The CSA I belong to is hiring!
I can say that after several years of membership with them, and having attended an herbalism course at the farm with co-owner Tricia, they're good people and would be awesome to work for. If you have farm experience and are looking for a job, this is it!
Hiring Assistant Farm Manager at Blooming Glen Farm in Perkasie, notice received 9/16/13
The Assistant Farm Manager at Blooming Glen Farm will work closely
with the farmer owners to ensure the daily functioning of the farm. BGF
is a 35 acre vegetable farm managed to the organic standards, and
marketed through a 300 member CSA, 3 farmers markets and wholesale.
Start date Jan 1, 2014. Multiple year commitment wanted.
Primary Responsibilities: Maintain awareness of whole farm. Assist
with prioritizing and implementing daily and weekly tasks. Manage crew;
train and uphold BGF standards of quality and efficiency. Lead and
motivate crew; provide solid instruction and constructive feedback.
Manage field activities including transplanting and harvesting. Utilize
field directives to delegate and for recordkeeping. Assist in winter
months with projects, organization and crop planning.
Qualifications and Experience: 3 or more full season on an organic
farm. Excellent understanding of organic farming principles and
techniques. Team management experience. Experience using and operating
farm equipment from hand tools to tractors and implements.
Skills: Self directed but also able to take direction. Physically
fit. Written and oral communication skills. Excellent leadership skills
with a variety of personality types. Dedicated, dependable,
detail-oriented, well-organized, good-humored, flexible, and excellent
Schedule: Expectation of 50-60 hours a week over 5-6 working days. Seasonal fluctuation.
Compensation: Base first-year annual salary $30,000. Vacation and schedule to be discussed.
More detailed description on Blooming Glen Farm website. Please email resume and letter of interest to Tom and Tricia at [address removed]
Tom Murtha and Tricia Borneman
Blooming Glen Farm
98 Moyer Rd
Perkasie, Pa 18944