Smolak Farms - On-Site Farm Agricultural Manager - North Andover, MA

Posted on March 29, 2019Last updated 3 months ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Property Location:

315 South Bradford Street, North Andover, MA 01845

Total number of acres available with this property:

123.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

90.0

Acres of pasture:

0.0

Acres of forested land:

33.0

Is the property enrolled in a current use or other state program that affects property taxes?:

Yes

Is the property protected with any type of Conservation Easement?:

Yes

Is there a forest management plan for forestland on the available property?:

Yes
Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Types of water sources present

Drilled well
Irrigation system
Pond
Town/municipal water

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

This gorgeous 123 acre farm is improved with all necessary buildings, along with several offices which service different parts of the business.

Farmer housing

None available

Farmer housing details

Potential future housing arrangements, but none currently available.

Equipment and machinery

Available

Equipment and machinery details

Full compliment of farm machinery.
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Other

Other tenure arrangement

Smolak Farms is looking for an exceptional farm agricultural manager to join our team in running one of the most iconic and innovative farm businesses in the North East.
Additional Information

Description

Smolak Farms is looking for an exceptional farm agricultural manager to join our team in running one of the most iconic and innovative farm businesses in the North East. 

Smolak Farms is a 300 year old family farm located in the North East corner of Massachusetts about 25 miles North of Boston and minutes from the New Hampshire border.

Job Description:

*Responsible for managing all farm agricultural operations
*Agricultural managerial experience is required 
*Experience with fruit crops preferred, apples, peaches, plums, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cherries and Christmas trees culture
*Responsible for screening, hiring, scheduling and managing staff of 4-10 employees year round
*Responsible for maintaining or overseeing maintenance of farm equipment
*Must assist with all aspects of production including planning, planting, harvesting for CSA and wholesale sales
*Familiar with aspects of Agricultural Tourism and Entertainment
*The ideal candidate for this job will be hard working, reliable, and have experience managing and working with others
*Detail oriented
*Must be at once a knowledgeable spokesperson, a manager and a problem solver.

Job Duties:

*Plan and execute all aspects of culture, harvest and marketing of all crops
*Spraying and orchard and crop hygiene and develop plan to address all aspects of crop management
*Assure equipment is in good operating shape
*Plan and execute all planting and maintenance and harvest of crops
*Enjoying working outdoors (watering, weeding, mulching, harvesting) in all kinds of weather
*Replenish farm stand with a goal to increase farm stand sales.
*Work in concert with of Department Managers
*Work in coordination with the CSA Manager and other agricultural mangers 
 

Equipment Maintenance
Tractor, spraying equipment , equipment mowing, irrigation and drip irrigation

Essential Skills:
*Restricted Use Pesticide Applicator License required
*Two years minimum agricultural management experience
* Ability to plan and manager staff which may include hiring and firing
*Have basic word processing, email and spreadsheet skills to fulfill the above requirements 
*Respond to inquiries from the public promptly
*First Aid and CPR certification desired but will train
*Must be able to lift 50 lbs and climb ladders
*Subject to drug testing
*Successful candidate will undergo a CORI/SORI
*Valid driver's license required
*High School Diploma
*We are looking for a "jack of all trades" who is hard working and willing to work year round. 
*This is a full-time year round position with a schedule that varies (including weekends and holidays).

Compensation:
*Salaried - based on experience from $50,000 -$70,000. 
*Housing available for the right applicant (possibility of 1 or 3 br housing) 
*Vacation and sick time benefits
*Commission based on performance for the right applicant

*Smolak Farms is an equal opportunity employer. 
All candidates, regardless of race, gender, age, or sexual orientation are encouraged to apply.

*Farm Video - https://vimeo.com/188379136
 

Contact:   [email protected].

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