farm steward wanted in Providence, RI
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: [email protected]. No calls please. Deadline for applying is March 26, 2010.