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Assistant Farm Manager at Chewonki Foundation - 13152

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Assistant Farm Manager
Chewonki Foundation
485 Chewonki Neck Road
04578 Wiscasset , ME
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Job Description: 

The Assistant Farm Manager supports the overall farm and woodlot operations at Chewonki, which include garden and pasture management, animal husbandry, and sustainable forestry operations/firewood production. The Assistant Farm Manager must aid in balancing the dual focus of the Chewonki farm, maximizing both production and education on the farm and in the woods.   

Duties & Responsibilities: 

The Assistant Farm Manager’s areas of responsibility include the following:

Assist with the managing the three primary production focuses of the Chewonki farm:
-Small-scale, diversified, organic food production
-Low-impact forestry/firewood production
-Pasture and livestock management
Integrate workhorses into many farm tasks
Help with maintenance and care of pasture and harvesting of hay
Work with and teach Maine Coast Semester and Elementary and Middle School students during the academic year through work programs/projects and chores
Work with summer camp participants and Outdoor Classroom students on various work projects, chores, and lessons during their program season
Collaborate with the Farm and Woodlot Manager to plan, prioritize, and schedule farm tasks and commitments
Assist in overseeing year-round and seasonal farm crew
Organize and maintain tools (mechanized and otherwise) 
Maintain buildings in coordination with facilities department 
Attend various staff meetings, including meetings associated with one to more foundation-level committees (e.g. Risk Management, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, etc.)
Administrative work to support the functioning of the farm (digital and written record keeping, creation of systems/policies, scheduling, etc.)
Assist with and coordinate events within the Chewonki community and beyond related to farming and food systems

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