Assistant Farm Manager

Company: White Oak Farm & Education Center
Location: Williams, OR
Compensation: $18-20 per hour depending on experience
Employment Type: Full-Time
Job Categories: Agriculture, Education, Nonprofit
Region: Southern
Date Posted: January 4, 2022

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White Oak Farm is hiring a new Assistant Farm Manager to start work March 1, 2022.  We are an organic farm and environmental education center located on 62 acres in the Siskiyou Mountains of Southern Oregon.  We are looking for an experienced farmer to join our staff in a leadership position for the season and possibly beyond.  The position will be available early spring of 2022 and include housing on the Farm.  We are looking for folks that are passionate about organic farming, environmental education and homesteading, and bring a hard work ethic, attention to detail, and positive attitude to their work.

Experience for the position should include living and working on an organic farm for at least two full seasons and competence with most aspects of production.  White Oak is a diverse operation, with annual vegetables, seed crops, fruit trees and berries, animals, a native plant nursery, as well as a robust children’s education program.  The position will have opportunities to be involved in all aspects of our work, with an emphasis on: seeding, transplanting, weeding, irrigation, weed-whacking and mowing, animal care (including goat milking), harvest, seed processing, nursery work, farm carpentry, eco-forestry, and environmental education.  We are looking for an individual (or a couple) with the ability to communicate clearly and maturely; self-motivate; and work efficiently.  Compensation includes a competitive hourly wage based on experience; access to farm fruits, vegetables, eggs, milk, cheese and meat; housing in a straw bale cabin; and use of Farm facilities such as ponds, trails and a sauna.  The position has flexible hours ranging from 3/4 to full time.  Long term employment and residency is preferred for this position.