Thursday, February 20, 2014

Job Announcement: Farm Manager, School Food Production at Wood's Earth in Ithaca, NY

Job Announcement:

Farm Manager
School Food Production

Part-time, Seasonal

Wood's Earth
A Project of the Center for Transformative Action

Application Deadline: Monday, March 3, 2014
Position Summary:

We are looking for an outgoing person with a strong background in farm management and a commitment to community-based food systems to manage our 1.5 acre school food production farm in Ithaca, NY. The Farm Manager will manage production and distribution of specific crops to be sold to the Ithaca City School District's central kitchen. The bulk of the job will be seeding, soil preparation, planting, cultivation, harvest, processing, delivery, ordering supplies, and coordination and management of crews made up of teens and volunteers. The Farm Manager will also help lead hands-on farm field trips for a range of youth age groups.

Mid-March through October, approximately 15-20 hours per week.

Skills desired:

· Farm management

· Ease working with people of diverse ages and backgrounds

· Excellent organizational and time management skills

· Staff and volunteer management

· Planning and record keeping

· Independence and initiative

· Creativity, passion and positivity

· Youth engagement

Application Process:
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé or CV, and a list of 3 professional references to:

The Center for Transformative Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applicants from all backgrounds.

More Information:
For more about Wood's Earth, visit

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