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Co-Farm Manager at Sunfield Farm - 5016

Job Title: 
Co-Farm Manager
Sunfield Farm
po box 85 Sunfield Farm
Port Hadlock, WA 98339
Job Type: 
Job
Employment Type: 
Full-Time
Job Description: 

Job Description: Sunfield Education Association is a threefold organism comprised of a Biodynamic Farm, Waldorf School, and Community Education Programming. The 81 Biodynamic Farm is composed of 26 acres of forest, 42 acres of field and pasture, 8 acres of wetland, and 5 acres of Waldorf School Campus. Sunfield is located in Port Hadlock on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. We are seeking a new Farm Manager to work in collaboration with our current Farm Manager, Ezra Sullivan. A major part of the job is tending to our animals and pastures. We care for beef cattle, dairy goats, sheep for fiber, and laying hens. Sunfield cultivates about 5 acres of field in a crop rotation cycle of vegetables, grain, and cover crop. Every year we put up about 800 bales of hay for the animal’s winter feeding. Another important aspect is education. The Waldorf curriculum is heavily integrated with farm and forest activities and rhythms. The students work four days a week on farm during the school’s Agricultural Arts class. There are also several festivals and activities throughout the year that integrate the farm.
Sunfield is a non-profit 501 3 (c) association guided by the work of Rudolf Steiner. Experience with Biodynamics, Waldorf, or Anthroposophy is preferred.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

These responsibilities will be shared amongst the Farm Management Team based upon experience, skills, and passion.

Animal Husbandry
● Breeding
● Weaning
● Management intensive grazing practices
● Fencing: repair, maintenance, & installation

Hay
● Production
● Storage

Grounds keeping
● Mowing
● Irrigation
● Orderliness
● Safety

Maintenance of all farm equipment and infrastructure
● Barns
● Irrigation
● Tools
● Tractor
● Greenhouses

Vegetable Crops
● Production
● Marketing
● Record Keeping

Education
● Agricultural Arts Instructor
● Facilitate Visiting Schools Program
● Participate in Plough Days Jamboree
● Help to create and enliven other community education opportunities

Education & Experience: 

The willingness to work collaboratively with Administration, Farm Management Team, Farm Committee, Faculty and the Sunfield community at large is required. This is a full time salaried position, and shared housing is provided in the farm house on site.

Application Instructions: 

Please send a brief biography, resume and three professional references to Abra Derbis at aderbis@sunfieldfarm.org. For more information visit www.sunfieldfarm.org or call 360-385-3658.
Applications due by November 30th, 2018.

Job Categories: 
Farming/Agriculture