Farm Program Coordinator

Website Lost Sierra Food Project

Title:  Farm Program Coordinator

Job Status: Seasonal; April-October (30 hours/wk)

Location: Quincy, CA Rugged Roots Farm

Summary

The Farm Program Coordinator assists the Farm Manager with the production of vegetables, berries, and flowers for the farm. The Farm Program Coordinator works directly with the farm crew to operate all aspects of our 2.5 acre educational and production farm, Rugged Roots.  The Farm Program Coordinator is responsible for training and supervision of FRC student employees, High School students, and field crew.  The Farm Program Coordinator will delegate daily farm tasks to Field crew, interns, and volunteers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise Community College student employees and High School Interns, including providing workforce development trainings and weekly check-ins
  • Daily meetings with Farm Manager to support day to day operations and completing or delegating farm tasks such as manual planting, weeding, harvesting, washing, and following a planting and harvest plan.
  • Assists weekly farm stands and ensures the honor system farm stand is stocked daily with fresh and attractive produce and arranged to maximize sales.
  • Assists with organization and maintenance of all farm materials and  produce fridge/walk-in, both farm sheds, keeps work space clean and tidy daily.
  • Assists with Accounts and tracking any/all produce needed for events: good record keeping of produce going out (does donations and keeps good records)
  • May assist with Account deliveries and pick up of wax boxes
  • Supports with greenhouse propagation and watering; assists with seeding of field  secessions
  • Supports farm events and workshops when needed- arrange tables, delegate tasks, and represent LSFP in a professional and positive manner.

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience and/or willingness to work with high school and community college aged students, provide support and training
  • Experience working on a production farm (in field): growing, harvesting, selling produce, plant propagation
  • Position is legally responsible for minors- must have or be willing to take trainings and certifications (CPR, mandatory reporting)
  • Experience or willingness to learn with power tools, mowers, weed eaters
  • Good organizational skill, record keeping, professionalism, quick and adaptable learner
  • Works well with others; ability to take direction/instructions from Manager and implements and delegates daily farm tasks to field crew
  • Ability to lift 50+ pounds, work in the heat and up to 8 hours per day with a positive attitude.

About Lost Sierra Food Project

The mission of Lost Sierra Food Project is to increase access of locally grown produce to Plumas County residents, prioritizing underserved populations, providing workforce development programs and delivering educational regenerative farming opportunities. We are a community based non-profit that manages an educational and production farm located in Quincy, CA. The farm practices and teaches regenerative agriculture techniques that view the farm as a holistic ecosystem. We run a farm stand, honor system fridge, subsidized produce for underserved populations, job training programs and hands-on educational opportunities.

 

Hours: April-November (30 hours/wk)

Compensation: $18-20/hr DOE and access to produce from Rugged Roots Farm.

To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to farmmanager@lostsierrafoodproject.org

We will start reviewing applications immediately

To apply for this job email your details to farmmanager@lostsierrafoodproject.org