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Job Description

Red Fire Farm is looking for an Assistant Manager to help oversee our Granby farm.

The ideal candidate has experience working on a diverse vegetable farm, has leadership experience, and is committed to growing local food. The Assistant Manager will be helping to supervise crews, and must be able to work well both independently and collaboratively. The Granby farm grows about 30 acres of vegetables and 10 acres of young fruit trees and bushes, as well as lots of cover-crops. We need someone who is organized, hardworking, and thinks creatively to solve problems and improve systems. There will be opportunity for advancement for the right person.

Field & Harvest Responsibilities

  • Organize daily lists with crew and field information
  • Assist with morning meeting and transition, along with Production Manager, for quick, clear communication and fast activation of all crews immediately following meeting
  • Coordinate field work and harvest crews throughout the day
  • Practice best methods for work and train others in how to improve
  • Set pace and promote hustle
  • Know best harvest field locations for each crop in season, and inform crew
  • Coordinate changes to orders and CSA with Harvest Manager in Montague
  • Give weekly harvest tips at morning meeting as starting new crops, based on weekly list details and check ins with Harvest Manager
  • Operate tractors safely and efficiently for field care or harvest
  • Lead or be on field or harvest crews when not fulfilling other duties

Other Responsibilities

  • Oversight and double-checking of quality standards
  • Give weekly quality tips at morning meeting based on what you’re seeing coming through
  • Create sanitation plan for equipment and facilities, give crew training and implement
  • Assist in truck and delivery loading
  • Stay in daily contact with Montague about status of order fulfillment
  • General Management Assistance
  • Labor oversight, position planning, and allocation for harvest processes
  • Read farm owner’s “Weekly List” and “Weekly Harvest Plans and Notes” before work every Monday and implement notes
  • Overall management of labor efficiency for field and harvest –define training goals, training schedule and bring in assistance as needed to accomplish efficiency, utilize HR manager, other training resources
  • Define and maintain schedules for work day processes – make sure meeting goals, allocate, oversee hires, call in, send home or lay off crew to accomplish most efficient schedule, trim the fat
  • Assist in overseeing layout, organization and daily cleanliness of work space, including coolers, barn and any seasonal crop storage areas like greenhouses
  • Inform and coordinate Granby harvest and pack process for best integration with Montague system
  • Review methods to improve efficiency, and train in new methods


  • Some leadership and supervisory experience
  • English proficiency, both written and spoken is required, and Spanish or Somali is a plus
  • Ability to work with hustle outdoors with lots of lifting, and help motivate others to do the same
  • Valid drivers license and clean driving record
  • Experience with diverse vegetable cropping and/or fruits ideal
  • The desire to commit to multiple seasons of employment and grow with the farm is a plus

Schedule: This is a full time position from mid March through mid December, with winter work available in other departments of the farm if interested.

Job Type: Full-time Seasonal

Location: This position is based at 7 Carver Street, Granby, Massachusetts.

Pay: hourly rate based on experience

To Apply: Please send a letter of interest as well as your simple resume and three relevant work references with contact info to