Assistant Field Manager Job


Rivendale Farms

Assistant Field Manager at Rivendale Farms in Pennsylvania, 2017

Rivendale Farms is a new organic farm in Washington County, PA.

Rivendale Farms is seeking an assistant field manager for the 2017 growing season. Rivendale Farms is a newly operational diversified organic farm in Bulger, PA, approximately 20 miles from downtown Pittsburgh. The farm consists of over 150 acres, with approximately 8 acres in mixed vegetables, wheat, herbs, and flowers. The farm also includes dairy cows, sheep, goats, and a flock of laying hens as well as berries and fruits, mushrooms, honey, and maple syrup production.

The assistant field manager’s primary responsibilities will be to work in conjunction with the field manager to plant, maintain, harvest, process, and market the farm’s mixed vegetables, wheat, fruits, eggs, herbs, and cut flowers via retail and wholesale accounts. Additionally, the assistant field manager will help to manage and work alongside a seasonal crew of interns and farm labor. The assistant field manager will also be asked to operate and maintain machinery, tend laying hens, and assist with other farm and occasionally market-related tasks.


The assistant field manager will be expected to:

Have an interest, skills, and experience in organic farming and all it entails – from physical labor, to helping to manage a field crew, to producing high-quality food, to learning and implementing organic growing practices.
Have the ability to lead and work as part of a team, as well as independently.
Be willing and able to work in all weather conditions.
Be self-motivated.
Be flexible and resourceful.
Have a positive attitude.
Have a valid driver’s license.
Have transportation to the farm.


Candidates with at least one season of experience working on a farm will be given preference.

Beginning and End Dates, Schedule

Beginning and end dates will be mutually agreed upon between the assistant field manager and the field manager. Estimated employment is from Mar. 2017 through Oct. 2017.

Hours per week will vary through the season, from an estimated 35-50 hours. Daily/weekly schedules will be somewhat flexible, though based around planting and harvesting needs, and mutually agreed upon. Some weekend hours will be worked into the schedule.


The assistant field manager is a seasonal, hourly position. Rate per hour will be competitive and commensurate with experience. The assistant field manager will also have access to “seconds” produce.


Interviews are rolling, until the position is filled. For more information or to send cover letter and resume:

Susanna Meyer, Field Manager:


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