Community Farm Manager
Bard College at Simon's RockCommunity Farm ManagerEmployer Website: https://simons-rock.edu/early-college/contact-us/job-opportunities/community-farm-manager.php
Bard College at Simon’s Rock and Greenagers seek a motivated, skilled, and enthusiastic farmer to manage two small educational farms and work with students in all aspects of running these agricultural ventures. This is a full-time, year-round position.
The manager's primary responsibility is to oversee and maintain the farms/gardens at Bard College at Simon’s Rock and at April Hill Conservation and Education Center, home to Greenagers. Additionally, the manager will supervise student interns during the growing season and coordinate the educational programs at both locations. The manager will work closely with staff and faculty to support and develop associated programming, and coordinate the supply of produce for the Simon's Rock dining hall. Depending on the season, a significant portion of work will be dedicated to administrative work, including farm development, food policies, grant writing, and curriculum development. In addition to the farms, the manager will have the opportunity as time allows to engage with the operation of the Simon's Rock apiary and maple sugar house programs as well as with various Greenagers educational and community-based programs.
The Community Farm Manager will report to staff and faculty at both Simon’s Rock and Greenagers. Time management will be an essential skill as this position requires the manager to give equal time to two different institutions. A minimum of 5 years of agricultural employment or a comparable experience is required. The ability to lift 50 lbs. is required.
In addition to providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified persons, Greenagers and Simon’s Rock are committed to seeking qualified women and people of color for their staff. This is an affirmative action, equal opportunity position. Employment is contingent on a successful completion of a background check. Please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected].
About Bard College at Simon’s Rock
Bard College at Simon's Rock is a residential undergraduate college of the liberal arts and sciences that strives to cultivate and maintain a welcoming environment of equity and inclusion. Simon’s Rock is the nation’s only four-year college specifically designed for younger scholars. Located in Great Barrington, the college is a unit of Bard College located in Annandale-on-Hudson in New York. In 2014, Simon’s Rock opened Bard Academy at Simon’s Rock, a two-year high school program for 9th- and 10th-graders on the path to starting college early.
Through its paid employment programs, internships and apprenticeships, Greenagers engages teens and young adults in meaningful work and vocational training relative to environmental conservation, sustainable farming and natural resource management. In the Berkshires and nearby New York State, our trail crews maintain existing trails and build new trails for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Trustees of Reservations, Columbia Land Conservancy and other conservation organizations. Our Farm Apprentices work with local farmers, learning animal husbandry and organic agriculture. Our volunteer teams install front-yard gardens for area families, to encourage home-based food growing.