Employment Offered

Employment Offered

Date Submitted
11/25/19
Position Title
Assistant Vegetable Manager
Position Description
Liberty Farms, www.libertyfarmsny.com, a NOFA NY certified Organic Farm in Columbia County, NY, is looking for an Assistant Vegetable Manager to work with the Vegetable Manager and Garden Team. Liberty Farms is supported by a 150 member CSA and weekly farmers’ market, and grows on about 12 acres.

The Assistant Manager’s primary responsibilities would include organizing and leading the harvest crew and post harvest pack & wash for the CSA and market. The Assistant Manager would also help with some of the tractor work under the guidance of and training by the Manager. Other responsibilities could include greenhouse seeding and management, irrigation management, weed and pest control, and helping run the farm stand at the Stuyvesant Town Greenmarket in NYC on Sundays, all depending on the Assistant Manager’s experience and areas of interest. We are happy to teach and work with the Assistant Manager to create a position that is satisfying and helpful for everyone.

The ideal candidate would have a few years of prior experience in commercial Organic or Biodynamic vegetable growing. Experience and prior skills greatly appreciated include:

• some tractor operating competence
• ability to organize and supervise a harvest crew
• high quality control standards
• an ability to think independently and follow directions
• excellent communication skills
• an interest in and enthusiasm for learning more about organic vegetable growing practices
• An ability to work well with others and with a strong work ethic. A sense of humor is always useful.
• An ability to lift 50 pounds
• A valid driver’s license and a willingness to sometimes drive farm delivery vehicles within NYC
• Reliable transportation to and from the farm
• Greenhouse experience a plus
• Experience growing cut flowers a plus
• Spanish speaking is a plus

The position is open from April through December, 2020, with 40 to 50 hours of work each week, with some weekend hours required. Crewmembers will get weekly vegetables and eggs from our pasture raised chickens. Compensation is hourly, depending on experience. Housing may be available.


County
Columbia
Farm Name
Liberty Farms
How to Apply
Please send inquiries with resumes to libertyfarmsveg@gmail.com
Farm or Organization Website
www.libertyfarmsny.com