Farmer

Full Time | Staten Island, NY

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. Salary will be in the mid-$30,000s. This is a year-round, four-season, salaried position with benefits.  Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@snug-harbor.org with the subject line “[Your Name] – Farmer.”  We are an equal opportunity workplace and welcome cultural diversity in our workforce.  We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.