Mid-Ohio Food Collective
  • 27-Feb-2023 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Mid-Ohio Farms
  • Columbus, OH, USA
  • 47000 per year is the starting salary range for this position.
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Other

All full-time employees of MOFC are eligible for our comprehensive benefits package.


The NBC4 Farm Manager will oversee all aspects of Mid-Ohio Farm at NBC4's operations. The NBC4 Farm Manager will implement, prioritize, organize, and lead the day-to-day farm operations. Daily operations entail operating equipment (i.e. RTV, golf cart, etc.) and hand tools, performing farm tasks such as seeding, planting, irrigating, fertilizing, weeding, and overall maintenance of the farm as well as harvesting and processing of produce. The various growing methods will require a quick study eager to learn new growing methods that focus on both high yield and space optimization techniques and processes. The NBC4 Farm Manager is also responsible for volunteer coordination, community engagement, ensuring any media requests are coordinated with the proper stakeholders, and communicating the vision of the Mid-Ohio Food Collective (MOFC) as a whole.


  • Coaching and mentoring of Farm Technicians and Interns
  • Oversees technical execution of multiple growing mediums leveraging innovative technology
  • Supervises maintenance of assigned greenhouse equipment and growing systems
  • Coordination of harvesting and data collection throughout the site
  • Data analytics to determine best practices and future growth
  • Develops site plans and strategy for future phases of infrastructure growth
  • Serves as POC for NBC4 and represent the brand and messaging of Mid-Ohio Food Collective and Mid-Ohio Farms in an effective, engaging, and charismatic manner
  • Schedules interviews, news spots, etc. as needed and recommended by MOFC's Communications team
  • Performs quality control checks of produce before distribution
  • Quality control of record keeping and reporting of direct reports
  • Problem solve and adapt to ensure full site and growing system optimization
  • Provides direction and training for volunteers and staff with regard to daily workflow and processes
  • Operates hand-tools and innovative farm equipment which does not include major machinery
  • Ensures standard operating procedures and processes are created, implemented, and used to successfully and safely complete farm tasks
  • Assists in the installation, operation, and maintenance of farm infrastructure.
  • Completes special projects and planning in partnership with Senior Farm Manager.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Education and Certifications: High School Diploma/GED required. College degree in agriculture preferred. Candidate must have a valid Driver's License. Strong knowledge on vegetable and horticultural concepts required.

Experience: At least 3-5 years of farming experience in farm setting is required. Experience in coordinating, training and leading volunteers and staff is required. Knowledge in basic growing methods and practices is required. Media relations experience is preferred. Experience leading groups and managing other people, including individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds and abilities.

Skills/Competencies: Ability to work quickly and efficiently both independently and with the team while maintaining quality of work. Excellent verbal communication skills and ability to follow and give directions to crew. Experience with design software such as Photoshop and CAD is preferred. Ability to keep organized, prioritize tasks, and make decisions to accomplish work. A strong desire to learn and push the boundaries of current farming techniques is required. An eagerness to test innovations and build upon successes and failures will be necessary. Knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft programs is required.


Working Conditions: This position is based in an urban farm setting and requires a person to work outside in all weather conditions performing manual labor. Frequent standing, walking, bending, crouching, and lifting required. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Daily physical field work includes greenhouse seeding, planting, row-covering, fertilizing, weeding, harvesting, washing, and packing of produce. Occasional weekend hours will be required. Mid-Ohio Food Collective is a drug-free workplace.

NOTE: The above statements cover what are generally believed to the principal and essential function of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some associates assigned to the assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties.

This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of accountabilities, duties, responsibilities of requirements. Any individual may be required to perform any other job-related activities or functions requested by his/her manager, subject to reasonable accommodation. Mid-Ohio Food Collective reserves the right to modify this job description to reflect changes in essential job duties made necessary by changing organizational needs.

Mid-Ohio Food Collective is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.

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