User login

You are here

Farm Manager - Camino de Paz

Camino de Paz (CdP) School and Farm, founded in 1999, is the home of a Montessori Middle School (an Erdkinder) based on a 10 acre biodynamic / organic farm. It is the mission of CdP to integrate the 20 to 25 students in the diverse operations of the farm as the basis of their educational program.

The CdP students attend farmers’ markets 50 weeks of the year. Students and parents maintain the farm most weekends. Students help with summer operations through one week rotations. The 2009 farm budget is $150,000. Sales include: vegetables, fruit, eggs, milk, cheese, wool crafting and meat (poultry, goat & sheep.) The students run a culinary arts program that produces over 5,000 meals annually from the production of the farm or neighboring farms.

The Farm Manager works closely with the Farm Director. The Farm Director spends 50% of his time in actual daily operations of the farm; 50% is spent in sales and marketing. The Farm Manager spends 75% of his/her time in daily operations and 25% in sales and marketing. The students and interns constitute the primary work force of the farm, and use their earnings to undertake environmental field studies across the country. The Farm Manager and Farm Director are the primary adult staff members on the farm. (Two Montessori teachers maintain the pedagogical connection to the classroom.)

Requirements for Farm Manager: 5 years organic or biodynamic farm management, experience with both horticulture and livestock; commitment to working with youth, must reside on the farm.

Remuneration: $35,000 to $45,000 (includes room, board, health insurance and two weeks paid vacation) based on experience. Position will fill by February 15. Couples encouraged to apply.

Extract: The Farm Manager position works closely with that of the Farm Director the two constitute the only adult staff on the farm. 20 to 25 middle school students constitute the year round work force of the farm and attend farmer’s markets 50 weeks of the year, their parents fill in on weekends. The 2009 farm budget is $150,000. Sales include: vegetables, fruit, eggs, milk, cheese, wool crafting and meat (poultry, goat & sheep.) The students run a culinary arts program that produces over 5,000 meals annually from the production of the farm or neighboring farms.

Requirements for Farm Manager: 5 years organic or biodynamic farm management, experience with both horticulture and livestock; commitment to working with youth, must reside on the farm.

Remuneration: $35,000 to $45,000 based on experience. Position will fill by February 15. Couples encouraged to apply.

Contact: Greg Nussbaum, GregN@caminodepaz.net, principals only