Employment Offered

Employment Offered

Date Submitted
02/25/18
Position Title
Assistant Manager or Crew Member
Position Description
Youngs Farm is a diversified vegetable farm located in Old Brookville, NY. The farm has been managed by the same family since its founding in 1893. The farm grows approximately 10 acres of crops, almost exclusively sold through the on-site retail store. The farm is currently transitioning to organic production and operating under the NOFA Farmer's Pledge as part of a multi-year transition process.

Job Description:

We are looking to hire an assistant manager or additional crew member to work alongside the farm manager overseeing the day to day production and operation of the farm. The job is full-time with a definitive two months off - January and February. The retail store (which includes a bakery and farmstand) is open year round Tuesday through Sunday with the exception of January. Job responsibilities will encompass, but are not limited to:

Greenhouse Plant Propagation
High Tunnel Production
Compost Production
Irrigation Management
Transplanting
Harvesting
Packing and Washing Produce
General Grounds Management and Maintenance
Occasional assistance with on-site retail and bakery business

There are additional opportunities to learn to operate farm machinery (tillage, cultivating, mowing, etc.), perform soil analysis and take part in short and long-term seed and cover crop planning.

Qualifications:
Ability to work and communicate with a small team, including thinking critically and independently
Strong attention to detail while maintaining a sense of urgency
A keen interest in organic agriculture and a desire to learn more about it
Previous work experience, on-farm is ideal, secondarily in demanding trades (i.e. landscaping, construction, commercial kitchen, etc.)
Machinery and mechanical experience is an added value
Ability to lift at least 50 lbs and be comfortable working outside in the elements

Compensation:
Hourly - $12-18/hour - commensurate with ability and experience

Please read more about us on our website http://youngs.farm and feel free to reach out with any specific questions. If you are passionate about farming, smart and hard working please contact us whether your skill set is substantially better or worse than what is described above and we can be flexible with some of the responsibilities associated with the position.
County
Nassau
Your Name
Aidan Feeney