The Garden Manager is responsible for the production of vegetables for the community whilst managing a team of Coworkers to create a therapeutic work environment for their peers with developmental disabilities. 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.
Responsibilities and Duties:
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
Qualifications and Skills:
Vegetable production experience ( minimum of 1 year experience preferred)
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
Housing: Provided by the community. Daily farm fresh meals also provided.
Further compensation is negotiable and is discussed during the application process.
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