2014 Employment Opportunities
Beech Hill Farm is seeking an Assistant Manager for the 2014 growing season. This is a seasonal 6-month position with potential for multiple–season employment. First and foremost, we are seeking an energetic individual with farming experience to assist the Farm Manager with key aspects of crop production, business management, and crew leadership. The ideal candidate is passionate about small-scale organic farming, interested in learning about our operation and taking on areas of responsibility, self-motivated, and able to work well with students and other crew members. Excellent communication skills are a must. Tractor experience is preferred.
Work will include:
- Crop production (including planting, weeding, irrigation, and harvesting)
- Wholesale marketing, harvesting, processing, and packing
- Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) planning, harvesting, and packing
- Retail sales support and oversight
- Shared crew supervision
- Tractor work
- Assisting in business planning and record keeping
- Individual projects based on personal interest and skill
Compensation is dependent upon experience and includes both a salary and private, on-farm housing. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and references to email@example.com.
The position is open until filled.
Internships at the Farm
Beech Hill Farm offers an internship program, which provides interns with the opportunity to immerse themselves in all aspect of farm management.
A Beech Hill Farm internship can serve as a complementary experience to one's academic focus or can also provide a valuable hands-on introduction to farming.
If you are interested in interning at the farm, download, fill out, and submit a BHF Internship Application.
Our volunteer days are Wednesdays from 9 a.m.–12 p.m., but additional volunteer times are also available. Please contact the farm.
Individuals or families interested in volunteering opportunities at Beech Hill Farm are encouraged to contact the farm for volunteer opportunities.
For any student, staff, or faculty members who would like to join in and get involved, we now have a van running from COA's campus to the farm on volunteer days.