Hiring Assistant Manager

Karma Farm is a small-scale diversified vegetable farm located in Monkton, Maryland focused on providing chefs in the Baltimore and Washington DC region with high quality produce, herbs, and edible flowers year round through the use of hydroponics, high tunnels, and outdoor production.

We are actively seeking an individual who has a passion for good food and a strong interest in being an assistant manager at a small-scale vegetable farm. Interested individuals should be available to start in July or August and remain at Karma Farm through 2023. This is a year round position with paid time off and end of the year bonus. Previous farm experience is required but will train for managerial responsibilities. The remainder of 2022 will include an intense shadowing of our current assistant manager who will be moving at the end of the year.

Applications will be accepted until this position is filled.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Working alongside the production manager to upkeep our yearly crop plans, nutrient management plans, and integrated pest management plan.

Leading seasonal and year round crew members for the following tasks:
Pack Shed: Wash, sort, package, and label according to orders from restaurants and CSA customers. Intake resale deliveries and update inventory.
Delivery: For those who are interested. 1X every other week to Washington DC & 1X week to Baltimore.
High Tunnels: Broadfork, rake, seeding, transplanting, watering, apply soil amendments, weed, and actively participate in our integrated pest management plan (IPM) .
Hydroponic: Harvest, seeding, and transplanting. System Maintenance assistance.
-Cultivating, weeding
-Direct sowing, container sowing, transplanting
-Row cover/insect net management
-Plastic mulch removal
-Harvesting to fulfill orders
-Bulk harvesting
-Trellising and pruning
-Staking and stake removal
-OMRI approved spray applications and record keeping in accordance with our IPM plan
-Bulk harvest, wash, and pack
-Tractor operations (cultivating, planting, harvesting)

Preferred Qualifications:
-Minimum of 2 years year round vegetable farming
-Prior management experience is a plus but not required.
-Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
-Ability to work in a multitude of weather conditions (hot, humid, damp, cold, wet, windy, etc)
-Focus on quality while being efficient
-Ability to lead a team of individuals with a multitude of experiences and abilities
-Reliable communication via call, text, and email during work and regarding schedule changes

Work Schedule:
-Full time hours – (M-F) 7am-3pm

Hourly ($15/hr) to transition to salary (ranging in the 30’s)

-Year round & reliable employment
-Paid time off
-End of the year bonus

Please contact Jackie Minteh with a resume and cover letter:

Baltimore & Central Maryland
16345 Old York Road

Monkton, Maryland 21111
Contact Name:
Jackie Minteh
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