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Farmer and Workday Coordinator at Woolman Farm at Woolman at Sierra Friends Center - 12730

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Farmer and Workday Coordinator at Woolman Farm
Woolman at Sierra Friends Center
13075 Woolman Lane
95959 Nevada City , CA
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Job Description: 

Farmer and Workday Coordinator at Woolman Farm

Summary of Position:
This is two part-time positions (30 hours/week farming and 10 hours/week workday coordination) put together to create one full time position. We welcome applications for the full 40h/week job or for one or the other of the positions on their own. The farmer supports the farm manager in rebuilding farm infrastructure post fire and implementing a self-sustaining organic farm business. Activities include, seeding, transplanting, weeding, irrigation, harvest, washing and packing produce, building, driving deliveries, and occasional tractor work. This position will spend 25 hours a week at the Woolman farm, 5 hours a week at an off-campus farm site and 10 hours a week coordinating Woolman volunteer workdays throughout the 240-acre campus. If farmer excels in their first season, they may be offered permanent employment with the farm.

40 hours a week 3/15/2021-11/30/2021, heavier workload during peak farming season.
Must work some weekends when needed.

Compensation: Employee is non-exempt. $15/hour

Application deadline 4/5
Start date: 4/19

For full job description and more about Woolman, please visit:

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Farm Work
• Plants, cultivates, harvests, cleans, packs and delivers produce to buyers
• Builds markets and maintains professional relationships with buyers for robust farm sales.
• Supports with planning all farm systems, and acquiring materials and supplies
• Supports with building farm infrastructure, maintenance and care of farm equipment.
• Supports with CCOF certification and record keeping, and county agriculture paperwork
• Manages farm volunteers and hosts occasional groups & farm tours.

Woolman Workday Coordination
• Develops a Woolman Workday program that includes identifying tasks, setting up Workdays, recruiting, supervising and acknowledging volunteers for a variety of jobs.
• Includes supervising annual AmeriCorp teams, and Family Work Camp and Alumni Work Camp projects.
• Works with the Caretaker/Maintenance Manager to identify post fire clean-up projects on campus, general landscape maintenance and light construction projects. Projects may include cutting, hauling and chipping tree debris, restoration projects, trail maintenance, rebuilding footbridges, painting buildings, chopping/splitting firewood etc.

Education & Experience: 

Skills and Qualifications
• A love for farming and physical labor with high motivation.
• Interest in farming as a career, organic farming experience a plus.
• Experience with lettuce and/or cutting green production a plus
• Enthusiasm for, and a track record of successful cultivation of high quality produce.
• Can work outside and adapt to variable weather conditions and has physical stamina.
• Can lift equipment and materials necessary to complete farm tasks and activities
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Experience driving tractors a plus.
• Basic plumbing, carpentry, and small engine maintenance skills preferred
• Comfortable in demanding, high paced, fun work environment.

Application Instructions: 

How to apply:
Please submit a resume and cover letter.
Attn: Malaika Bishop
Application deadline 4/5
Start date: 4/19

Job Categories: 
Volunteers/Volunteer Management