Job: Farm Manager

Title Farm Manager
Categories Location: Florida, Location: North Florida, Role: Maintenance and Custodial
Location Wellington, FL
Job Information

CCMC currently has a full-time Farm Manager position at Arden in Wellington, FL!

Reports directly to Arden Farm Directors. Occasionally works closely with Community Manager, Arden Lifestyle Director and General Store Attendant

The Farm Manager will support farm; manage CSA pick ups on-site in the Barn on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings from November to May; maintain farm infrastructure and landscape with support from contracted vendors, including the cleanliness and orderliness of the store, barn and its surroundings; prepare and maintain budgets, as well as supply ordering; lead workshops and presentations; provide tours of the General Store and Farm; provide friendly customer service both in person and by phone; support the General Store Attendant in maintaining a positive experience for customers; practice and foster team spirit and positive productive working relations with HOA, Developer staff and resident volunteers; provide feedback to Management; reconcile and report resident issues and concerns; maintain dress code; complete assigned tasks, phone calls and research to assist farm directors; assist HOA team with workshops/events.

In addition the Farm Manager will have at least 3 years of organic vegetable production and farm management experience on a similar or larger scale; proven experience independently operating a tractor with various implements; excellent work ethic and time management skills; strong interpersonal communication skills; demonstrated attention to details, experience building efficient systems and record keeping; carpentry skills, general “fix it” know how, and is familiar with basic tools; enthusiasm for local and sustainable agriculture; experience working in a team environment with proven leadership skills; timely and dependable; use retail technology and CSA logistics platform; problem solving skills.

The ideal candidate will have a College Degree in Organic Crop Production, or related field; experience growing and managing production for 3+ seasons in a tropical/subtropical climate; proven experience writing and maintaining food safety plans and procedures; knowledge of tropical fruit production; Bilingual in English/Spanish.

Qualified candidates must be able to work in various weather conditions, stand for extended periods of time, and are required to repeatedly lift and move up to 50 lbs. This position also requires occasional nights and weekend work.

All prospective employees must pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Located in Palm Beach County, Arden will feature a 10,000 square-foot clubhouse, two pools, 19 miles of trails, plus a five-acre farm and community garden all situated around a mile-long central lake.  These amenities will combine to offer residents a rich and earthy experience.  Nearly every home will back up to a park, greenway or nature trail.  Here, neighbors can enjoy the simple pleasures of country living, along with the connectivity and conveniences of city life.  The community is planned for 2,000 homes.

Salary is based on experience. Accepting applications until July 31st. Please email Cover Letter, Resume and three references to farm@myardenfl.com. No phone calls please. Candidate must be able to start on September 1, 2021.