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At Harlem Valley Homestead, we are passionate about living in connection with land. We are working to make our farm into a place where people can come together to discover more resilient, resourceful ways of being at home in the world.

We are currently hiring for multiple positions:

 

OPERATIONS ASSISTANT

Currently we are a working farm that will ultimately have the capacity to host, feed, teach and inspire. This is a for-profit venture with a social and ecological mission. The Operations Assistant position will be primarily to provide administrative, operational, and HR support as well as systems support and some communications work. click here.

 

CROPS MANAGER

We are looking for someone to lead our crop production. While our existing production supports our sales channels like our farmers market and farm stand, there is a lot of room for growth in the future as we grow and expand our farm operations to support extensive hospitality, culinary and guest programming onsite.  click here.

 

SEASONAL CROPS FARM CREW MEMBERS

We are looking for people to join our crops farm crew for the 2022 growing season. Crops crew members will be responsible for all aspects of intensive vegetable, herb and cut flower production. To learn more and apply, read on below or click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPERATIONS ASSISTANT

SUMMARY

The Operations Assistant will provide administrative, operational, and HR support as well as systems support and some communications work. It is possible there will be some light finance work as well. The person in this role will work closely with the managing director to create an organized, structured, and rewarding environment that supports not only the growth of this project, but also the development of a compassionate community and team. This role will be required to hold confidential information. The candidate should have strong computer skills that are current. Ideally experience with G-Suite. 

RESPONSIBILITIES
Some examples of day to day responsibilities (not a complete list):

  • General admin duties such as system creation, filing - electronic and other,

  • scheduling meetings

  • Run errands as needed

  • Purchasing

  • Assist with meeting and event preparation

  • Assist with HR and compliance matters

  • Software platform expert/management

  • Meeting minutes and agendas

  • Staff birthdays, gatherings etc.

  • Newsletter distribution & social media posting

  • Photo taking

  • Event and meeting assistance

  • Perform research as needed

  • Manage incoming and outgoing mail

  • Communicate with vendors and contractors as needed

COMPENSATION + BENEFITS

  • Type: Full time permanent non-exempt

  • Starting salary range 50-55k

  • Fully paid health insurance

  • Dental and Vision Health available at employees cost

  • FSA

  • 401k - non-matching currently 

  • Generous PTO Policy (Paid time Off)

  • House produce and employee discount on all farm product

  • Extraordinary, beautiful farm environment with hiking trails, rivers and ponds 

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS

  • Administrative experience a must

  • Role requires that all candidates can commit to a flexible schedule when required including occasional but infrequent weekends when events are being held.

  • Self starting individual 

  • Team player able to work collaboratively with others 

  • Direct communicator, comfortable with giving and receiving feedback

  • Open and engaging personality 

  • High degree of discretion and confidentiality on all personal and business matters

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with high degree of accuracy and attention to detail

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 

  • Strong knowledge of Google programs

  • CRM experience a plus

  • HR experience a plus

  • Finance “light” experience a plus

  • Interest and experience in food, farming and hospitality 

  • Pre-employment Physical & Background check prior to start

  • Must be fully vaccinated and stay current with CDC vaccination guidelines

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Physical demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to travel independently within the office, around the farm and occasionally off site.  The position requires verbal and written conversation with others, ability to move throughout the office, as well as attend off-site appointments, ability to lift/move objects up to 40 pounds on occasion.

 

  • Work Environment:  Work will be performed primarily in an office environment, on the farm, and in the community. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.  All staff are required to be vaccinated.

TO APPLY

If you appreciate rural beauty, a casual but efficient environment and working with a progressive and passionate team, please consider submitting your resume and cover letter to info@harlemvalleyhomestead.com.

CROPS MANAGER

 

SUMMARY

We are looking for someone to lead our crop production. All of our existing annual production is on a small but intensive scale in our 1.5 acre market garden, though we have a larger field in cover crop to reduce weeds and build fertility. We have an unheated 3000 square foot movable greenhouse, and a 3000 square foot permanent heated greenhouse that we also use for propagation and wash/pack. Beds are prepared and turned over with a combination of tractor, BCS and hand tools, and all other field work is by hand (often with hand tools). We focus on improving soil health through the use of cover cropping, compost and other amendments, and reducing tillage and soil inversion. 

 

In addition to day to day field and administrative responsibilities, there may be additional opportunities to research new enterprises, develop educational/sales resources, and support/lead other projects such as land management, perennial plantings, variety trials, etc. While our existing production supports our sales channels like our farmers market and farm stand, there is a lot of room for growth in the future as we grow and expand our farm operations to support extensive hospitality, culinary and guest programming onsite. 

 

While this position will be primarily focused on vegetable production, we are a small team running a very diversified farm and this person will also need to jump in and provide support across other areas of the operation when needed, whether it’s giving a farm tour to a group of visitors or helping take care of our livestock, perennials, or other areas of operation. 

Previous farming experience is required. Experience with equipment operation and maintenance is preferred. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES
 

Specific roles and responsibilities will include the following for crop production:

  • Soil preparation and management (including cover cropping)

  • Seedling propagation, direct seeding, and transplanting

  • Irrigation

  • Weed, pest and disease management

  • Trellising

  • Harvest 

  • Equipment operation and basic maintenance (checking fluids, greasing, cleaning, etc.)

