WORK WITH GREENHORNS

posted November 28, 2019

We are seeking candidates for a seasonal, administrative role based in Pembroke, Maine.

30 hours per-week, contract for 2020 summer season, May-October.

Potential to become year round admin position, based on performance.

This is the ‘Office Coordinator’ role for the Greenhorns, a 14 year old grassroots organization working to support young farmers in the USA. We produce events, publications and various multimedia projects that welcome in the next generation of AgroEcological farmers. We are based on a beautiful small farm in Maine, with a campus that includes: certified organic saltwater farm with teaching facilities, campsite and agrotourism operation, 1986 Odd Fellows hall turned agricultural library, two Pennamaquan River houses with boat shop, barns, carpenter shop with wood stove, mushroomery, amazing trails and nature in every direction.

Our mission is to create a hospitable and networked environment for sustainable agriculture.  We publish the NEW FARMERS ALMANAC, produce films called OURLAND, did many years of RADIO and will resume soon, have 3 guidebooks in the making. The office coordinator supports our various projects including the summertime farm camps, the agrarian research library, managing the blog, managing office functions/coordination, web calendar and web enquiries, supporting and coordinating with contractors and collaborators, running errands, running web shop and mailings. This role is flexible and allows for adventures, gardening, rural living, art practice and self-directed research. This is a residential position for May-October 2020, with remote work starting earlier. 

Essential / introductory projects include web calendar coordinating, web shop management, and summertime Farm Camps — facilitating, budgeting, tracking expenses, communications and marketing. Looking especially for someone with experience in Quickbooks, WordPress, MailChimp, creating and updating organizational and project budgets, and coordinating with contract workers. Most importantly, we are looking for a person with a keen sense of organization and the wherewithal to work in a shifting workplace.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate Summer Farm Camps, including budgeting and tracking expenses, marketing and communicating with volunteers, leaders, and attendees, and collecting survey data
  • Update web calendar and Listserv programs
  • Assist with management of organizational budgets
  • Coordinate sales and inventory of merchandise
  • Supervision of volunteers, interns, visitors, workshop presenters
  • Assist with project management of odd jobs and farm happenings

Position Includes:

  • Office space
  • Heated off-site housing
  • Studio space
  • Gardening space
  • Miles of trails
  • Access to all our tools, books, bikes, outdoor gear, and Library

We need a letter of interest, writing sample, resume and 2 references. 

Please send to office@greenhorns.org with subject SUMMER OFFICE.