Reed Farm is seeking the right person to fill a year-round, long-term position as Assistant Farm Manager. The ideal candidate has several years of poultry production and processing experience, enjoys hard work with integrity in a fun and dedicated team dynamic, and is passionate about local food systems and sustainable & regenerative agriculture. This is an entry-level management position supported by professional development and has potential for upward mobility with increased responsibility and financial compensation.
Compensation: $25-28+/hour ($52.2k-58.2k+/year) depending on experience, paid overtime, ongoing education and financial assistance for relevant conferences and educational programs, performance-based bonus after Thanksgiving, plus chicken. Increases based on performance. Additional compensation possible for highly experienced candidates.
After 6 months: 2 weeks paid vacation time and 40 hours paid sick time.
Full-time, 40 hours/week (# of days/week schedule flexibility), year-round
Minimum of 1-year commitment, ideally long-term
The Assistant Farm Manager assists with managing all operations on the farm (poultry production, processing, and packing) in accordance with our farm’s standards of high-quality products, work, and services, and does so with integrity. They work closely with owners/managers Peter and Kat on all aspects of the farm. This is a leadership position with encouraged space for input into our rapidly growing farm operation. They will help lead a diverse crew and learn all the jobs within the team. The Assistant Farm Manager will help teach and nurture a supportive and hardworking crew.
Duties & Responsibilities
Required Experience, Skills, & Abilities
40 hours per week, processing days required (currently Sun/Tues/Fri) and flexibility otherwise
Expected for most turkey processing days during Turkeygeddon (1.5 wks before Thanksgiving)
Example schedule (may change):
March-early June: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Friday. Other hours flexible.
June-October: Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday. Other hours flexible.
November 15-22: all hands on deck for Turkeygeddon, with a day off.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and use “Application - Assistant Farm Manager” as the subject line, with a letter of interest, resume, and 2-3 work references.
No phone inquiries, please.
About Reed Farm
Reed Farm is a family-owned and operated, innovative, small-scale pastured (as season allows) poultry farm and on-farm state-inspected poultry processing facility in Western Massachusetts. We raise poultry for wholesale and provide the local farming community with custom poultry processing services. We are progressing towards a USDA Grant of Inspection, after which we will be the sole USDA poultry processing facility in MA. We are always learning and improving, and striving for work-life balance. We value integrity, inclusivity, having fun while working hard, education and outreach, and the strength of community.
Reed Farm is an equal-opportunity employer.