The Garden Manager is responsible for all aspects of the production of food crops and maple sugaring operation for the school and camp. We provide a teaching experience about farming and sustainability to our students and campers - previous work experience with children and instruction on the benefits of vegetable production and sustainable use of the environment is preferred. Our gardens include many types of vegetables, some fruits and several large flower beds. We utilize greenhouses and other techniques in order to extend the growing season and benefit our community.
Specific duties include hiring and educating year round and seasonal interns, integrating the garden into the school and camp programs, providing produce that can be utilized by our kitchens, record keeping and tracking statistical data and being a visible part of the school and camp program.
Compensation includes room and board and a salary commensurate with experience.
North Country School is a private middle boarding school for grades 4-9. Camp Treetops is a seven-week summer camp for children ages 8-14. Both school and camp are housed on 220 acres in the high peaks region of the Adirondack Park in upstate New York. For over half a century our farm and gardens have been central to core programs at both school and camp. Our horticultural programs consists of approximately four acres of mixed vegetables and flowers, two commercial-scale greenhouse, an aeroponics facility, and a 500-tree maple sugar bush. All food is raised for our school and camp communities, and is raised in an ecologically responsible manner.
Job Type: Full-time
- Teaching: 1 year (Preferred)
- Farming: 2 years (Preferred)
- Bachelor's (Preferred)
Please send cover letter and resume to Fritz Sabbow, CFO at email@example.com
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