Tea Lane Farm is seeking a full-time farm manager

Job Description

We're seeking a Farm Manager to be an integral leader of our team. The Farm Manager will manage all aspects of our production, harvesting and distribution.  Field tasks are done by hand and with a tractor. The tasks include crew management, greenhouse propagation, transplanting, seeding, weeding, irrigating, cultivating, harvesting and general field maintenance. This will be a production-focused position. Our farm has a busy floral design aspect and the Farm Manager will need to be flexible in scheduling daily tasks to accommodate all aspects of our working farm. Our season begins at the end of  March and finishes in November. This position includes the possibility of onsite housing. Our ideal candidate is hardworking and lighthearted, flexible and dependable, kind and thoughtful, resourceful and creative, conscientious and thorough. This is a great opportunity to be part of an established and productive farm on a beautiful island!  

Farm Manager Responsibilities:

  • Manage all tasks and responsibilities of our working farm, including greenhouse production, irrigation, planting, harvesting and processing

  • Distribute to roadside farmstand, clients, weekly farmers markets and our wholesale accounts

  • Train and work alongside farm crew as needed to ensure timely completion of daily tasks

  • Problem solve independently and collaboratively on a daily basis in response to consistent observation and assessment

  • Act as a representative of Tea Lane Farm to the community

Qualifications

  • 2 - 3 years experience farming on a productive farm; including 1-2 years experience in a management role

  • Demonstrate knowledge of organic farming practices including crop rotation, cover cropping, composting, IPM, and soil fertility management

  • Ability to lead and manage farm crew

  • Ability to thrive under pressure and hustle

  • Attention to detail

  • Physically capable of all farm labor tasks (comfortably able to lift 50+ lbs)

  • Excellent work ethic; passionate about farming

  • Comfortable working collaboratively and independently

  • Valid driver's license

Schedule and compensation:

  • Competitive overall package and hourly rate based upon experience

  • Seasonal farm manager housing on site is an option

The Farm Manager is expected to work 50+ hours a week during the growing season.  

Start date for our Farm Manager is late March. We will begin reviewing applications immediately. If you are interested in joining the Tea Lane Farm team, please email us your resume, cover letter, and three references with contact information to krishanacollins@gmail.com or apply online below.