Staff

The Barrington Farm School is seeking to fill two part-time positions for the 2023 season. The Farm Manager will plan, manage, and optimize farm resources to grow a wide variety of crops on the farm. The Volunteer Coordinator will manage our volunteer base and supervise all aspects of the volunteer program. Please see below for specific job duties, reporting and collaboration, qualifications required, and hours and compensation. 

Farm Manager 2023

The Opportunity

The Barrington Farm School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to grow food, inspire learning, build community, and foster connection to the land. We are seeking an experienced farmer and team leader to manage crop production on our historic farm, following regenerative practices. The Farm Manager will work to plan, manage, and optimize farm resources to grow a wide variety of crops on about 1.5 acres. The Farm Manager is responsible for all aspects of crop production. The Farm Manager will oversee both the field crops and the farm’s high tunnel.

Reporting and Collaboration

The Farm Manager reports to the President of the Board of Directors and provides formal reports at board meetings. The Farm Manager collaborates with the Volunteer Coordinator to ensure the farm meets its mission to grow food and to engage the community in learning about local food, sustainable farming, and the environment.

Qualifications Required

At least two years of experience running an organic vegetable garden production and/or greenhouse
Ability to work as a team leader with people of all backgrounds and ages
Able to prioritize and manage a full and diverse workload and take initiative in changing situations
Commitment to community development and progressive social change
Effective communication skills
Openness to ideas and inputs while actively leading and planning
The ability to travel daily to the farm
High school diploma or equivalent (college degree preferred)

Hours and Compensation: 

This position is 15-20 hours/week, 5 days per week, with some flexibility depending on the current workload. The term of appointment is March 1 through October 31. The wage rate is based on experience.

Volunteer Coordinator 2023

The Opportunity

The Barrington Farm School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to grow food, inspire learning, build community, and foster connection to the land. We are seeking a Volunteer Coordinator to manage and build our volunteer base. Duties include supervision of all aspects of the volunteer program, including needs assessment, recruiting, training, communication, scheduling, on-going support, and public relations with volunteers and organizational partners. The Volunteer Coordinator will create opportunities for volunteer growth, development, and training and will work to ensure that the farm activities are properly staffed and scheduled. 

The Volunteer Coordinator maintains a volunteer database and collects accurate data and statistics on volunteer participation for evaluation and reporting. The Volunteer Coordinator works to provide educational opportunities in field crops, the farm’s high tunnel, and the farm’s composting operation.

Reporting and Collaboration

The Volunteer Coordinator reports to the President of the Board of Directorsand provides formal reports at board meetings. The Volunteer Coordinator collaborates with the Farm Manager to ensure the farm meets its mission to grow food and to engage the community in learning about local food, sustainable farming, and the environment. The Volunteer Coordinator works with the Farm Manager to identify experiential learning opportunities that support the farm’s production and mission. 

Qualifications Required

Experience coordinating volunteers
Ability to work as a team leader with people of all backgrounds and ages
Able to prioritize and manage a full and diverse workload and take initiative in changing situations
Commitment to community development and progressive social change
Excellent communication skills
Openness to ideas and inputs while actively leading and planning
The ability to travel daily to the farm
The ability to work on Saturdays
Technical proficiency with office software
Experience with social media (some knowledge of graphics is preferred)
High school diploma or equivalent (college degree preferred)

Hours and Compensation: 

This position is 20 hours/week, 5 days per week, including most Saturdays, with some flexibility depending on the current workload. The term of appointment is April 1 through October 31. The wage rate is dependent on experience.

To Apply:

Send an e-mail with resume to rpittrep5@gmail.com.

Lead Grower 2022

Jessalyn Link was the Barrington Farm School Lead Grower for 2022. Originally from the corn capital Illinois, Jessalyn is an avid gardener. She has a degree in the creative arts and marketing and has participated in the farm and some of its events over the years. She is enthusiastic about the farm’s educational mission and about working with volunteers.