Sustainability at Bates – SUS Bates Summer Farmer (S99929) (S99929)

Summary, Scope, and Responsibilities

The Bates Sustainability Office is hiring two head farmers for Short Term and the summer season of 2018. We are looking for candidates that have strong farming experience, and farm management is preferred. Knowledge of crop rotation, cover cropping, organic farming practices, and vegetable pests a plus. Commitment to a 20 hour work week throughout the summer is required.

The job entails complete oversight of the Bates Garden, which includes:
Raising seedlings in the greenhouse
Transplanting and trellising
Direct seeding and mulching
Weeding and watering
Organic pest control
Harvesting and washing produce for Dining

Please contact Tom Twist via email, or phone with questions – 207 332 9366.

The Basics

Department: Sustainability at Bates
Supervisor: Tom Twist
Office Location: Room 232 Cutten
Pay Grade:
Hours: 20
Workers: 2

Qualifications, Requirements, and Responsibilities


Farm management skills - Crop rotation - Organic pest control - farm or garden management experience - crop planning - weeding, watering, composting


Reports to Tom Twist, Sustainability Manager, works with Bates EcoReps


Typical farm physical labor, planning, etc.