Farm Manager

Location: Western Long Island (Nassau County)

Term: Full-time, Year round

Salary/Pay: DOE

Deadline to Apply: 04/25/2021

How to Apply: [email protected]

Private

Organic farm located in Western Long Island

Job Description

Private family seeks a motivated Farm Manager to manage with the coordination, operations, and maintenance of their large organic produce and cut flower garden located on their private estate. Knowledge of seasonal harvesting is required to liaise with the family’s chef for menu planning. Creating channels to distribute harvests and limit waste is a large part of the role. This is a five-day flexible schedule with weekends included when requested and overriding flexibility to work additional hours as needed.

The ideal candidate is flexible in their responsibilities as this is a “jack/jane-of-all-trades” type of position as there are many different facets required. This individual will work on a large team to ensure proper daily and seasonal preparation of the property and its amenities, maintaining guest readiness at any given time.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Planning planting, harvesting, and maintenance schedules
• Coordinating with the team to receive produce and flowers at all residences
• Creating distribution channels to limit waste
• Opening and closing amenities, taking care of grounds and residences as seasonally appropriate; snow/leaf removal, trail maintenance, etc.
• Maintaining inventory levels and stock procurement; personal shopping and running errands
• Oversight of all deliveries and general maintenance of the residence
• Liaising new relationships, as well as maintaining previous relationships with residence vendors and contractors
• Additional Property Management-related tasks and responsibilities as needed and upon request

Requirements:

• Strong command of English language; superb communication skills, both written and verbal
• Minimum 3-10+ years related experience working in a similar role for a private estate or family
• Excellent references required from both current and previous employers
• Must have knowledge of and experience with organic produce farming and cut flower gardening
• Experience caring for farm animals and bees a plus
• Exceptional organizational skills and dedication to responsibilities; above and beyond attitude
• Polished, poised and professional in both mindset and manor; use of utmost discretion and confidentiality required at all times
• Comfortable and confident working in high stress, fast-paced, and unstructured environments where the utmost discretion and confidentiality are required
• Computer savvy with proficiency in both Mac and PC systems; adept in operating smart home technology and accompanying systems
• Valid US Driver’s License and clean driving record
• Legally able to work within the United States