Hawaiʻi Institute of Pacific Agriculture

Aina Fest 2017

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Farmer / Garden Manager

We are seeking an individual or couple to manage our market garden operations. The ideal candidate(s) will have experience in high production vegetable farming and be comfortable working in a dynamic outdoor environment. The garden manager position will play a key role in maintaining our market garden and contributing to the daily flow and productivity of the farm. We are looking for someone who is passionate about creating change and will be a positive and responsible addition to our existing team. We are ideally looking for someone to start mid-July or August 1st. We ask for a minimum 1-year commitment.

Market Garden Responsibilities include

  • Management of nursery care, seeding, and transplanting
  • Management of crop rotation and quality record keeping
  • Management of harvest for restaurants and farmers markets
  • Management of soil fertility, pest control, and weeds
  • Manage irrigation system and watering of the fields and nursery
  • Manage, educate and train new farm workers and students
  • Maintain a clean and organizes packing shed
  • Management of all garden supplies and tools
  • Bed prep: Being able to use a BCS and/or a tractor is a plus
  • Strong ability to communicate with others and work well within a community environment.
  • Experience in working at Farmers Markets and Driving a Delivery Van is a plus
  • Must have a clean driving record and valid drivers license
  • Weekly managers and staff meeting
  • Occasional participation in educational activities and community engagement

Homestead Responsibilities

  • Weekly chores to maintain the common areas
  • Milking - 1-2 days a week
  • Weekly community dinners

We Provide

  • Housing accommodations in a private hale
  • Access to 1000 sq. ft. shared kitchen and study space
  • Shared hot/cold showers, composting toilets and washing machine on site
  • Community food supplies (vegetables and fruit harvested from land, bulk grains and legumes)
  • Walking distance to nearby swimming and surfing spots
  • Access to HIP Ag libraries, educational events, etc.
  • Stipend of $500/month

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter outlining your experience of the responsibilities required for the job, a resume, experience, 2 references and a photo (optional but helps us get to know you!) to: opportunities@hipagriculture.org

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