New Haven Farms
Assistant Farm Manager
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|Posted On:||Tuesday, 3rd April 2018|
New Haven, CT
P.O. Box 8953, New Haven, CT 06532
About New Haven Farms
New Haven Farms’ nonprofit charitable mission is to promote health and community development through urban agriculture. We transform vacant, contaminated urban land into vibrant and productive organic farms. Our Farm Manager and volunteer corps cultivate seven urban farms, and our harvest is made accessible to low-income families who struggle with chronic diet-related diseases and food insecurity through our Farm Based Wellness Program. Referred by their healthcare provider, program participants receive produce baskets combined with farm education, cooking demonstrations, and nutrition education on a weekly basis. For more information about New Haven Farms, visit newhavenfarms.org.
About the Position
New Haven Farms seeks an energetic individual, committed to urban food production, to fill the full-time seasonal position of the Assistant Farm Manager.
The Assistant Farm Manager (AFM) will work directly with the Farm Manager to produce high quality organic produce for New Haven Farms, implementing the crop plan on the seven urban gardens collectively managed as one farm. This individual will be responsible for managing the Summer Youth@Work Crew, four New Haven Youth working on the farm for five weeks (July- Early August). Direct farm responsibilities include volunteer and intern management, greenhouse work, transplanting, weeding, bed preparation, harvesting, working with irrigation systems, preparing vegetables for sale and distribution, record keeping, pest management, and assisting with Saturday morning farmer’s markets and volunteer work days. The AFM will be responsible for running a open weekly community work day at the Hill garden site as well as a weekly gardening session at the Connecticut Mental Health Center’s Courtyard Garden.
Hill Garden - 170 Ward Street
Fair Haven Gardens & Distribution
Youth @ Work (4 member summer youth crew - 25 hours/week July - Early August)
Administrative and Organizational
Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC) Courtyard Garden
Hourly employee, rate commensurate with experience, 35-40 hours per week total of 30 Weeks (depending on actual start date) April-November. Latest start date May 1, preferred start date April 23. Hours will be 20 for first week or two depending on start date, and 20 hours for the last three weeks of the season. Full time, 35- 40 hours per week May 15- September 30. A maximum of 1,200 hours for the season. Overtime is not available for this position. There are no employment benefits associated with this position, though produce will be plentiful and available for the AFM to bring home. Workers compensation insurance is fully covered by New Haven Farms. The part-time employee is not entitled to any paid holidays. Mileage reimbursement at $0.54 per mile incurred on personal vehicle.
While the work tapers in the Winter, we are looking to recruit an individual who is interested in staying on for multiple seasons with the potential to stay on year round. Our organization is growing and we are looking for the right person to grow into the position as we expand.
Please send a cover letter and resume to Anna Grace Barry at Anna@newhavenfarms.org Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; position open until filled.