Oregon: Willamette University seeks Farm Manager/Educator

1 Apr

Location: Salem, Oregon

The Center for Sustainable Communities at Willamette University seeks a Farm Manager/Educator for its student initiated Zena Farm near Salem, OR.  The Farm Manager/Educator should be diligent about fieldwork, knowledgeable about organics, and enthusiastic about teaching undergraduates farming techniques during our six week summer session at Zena Farm.  We seek a graduate of a 4 -year program in organic or alternative agriculture OR a graduate of any 4-year program who also holds a certificate from a program in organic agriculture. Ideally, this person also has real farm experience both as a farm-hand and as a farm manager.   Significant farming experience may stand in lieu of an organic farming certificate.  

The position focuses on agricultural field operations and organic crop production; the supervision and training of students; and, the operation, maintenance, and repair of farm and garden equipment and facilities. The duration of the position extends beyond the six-week summer session, beginning May 3, 2010 and ending August 31, 2010.  Hours are somewhat flexible and pay will be commensurate with experience.  Room and board is provided during the six-week summer program and on-site housing can continue for the duration of the position.  If interested, contact Jennifer Johns at jjohns@willamette.edu or (503) 990-7161 for more information about the application process.

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