Farm Assistant and Caretaker (Millbrook, NY)

compensation: Varies. See post
employment type: contract
job title: Farm Assistant & Caretaker
Are you a handy and skilled individual passionate about agriculture, land management, and sustainable living? We're seeking one reliable Farm and Caretaker Assistant to join our team!

This unique opportunity enables the right candidates to farm, learn how to farm, and keep a portion of what we grow while getting paid.

The successful candidate will provide leadership and support while learning new skills from the owner. Light computer work, social media, making deliveries, pick-ups, and other assigned duties may be assigned during working hours.

These multifaceted positions offer flexible hours and require various skills.

Primary duties include, but are not limited to:

• Light office tasks such as record keeping, schedule coordination, data entry, filing, mail handling, and administrative duties as needed
• General property management and maintenance, including basic furniture assembly, carpentry, barn sweeping, installations, cleaning, painting, and repair
• Basic landscaping, trimming, tilling, fam tasks, and pruning
• Assisting with the production, harvesting, packaging, and sanitation (flowers, mushrooms, and tending to the soil, animals, herbs and vegetables)
• Watering plants and feeding when owners are away
• Ordering supplies and running general errands
• Organizing, bottle labeling, and filling
• Inventory checks and restocking of sellable products
• Learning to run e-commerce platforms like Shopify and supporting sales to and at pop-up markets
• Providing social media, event production, sales, marketing, and customer service support
• Contributing to the day-to-day management and operations of the farm estate

Qualifications & Requirements:
• High school diploma or equivalent
• Interest in agriculture is a must
• Background in or strong desire to learn about farming and land management (previous experience working on a farm strongly preferred)
• Ability to work well in a team environment and independently
• Excellent problem-solving skills and adaptability
• Vehicle and valid driver's license
• Ability to work in all weather conditions
• Capability to lift 50 pounds
• Reliable
• Customer service experience
• Strong attention to detail, dedication to quality, and organizational abilities
• Good communication skills and the ability to follow directions

Compensation & Benefits:
• Varies per experience, > $18/hr + bonus
• Bonus: a percentage of what we grow together. Optional additional plot of land, training, and produce.
• Housing may be available for a full-time caretaker/farm manager in the future. Tremendous opportunities for growth and increased responsibility within the farm estate.

If you're ready to take on a rewarding role, please submit your resume and cover letter for immediate consideration. We look forward to hearing from you!
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post id: 7759320255



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