Description

At Carnation Farms, we celebrate good food and the changes that good food can bring. We believe that food is a connector, a common ground that brings people together. From locally-sourced ingredients to hands-on events, we’re helping change the food system so that eating good food becomes a daily joy available to everyone, every day, at every meal!

 

About the Position:

 

Carnation Farms operates an organic farm and livestock operation that serves as the foundation for our Farmer-in-training (FIT) program. We grow new farmers, equipping them with the knowledge and skills they need to make a positive difference in the sustainable production of organic food. We are looking for a hard-working and motivational Field Manager and Lead Ag Instructor to work closely with our Director of Agricultural Production and beginning farmers.

 

Responsibilities:

 

The Field Manager and Lead Ag Instructor mentors and leads beginning farmers in production agriculture with a focus on the annual plan for vegetable and livestock operations, propagation, harvest, planning, postharvest, and distribution to our culinary department, Farmstand, CSA, Farmers Markets, and other wholesale customers.

 

  • Executes and aids in the development of curriculum for the FIT apprenticeship program
  • Manages the production acreage by implementing plans generated by the Director of Agricultural Production, to include field prep, planting, harvest, irrigation, and post-harvest.
  • Works to build collaborations and partnerships with schools, farms, local organizations, restaurants, growers, and other farm entities in the Snoqualmie Valley and beyond
  • Must work effectively and balanced with production, mentoring, and teaching objectives
  • Leads farm tours and field walks
  • Tillage, Cultivation, Weeding & Thinning (tractors, wheel hoes, stirrup hoes, hand weeding)
  • Farmers Markets and CSA distribution
  • Assist with Livestock as needed

 

Other Specific Requirements:

 

  • Have at least 3 years of farm experience in a decision-making role (crew lead, field lead, etc.).
  • Minimum 2 years of professional experience teaching or leading trainings.
  • Candidates must be committed to the farming lifestyle and all that it demands.
  • Attention to detail is critical and a passion for growing food is essential.
  • The ability to meet the physical requirements of the position, including lifting heavy objects (50+ lbs.), working outside in all weather conditions, and working around animals.
  • Experience/understanding of farming for a non-profit organization
  • Completion of a farmer training program, or a 4-year degree in environmental studies, agriculture, or related field

 

Key Competencies:

 

  • Comfortable working independently and with an amazing team of peers
  • Organizational skills, record keeping, and directing the work of others
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to follow directions and problem solve
  • Ability to multi-task and work with a sense of urgency
  • Ability to use a computer, email, and excel programs
  • Flexibility, sensitivity, strong communication, time-management and people skills are essential.

 

Certificates/Licenses/Registrations:

 

  • Valid driver’s license: this position requires driving company vehicles to market, as well as for making deliveries.
  • Willingness to undergo a background check: we offer shared housing, operate guest-facing programs, summer camps, and school programs. 

 

Compensation

 

  • $43,000 – $45,000 DOE
  • Shared housing if needed
  • Vegetables, paid time off, health, dental and vision insurance, etc.

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Contact us

Phone: 425-844-3100

Mail: tiffanybc@carnationfarms.org

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