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Nursery Manager Arthur's Point Farm

  • Date Posted August 02, 2022
  • Location Ghent, NY
  • Category Agriculture / Production
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description At Arthur's Point Farm we seek a more abundant world for future generations. We work to reverse the long-term depletion and inequitable use of natural resources. We plant trees, heal the land, and enhance habitat for wildlife. This makes the land more productive and resilient to a changing climate. It also makes for a nicer place to live, raise our children, and foster community.
  • We grow and sell a variety of edible and ecological trees, shrubs, and perennial wildflowers of superior genetic selection.
  • We develop projects to integrate agroforestry into existing and new farm operations and restore degraded forests, wetlands, and riparian areas.
  • We produce probiotic biochars and compost that builds soil health, recycles nutrients, and sequesters carbon.
  • We use and promote organic, biodynamic, and regenerative agricultural practices.
Job description

Arthur’s Point Farm is hiring a Nursery Manager to grow our nursery business. The nursery, launched in mid-2020, propagates native trees, shrubs and perennial wildflowers for agroforestry, ecological restoration, and climate resilience. We currently sell most of our plants bare-root, but are expanding into potting certain species unavailable at regional plant nurseries. We use organic, biodynamic, and regenerative agriculture practices.  

Responsibilities: The Nursery Manager will be supervised by the Farm Director and will work with a small farm crew organizing and growing the existing nursery, refining the nursery business plan, caring for and tracking plants, and supporting the sales and marketing of nursery products. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing nursery product development and maintenance including: propagation, soil preparation, seeding, planting, composting, mulching, irrigation, weeding, and mowing;
  • Managing and continuously improving our inventory and product tracking system;
  • Supporting the sales and marketing efforts of nursery products, including evaluating and executing new market opportunities; and
  • Managing and continuously improving our product fulfillment system.
 

Qualifications: Candidates must have significant plant  nursery experience, ideally including outdoor and greenhouse growing, and developing and managing organizational systems. Candidates must be detail-oriented, self-motivated, and comfortable working both individually and as a member of a team. 

Specific qualifications and experience desired:

  • Nursery (incl. outdoor and greenhouse) management, ideally using pesticide-free practices;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Customer relationship management;
  • Sales and marketing;
  • Product fulfillment;
  • Comfortable using Google Suite applications (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms);
  • Ability to work efficiently, independently, and cooperatively;
  • Capable of managing a farm crew;
  • Capable of demanding and repetitive physical labor, including lifting 50+ pounds safely and repeatedly and working well in all weather conditions;
  • Experience operating and maintaining nursery and other farm equipment (incl. tractors and tractor implements); and
  • Respect for safety guidelines and willing to follow safety procedures (including shifting Covid-19 protocols).
Supervision: This position reports directly to the Farm Director.
 

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience. Minimum 40 hours/week with expectation to work longer hours during intensive planting, harvesting, and selling seasons.

Benefits: Three weeks (15 business days) paid time off plus national holidays and sick leave. Full healthcare benefits (including dental). 

Covid-19 Policy: All employees are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted against Covid-19.

 

Arthur’s Point Farm is an equal opportunity employer and strongly values diversity and inclusion in the workplace. People of all identities are encouraged to apply.

Compensation this position is : salaried, 50k-75k Work visa This employer is willing to sponsor a work visa for international applicants Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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