Flower Crew Manager
Company: Morning Glory Farm Inc
Posted on: May 13, 2022
EOE STATEMENT: We are an equal employment opportunity employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
gender identity, disability status, sexual orientation, age,
protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by
The Flower Crew Manager is a strategic person in the larger effort
of growing and supplying year-round flowers and food for the island
community of Martha's Vineyard. The Manager will assist in
educating, training, and supporting the future flower farmers of
Major responsibilities : Manage the flower crew to ensure daily
operations run smooth. Manage the harvest, arrange and stock
flowers sold at Morning Glory Farm Stand. Help in the effort to
produce and grow all flowers grown. Help plant, weed, manage all
flower crops. Manage all florals sold at Morning Glory Farm.
Reports To: Farm Manager and Owner Robyn Athearn
Work Schedule: Year-Round/ Full Time (possible unpaid travel break
during Months of January and February). Seasonal considered.
Hourly Wage: $15.00- 18.50 (depending on experience)
Location: West Tisbury Flower Farm (12 miles from Edgartown farm
Provide support to farm manager and owner by assisting in all
flower farm efforts and generally be on the lookout for ways to
help farm and support all staff
Provide supervision, training, and support to flower crew
Be knowledgeable and curious about flower farming and help in the
education of our staff
Effectively work with and maintain farm equipment, trucks, vans,
tractors, gas tanks, shovels, weeders, fans, vents, thermostats,
propane tanks, heat mats, wheelbarrows, grow lights etc. Setting an
example always to all staff by caring for tools in the way required
of a supervisor and manager.
Manage staff schedules, staff payroll adjustments and problems,
staff reviews and reporting of any disciplinary problems.
Direct staff on tasks, such as the seeding, propagation,
cultivation, and harvesting of plants.
Responsible for daily inspections of the farm and facilities to
ensure the conditions are optimal for the plants and notifying farm
manager of any disease, pests, livestock problems.
Daily harvest and arrange 25 farmer's bouquets for sale at the Farm
May be needed to work in or on other areas of the larger Morning
Glory Farm such as but not limited to - working in farm stand,
kitchen, bakery, pack house or field during slower production
POSITION REQUIREMENTS: SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
A background in Horticulture including equipment and maintenance
Experience in cut flower farming and/or the floral industry and
supervisory and management skills
Solid communication and analytical skills. Ability to be
Strong attention to detail
Adaptable-thrives in a constantly changing work environment
Enthusiastic, creative team member-able and willing to participate
in community life
Team player who can develop and manage a productive flower crew
POSITION: Flower Crew Manager
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: Morning Glory Farm, started in 1975 by
James and Deborah Athearn, grows about 65 acres of vegetables and
small fruits on the island of Martha's Vineyard.
Small successive plantings of a wide variety of crops supply the
Farmstand from May through December.
Crops include sweet corn, lettuce, carrots, beets, tomatoes,
melons, potatoes, beans, squash, pumpkins, and more. Our herb
garden supplies a full assortment of culinary herbs. We also raise
four acres of cut flowers, and small plantings of strawberries,
grapes, peaches, and beach plums.
We keep beef cows on pasture in Chilmark for which we harvest 45
acres of hay and we also produce eggs, pork and fresh,
pasture-raised chickens to sell in the Farmstand. Twenty-three
acres of our vegetable fields are farmed using natural practices
and only OMRI certified fertilizers and pesticides. We manage the
rest of our land with a minimum of pesticides and with attention to
the long-term health of the soil.
The farm name grew from the vision of the sun rising over lush,
green fields, cows with udders full of milk ambling past bountiful
gardens and hedgerows lively with honeybees: true wealth of
Each year we meet a new crew of farmers, bakers, cooks, and
Farmstand staff who become part of the farm family. The farm has
benefited from a variety of wonderful people who have endowed
Morning Glory with their own special contributions.
LOCATION: MA, Edgartown
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