JOB DESCRIPTION for Vegetable Production, Assistant Manager

This position will work alongside the current Vegetable Production Manager to plan, plant, cultivate, harvest, and sell vegetables through the 2019 season.  We are expanding production and are looking for someone who is eager to jump aboard and be part of our already stellar team. General responsibilities are listed below - more specific responsibilities will be negotiated based on strengths and interests of each applicant.

Ideal applicants are self-motivated and passionate, skilled and efficient, independent and decisive, reliable and responsible, and problem-solvers and leaders.


Year-round Salaried position.  Between $22,000 and $26,000 per year based on experience

Time Commitment:

  • Permanent: Beginning Jan. 2019, 2+ years desired

  • Hours: Off Season (November - March): 30 - 45 hrs/ week; Peak-Season (April-October): 45-60 hrs/week

  • Days: Monday-Friday with occasional weekend

  • Vacation/Sick: 10 days vacation + 5 days sick (minimum)

  • Start Date: Middle of February to Beginning of March 2019


  • Manage harvest for restaurant, CSA, and Markets.

  • Lead/manage volunteers (from workshare CSA) and 1-2 part-time workers.

  • Manage seeding, bed prep, and planting according to the 2019 Crop Plan, making adjustments as needed.

  • Routinely cultivate, irrigate, amend, prune, and mulch crops.

  • Make daily independent judgements on crops, harvests, and inventory based on product quality, weed-pressure, disease/pests, soil/weather conditions, and work priorities.

  • Communicate regularly and respectfully with coworkers.

  • Participate in other farm responsibilities as needed.

Background and Skills

  • Practical experience and knowledge of intensive market gardening vegetable production, efficient and adaptable methods for planting and harvesting, and experience working from detailed farm plans

  • Management experience - ability to problem-solve and think creatively to make decisions and lead

  • Strong communication skills

  • Flexibility to adapt to changing schedules and situations

  • Ability to work independently primarily, while also being part of a team

  • Must be extremely responsible, self-motivated and capable of handling complex instructions

  • Must have a clean driver’s license and be capable of handling physically demanding work

  • Knowledge and skill in carpentry, irrigation/plumbing, electrical, equipment repair, welding, or fabrication are a plus


Application Instructions

Submit the following to Greg Nicaise by email at

by December 2nd, 2018:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Two References

  • Typed answers to the following questions

  1. Tell us about a vegetable production task you feel that you’ve excelled at in the past.

  2. Tell us about a vegetable production task that you look forward to grow in.

  3. How does this work fit with you, your personality, and your personal/professional vision?

  4. Describe your experience with harvesting, processing, and packing vegetables?  One of your responsibilities may be to manage harvest and fill orders for a multitude of restaurants.  How does your experience prepare you for this role?