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Reports to: Changing Hands Program Director
Employment Type: Part-Time; Temporary; Independent Contractor; 6-12 hours / week (with more hours in October-November)
Location: Anywhere in Oregon (remote / work from home)
Start date: October 1, 2021
End date: March 25, 2022
Compensation: $25/hour. Requires the use of your own cell phone and computer.
The Changing Hands Event Contractor will assist in the planning and implementation of RFC’s Changing Hands virtual workshop series during the winter of 2021-2022. This position will be responsible for event logistics including outreach, setting up events in Eventbrite, communicating with attendees, administering scholarships, coordinating with presenters, conducting post-workshop evaluations, and facilitating tech support at workshops taking place over Zoom.
We anticipate more work happening in October and November, with a lighter workload December through March. An approximate breakdown of hours is below:
October: 12 hrs/week
November: 10 hrs/week
December: 8 hrs/week
January: 6 hrs/week
February: 6 hrs/week
March: 6 hrs/week
Total contract not to exceed 200 hours or $5,000.
Mission: Rogue Farm Corps trains and equips the next generation of farmers and ranchers through hands-on educational programs and the preservation of farmland.
Vision: RFC envisions a world in which land is deeply cared for, power is equitably shared, and farms, ranches, and the people who work them flourish.
Rogue Farm Corps (RFC) was founded in 2004 by a community of southern Oregon farmers who recognized the need for beginning farmer training and shared a commitment to mentoring the next generation. Since that time, Rogue Farm Corps has grown to become a leader in beginning farmer and rancher education. Our Internship and Apprenticeship programs combine classroom and field-based learning with immersive, hands-on training on a diverse network of commercial farms. Program participants also learn about food justice, the history of the US food system, and how to help build a more just, equitable, and Earth-sustaining agricultural system.
RFC’s Changing Hands Program addresses the interrelated issues of access to land, farm succession, and the threats facing Oregon’s farmland. This program provides education, training and technical assistance to beginning farmers seeking to build their businesses and access land and capital, and helps retiring farmers plan for the succession of their farmland and farm businesses. Our annual workshop series brings these two audiences together in order to make connections, help facilitate an intentional intergenerational transfer of farmland, and protect Oregon’s agricultural land base for future generations of farmers.
All duties supported as necessary by RFC’s Changing Hands Program Director.