Red Fire Farm
184 Meadow Road
MONTAGUE, MA 01351
Red Fire Farm is a leader in organic veggie production in the beautiful Pioneer Valley in western Massachusetts. We have about 100 acres in cultivation and grow just about every veggie that can be grown in this climate. We sell produce through our CSA program, wholesale, farmers markets, and farm stand. We are dedicated to a seriously high quality standard and hold a deep belief in organic practices. We're a large production farm with the heart and soul of a tiny operation. Our goal is to make this farming thing truly sustainable -- for everyone involved!
|Salary Range:||Location:||To Commensurate With Experience||MONTAGUE, MA|
|Job Type:||Category:||Full Time||Agriculture|
|Education Level:||Work Experience:|
|Some College Coursework Completed|
Preference: Nice to have
Drivers License - Preference: Required|
|Red Fire Farm is seeking a General Manager. Reporting directly to farm owners Ryan and Sarah Voiland you will manage every aspect of the farm; while working with and delegating to the management team. This position offers the right person a mix of office time and quality hands on time in the fields. This is an exciting and challenging, albeit dirty, job for anyone who is looking for a change of pace or to advance their farming career to the next level.|
You should have 2 – 5 years plus of experience in both farming and management. However, your management experience does not necessarily have to be in farming. You must have at least 4 years of experience in one of these two areas to be considered. You MUST have a valid drivers license and clean driving record to be considered for this position.
To succeed in the this position you must:
Have a good attitude and be willing to learn.
Be a great leader and team player.
Thrive under pressure and be an excellent multitask-er
Be able to lift 50 lbs repeatedly and easily, and work physically all day.
Have excellent customer service skills with a focus on building relationships and retention.
Be very detail oriented.
Have excellent Excel and computer skills.
It is strongly preferred that you speak Spanish, have some large volume sales and account relationship experience, have a solid knowledge of tractor operation & maintenance, and have a great sense of humor. If you speak additional languages that will also be a plus but not required.
Job Type: Full-time (Agricultural labor is not eligible for over time.)
Pay: Hourly rate of $17 – $20 per hour based on experience with a mandatory training period rate of $15 – $17 per hour also based on experience.
All the fresh organic produce you can eat!
10 paid vacation days!
(We currently do not offer commercial health insurance; some of our employees are covered through the MA Health Connector.)
Plenty of fresh air and exercise.
Opportunity to advance and build on your skills; including language practice.
An open and friendly working environment where your feedback is welcomed.
Location: This position is based at our farm office at 184 Meadow Road in Montague, Massachusetts. However, there will be required travel to our farm in Granby, Massachusetts.
To Apply: Please send a letter of interest as well as a simple resume including three relevant work references with contact information to email@example.com.
A note from the HR Manager: We are proud to employ a very diverse work force including (but not limited to) working parents, current and formerly incarcerated people, military veterans, immigrants and asylum seekers, retired folks on their second or third careers, and people with mental health needs. We are also queer and trans friendly. We are truly a merry band of people who all manage to work together toward a common goal. Which is to provide delicious organic produce to our customers, make a living and have some fun along the way. Come & see for yourself! – Katie