Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center seeks a Field Manager for our 5-acres of organic vegetables that serve as a center of the Adamah farm business, educational programs and community life. Located in Falls Village, Connecticut, Isabella Freedman’s mission is to build spiritually vibrant, socially progressive Jewish community. We do this by providing experiences that inspire a love of Judaism, strengthen the bonds of community and cultivate leadership. All of our programs model an approach to Jewish tradition that gives participants tools for spiritual fulfillment, deep learning and social engagement. Adamah is a program of Isabella Freedman that connects people to their roots – to the land, to community, to Judaism and to themselves – by providing educational programs and products in order to build a more sustainable world.
includes the Sadeh (4 acres) and portions of Kaplan Family Farm (1 ½ acres)Work alone and with apprentice and fellows to manage day-to-day operations of the Adamah Farm, which
work flow and best use of laborManage up to 14 Adamah fellows and 1 apprentice in agricultural work. Have a clear daily sense of priorities,
Deliver up to 60 high-quality & ample weekly shares for 22 week season
Up to twice a month load and drive box truck with CSA shares 2 hours each way.
Manage communication with CSA members and core group
Train and supervise Sadeh Apprentice
Maintain inventory of Adamah tools and seeds
truck)Help with maintenance & fuelling of farm machinery (tractor, rototiller, weed wacker, farm truck, delivery
Coordinate with Executive Chef at Isabella Freedman to deliver produce weekly to the IF kitchen
Attend community meetings with Adamah fellows when requested by the Program Director
Work with others to cultivate an Adamah community filled with learning, meaning and joy.
Assist with field trips, one-on-one check-ins, etc.
When needed assist with the Gan (educational gardens)
Lead one Avodat Lev (morning prayers and meditation) no more than once a week
Teach classes no more than once every two weeks.
QualificationsAttend weekly Adamah faculty meetings.
Management experience on organic farm: from seeding to post-harvest handling
Clear communicator, supervisor and teacher
Rudimentary tractor skills
Salary and Benefits: Competitive salary and benefits. On-site housing is available.
Start Date: February 14, 2011
To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume and 2 references to Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Isabella Freedman, please visit www.isabellafreedman.org.
Isabella Freedman is an Equal Opportunity EmployerExperience with Jewish education and intentional community a plus