Assistant Vegetable Manager

Location: Gardiner, NY (Ulster County)

Term: Seasonal

Salary/Pay: Compensation is competitive based on experience.

Deadline to Apply: 12/01/2020

How to Apply: [email protected]

Four Winds Farm

Four Winds Farm, established in 1988, is a 24 acre diversified organic family farm in Gardiner, NY. We grow certified organic vegetables on 4 acres using a no-till, permanent bed system. We also raise grass fed beef, pastured pork, and chicken.  We sell our products at local farmers’ markets and restaurants in the Hudson Valley; specializing in heirloom tomatoes, blueberries, and heirloom vegetable seedlings. We offer an organized work environment that emphasizes high quality production and efficiency. To learn more about the farm visit fourwindsfarmny.com.

Job Description

Job Summary: 

Under the guidance of the farm manager, the assistant manager will learn our no-till production system and be responsible for managing the day-to-day operation of the fieldwork and our 2 person crew. This is an ideal position for someone with 2-3 years experience in small-scale intensive farming and ready to gain management experience.  We are seeking to hire an assistant manager who is interested in eventually becoming the farm manager with a long term commitment.  This assistant manager position is a one season commitment and the opportunity to stay on as farm manager will be evaluated in September 2021.

 

Start Date: March 15, 2021

 

Job Duties:

Greenhouse operations

Day-to-day management of crew 

Irrigation 

Direct Seeding/Transplanting

Harvest and wash/pack management

Assist with record keeping

Manage farmer’s market stand once a week

Weekly fieldwalk and meeting with Farm Manager

 

Requirements and Qualifications:

Two or more years of organic vegetable production experience

Willingness to have a flexible work schedule with some evening and weekend hours as required

Strong communication, listening, and interpersonal skills

Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask

Must be able to lift 50lbs

Valid driver’s license

 

The assistant manager position requires 40-50 hours per week during the main growing season (mid May through September) with fewer hours in early and late season. On farm housing is available. Housing is a private room in one of our barns and access to a shared kitchen and bathroom.

 

The hiring process includes a phone interview followed by an on farm working interview.  We are accepting applications until the position is filled and encourage applying soon in order to have the working interview this fall.

 

If interested, send your resume, a brief paragraph explaining your interest, and 3 references to Jenna at [email protected]