We are excited to announce the creation of a brand new position at Shalom Farms as part of our next expansion project. In 2018 we will launch a second farm site, centrally located in Richmond’s Northside on property belonging to Union Seminary. Like our Powhatan site, the “Westwood site” will produce hundreds of thousands of servings of fruits and vegetables with the support of thousands of annual volunteers. While the farm will maintain a focus on productivity, the highly accessible location and scale of the site will allow for innovative collaborations with new and existing partners ranging from Richmond Public Schools to Union Seminary. With 5 virgin acres and the ability for in-ground production, the farm will be the largest operation of its kind within the city, and one of the largest in the region.
Work with us: Westwood Site Farm Manager
This new project offers an exciting and extremely unique opportunity for someone to manage this new site. During the 2018 growing season, the Westwood Farm Manager will work closely with Shalom Farms’ Director of Farm Operations to develop the farm in a way that meets the rigorous standards of our existing agricultural operations. However, the ideal candidate will have the experience and skills to quickly take ownership and leadership of the project and, as appropriate, will be given autonomy to oversee all operations on the Westwood Site. The Westwood Farm Manager will work with a broad team to explore and develop new ways for this project to complement existing agricultural and food access programs and partnerships. Because this farm will be a space for both production and education, this position requires someone with a dynamic skill-set, including significant agricultural experience, interpersonal skills to lead untrained volunteers and educational visitors, and the commitment to social justice and health equity necessary to further our organizational mission.
Planning & Recordkeeping:
Farm Production & Management:
Volunteer and Intern Management:
The time requirements for this position vary with the agricultural season. In general, the applicant should expect to work significantly over 40 hours per week April through September, 40 hours per week in March and October, and fewer than 40 hours per week November through February. These hours should only be used as a guideline and may change according to weather, staffing, number of available volunteers, and other factors.
Salary: Commensurate based on experience.
Benefits: Shalom Farms offers highly competitive benefits, including high quality company-paid health insurance, a retirement plan with company match, and modest professional development funds.
How to apply:
To apply for this position, please send cover letter, resume, and 2-3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until January 24th.
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