Farm Manager

Farm Manager
Start Date:
February 15, 2014
Full-time, 10 month position with possibility of renewal, Mon;Fri (weekends/evenings as needed), through mid-December 2014
Compensation: $2,830/month
plus health/dental package
We are seeking a Farm Manager to play an important role in GRuB’s work within the local food movement.
This is a 10 month position with possibility of renewal. GRuB is striving to find the most appropriate staffing structure to support the next phase of its evolution. This could result in changes to the job description next November, and/or re-sorting of responsibilities.
Position Description
Director of Programs
The Farm Manager is responsible for the overall agricultural operations of GRuB’s
Farm (1.5 acres in production) and for facilitating community involvement on the land. This job balances running a small production farm and being a welcoming teacher and host for various groups, in particular teens enrolled in GRuB’s
School and Summer Employment programs
. This position anchors the hands-on Farming Land portion of our curriculum. We’re
looking for a person who is deeply committed to sustainable agriculture
and food justice and is energized by building relationships with people of all ages.
This position requires intense organization, patience, enthusiasm, delegation, and good humor!
Key Responsibilities Farm Operations
• Create and implement novice-friendly production/farm plan, systems, and procedures
• Steward physical site, tools, chickens, and general supplies
• Supervise completion of physical farm work
•Coordinate farm-related marketing including: weekly CSA for 40 customers, weekly markets (on and off
site), summer Flower Bouquet CSA (with delivery), year-round production for
food bank Education & Community Engagement
•Educate, supervise, and mentor teens in GRuB School and Youth Employment programs
•Educate, supervise, and mentor
various other participants (volunteers, interns, work-study)
•Provide consultation for curriculum and program development
•Lead groups in field work and farm care Collaborative Organizational Stewardship
•Participate in staff team-building, planning, and budgeting activities
•Participate in various full-staff events and activities throughout year including community-based

• Significant farm and marketing expertise including management and
planning as well as direct application
• Responsible, professional, and mature
•Strong collaborative communication skills
•Strong teaching and facilitation
skills and experience
• Ability to work independently and as part of a group
• Efficient worker with excellent
time management skills
• Open to input
from other staff
• Familiar with Microsoft Office, fluent in Excel
• Experience working directly with youth and low-income communities
• Basic carpentry and machine repair skills
Organizational Description:
Our vision is a world where everyone has a place at the table:
Everyone is nourished by healthy, sustainably grown food
Everyone has a sense of belonging
Everyone is an inspired & honored contributor to our community
Our mission is to inspire positive personal and community change by bringing people together around food
and agriculture. We do this by partnering with youth and people with low-incomes to create empowering individual
and community food solutions and by offering tools and trainings to help build a just and sustainable food system.
Application Process:
We will only consider COMPLETE APPLICATIONS.
A complete application includes:
1. Compelling cover letter specifically addressing all supplemental application questions
(These questions can be downloaded from
2. Resume
3. Three professional references with current contact information
Email complete applications in WORD or PDF format only to: Rebeca Potasnik,
Subject: Farm Manager Application
Position open until filled.
.GRuB strives to actively and successfully recruit our program alumni into leadership positions within the organization
. We prioritize having a staff whose demographics and backgrounds reflect those of our greater community
.We believe that a diverse staff is essential to the successful pursuit of our mission.
GRuB is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, ability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law
Olympia, Washington
GRuB (Garden-Raised Bounty)
Rebeca Potasnik