Fifth Crow Farm – Harvest Manager

Contact information
Farm Address:
PO Box 527

Pescadero , California , 98579

Primary Contact: Teresa Kurtak
Secondary Contact: Darin Earl


Primary Phone:
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    Number: 831-600-5452
    Email: teresa@fifthcrowfarm.com

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    Email: darin@fifthcrowfarm.com

    Email: darin@fifthcrowfarm.com

Website: http://fifthcrowfarm.com/jobs/

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Internship information
General Farm Description:

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: As soon as possible
Internship Ends: year round full time
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: until position is filled
Minimum Length of Stay: 8 Months

Internship Details:

“This position is a year-round, full time staff position (40-50hrs/week). Tuesday-Saturday<br>
Pay: commensurate with experience ($13/hr-$16/hr) + Health insurance benefits
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The Harvest Coordinator works closely with the Farm owners, Crew Leader, and CSA Coordinator, to plan and oversee harvest for 6-8 farmers' markets, restaurant sales, and CSA. The Harvest Manager also coordinates our Farmer's Market operations and marketeers.
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Qualifications: This position requires strong people skills, conversational Spanish, a capacity to communicate with enthusiasm about farm products, and significant experience with the harvest and post-harvest handling of a diversity of vegetables/herbs/fruits. The ideal candidate will have two or more years experience working on a mixed vegetable farm and experience in sales. <br><br>
This position is ideal for someone who has leadership skills, yet enjoys working on a team. The Harvest Coordinator is responsible for modeling proper and efficient harvest techniques, noticing problems as they arise and correcting them, and helping to maintain rigorous quality standards, managing and overseeing market gear, signage etc., and coordinating the scheduling of market staff. The ideal candidate is detail oriented and organized, conversationally fluent in Spanish, good at time management, and enjoys working in a dynamic and fast paced environment.<br><br>
Responsibilities include:<br>
-working closely with farm owner to coordinate harvest for 6-8 weekly farmers markets, restaurant orders, and collaborating with the CSA coordinator to coordinate CSA harvest<br>
-communicating harvest goals to the crew (in English and Spanish)<br>
-Managing and overseeing the post-harvest handling of crops while maintaining rigorous quality standards<br>
-Harvest and sales record keeping<br>
-Aiding in harvest, prep, and packing of produce<br>
-lead one farmers' market/week<br>
-manage and oversee market equipment and coordinate market staffing
Applications accepted until position is filled.<br>
To apply please send resume, including two references, and a cover letter that includes responses to the following questions to Teresa at teresa@fifthcrowfarm.com <br><br>
1. Thoroughly describe your previous farming experience (name, type of farm, your responsibilities).<br>
2. What is your experience in sales? management?<br>
3. Why are you interested in this position?


Educational Opportunities: "Although crew are paid seasonal employees versus interns, we are committed to providing rich optional educational opportunities outside of work hours. For this reason we are part of a group of more than 8 local farms (Central Coast CRAFT: https://sites.google.com/site/centralcoastcraft/) collectively providing further educational & community building opportunities for our interns/apprentices & employees. These positions are ideal for someone who has already interned, is ready to be paid, but wants more experience and exposure to other farms before starting their own operation. "

Skills Desired: "This position requires strong people skills, conversational Spanish, a capacity to communicate with enthusiasm about farm products, and significant experience with the harvest and post-harvest handling of a diversity of vegetables/herbs/fruits. The ideal candidate will have two or more years experience working on a mixed vegetable farm and experience in sales. <br><br> This position is ideal for someone who has leadership skills, yet enjoys working on a team. The Harvest Coordinator is responsible for modeling proper and efficient harvest techniques, noticing problems as they arise and correcting them, and helping to maintain rigorous quality standards, managing and overseeing market gear, signage etc., and coordinating the scheduling of market staff. The ideal candidate is detail oriented and organized, conversationally fluent in Spanish, good at time management, and enjoys working in a dynamic and fast paced environment."

Meals: As many veggies as you can eat and reasonable market trades

Stipend: Commensurate with experience ($13/hr-$16/hr) + Health insurance benefits

Housing: "Housing is a large yurt with its own kitchen, bathroom, shower and wood burning stove/fireplace."

Preferred method of Contact: Email