JBG Organic is seeking a Greenhouse Manager for their Garfield Farm. This position is responsible for the seeding, germination and careful care of plants which will later be transplanted into the fields, accounting for over 60% of the farm's total production. The Greenhouse Manager plays an integral role in the farm's year-round operation, working closely with the Head Grower, Harvest Coordinator, and farm administration. Given the importance of the position, qualified candidates should be able to demonstrate a high capacity to prioritize tasks, work on several different projects at once, pay attention to details, and, most importantly, an ability to learn. This position offers opportunity for job growth.
Coordinate with Assistant Farm Manager regarding greenhouse seeding plan, properly following verbal and written instructions when provided while also self-guiding workload when necessary Year-round plant seeding Mixing organic fertilizer and soil blends Assist with maintaining seed and supply inventories, monitoring for both quality and quantity Oversee regular greenhouse irrigation Ensure proper plant fertilization Supervise Assistant Greenhouse Grower or other crew (when applicable) in Greenhouse work Prepare for and manage annual Spring Transplant Sale Ensure compliance with organic and food safety standards Maintain a clean and sanitary work environment, organizing the greenhouse facilities to meet changing needs in most efficient manner as possible Adjust greenhouse plant arrangement to maximize growth and plant health Overall care of germinating plants to ensure greatest success rate and highest quality of transplants Greet & manage volunteers joining the JBG team at Garfield location Arrive promptly to ensure preparation for their arrival Lead individuals & groups for greatest level of productivity and safety, while also prioritizing their comfort and ensuring they have a positive and fun experience with JBG Work with appropriate peers to predict volunteer needs and communicate with staff at Hergotz to make sure appropriate numbers of volunteers are scheduled and to ensure volunteers receive vegetables as a thank you for their involvement Ensure all applicable equipment is maintained correctly Maintain proper documentation and inventories
At least 1 year horticultural experience, particularly in greenhouse setting or on organic farm Adaptive personality, able to adjust both work method and scale as the planting season fluctuates Self-directed worker with excellent ability to prioritize tasks and delegate work load, particularly in response to high demand Excellent communication and managerial skills Basic knowledge of crops, seedlings, and soil types Ability to work effectively in both independent and collaborative settings An outgoing and friendly attitude! Ability to create a positive team dynamic is key, utilizing both interpersonal skills and maintaining excellent organization.
Willingness to work extra hours during seasonal peaks An interest in agriculture and promotion of local and organic farming.
- 3+ years of horticultural experience
- Spanish fluency
- Previous experience managing volunteers
- Physical Requirements
- Ability to repeatedly lift 50 lbs
- Ability to repeatedly kneel, bend, and squat Ability to withstand exposure to varying weather conditions Ability to withstand prolonged standing or walking
Schedule: Full-time, Typically Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM with weekend work based on seasonal needs
Compensation & Benefits: Compensation is dependent on experience. Expected salary range is $14-$15/hr. Paid bi-weekly. Permanent employees are eligible for Individual Health Plan benefits.
Directions for Applying:
Please send an email with the following format. Following specific directions is very important.
Subject Line should read "[Job Title]: [First Initial]_[Last Name]" ... For example, "Planting Crew Coordinator: J_Smith"
Email body should be short & sweet. Ensure that it contains your contact information.
Attach three documents to your email, ensuring that their file names are clear: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) List containing contact information of two professional references Thank you for your interest in JBG Organic! You will be contacted for further information if they find that you might be a good fit for this position.