Farmer

Location: 
Putman Valley, New York
Publication Date: 
Thursday, November 29, 2012 (All day)
Company Name: 
Farm School and Eden Village Camp
Email: 
farm@jewishfarmschool.org

The Jewish Farm School and Eden Village Camp are seeking a motivated, hardworking, and enthusiastic farmer for the 2013 season to oversee production of our 2-acre educational farm and other growing areas on site at Eden Village Camp.

Who You Are:

Ideal candidates will:

Have at least one full season working on a farm using sustainable agriculture techniques;

Have experience working with chickens, goats, sheep and bees;

Be comfortable teaching and demonstrating agricultural practices;

Be excited about working with a diverse range of growing techniques and settings (ie annual vegetables, perennial orchard, permaculture, animals husbandry, educational gardens);

Be enthusiastic about working collaboratively with other staff, program participants, and volunteers;

Be an inspiring leader and creative problem solver.

Your Responsibilities:

Conducting daily work on the farm;

Directing farm apprentices, campers, staff, and volunteers in meaningful, educational, engaging, and productive farm projects;

Overseeing educational gardens on the farm and other gardens on the site (ie, Director’s House Garden and 10 cabin snack gardens)

Maintaining the Pardes Brachot Orchard;

Maintaining all livestock and developing further plans for animal care;

Maintaining site-wide composting system;

Maintaining appropriate care of all farm related tools, machinery, facilities and equipment;

Leading and participating in ongoing farm staff meetings, check-ins, and group practices.

Compensation

Weekly salary of $200 and up, dependent on experience. Health insurance subsidy and professional development funds are also available. Farmer will also be provided with shared housing and access to a kitchen, plus all meals when the camp kitchen is open. 

Submit Your Application

To apply complete the form on the Jobs page and send a cover letter and resume to farm@jewishfarmschool.org with Farmer in the subject line.