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Community by Design Seeks Farm Manager for Small Farm Incubator - Sherwood, OR

We are looking for an enthusiastic and well-organized Farm Manager to oversee day-today operations at the entire farm. The farm manager will work closely with the Community by Design team to create a flexible implementation plan for the site-wide
permaculture master design, and then manage and coordinate the people and resources necessary to make that plan a reality. In addition, the Farm Manager will be responsible for setting up all the processes and systems needed for farmers to share infrastructure and resources on the site. Experience with all aspects of farm operations, strong inter-personal, organizational & motivational skills and a willingness to engage in physical labor are important qualifications for the job.

Community by Design is planning a very aggressive implementation schedule. We hope to have farmers start working on the site in 2012 and plan to install all major components of the site-wide permaculture design by 2014. During these early years, therefore, we expect the focus to be on systems and process design, site preparation and land clearing, building deconstruction and construction, installation of infrastructure (fencing, irrigation, energy systems, etc.), propagation and planting, and building relationships with the local community. The Farm Manager must have a broad set of skills and experience, the ability and willingness to learn on the job, a strong attention to detail, and the ability to communicate with and oversee a diverse group of people. Openness to both Permaculture design and Biodynamic agriculture is a must. The ideal candidate would have experience with operating and repair of farm machinery.

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