Farm Manager

Richmond, IN
Apr 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position: Farm Manager

Department: Environmental Leadership Program

Status: Part-time 15-20 hours per week

Compensation: $12/hour funded from proceeds of the Evans-Jones-Nicholson Fund

General Description:

The Environmental Leadership Program has made progress in many areas in the Sustainable Agriculture Program. The Program includes student-led courses in sustainable agriculture during both semesters of the 2016-17 academic year and the installation of a high tunnel greenhouse. The Farm Manager Positon will require extensive hands-on gardening and/or sustainable agriculture experience and time to spend on the farm with students on a daily basis as to establish a well-organized, well-run campus farm.

Supervision/Place within Environmental Leadership Program:

This position would be supervised by the Director of the Environmental Leadership Program and will work in collaboration with other staff within the Environmental Leadership Program. Moving forward, staffing in the Environmental Leadership Program would include the Director, the Director of Outdoor and Environmental Education and the Farm Manager.

  • Work with students to plan and manage sustainable agriculture systems at Miller Farm, including composting
  • Serve as supervisor for summer interns as well as student employees during the school year
  • Establish a development plan for the next 5-10 years of activity at Miller Farm
  • 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
  • Promote use of farm property in courses across the curriculum
  • Work with students to design and lead courses in sustainable agriculture practices
  • Assist students in identifying potential sources of funding for activities at Miller Farm and submitting applications as appropriate
  • Work with Richmond community to encourage involvement with Earlham students at Miller Farm (for example: community gardens, summer programs, educational workshops)

  • Experience growing a variety of crops using sustainable agriculture methods, preferably in the local area
  • Preferred: Trained in permaculture design techniques or equivalent
  • Preferred: Fluent in Spanish
  • Experience working with a variety of farm equipment
  • Interest in food justice and working on projects with community partners related to food justice

To Apply:

Please send a letter of application addressing the responsibilities of the position and qualifications of the applicant; resume; and the name, position title, email address and phone number of three professional references in a singlePDF or MS Word file to:

Human Resources Office
Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana 47374-4095

Phone: 765-983-1393

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Earlham College continues to build a community that reflects the gender and racial diversity of the society at large, and, therefore, we are particularly interested in inviting and encouraging applications from African Americans, other ethnic minorities, and women. Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.


POSITION Farm Manager



ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Earlham emphasizes the pursuit of truth, lack of coercion, respect for others, openness to new truth, integrity and application of what is known to improving our world.

Earlham College and the Earlham School of Religion are located in Richmond, Indiana, a city of about 39,000. Founded in 1847 by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Earlham College is an independent, four-year, coeducational, residential institution of higher learning. Approximately 1,200 undergraduate students attend Earlham College on its 800-acre tree-shaded campus. Earlham College offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in 40 disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields, as well as permitting self-designed studies and a cooperative program in engineering. Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Education degrees also are offered at Earlham College.

EOE STATEMENT Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

This position is currently accepting applications.


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