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Market Garden Coordinator

Company: DCA Outdoor Inc
Location: Blue Springs
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Colonial Gardens, located in Blue Springs, MO, was added to our brand family in 2016. Founded in 1969, renovations began in 2017 to create an agritourism destination. It is the garden center, reimagined! We offer a greenhouse, nursery, caf-- and coffee shop, event space, and farmer's market. It's where plants, food and farms connect. Educational classes promoting local agriculture and sustainability as well as private events are also offered.Colonial Gardens is part of the DCA Outdoor family of brands. We are vertically integrated and take pride in being an industry leader. We're not only streamlining the production and distribution of landscape products, but we are also working to reduce the carbon footprint. Through our continued growth and innovation, we will have the highest impact on our world.We are searching for a Market Garden Coordinator that has a passion and experience in farm work, growing, aquaponics, harvesting and production, and building relationships with customers, employees, and peers. The right individual will be passionate about regenerative agriculture and four-seasons growing practices and will be a self-starter and driven to maximize efficient labor, spearhead genuine customer service, as well as exploring new avenues and monitoring industry trends for increasing or enhancing business in the department.Key Responsibilities:Oversight for Market Gardens, Greenhouses, and production operations: Develop and execute year-round produce production plan, manage those areas to improve processes, profitability, and yieldMaintenance of Gardens and Production Areas: Implement and follow the IPM, fertility, and planting programs for annual produceProcessing and Packaging: Oversee small-scale processing facility working with government guidelines to harvest and package goods for use in restaurant and market on site. Assure a quality and economically viable finished product while considering quality and environmental impactEducation and Information Delivery: Provide information to customers regarding the garden's operation during tours, field trips or farm fests as well as planning class outlines and other educational opportunities while working with the events and farms teamEssential Job Duties:Daily maintenance of growing areas to meet quality and safety standards for produce, aquaponics, and fruitMaintain gardens, greenhouses, and classroom areas including fertilization of pastures and repairs of equipmentMaintain year-round growing system including greenhouses, cuts, and other growing stockManage processing and packaging processesLead tours of the Gardens areas. Coordinate with the events team for planningWork with chef, market manager for product placement and growing planningOther Duties and Responsibilities:Maintain administrative records including inventory of supplies, chemicals, and equipment inventoryPurchase and processing of growing suppliesOrchard, cut flower, or vegetable work alongside ag team as seasonally neededCollaborate with other team members on production needs, promotions, and cross merchandisingAssist with orchard/bramble or livestock chores as neededAssist with repairs and maintenance of equipment, fencing, greenhouse, and other areasKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Exhibits working knowledge of regenerative, 4 seasons produce growingAbility to work alone or in team settingsStrong communication skillsExperience on farm and greenhouses including ability to operate farm vehicles, tools, and equipmentMinimum Qualifications:Required: 3 years growing experience on a production farmPreferred: Greenhouse experienceBenefits You Will Enjoy:Health, dental, and vision insurance 1st of the month after 30 daysGenerous 401k match with immediate vestingPTO that begins after 90 daysOn the job training that prepares you to succeedCompany culture centered around growth and innovationWe honor our core values and expect our employees to as well. They are work hard, take pride in your work, be optimistic and respectful, show commitment, and continually grow.We invite individuals who think like we do and will position us for major organizational growth to apply today. Join us in revolutionizing the green industry!If you meet the criteria for this position, please apply today.All applicants will be required to take the Culture Index survey. If you'd like to be considered faster, please copy and paste the following into your browser to complete the survey now: Please Select Colonial Gardens Market Garden Coordinator.Come change the planet with us!

Keywords: DCA Outdoor Inc, Blue Springs , Market Garden Coordinator, Other , Blue Springs, Missouri

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