Snug Harbor Heritage Farm

Farmer

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Posted On: Wednesday, 4th April 2018
Category: Skilled Labor
Location: Staten Island, NY
1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301
Job Type:
Full Time

Job Description:

 

About Snug Harbor

Snug Harbor was founded in the early 1800s as a private charitable retirement home for sailors. After 140 years, the charity left the property and Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden was formed. Today Snug Harbor is a vibrant arts center, botanical garden, and public park: a place where history, architecture, gardens, agriculture, visual arts and performing arts come together to provide a dynamic experience for all ages. Located less than 1 ½ miles from the Staten Island Ferry and easily accessible by public transportation, Snug Harbor’s stunning campus features 28 architecturally significant buildings (several of which are among New York City’s first landmarks), a two acre urban farm, and fourteen themed gardens that include a traditional Chinese garden and a Tuscan garden, as well as wetlands and park land on a unique, free, open campus. The campus also is home to several other nonprofit institutions and small businesses. Snug Harbor is a must-see destination that provides arts, gardens, nature, education, and entertainment for the residents of Staten Island and the City of New York. 

 

About the Position

 SHCC seeks a full time Farmer to support the daily operations of the Heritage Farm. Qualified candidates should have experience either in small plot urban agriculture or on a rural production farm. Candidates should have experience in organic practices of crop production, work independently, and be able to handle multiple priorities at once. Farmers work closely with farm apprentices and interns, and impart technical skills in order to build their capacity and competence in all aspects of farming.

 

Responsibilities

  •  Assist Farm Manager in all aspects of propagation, direct seeding, and transplanting, cultivating, thinning, weeding, harvesting, processing, and post-harvest handling
  • Support farm manager in record keeping
  • Guide apprentices, interns, and volunteers
  • Perform weekly harvest forecasts
  • Assist with weekend irrigation of the farm throughout season
  • Maintain quality control of all crops for our different markets
  • Manage weekly farm stand and pop-up farm stands as needed
  • Assist Farm Manager with restaurant customers
  • Ability to perform various farm labor in an efficient and effective manner
  • Ability to lift 50lbs
  • Ability to work outdoors in various inclement weather conditions
  • Support facilities operations when necessary especially during special events and/or inclement weather

 

Qualifications 

The qualified candidate for this position must have at least one full season’s experience in:

  • Organic vegetable production growing for market, CSA, and/or restaurant
  • Greenhouse propagation and season extension
  • Small plot intensive gardening, crop rotation and inter-cropping
  • Soil fertility management and composting
  • Facilitating or instructing farm skills to youth apprentices and volunteers
  • Farm record keeping
  • All applicants must possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record

 

Compensation: Salary will be in the mid-$30s. This is a year-round, four-season, salaried position with benefits. 

 

To Apply,

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume tojobs@snug-harbor.org with the subject line “[Your Name] – Farmer.”  We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information on SHCC please visit, www.snug-harbor.org.

 

We are an equal opportunity workplace and welcome cultural diversity in our workforce.

 

 

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