Job Opportunity: Eden Hall Farm Assistant

Go to   to check available position for Farm Assistant
On-line applications must be received by August 1, 2014

Job Title/Req: Eden Hall Farm Assistant – (1602)
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Business Unit/Branch: Chatham University
Department: School of Sustainability
Employment Type: Regular Full-Time
Job Title: Eden Hall Farm Assistant
Position Reports to: Director of Sustainable Agriculture

Position Summary:
Assist the Director of Sustainable Agriculture in implementing the Eden Hall Farm plan including research plots, curriculum support related to majors in Food Studies and Sustainability degrees, year-round fruit and vegetable production, alternative energy sources, and aquaponics.  The Farm Assistant will assist in coordinating various aspects of high tunnel vegetable and seedling production from bed preparation to seed starting, harvesting, and marketing in collaboration with Chatham students, staff and faculty. Responsible for maintaining accurate records for greenhouses, gardens, fields and research plots as part of the Eden Hall Farm plan.

A relocation package is not included in this position.
Competitive salary with compensation based on experience.

The successful candidate will have experience in farming, sustainable agriculture practices, greenhouse growing, and interest in public service. Writing skills as well as physical stamina for farm and field work are necessary.  This position will assist the Director of Sustainable Agriculture, Chatham faculty and the community with agricultural production and applied research projects at Eden Hall.  A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, with at least 3 years’ experience (Master’s Degree preferred) and demonstrated interest in organic and IPM agriculture practices are required.  Ability to provide practical, applied educational opportunities related to a Master’s Degree in Food Studies and a Masters in Sustainability is required.