Rivendale Farms is a diversified farm in Washington County, PA approximately 20 miles west of downtown Pittsburgh. The farm consists of 175 acres overall, with approximately 5 acres in production growing mixed vegetables, herbs, and flowers, and about 9 acres are devoted to our free range flock of laying hens.
Rivendale Farms is looking for a Greenhouse Specialist to oversee day to day management of our greenhouse and microgreens operation. This position will be expected to support crop planning, and supervise and direct other staff scheduled to work in those spaces, including interns and other seasonal workers. This position will facilitate seeding, planting and other daily tasks, as well as work closely with other staff on-site, reporting directly to the Director of Crop Production.
This position is salaried, commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package offered, including health, dental, and vision, as well as two weeks paid time off each calendar year.
Responsibilities will include: bed preparation including planting and fertilizing; seeding and propagating microgreen varieties; monitoring scheduled succession plantings of microgreens and transplants; monitoring watering schedule; frontline quality control of greenhouse and microgreens harvesting; detailed data collection for input into on-farm management software; integrated pest and weed management; ability and interest to be cross-trained to also support broader farm operations and projects
1-3 years experience with greenhouse vegetable production and plant propagation
Working knowledge of integrated pest management systems
Experience with a BCS walk-behind tractor/rototiller a plus
Interested in the “big picture,” with specific attention paid to current best practices
Able to communicate well with others, and work as part of a team
Work well independently
Reliable, self-motivated and a positive attitude
Ability to lift over 50 lbs.
Able to work in various weather, indoors and out
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