farm steward wanted in Providence, RI

posted March 13, 2010

Searching for a live-in farm steward at Urban Edge Farm in Cranston, RI (a farmer program run by Southside Community Land Trust).   Person must be well organized; have good interpersonal skills, with a strong ability to communicate to farmers and people of different cultural backgrounds; have  experience with meeting facilitation, and a sense ofhumor.  Farming and tractor experience a plus.

This position requires approximately 200 hours of work annually. Duties include:  assisting farmers in collaborative management; security for the premises; tractor mowing; organizing volunteer groups, being a community representative and liaison to the SCLT Executive Director and Board.

Farm Steward will live in the farmhouse year round beginning May 1, 2010.   Compensation:  subsidized rent of $600 per month; utilities not included (electricity, propane cooking gas, phone/internet).

Email cover letter , resume and references to:  sclt@southsideclt.org. No calls please.  Deadline for applying is March 26, 2010.