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
Composting
Direct seeding and mulching
Weeding and watering
Organic pest control
Harvesting and washing produce for Dining

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


The Basics


Department: Sustainability at Bates
Supervisor: Tom Twist
Office Location: Room 232 Cutten
Email: ttwist@bates.edu
Pay Grade:
Hours: 20
Workers: 2

Qualifications, Requirements, and Responsibilities

Requirements


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

Reporting


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

Responsibilities


Typical farm physical labor, planning, etc.