Harvest Manager

For an in depth description of jobs at Red Wagon Organic Farm please read our Basic Job Description before applying.

We are looking for a lead harvest manager. This person is responsible for all aspects of daily field operations to ensure that the farm’s production goals are met. This includes correct quantity, quality, and post-harvest handling on all produce until it leaves the farm.

This role requires working closely with the farm owners, collaborating with other managers, and managing a 10-20 person crew. This role also includes daily administrative tasks such as scheduling all employees, making the daily harvest lists, and updating the restaurant availability list. Please note: this is a basic description of the job. Circumstances often change on the farm, and the successful harvest manager will be quick to assess the situation and adapt to it. This position requires flexibility.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and maintain a good working relationship with Wyatt (farm owner) and the Grow Manager
  • Frequently communicate with Wyatt and Grow Manager
  • Keep detailed harvest records and turn in to Wyatt weekly
  • Run, supervise, and assign harvest crew members
  • Maintain efficiency, speed and quality of harvest crew’s work
  • Train harvest crew
  • Responsible for quality control of all produce leaving the farm
  • Monitor quantity and quality of harvested produce and take it out of the field
  • Responsible for scheduling harvest crew, ensuring the crew is on time and notifying crew of schedule changes (start/finish times, rainouts etc)
  • Compile, print and distribute harvest list daily
  • Oversee wash station coordinator and wash station
  • Operate tractor and trucks
  • Help grow crew when harvest is completed
  • Maintain and enforce policies and procedures
  • Maintain a safe work environment
  • Help with harvest
  • Oversee daily animal care

Qualities required for the Harvest Manager:

  • Strong management skills
  • Excellent communicator
  • Ability to speak Spanish (preferred)
  • Proficiency with computer (Excel, Google Docs, email, various apps)
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Excellent observation skills
  • Conscientious
  • Ability to prioritize endless to do list
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to be flexible
  • Ability to work with many personality types
  • Calm and positive attitude—even while working under stressful conditions

Schedule:

  • This is a full-time position from February-November, with increased hours during the busy summer months and decreased hours in the late fall and early spring. It is typical to work 50 hours per week in the busy months. There is also a possibility of working some hours over the winter months.

Also required:

  • Two years of farm experience
  • Working cell phone

For an in depth description of jobs at Red Wagon Organic Farm please read our Basic Job Description before applying.

Application
If you’re interested in working at Red Wagon, please respond by e-mail with the information requested below. We are looking for people who are thorough and follow directions. Please keep this in mind when responding.

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone # (preferably a cell phone number)
  • E-mail
  • Please attach your resume if you have one.
  • Availability (dates, days, times)
  • Past job experience including any agricultural experience
  • Position(s) you are interested in
  • We recommend that you live within 30 minutes of the farm.  Do you live within 30 minutes of the farm?  If not, what are your relocation plans? (Do you have a place to live?  Do you have the finances to relocate?)
  • Why do you want to work at Red Wagon?
  • After reading the job description, what makes you think you would be a good fit at Red Wagon? What do you think you would contribute to our farm?
  • What is your past management experience?
  • What are your goals in agriculture?
  • Will you be able to commit to the entire farm season? We need people who can stay until the end of the season. Unfortunately we cannot hire people who need to leave or cut back on hours in August or September due to school or other commitments.
  • Can you work long, hard hours and still have a good attitude?
  • Are you able to work outside in all weather conditions?
  • Do you have anything we should know about that would prevent you from doing physical work? Are you able to lift 50 pounds?
  • Do you have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record? If not please explain. We have numerous farm vehicles that some of our employees need to be able to operate.
  • Do you have reliable transportation?
    We need workers with their own reliable vehicles due to the demands of the job. Our farms are 15 minutes east and 20 minutes north of downtown Boulder. The farms are about 20 minutes away from each other and you may have to drive from one farm to the other during the day. Also, you cannot plan to carpool with other employees because work schedules often vary.
  • Please provide three professional references with a description of your relationship with the people you list.
  • Tell us anything else you care to share about yourself.

Send all applications to hiring@redwagonorganicfarm.com.

Pay rate: $12-$14/hour based on experience as a farm manager.

Thanks for your interest in Red Wagon Organic Farm!