As we move into the heat of our second summer season, we are excited to announce that we will be hiring an assistant farm manager this summer!

We are seeking a part-time assistant farm manager to support farm production and sales. The assistant farm manager, under supervision of the Sustainable Food Systems Program Manager, will be responsible for overseeing the Student Farm site as a space focused on experiential education, community gatherings, and local foods production for campus. The assistant farm manager will work on the Student Farm as well as on campus.

For more information about the position:

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume through, job number 71748. Direct any questions to SFSP Manager Leslie Pillen, at Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to apply early. Open until filled.

The Student Farm at Penn State is a cross-institution initiative of the Sustainability Institute’s Sustainable Food Systems Program. 2017 is the Student Farm’s second year of operation on a one-acre site approximately two miles north of University Park campus. Production consists of ecological management of diversified vegetable, herb and fruit crops, grown by approximately six to eight paid and for-credit (primarily undergraduate) student interns, as well as Student Farm Club members and volunteers.


Top photo: Michael Cahill, graduate student in Agricultural Extension and Education; image by Michelle Bixby