Farmer

Location: 
Putman Valley, New York
Publication Date: 
Thursday, January 10, 2013 (All day)
Company Name: 
The Jewish Farm School and Eden Village Camp
Contact Information: 
Cassie Pena
Email: 
cassie.r.pena@gmail.com

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.

 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 include:

  • 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 our 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.

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.