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Posted: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 12:09 AM

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Point Area, California



Farm Manager

Oz Farm & Retreat Center

Full Time Position

Oz Farm is seeking a full time Farm Manager for our certified organic, 10-acre mixed fruit and vegetable education based farm.

Oz Farm is a 240-acre farm and retreat center on the Mendocino Coast, 130 miles north of San Francisco. Oz is home to a 10-acre farm & orchard, an 8-month farm apprenticeship program, rustic facilities for retreats & events, a small community, and is completely off-grid.

Job Summary

The Farm Manager manages all aspects of food production and apprenticeship education. This is a full time position. This position reports to the Director of Operations.

Experience, Qualifications, and Skills

At least three years of experience as a manager of food, flower, and herb production on a farm scale
Commitment to organic farming practices and philosophies with comprehensive knowledge of small scale, sustainable farming practices and synergy between food systems, social justice, and the natural world
Knowledge of maintaining soil health, irrigation systems, composting, pest and weed control etc.
Familiarity with adhering to CCOF rules and regulations
Experience managing and educating apprentices
Excellent interpersonal skills involving clear communication, time management, prioritizing, and delegating
Ability to be self-motivated and self-managing and to work both independently and collectively
Clean DMV record
Excellent record-keeping skills and computer literacy where necessary
Passion for Oz Farm’s mission and work to educate apprentices, grow food for our community, and provide a beautiful space for retreats and events
Primary Responsibilities of the Job

Manage and coordinate all aspects of work within the farm
Manage and coordinate crop planning, greenhouse production, field maintenance & harvest
Co-Coordinate and supervise Farm Apprentices from March- November
Co-Educate and inform Farm Apprentices on farm curriculum through discussion sessions and hands on demonstrations to teach farming and garden techniques
Update educational curriculum to keep Apprenticeship program current with best farm practices
Collect data and documentation to track performance measures and meet the standards of organic certification
Manage the farm’s budget and finances
Manage produce and apple accounts through the organization of orders, harvests, invoicing, and deliveries
Oversee the maintenance of irrigation systems and manage equipment and infrastructure
Coordinate with retreats and events for produce orders
Participate in weekly Oz Farm staff meetings when appropriate
To be flexible with the tasks required for the business, depending on the needs of Oz Farm, which may include tasks other than those related strictly to Job Description
Physical Requirements of the Job

Employee must be able to do physical farm work including harvesting, hoeing, stake pounding, and digging
Drive and operate farm vehicles, tractors, and small machines
Ability to lift up to 60lbs
Handle use of tools and machinery
Responsibility of Community Member

Participate in weekly staff meetings
Abide by all Oz Farm Policies & Protocol
Participate in cooking rotation
Respect & care for communal spaces
Compensation

Compensation of this position is commensurate with experience beginning Salary is $20,000 per year
6 hours paid sick leave and 2 weeks vacation in the slow season.
On- Site private 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, cabin with full kitchen, storage, and car access
Oz provides bulk staple foods and produce from the farm
Staff can participate in Oz Farm courses and events free of charge and use the Oz farm facilities
To Apply

Please refer to www.ozfarm.com for background on Oz Farm and our programs.

We are accepting applications until position is filled. Estimated start date for the job is early January.

Qualified applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and list of current references with the subject “Farm Manager Position”

Please email produce@ozfarm.com with any questions of inquiries regarding this position. Thank you.

• Location: Mendocino, Point Area

• Post ID: 8574102 mendocino
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