Spoutwood Farm Transitional Farm Manager
We are looking for a potential partner with whom to forge a working relationship for expanding Spoutwood’s ground operations. This would involve working closely together with Spoutwood’s owners Rob and Lucy Wood. The outcome would be a thoroughly-researched joint business plan.
This is an ideal position for a couple who want to run a farming operation. The candidate(s) should be college graduate(s) or have similar levels of life experience. Previous farm or garden experience is required. You will be expected to hit the ground running, learn by doing, and take responsibility for CSA operations quickly. Spoutwood Farm staff will be on hand to provide orientation, guidance, and answer questions. Some involvement with other Farm activities – including Festivals and Education programs – will also be included. The Transitional Farm Manager will receive a salary, lodging in Dogwood House, and of course, free vegetables from the CSA gardens.
Spoutwood Farm CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) was established in 1996 and is going into its 15th year of operation. Spoutwood Farm Center, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational farm in Glen Rock, PA (southern York County).
Drive, dedication, commitment, and enthusiasm are essential. So is a sense of humor, and a willingness to adjust/adapt to rapidly changing circumstances and unexpected challenges. All candidates help promote Spoutwood’s educational mission and it’s overall keynote of Hospitality. Note that all positions involve sometimes hard physical labor, in a wide range of weather conditions! Willingness and ability to work well with others, including one’s fellow apprentices & interns, permanent Spoutwood staff, CSA shareholders, and the general public is vital.
Please send resume and cover letter to Spoutwood Farm at 717-235-6610 or firstname.lastname@example.org.