Garden Manager

*This position is closed for the 2018 spring season. Currently accepting applications for 2019*

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Job Description:

The Garden Manager is responsible for the stewardship of a healthy biodynamic garden and production of vegetables for the community while managing a team of people with abilities and developmental disabilities to create a human, therapeutic working environment.  The garden provides enough vegetables for fresh eating and winter storage for the community to eat year-round. It is the responsibility of the Garden Manager to work with the community to determine the size of production. This is based on a balance between the skills of the garden manager, the needs of the community and the other financial, human and land resources that are currently available. During the growing season the garden is a core workplace in our community.

 

Qualifications:

  • Vegetable production experience ( minimum of 1 year of experience)

  • Experience working with people with developmental disabilities (minimum 1 year experience preferred)

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to lift 50+ lbs

  • Ability to set goals and make an assessment of successes and how to better achieve goals in the next growing season

  • Experience with tractor and equipment operation and maintenance preferred

  • Commitment to biodynamic methods

 

Responsibilities:

  • Manage 2 acres of organically grown vegetables

  • Work alongside crews of 4-8 people who have a range of abilities

  • Develop a garden plan with the community based on needs and resources

  • Complete state mandated and Camphill specific training

  • Work 5-6 days per week for varied hours

 

To start an application or to find out more about this position, fill out the inquiry below or email camphill.mn@gmail.com with your resume and a cover letter.

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