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Farm and Education Director at Rancho Tres Estrellas - 2780

Job Title: 
Farm and Education Director
Rancho Tres Estrellas
Tecate, MX; near San Diego, CA
Job Type: 
Job
Employment Type: 
Full-Time
Job Description: 

Since 1986 Rancho Tres Estrellas has been providing organically grown produce and eggs to Rancho La Puerta Destination Resort and Spa, La Cocina Que Canta, Rancho La Puerta’s Cooking School, and local cancer hospitals.
We are seeking a bilingual, experienced farmer that can lead an experienced, well established production team. This person must have an ability to mentor and inspire, a deep love of the earth, an interest in working and living in Mexico, in sharing knowledge, and an ability to communicate well cross culturally. The Farm Director will oversee our production manager and will develop educational opportunities ranging from long term internships to weekend workshops to bring Rancho Tres Estrellas to a broader audience.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Qualifications:
Degree in sustainable agriculture/organic farming and/or 8 years experience in the field (organic, CSA, permaculture, diverse market garden)
Bilingual English & Spanish
Required Skills:
Implement best practices and facilitate new ideas and procedures
Offer learning and apprenticeship to a small group of students
Composting & fertility management
Cultivation and weed management
Soils management
Communication with chefs, Ranch guests and the public
Greenhouse management
Harvest and post harvest for a kitchen that serves 150 guests per day
Equipment operation and maintenance
Orchard management
Record keeping
Ease with media

Preferred Skills:
Entrepreneurial Teaching
Beekeeping
Chickens and goats

Biodynamics
Permaculture

Herbal medicine and value-added product

Application Instructions: 

Please attach your cover letter and resume as a word document and in the following format:
Sendd to vthomson@qualiaassociates.com
Email Subject: “First Last- Farm Director”

Cover Letter: “First Last- Letter”

Resume: “First Last- Resume”

Job Categories: 
Farming/Agriculture