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Field Manager and Lead Ag Instructor at Carnation Farms - 11204

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Field Manager and Lead Ag Instructor
Carnation Farms
28901 NE Carnation Farms Road Carnation Farms
98014 Carnation , WA
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Job Description: 

Position Summary: Carnation Farms operates an organic farm and livestock operation that serves as the foundation for our Farmer-in-training (FIT) program. We grow new farmers, equipping them with the knowledge and skills they need to make a positive difference in the sustainable production of organic food. We are looking for a hard-working and motivational Field Manager and Lead Ag Instructor to work closely with our Director of Agricultural Production and beginning farmers.

Duties & Responsibilities: 


The Field Manager and Lead Ag Instructor mentors and leads beginning farmers in production agriculture with a focus on the annual plan for vegetable and livestock operations, propagation, harvest, planning, postharvest, and distribution to our culinary department, Farmstand, CSA, Farmers Markets, and other wholesale customers.

• Executes and aids in the development of curriculum for the FIT apprenticeship program
• Manages the production acreage by implementing plans generated by the Director of Agricultural Production, to include field prep, planting, harvest, irrigation, and post-harvest.
• Works to build collaborations and partnerships with schools, farms, local organizations, restaurants, growers, and other farm entities in the Snoqualmie Valley and beyond
• Must work effectively and balanced with production, mentoring, and teaching objectives
• Leads farm tours and field walks
• Tillage, Cultivation, Weeding & Thinning (tractors, wheel hoes, stirrup hoes, hand weeding)
• Farmers Markets and CSA distribution
• Assist with Livestock as needed

Education & Experience: 

Other Specific Requirements:
• Have at least 3 years of farm experience in a decision-making role (crew lead, field lead, etc.).
• Minimum 2 years of professional experience teaching or leading trainings.
• Candidates must be committed to the farming lifestyle and all that it demands.
• Attention to detail is critical and a passion for growing food is essential.
• The ability to meet the physical requirements of the position, including lifting heavy objects (50+ lbs.), working outside in all weather conditions, and working around animals.
• Experience/understanding of farming for a non-profit organization
• Completion of a farmer training program, or a 4-year degree in environmental studies, agriculture, or related field

Key Competencies:
• Comfortable working independently and with an amazing team of peers
• Organizational skills, record keeping, and directing the work of others
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to follow directions and problem solve
• Ability to multi-task and work with a sense of urgency
• Ability to use a computer, email, and excel programs
• Flexibility, sensitivity, strong communication, time-management and people skills are essential.

• Valid driver’s License
• Background check

• $43,000 – $45,000 DOE
• Shared housing if needed
• Vegetables, paid time off, health, dental and vision insurance, etc.

Application Instructions: 

Qualified candidates, please send a resume and cover letter to before January 25, 2021.

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