Technical Assistance and Incubator Farms Coordinator, Lowell, MA
Help Beginning Farmers Develop Successful Businesses! The New Entry Sustainable Farming Project assists beginning farmers, many of whom are socially and economically disadvantaged, to establish successful farm business enterprises.
New Entry is seeking a full-time, year-round Technical Assistance and Incubator Farm Coordinator to conduct New Entry training programs, provide technical assistance (TA) to beginning farmers on multiple aspects of crop production and farm enterprise development, and manage over 25 acres of incubator training farms. This position will be based in our Lowell, MA office with occasional supervisory responsibilities on the Tufts Boston campus. We are seeking a self-starter who can facilitate effective experiential adult learning, manage multiple concurrent projects and responsibilities, and help us prepare the next generation of farmers for success. A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in farm management and delivering technical assistance to farmers in the areas of organic crop production, business planning, and market readiness is required.
A job description with detailed information on how to apply is attached. We strongly encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply.
The deadline for application is Wednesday, May 18, 2011.
For additional information and an employment application please visit: www.comteam.org/employment