Farm Manager

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.

Required Qualifications:

  • 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 hr@tcahnyc.org. TCAH is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any category protected by city, state or federal law.

Contact Information

hr@tcahnyc.org

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