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Farm Steward

Date Posted: 20-7-2011
Location: Oakham, MA, USA
Contact Person: Colleen Hilferty / Dave McMahon
Company/Business Name: Dismas House / Dismas Family Farm
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Dismas House of Massachusetts, Inc., is seeking a full-time, exempt Farm Steward to manage and coordinate all farming and vocational activities at the Dismas Family Farm, a 12-acre, rehabilitative, residential farm for former prisoners. Ideal candidate will have 5-7 years of farm management experience, including vegetable farming and animal husbandry. Hours may include weekday and weekend evening hours. Duties for the position include, but are not limited to the following:

- Plan, cultivate and harvest crops for sale at local farmersˇ¦ markets and to local restaurants.

- Tend and manage livestock, including, breeding, marketing and transporting livestock.

- Develop and implement vocational plan for former prisoner residents. Provide training, support and feedback to residents.

- Oversee woodshop and creation of woodcrafts for sale.

- Oversee maintenance of grounds and farm equipment. Maintain house and farm supplies.

- Plan projects for outside volunteer groups. Support, welcome and orient volunteers.

- Coordinate weekly farmersˇ¦ markets.

- Work with Co-Executive Directors to promote the Dismas Family Farm.

The Farm Steward must have a valid driverˇ¦s license. Dismas House offers competitive pay, paid vacation leave, and health and dental benefits. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume to the address below.

Dismas House does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, sexual orientation, nationality, religious conviction or disability. Applicants with substance abuse and/or criminal histories are encouraged to apply. Contact us by email (below) or send cover letter and resume to Dismas House, P.O. Box 30125, Worcester, MA 01603.
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