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Farmer Educator [TX]


Who We Are

Agmenity designs, installs and manages agricultural amenities for homeowners’ associations and developers. Our interactive and community-focused “agmenities” foster resident relationships and neighborhood engagement.

We are looking for employees who consider farming and educating a career. We take our work very seriously, and we select applicants who want to be part of a team, work toward a common goal, are looking to be physically active and outside, and want to be a part of a group of people making the sum of the parts better than the individual.

Come work here if you are ready to listen to others, to work hard, to contribute to a small team, to share your talent, and to make this place special, where you are happy to wake up, sore and tired, and look forward to continuing our work together.

Community

We are currently interviewing for positions in the following areas: SW Houston Area West Houston Area East Austin Job Description As part of the skilled and dynamic team running a community based agricultural amenity, your responsibility will be to manage (as a part of a small team) the production and sales of produce, as well as community interactions with the farm. Farmer Educators will spend much of their day out in the fields, but will also be required to complete duties in the office. This position will be involved in every aspect of the amenity at which they work, but will specifically oversee certain areas (to be determined by management and team). This position requires significant public facing experiences through our tours, classes, chefs dinners and other events. Farmer Educators will also be expected to interface with local education and community groups.

Duties will include (but are not limited to): -Coordinate with other Farmer Educators to ensure successful growth, harvest and sales of crops -Planting, weeding, harvesting, washing, tending livestock, working with small equipment, etc -Plan and teach agricultural and/or cooking classes -Maintaining a disciplined and well-paced work environment -Ensuring premium quality of all produce leaving the farm -Ensuring premium experience of all visitors to the farm -Maintaining sanitary, safe and organized work and storage areas -Writing newsletter columns, social media posts and emails to update community members of the goings on at the farm as well as public speaking at events Farm Educators will work a flexible schedule depending on season and weather but will average around 45 hours a week (exempt from overtime). Most weeks Farm Educators will receive two consecutive days off. Weekend work and “on-call” status will regularly be required.

Requirements

Experience At least a year of prior farm experience with at least some management involved is strongly preferred. Educational experience with a range of age groups is also weighed heavily. Education Applicants with education (formal and informal) in agriculture, education and other select areas will be given special consideration. Abilities Must have the ability to be timely to scheduled shifts, ability work as part of a team and take directions, ability to work at a constant pace for up to 10 hours a day, ability to tolerate weather extremes and do physical labor outdoors year-round, ability to lift 60 lbs and carry it 40 feet, ability to stay in a positive mind-set (even under duress). Must be able to drive tractors and delivery trucks (or be willing to learn) Must also be able to work in group settings, communicate clearly, be willing to constructively criticize others and take constructive criticism. Drug Testing/Background Check Candidates must submit to drug testing prior to hiring and may be tested at the will of the company. The company will run background checks on all candidates.

References

Three professional references, with a strong preference for agricultural and/or education references, are required. References may be contacted to verify information.

Compensation Farm

Educator compensation ranges from $14-21/hour (commensurate with experience and position requirements). After 6 months of continuous employment, Farm Educators receive 5 days of paid vacation per calendar year on a use it or lose it basis. Vacation may only be used when approved by supervisor. Each employee also receives a weekly share of produce from the farm.

To Apply

Send current resume, references, cover letter, and responses to the following questions to: Scott Snodgrass scott@agmenity.com

1. What does sustainability mean to you? Why is it important? 2. Why do you want to be involved in food production? 3. Why does this position excite you?

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