Molly's Acres is Hiring

December 28, 2017

Molly's Acres is Hiring. Please send your resume to careers@mollysacres.ca

 

JOB TITLE: Farm Manager

 

COMPANY: Molly’s Acres

 

LOCATION: Lakefield, ON

 

JOB TYPE: Full Time (one year contract, renewable) starting February 2018

 

SALARY: TBD (negotiable depending on ability and experience)

 

Molly’s Acres is a small, environmentally sustainable farm operation on approximately 100 acres of land just outside Buckhorn, Ontario. As health conscious individuals, it was our desire to take control of our food supply. Molly’s Acres represents the opportunity for us to not only follow this dream, but also to offer quality products to the surrounding community. Our passion is growing healthy herbs, greens and vegetables using creative, leading edge (mostly aeroponic) technology - without the use of harmful pesticides, herbicides or fungicides.

 

ROLE DESCRIPTION

 

Our success has outgrown our operation and we are expanding to meet the demand we have created. We are looking for an experienced Farm Manager that shares our passion for healthy, environmentally sustainable foods, has the vision, leadership, and long term commitment to partner with us in creating something special. This is a wonderful opportunity for a resourceful, organized, independent leader who is motivated and eager to learn. The Farm Manager will need to manage and participate in all aspects of the operation. We are looking for someone with a “hands on/can do” attitude, who is an outgoing team player that enjoys working with the public.

 

Greenhouse Operations - Aeroponic

 

Plan growing schedule

Plant and monitor seedlings

Pest management

Harvest and package produce

Inventory management

All other greenhouse needs

 

Conventional Garden Operations

 

As above

 

Sales & Marketing

 

Develop short and long term strategy in partnership with owner team

Implement promotional and operational strategies

Prepare for and attend local Farmers Markets and Farm gate

Build relationships with the general public and customers

Deliver to customers (restaurants, caterers, retail stores)*

Leadership

 

Engage in training opportunities and share learning with team

Manage, motivate and develop staff

Communication and updates to owners

Identify opportunities / challenges and come to owners with solutions

 

Off / Low Season Preparation

 

Refine business strategy

Lead operational planning

Hire staff

Identify and apply for government grants

 

REQUIREMENTS :

 

Post secondary education in Horticulture, Agriculture, Sustainability or related fields

Practical farming experience essential (greenhouse and hydroponics is an asset)

Basic understanding of plant biology

Understanding of organic or sustainable practices an asset

Valid driver's license

 

Job Type: Contract

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