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Job Openings

Thank you for your interest in working at The Seed Farm. We are currently accepting applications for a Farm Manager.

Job Title: Farm Manager
Reports To: Executive Director
Location: Emmaus, Pennsylvania
Status: Full Time Salaried

Job Summary: This unique farm management position will be responsible for the management of our 42-acre working and educational farm site in Emmaus, PA. The farm includes a 2.5-acre diversified vegetable market garden, large pole building, high tunnel, 2,000 square foot greenhouse, perennial herb garden, two ponds, and an agricultural incubator where multiple farm businesses are in operation.

Applicants for the Farm Manager position should have several years of farming experience with extensive knowledge of organic or sustainable vegetable production, as well as familiarity with fruit, flower, herb, and grain production, and experience with the organic certification process. Applicants should be able to demonstrate the ability to train new/aspiring farmers, and be able to manage our agricultural incubator by coordinating equipment/infrastructure use and mentoring incubator farmers. It is critical that the Farm Manager have experience operating and maintaining farm equipment, as tractors and a wide variety of implements are used frequently in the training program and incubator. Previous farm safety training is required.

The ideal candidate should be committed to expanding the organization’s capacity through improvements in farm production, program development, and identifying and initiating new projects and partnerships. The candidate should be able to professionally represent the organization with knowledge, experience, and the ability to speak about new farmer training, incubator farms, and sustainable agriculture. 

To see full job description, click here. Deadline for applications is 5:00 PM on Friday, January 23, 2015. Position to begin in mid-February 2015.

 

Internships

We are currently accepting applications for a Graphic Design Intern, Development Intern, and Sustainable Agriculture Intern.

Development Intern

Our Development Intern will be responsible for assisting the Executive Director to plan/coordinate events, research potential funders, and communicate with the community at large. This internship will give the intern valuable, real-world experience in the nuts and bolts of nonprofit work. 

To see full job description, click here.

Sustainable Agriculture Intern

The Seed Farm is looking for an intern who is enthusiastic about sustainable agriculture, community building, and spending lots of time outside. Our Sustainable Agriculture Intern will work alongside the Farm Manager/ Educator, Assistant Field Manager and apprentices. Our educational farm provides interns with the opportunity to gain experience in farm work (including general field work, farm upkeep, and record keeping for field crops and produce sales) and class/event preparation, as well as coordinating and facilitating group visits to the farm. 

To see full job description, click here.

 

Other Opportunities

If you would like to be involved with our organization in a volunteer capacity, please visit our Volunteer page for more information.

EmploymentJanuary 8th, 2015

Job Openings Thank you for your interest in working at The Seed Farm. We are currently accepting applications for a Farm Manager. Job Title: Farm Manager Reports To: Executive Director Location: Emmau

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Have a Question?

Contact Us Online or Call 610-391-9583 ext. 16

Farm Address:
5854 Vera Cruz Rd Emmaus, PA 18049

Mailing Address:
Lehigh County Ag Center 4184 Dorney Park Road Suite107 Allentown, PA, 18104

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