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Farm Manager, Sewanee University – Tennessee

Organization: Sewanee University of the South

Position Title: Farm Manager

Location: Sewanee, Tennessee

Application Deadline: January 20, 2015

Description: The University of the South, popularly known as Sewanee, seeks a University Farm Manager to fill a key role in supporting the continued development of a college farm, where students are able to participate physically and intellectually. The University Farm Manager will also enhance student learning through demonstration and presentation of agroecological concepts and a wide range of organic food production/consumption skills with an emphasis on integration with the academic program.

Responsibilities: The University Farm Manager shall create a welcoming atmosphere for student participation, keep accurate records, cultivate community partners and supporters, provide material and logistical support regarding University farming endeavors.  The focus of the farm operation includes: student organic garden and orchard and possible production scale fruits and vegetables for dining services; animal husbandry for educational farm operation and possible food production.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree (preferred) and a minimum of five years’ experience in small scale farm production and/or farming with an educational component.  Candidate must possess leadership skills and be able to work with a broad spectrum of individuals.  Salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications.

How to Apply: The selection process will begin immediately. Potential candidates must submit their credentials by January 20, 2015. Questions may be addressed to Marvin Pate, Director of Sustainability Integration (mpate@sewanee.edu). Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references to the link above.

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