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Job Opening: Flower Production Manager

Contact Information

  • Contact Name: Ryan Casey
  • Business/Organization Name: Blue House Farm
  • City, State: Pescadero, CA
  • Phone: 650-879-0704
  • Email: info@bluehousefarm.com

Description

We are seeking a motivated individual to fill our Flower Production Manager position. This person oversees a flower team of 5-8 people to produce around 8 acres of high quality, organic cut flowers for farmers markets, wholesale accounts, and special events.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage all aspects of the farm’s flower production. Ensure a steady supply of a variety of marketable flowers.
  • Manage 5 full-time and several part-time flower team members, including Spanish speakers.
  • Facilitate dry flower bouquets and wreath-making for sale during Fall and Winter
  • Lead outreach, communication, organization, and production of flowers for weddings and special events
  • Harvest flowers up to 30 hours per week at the height of the season
  • Organize a bouquet-making process that practices efficiency, while maintaining high quality, beautiful bouquets for markets and wholesale orders
  • Arrange flower bouquets
  • Trellis and stake beds, irrigate, fertilize, plant, and hoe as needed
  • Coordinate tractor work and irrigation with field/tractor manager or field crew leader
  • Maintain and improve crop plan, sowing schedules, seed orders, and inventory
  • Complete greenhouse and field flower sowing, manage timely planting and weeding
  • Keep work areas clean and organized
  • Grow wholesale accounts, with an emphasis on good communication and consistent supply of quality product
  • Communicate weekly availability list to all wholesale accounts
  • Conduct varietal research and trials

Secondary responsibilities could include the following:

  • Occasionally working a farmers market, which includes driving a box truck, customer service, record-keeping, attention to detail and repetitive heavy lifting
  • General farm work and participation in projects as needed

The work requires the physical and mental capacity to contribute daily to an often rigorous, fast-paced, and deeply rewarding agricultural practice. Staff approximately 40 hours/week, with occasional longer days at peak season.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two years experience on a production farm
  • Cut-flower growing experience required
  • Strong floral design skills
  • Ability to speak basic, conversational Spanish is strongly desired
  • Applicant is willing to make a two year commitment
  • Applicant should be self-motivated, hard working, eager to learn, have excellent people skills, great multi-tasker, and be in good physical condition. Ability to perform certain tasks such as heavy lifting (over 50#), repetitive grasping, standing, bending, and walking (No applicant will be rejected because of a condition or impairment that, with reasonable accommodation, does not prevent performance of work.) An ideal applicant is interested in participating in many aspects of a small-scale, diversified farming operation and has a serious interest in advancing an agricultural career.

Compensation:

This is a year-round position. $25-30/hour (Depending on experience.) On-site housing is available for rent. Health insurance, food from the farm, and paid vacations days are included.

The Hiring Process:

If you are interested in working at Blue House Farm, please send a resume and cover letter with the following information:

  • Position you are applying for
  • Relevant past work experience, including specific responsibilities and duties, especially related to the position you are applying for
  • Your goals relating to agriculture
  • Spanish language ability
  • Other related skills (ie: carpentry, cooking, writing, tractor driving, plumbing, retail sales, computers, delivery truck driving, etc…)
  • 2 references

Send to: info@bluehousefarm.com. If your qualifications match what we’re looking for, we will contact you to schedule a phone or on-farm (preferred) interview. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact us.