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Director of Redlands Farm

Company: AMERICAN PUBLIC GARDENS ASSN
Location: New York
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Redlands Farm, located on the grounds of St. Timothy's School in Stevenson, Maryland exists to spark curiosity and engage students on a new level bringing real world issues to the forefront of their education. We are seeking a passionate, experienced grower who will be responsible for managing all aspects of the farm with a holistic model encompassing everything from maintaining production standards to managing economic viability and community wellness. The ideal candidate has experience working on a farm and understands the nature of the challenging but rewarding lifestyle that this job entails. The Director of Redlands Farm operates within the context of a larger institution and will collaborate with multiple departments. The Director works in partnership with the chef of the on-campus dining facility to plan a growing schedule and maximize the value of having a farm on site. The candidate must be willing to work with teaching faculty to develop dynamic and relevant lessons for students and workCompensation
--- Competitive full time, year-round salary with benefits and paid time off
--- Housing on site is provided
--- Three meals a day provided when the school kitchen is open Duties & Responsibilities - Primary Responsibilities
--- Sustainable Agricultural Practices and Compliance with Food Safety Regulations
--- All tasks associated with farming including but not limited to scheduling and ordering, seeding,
transplanting, cultivation, harvesting, Integrated Pest Management, nutrient management,
cover cropping, crop rotation, irrigation, composting and waste reduction
--- Post-Harvest handling including washing, packing, sorting, and delivering produce
--- General farm upkeep, mowing, weed control and infrastructure maintenance
--- Budget planning, management and record-keepin Education and Experience - --- 2-3 seasons of work experience on a vegetable farm
--- Knowledge of high tunnel production and year-round growing schedules in a mid-Atlantic
climate
--- Skilled in basic tool usage and maintenance
--- Familiarity with Best Management Practices concerning water quality and land use
--- Strong work ethic and ability to work outside in a variety of weather conditions including heat,
rain and freezing temperatures with a positive attitude
--- Ability to lift 50 lbs. and physical health to complete repetitive tasks often squatting or kneeling
--- Proficient verbal and written communication skills
--- Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
--- Maintains strong organizational skills, pays attention to details and efficiencies
--- Goal oriented and personally motivated, creative and an effective problem-solver
--- Demonstrates mindfulness and respect related to working in a diverse, all girls high school
boarding environment
--- Valid driver's license and reliable transportation
--- Must pass state and federal background check to work in a secondary school setting
--- Experience working with chickens for egg production and honeybees a plus Application Instructions - For more information about St. Timothy's School visit stt.org
All applicants must be available for in-person interviews. Overseas applicants will not be considered
unless they are authorized to work in the US and already relocating to the area.
To apply send your resume by email to pdickmyer@stt.org

Keywords: AMERICAN PUBLIC GARDENS ASSN, New York , Director of Redlands Farm, Executive , New York, New York

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