Agua Dulce

Organic Vegetables and Fresh Fish

Agua Dulce Farm is an urban farm located in Southeast Austin committed to sustainability. We use an aquaponic method to raise fresh fish and the highest quality organic vegetables for harvest.

Agua Dulce Farm will provide Austin restaurants and markets with year-round organically-grown produce and fresh locally-raised fish.

We're hiring - come grow with us!

If you are passionate about sustainable agriculture and helping to revolutionize the way we grow and share food, while developing the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in Organic urban farming, please take a look at the available positions below.  We'd love to hear from you if you think you're a fit!

  • Farm Manager

  • Aquaponics Technician

 

To apply, please send resume and relevant information to: info@aguadulceaustin.com


Farm Manager

The Farm Manager is responsible  for the operation of the farm as a whole, and must have the ability to effectively manage a small business.  The Farm Manager will supervise the Aquaponics Technician and Greenhouse Worker directly. The Farm Manager is responsible for all administrative aspects of the business, including: employee onboarding, payroll, compliance with food safety rules and Organic certification, inventory and input procurement, bill payment, sales and customer relations, accounting and tax preparation.  Additionally, the Farm Manager is responsible for reporting and making strategy recommendations to the Board, to facilitate key decisions such as growth strategy, hiring/firing and facilities/capital equipment needs. The Farm Manager also supports and assists with farm operations, such as harvesting and transplanting, as needed.

Qualifications:  

  • 2 years small business or farm management experience

  • 2 years of experience in leadership and management roles

  • Bachelor's Degree is required, business or horticulture degree a strong plus

  • Organized and capable of managing all details of a small business

  • Strong computer skills and the ability to learn to use software/web platforms essential to business operation, including: Quickbooks Online, ADP Run, Google Docs, and Square Space

  • Aquaponic, hydroponic and aquaculture experience a strong plus

  • Mechanical, electrical plumbing construction/repair skills a strong plus

  • Must be capable of working on their feet for the full work day

  • Must be capable of safely lifting at least 30 lbs

  • Must speak English proficiently

  • Spanish language skills a plus

Term and Compensation:

Must commit for at least one year.  Salary range: $34-000 - $40,000 (depending on experience); benefits include a weekly share of vegetables.  

To apply, please send resume and relevant information to: info@aguadulceaustin.com

 


Aquaponics  Technician

The Aquaponics Technician position is intended for candidates with a strong desire to gain practical skills and knowledge through hands-on training in urban farming and aquaponics.  In your role as Aquaponics Technician, you will gain experience in a wide range of tasks involved in the successful operation of an Organic urban aquaponics farm and you’ll work closely with the Agua Dulce team, who will place special emphasis on your training and development through your work experience.

Primary responsibilities include maintaining the aquaponic systems that produce Organic vegetable crops and fish at Agua Dulce Farm, and helping to ensure that the farm’s produce meets the highest quality standards.  Specific tasks include scouting for pest, disease, or nutrient issues, testing nutrient levels and water quality, adding amendments, executing an integrated pest management plan, and helping to improve procedures for crop production.  Secondary tasks may include assistance with harvesting, transplanting, and other greenhouse production work. The Aquaponics Technician will report to the Farm Manager and will work closely with other farm employees and volunteers.

Qualifications:  

  • 2+ years professional experience in vegetable horticulture, hydroponics, and/or aquaponics

  • Degree in Horticulture or a related field

  • Chemistry and/or Biology background a strong plus

  • Mechanical and technical problem-solving skills a strong plus

  • Must possess a passion for sustainable agriculture and the desire to learn through experience

  • Must be reliable and capable of showing up on time and consistently

  • Must be capable of following detailed instructions

  • Must care and pay attention to quality in work

  • Must enjoy physical farm work and being outdoors/in the greenhouse for the full work day

  • Must be capable of working on their feet for the full work day

  • Must be capable of safely lifting at least 50 lbs

  • Must speak English proficiently

  • Spanish language skills a plus

Term and Compensation:

Full-time position available immediately.  Must commit for at least one year. Salary starts at $30,000 - $36,000 (depending on experience); benefits include a weekly share of vegetables.  

To apply, please send resume and relevant information to: info@aguadulceaustin.com

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