Employment Offered

Employment Offered

Date Submitted
10/16/19
Position Title
Orchardist
Position Description
We are seeking an experienced orchardist to manage all aspects of fruit
production in a 6 acre orchard containing apples with some stone fruit and
berries on a certified organic and biodynamic farm. The role also includes
incorporating individuals with developmental disabilities into the orchard
program as appropriate. This is a mostly autonomous position requiring a high
level of motivation, organization, and flexibility.

Responsibilities include: winter pruning, implementation of IPM spray program
(OG/BD) as well as insect and disease scouting programs for all orchards,
thinning, mowing, determining fruit maturity and coordinating fruit harvest,
and oversight of all post-harvest fruit processing and storage: fresh fruit,
apple cider vinegar production, apple cider production, processing for
applesauce, and fruit for dehydrating.

The orchards are one part of a larger, diversified, multi-location farm
operation in Sullivan County, NY. In the periods when the orchards require
less attention, this position will work with both the vegetable and animal
production teams as needed to achieve production goals. Experience or an
interest in beekeeping desirable.

Farm is owned and operated by the Center for Discovery, a large non-profit
serving individuals with developmental disabilities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum of five years experience working in orchards as well as a working
knowledge of organic management of orchards. Interest in all aspects of
diversified farming operation is preferred. Strong organizational skills;
able to function at high level with minimal supervision; team player able and
willing to take direction from supervisors. Bachelors degree in related field,
but hands on experience is most important. Clean, valid driver’s license.
Computer proficiency a plus. Competitive salary and full benefits package.


County
Sullivan
Farm Name
Thanksgiving Farm at the Center for Discovery
How to Apply
Please send a current resume and a letter of interest to gyork@tcfd.org
Farm or Organization Website
www.thecenterfordiscovery.org