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Farm Manager at Eden Village Camp

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Eden Village Camp - Farm Summer Camp


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Published 13 days ago

March 1, 2021
$30,000 - $40,000Salary for the candidate meeting the required qualifications is $20,000 for the period March 1 to October 15; On-site housing and food provided

We are seeking a diligent and inspired leader with strong regenerative farming skills to join Eden Village Camp as our Farm Manager for the 2021 season. This position is contract through October, with potential to become full-time, year-round after that.

Our farm is based on permaculture, regenerative and organic ethos. We grow diversified vegetables, flowers, fruit trees and tend to bees, chickens and goats. We use the farm to teach Jewish values to 450 campers a summer. As part of the Program Team, you will manage the Farm Educator apprenticeship, camp programs, and farm program curriculum. You will work closely with and be trained by the Assistant Director. You will serve as a leader in the pre-camp and Summer communities, working to support our entire staff.   You will be an active member of the farm team, working to care for the land and animals in concert with the Farm Manager. 

The Farm Manager: 

  • Manages Eden Village’s 3 acre farm and animal program
  • Managing the farm labor plan, including farm apprentices and other farm staff; summer farm “shomrim”, and volunteers
  • Maintaining site-wide composting system
  • Train Farm Educator Apprentices in farming practices and skills
  • Manage post-harvest; liaise with Executive Chef on crop plan and harvest schedules

You have:

  • Love Camp! Love Farming! Love Teaching! 
  • Passionate about Eden Village Camp mission; ability to derive meaning from the work and support the vision
  • Three seasons of farming experience
  • Clear communication and ability to supervise post-college adults and children
  • Ability to work alone and be self-guided
  • Ability to problem-solve and step into many different roles as needed
  • Ability to lift more than 50 pounds
  • Ability to sustain long and dynamic days for the growing season and especially during the summer camp period (~10 weeks)
  • Ability to manage timelines, budgets, and project management administrative tasks
  • High levels of curiosity and the desire to take initiative to learn new things
  • Capacity to make Eden Village Camp a warm and inviting place to be

 

Salary & Commitment:

  • This is a contract position with possibility to become permanent, full-time - as funding allows
  • Contract is from March 1 to October 15; Ideal candidate is available at a minimum from April 1 to August 31
  • Salary for the candidate meeting the required qualifications is $20,000 for the period March 1 to October 15; On-site housing and food provided


We are seeking a diligent and inspired leader with strong regenerative farming skills to join Eden Village Camp as our Farm Manager for the 2021 season. This position is contract through October, with potential to become full-time…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract

Location

On-site
Putnam Valley, NY

How to Apply

How to apply:

Please send your resume and a cover letter to the email listed. Please use the subject: “FARM MANAGER - YOUR NAME”. Skip the formality and just tell us which of the skills or experience above you might have; why Eden Village of all places is so interesting to you; where you live or why you might like living in the woods at Camp or in the area; and anything else which would be fun for you to tell/show/communicate to us. We will also accept video cover letters, if that’s more your thing.

How to apply:

Please send your resume and a cover letter to the email listed. Please use the subject: “FARM MANAGER - YOUR NAME”. Skip the formality and just tell us which of the skills or…

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