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Flowers Greenhouse and Roadside Stand Manager (seasonal)

Company: Morning Glory Farm Inc
Location: Edgartown
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

EOE STATEMENT: We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.CATEGORY: FlowersDescriptionThis position will assist in the effort of growing and supplying year-round flowers and food for the island community of Martha's Vineyard. Oversees the daily operations of the flower farm greenhouses, the roadside stand and all perennial beds on the property. Maintains all greenhouses and perennial gardens, keeps them in constant production, free of weeds, harvested, irrigated, and fertilized. Manages the two gardens at a roadside stand, keep them in production, free of weeds, watered and maintained the entire season. Manages all greenhouse staff and all seeding and transplanting efforts on the flower farm and at the roadside stand location. Runs irrigation and fertilization for all field crops. Scouts crops for disease and weed problems daily, reports any problems to the farm manager and owner. Reports To: Flower Farm Manager and Owner Robyn Athearn Work Schedule: Year-Round/ Full Time (possible unpaid travel break during the month of January) Hourly Wage: $15.50- 18.50 (depending on experience) Location: West Tisbury Flower Farm (12 miles from Edgartown farm stand location)Duties:

  • Provide support to farm manager and owner by assisting in all flower farm efforts and generally be on the lookout for ways to help farm and support all staff
  • Provide supervision, training and support to greenhouse and flower crew
  • Be knowledgeable and curious about flower farming and help in the education of our staff
  • Maintain seeding calendar and yield records
  • Provide supervision over greenhouse and field workers
  • Be knowledgeable about the stages of plant life and diseases that may occur
  • Effectively manage greenhouse equipment, fans, vents, thermostats, propane, heat mats, grow lights..etc...
  • Manage staff schedules, staff payroll adjustments and problems, staff reviews and reporting any disciplinary problems.
  • Direct staff on tasks, such as the seeding, propagation, cultivation, and harvesting of plants.
  • Responsible for daily inspections of the facility to ensure the conditions are optimal for the plants and handling any diseases or pests that may appear in the greenhouses, field or gardens.
  • Harvest and Arrange 25 Roadside stand bouquets a day
  • During slower months may be needed to work in or on other areas of the larger Morning Glory Farm such as but not limited to - working in farm stand, kitchen, bakery, pack house or field in slow greenhouse months. POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
    • A background in Horticulture Equipment and maintenance knowledge
    • A background in cut flower farming and or the floral industry
    • Supervisory and management skills
    • Solid communication and analytical skills
    • Strong attention to detail
    • An ability to maintain confidentiality
    • Adaptable-thrives in a constantly changing work environment ---
    • Enthusiastic, creative team member-able and willing to participate in community life FULL-TIME/PART-TIME: Full-TimeWAGE: POSITION: Flowers Greenhouse and Roadside Stand ManagerEXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: ExemptABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: Morning Glory Farm, started in 1975 by James and Deborah Athearn, grows about 65 acres of vegetables and small fruits on the island of Martha's Vineyard.Small successive plantings of a wide variety of crops supply the Farmstand from May through December.Crops include sweet corn, lettuce, carrots, beets, tomatoes, melons, potatoes, beans, squash, pumpkins, and more. Our herb garden supplies a full assortment of culinary herbs. We also raise four acres of cut flowers, and small plantings of strawberries, grapes, peaches, and beach plums.We keep beef cows on pasture in Chilmark for which we harvest 45 acres of hay and we also produce eggs, pork and fresh, pasture-raised chickens to sell in the Farmstand. Twenty-three acres of our vegetable fields are farmed using natural practices and only OMRI certified fertilizers and pesticides. We manage the rest of our land with a minimum of pesticides and with attention to the long-term health of the soil.The farm name grew from the vision of the sun rising over lush, green fields, cows with udders full of milk ambling past bountiful gardens and hedgerows lively with honeybees: true wealth of nature's glory.Each year we meet a new crew of farmers, bakers, cooks, and Farmstand staff who become part of the farm family. The farm has benefited from a variety of wonderful people who have endowed Morning Glory with their own special contributions.LOCATION: MA, Edgartown

Keywords: Morning Glory Farm Inc, Nantucket , Flowers Greenhouse and Roadside Stand Manager (seasonal), Executive , Edgartown, Massachusetts

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