opportunity to work with one of the area’s leading and long running farms.  Our field production team has very little turnover, so you will be part of an established and skilled team.  With time, this position could easily grow to take on more responsibility for greater farm management. Job description On- Farm Management
  1. Assist farm manager in coordinating and executing primary harvest days and planting days.
  2. Oversee summer workers: weeding, fruit-picking, trellising, laying landscape fabric
  3. Help to maintain all farm buildings and structures in an organized manner – manage the use and return of all tools to appropriate locations and ensure a general level of tidiness.
  4. Assist in keeping all needed supplies on hand (packaging, soil amendments, cleaning, office supplies, and maintenance supplies, etc.).
  5. Assist farm manager with coordination of maintenance and recovering of hoophouses & greenhouses. Assist with other infrastructure maintenance that arises.
  6. Assist with maintenance of small and large farm equipment and infrastructure.
  7. Assist farm manager in management of year-round farm crew when needed.
Markets and CSA
  1. Saturday Farmers Market – prepare van for market and keep van supplied each week with all supplies necessary for market, work the stand each Saturday morning (with 1-2 Saturday off/month), operate register, help train market workers, help prepare all produce for sale. You will be expected to interact in a friendly and professional manner while multi-tasking. 
  2. Coordinate and execute, with assistance, weekly Athens and Atlanta restaurant and/or CSA deliveries- load van, drive and deliver in a professional manner, maintain invoices and checks organized, wear appropriate attire for handling produce boxes efficiently.

III. Organic Production

  1. Work alongside farm crew in all production related activities – bed preparation, harvest, and general farm upkeep.
  2. The field manager will be responsible for a large portion of the tractor work.
  3. The field manager will work with the cut-flower manager to prune and maintain all perennial areas in the winter months.
Qualification, Requirements and Expectations:
  1. Experience with annual and perennial organic systems and production is required.
  2. Experience with delivery van driving and a clean driving record are required.
  3. Must be able to lift 50+ pounds on a regular basis.
  4. Field Manager will attend most markets in Atlanta on Saturdays (February-December) and will typically have 1-2 markets off per month.
  5. Field Manager will deliver to our Atlanta restaurants one Wednesday per month.
  6. Weekly work hours may exceed 50 hours in peak growing times, less during non-peak times.
  7. Basic record-keeping skills are required, familiarity with Excel and a comfort with email.
  8. Ability to work alongside a diverse farm crew on all aspects of farm production – harvest, planting, weeding, maintenance is required; also, must be comfortable working independently.
  9. Must have a strong work ethic and a desire to learn. This is critical!
  10. Must be detail oriented.
Some proficiency in Spanish would be valued greatly.

Compensation and Benefits

  1. Field Manager shall receive an annual salary of $36-38,000 depending on experience.
  2. Field Manager shall have the opportunity to join the company’s generous health insurance policy at no cost to employee. (Cost to farm is $700+/month)
  3. Field manager shall receive two (2) weeks of paid vacation, and 5 sick/personal days as well as other opportunities for planned days off.
  4. Field Manager will have access to a SIMPLE IRA plan after one year of employment
  5. Farm team enjoys occasional off-farm fun group activities that are optional: dinners, kayaking, etc.
Compensation this position is : salaried, 35,568* - 50k Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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