The Campaign Against Hunger is hiring a Farm Manager. The farm manager will be charged with supervising and maintaining the daily operations of all of our gardens and farms including a 1/4 acre vegetable production farm on Fulton Street between Howard and Saratoga in Central Brooklyn and a ½ acre farm in Far Rockaway, Queens. We are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated, hard-working individual with prior farming experience, as well as some experience as a trainer or educator. Preferably you will have some experience.
We are a 501c3 nonprofit that was founded in 1998 and works to fight food insecurity in New York City with a Superpantry, mobile food pantry, traveling farm market, low-cost farm stands and health and nutrition classes. We produce approximately 16,000 pounds of certified naturally grown vegetables using sustainable agriculture.
Timeframe: The Farm Manager position is open and we seek to fill the position immediately.
- Commitment to, passion for, and experience with farming using sustainable agriculture techniques (no pesticides).
- Self-motivated, excellent communicator, ability to work well alone as well as with others
- Willingness to work outdoors in all weather
- Able to lift up to 40 pounds
- Eager to learn and able to solve problems independently and as part of a team
- Experience working with volunteer groups
- Familiarity with google drive - sheets, docs, and calendar
- Attention to detail, organized
- Experience working with diverse groups and people of all ages, abilities, races, genders, sexual orientations, religious or ethnic, national origin background.
- Valid driver’s license (ideal but not required)
- Bilingual English/Spanish
- Knows how to operate aquaponics.
- Has strong commitment to food justice values.
- Has provided mentorship and instruction to youth ages 15-24 in all daily farm operations
- Has experience planning, seeding, planting.
- Understand drip irrigation & overhead watering
- Harvesting & processing all crops for sales
- Setting up, running, and breaking down the weekly market stand
- Knows pest, weed, and disease management
- Has experience overseeing production for markets, restaurants, programs, and donations.
- Submitting detailed weight and sales records on a regular basis
- Developing strategies for productivity, efficiency, and engagement with the farm
- Leading workshops, volunteer groups, and regular tours, and social media outreach
- Mulching, trellising, pruning, and tilling
The number of hours will vary with the season but likely will be 30-35 per week. Pay will be very competitive and based on years of experience. To apply, please email a letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. TCAH is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any category protected by city, state or federal law.