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16 Dec 2022

Full-Time Farm Manager

Red Maple Vineyard – Posted by redmaplevineyard West Park, New York, United States

Job Description

CURRENTLY SEEKING A FARM MANAGER TO JOIN THE RMV FAMILY!! 

Red Maple Vineyard is a farm-to-table venue, vineyard, brewery, and winery in the Mid-Hudson valley. We specialize in weddings and grow seasonal produce for our events & community whenever possible. We are currently seeking a farm manager to join the team.  Most of the systems for our farm are in place & we have a great crew.

Overview of Responsibilities :

Management of 2 acres organic veggie farm
Overseeing seedling, planting, maintenance, spray & feeding schedules (organic), crop rotation, seed ordering, cover crops, etc. 

Management of 5 acres of vineyard
Overseeing spray, feeding, & pruning schedule

Development & management of 1/4 acre of Hops
This is a new project. The fields will be prepared & planting will take place in the spring

Management of animals
Overseeing the care of 80 chickens, 2 pigs, and 2 horses

Integration of farm with other aspects of RMV including, communication with the kitchen, event planner, and marketing director with regards to seasonal produce & farm updates

Key requirements:

  • Supervision and management of farm crew – we have a great group of seasonal guys that have been working with us for years 
  • Insect & weed control, soil fertility monitoring, and general field observation 
  • Passion and knowledge of regenerative farming – continue to build and maintain soil, including compost 
  • Maintaining a high standard of production to ensure high quality produce and aesthetics
  • Annual field plans
  • Seed ordering and material acquisition 
  • Irrigation system maintenance & management
  • Comfortable driving tractor & skid steer 
  • Donating extra produce to local food pantries
  • General curiosity & desire to try new things / take on new projects / think outside the box
  • Ability to speak Spanish or willingness to learn 
  • Responsibly manage administrative and record keeping tasks related to running the farm business and overall success of the organization

Qualifications:

  • Minimum two years experience of full-season management
  • Demonstrated farm planning experience 
  • Experience in growing using organic/biodynamic principles
  • Experience working with farm machinery
  • Experience working in a team environment with proven leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
    Demonstrated good organizational and record keeping skills
  • Demonstrated good interpersonal & communication skills
  • Current drivers license and clean driving record.

Salary will be based on experience. Starting wage 45k-52k per year. Seasonal produce & leftover wedding food will be available for personal consumption. We are interested in retaining the right individual for a long-term commitment. There’s lots of room for growth for the right person. This job can be adjusted to be seasonal.

Applications can be submitted to shae@redmaplevineyard.com

For more information about Red Maple Vineyard you can catch us on the web www.redmaplevineyard.com & @redmaplevineyard

We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to the family! 

How to Apply

Please send your resumé to Shae - shae@redmaplevineyard.com

Job Categories: Sustainable Agriculture / Food. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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