The Hampshire College Farm is hiring a Vegetable Production Manager!
Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is located on a beautiful rural campus in Amherst, Massachusetts. We provide residential undergraduate education to nearly 600 students. Each department at Hampshire College contributes to the collaborative culture of the organization and plays an important role in the success of the College. The Hampshire College Farm Center produces ethical and sustainable food for our community; offers our students a connection to place through authentic and practical work; and provides opportunities for research, individual creativity, reflection, and recreation.
The vegetable production manager operates under the supervision of the director of farm programs and in close collaboration with other members of the farm staff. The manager assists the director of farm programs in all management duties related to operation of the vegetable farm, including supervision and mentoring of student and summer employees; the production, distribution, and sales of vegetable products; and general farm, equipment and field maintenance. In conjunction with the director of farm programs, the manager will aid in the creation and tracking of vegetable enterprise production plans, budgets and long-range plans. The manager will also assist in providing farm-based educational opportunities and programming to students, faculty, and others.
As a member of both the farm center and the division of academic affairs, this position is essential to student and community service and experience. The incumbent must feel comfortable working in an often fast-paced organizational framework with shifting and evolving responsibilities. This position collaborates with other farm staff, and a variety of other College offices to meet the department goals, and further the mission of the department and the College. This position participates as a committed member and leader of the farm center team in college and division committee work, projects, meetings, events, and overall community development. Availability to work occasional nights and weekends is required.
Please find a brief overview of the position attached. A full position description, as well as links to apply, can be found at jobs.hampshire.edu