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Farm Manager - Deep Springs College at Deep Springs College - 3527

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Farm Manager - Deep Springs College
Deep Springs College
1 Deep Springs Ranch Rd
Deep Springs, CA 93513
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Job Description: 

Deep Springs College seeks a farm manager to operate a 150 acre hay operation (scheduled for USDA Organic certification in 2018). Candidates should have necessary farm and mechanical skills to operate and maintain basic systems including irrigation pumps and plumbing, tractors, and implements. Experience with hay is preferred but not necessary. The farm manager is also a supervisor and role model for up to five student workers throughout the year and will live on-site and participate in the broader life of the college community. Competitive pay and benefits. Applications accepted through January 15, expected start date on or before April 15, 2018. For more information about Deep Springs College, please visit

Duties & Responsibilities: 

The farm manager will live on campus in an isolated location. Housing, utilities, and meals are provided.
Farm 150 acres of irrigated hay including irrigation, cutting, baling, hay sales, fertility program and replanting.
Monitor energy consumption and adjust pumping to reduce costs.
Maintain USDA Organic certification (currently the farm is transitional)
Operate, maintain, and perform basic repairs on agricultural equipment including pumps, plumbing, tractors and implements.
Train and supervise two to five student workers.
Participate in college community.

Education & Experience: 

At least five years experience preferred. No degree necessary.

Application Instructions: 

Contact Director of Operations Padraic MacLeish at with questions or to apply by submitting a resume with cover letter.

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