Earlham College is seeking a Miller Farm Manager to join our team!
Summary: Miller Farm serves as Earlham College’s campus farm and a hub of collaboration and experimentation around food and sustainability.
Operations include ~1 acre of production gardens, a high tunnel, composting, vermicomposting, a food forest, native pollinator gardens, and a community garden. Additional resources include the use of space within the Hill Memorial Greenhouse for seed starting and propagation.
Produce is primarily offered for sale at the local farmers’ market, providing a vital link between Earlham College and the Richmond community. The Farm Manager leads these operations, provides supervision to student employees, provides support for on-farm events, and offers courses in sustainable agriculture.
The Farm Manager is supervised by the Director of the Center for Environmental Leadership and will work in collaboration with other staff within the Center, including the Director of Outdoor Education, and various other faculty and staff also involved with projects at Miller Farm.
- Farm operations
- Work with students to plan and manage sustainable agriculture systems at Miller Farm, including composting
- Supervise summer interns and student workers during the school year
- Create and maintain best practices-based safety protocols for all tools and equipment associated with the program and food handling
- Train students in proper equipment use and maintenance
- Maintain compliance with Indiana Department of Environmental Management composting registration and reporting requirements
- Lead 1-credit courses focused on sustainable agriculture
- Promote use of the farm in courses across the curriculum
- Work with Richmond community to encourage involvement with Earlham students at Miller Farm (for example: community gardens, summer programs, educational workshops)
- Establish a vision and plan for the next 5-10 years of activity at Miller Farm
- Manage budgets associated with farm operations, including sales of farm products
- Assist students in identifying potential sources of funding for activities at Miller Farm and submitting applications as appropriate
- Additional duties as assigned
- Experience growing a variety of crops using sustainable agriculture methods, preferably in the local area
- Experience working with a variety of farm equipment, including two-wheel tractor
- Interest in food justice and working on projects with community partners related to food justice
- Ability to communicate and work with people from diverse backgrounds
- Commitment to upholding Earlham’s Diversity Aspirations Vision Statement, and Principles and Practices
- Preferred: Trained in permaculture design techniques or equivalent
- Preferred: Experience and understanding of no-till farming
- Preferred: Bachelor’s degree or higher in agriculture or related field
- Be a positive example and resource to all Earlham Students
The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
- Please submit the following application materials through our Earlham Careers Portal
- Cover letter – Please address your thinking and experience with matters of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, as it relates and specifically pertains to this position.
- List of Three References with Contact Information
Earlham College is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse community, one that reflects the makeup of society at large and that particularly welcomes and supports individuals from groups that have been historically marginalized because of factors such as race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and physical ability. The College strongly encourages applications from women and people of color. As an institution with a Quaker identity, the College also solicits applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).