  • Admin

    • Maintaining records for all crop production operations

    • Reviewing sales records to inform production and harvest as needed

    • Maintaining inventories of crop production supplies

  • Sales and customer service/education for all sales channels 

  • Supporting other areas of operation as needed, such as livestock operations and land management 

  • Researching/supporting new production methods to improve soil health, yields, biodiversity, erosion, etc. 

  • Additional duties may be assigned as this person gains experience and capacity

  • Supporting development of farm SOPs

COMPENSATION + BENEFITS

  • Type: Non-exempt

  • Wage - $21-$27/hour

  • Fully paid health insurance

  • Dental and Vision Health available at employees cost

  • FSA

  • 401k - non matching currently 

  • Generous PTO Policy (Paid time Off)

  • House produce and employee discount on all farm product

  • Housing may be available on site (but is not included in compensation)

REQUIREMENTS

  • 2+ years of farming experience

  • Self starter and organized- ability to self manage and transition quickly to new tasks 

  • Confidence and ability to manage, educate and/or work alongside others

  • Compelling ambassador to stakeholders and community members

  • Excellent observation and communication skills

  • Punctual and reliable

  • 40-50 hours per week on average in high season, with reduced hours in the shoulder seasons 

  • Available to work weekends

  • Clean driving record and valid driver’s license for farmers markets and deliveries

  • Willingness to work outside in all weather conditions while maintaining a positive attitude

  • Willingness to drive vehicles (large pick up, box truck, and/or van) to and from markets

 

REQUIRED TRAINING, PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Required Training: Farm safety, farm SOPs, and other trainings as required by law

  • Farmer’s Market training

  • Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to travel independently within the office, around the farm and off site. Ability to move throughout the office, as well as attend off-site appointments, and the ability to consistently and safely lift 50 pounds

  • Safety: In addition to safety training, the employee must obey all safety policies and wear proper PPE as needed or specified in safety policies. 

  • Work Environment: Work will be divided between outdoor and indoor duties, on the farm, and in the community. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time, including heat, wind, rain and snow. The noise level in the work environment will vary from quiet to high.

 

TO APPLY

 

Please note that this job description is not comprehensive. If you think Harlem Valley Homestead might be a good fit for you, we encourage you to apply by emailing the following information to jobs@harlemvalleyhomestead.com. If we think you might be a good fit, we will contact you to set up a phone interview followed by a farm visit or video interview. 

  •  Please answer the following questions:

    • Tell us a little about yourself and your farming experience! What are your long-term farming goals? 

    • Why do you think Harlem Valley Homestead is a good fit for you?

    • What is your experience with outdoor, physical labor? Are you capable of working 40-50 hours outdoors in all weather conditions? 

    • How would you describe your ideal working environment? What motivates you to work quickly and efficiently? 

    • Are you willing and able to work weekends?

  •  Please provide a resume.

  •  Please provide three references who could speak to your learning and working style.

  • Farming or other physical labor-related references preferred. 

 

SEASONAL CROPS FARM CREW MEMBER

 

SUMMARY 

 

We are looking for people to join our crops farm crew for the 2022 growing season. Crops crew members will be responsible for all aspects of intensive vegetable, herb and cut flower production, including but not limited to: propagation, soil prep, seeding, planting, harvesting, irrigation, cultivation, weeding, trellising, wash/pack, and equipment maintenance. While responsibilities will be heavily crops-focused, Harlem Valley Homestead is a diversified operation and crops crew members will be expected to learn basic livestock competencies (such as daily chores) and be willing to jump in elsewhere when needed. Additional weekly tasks may include fence work, water line repair, farmers’ market sales, and supporting public programming or events. Farm crew members will receive proper safety training for all areas of responsibility and will be required to participate in other mandatory trainings. 

 

Positive attitude, flexibility, self-motivation, a sense of humor and a collaborative spirit are a must. Team members must love physical labor, keep up a rigorous pace, and be willing to work in all weather conditions while maintaining a positive attitude. Equally important are soft skills such as excellent observation skills, ability to work efficiently and safely and the ability to transition quickly to new tasks. 

 

If you like to ask questions, love to learn on the job and are excited to work with a dynamic team in a startup environment, then join us! Previous farming experience is preferred, but we are willing to train the right candidate. 

 


RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • All aspects of intensive vegetable and herb production, including but not limited to: propagation, soil prep, seeding, planting, harvest, irrigation, cultivation, weeding, trellising, wash/pack and equipment maintenance

  • Washing and packing produce and other farm products for on site pickup and market

  • Selling product at market while educating customers on farm practices and products 

  • Interacting in a friendly and informative manner with on-site guests 

  • Additional duties may include work in animal husbandry, perennial crops such as hops and orchards, on-farm programming, and other enterprises as needed.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Availability from late-March through Thanksgiving 

  • 40-50 hours per week, fluctuating seasonally, with reduced hours in the shoulder seasons 

  • Availability and willingness to work weekends for chores, markets and/or events

  • Clean driving record and valid driver’s license for farmers markets and deliveries

  • Willingness to work outside in all weather conditions while maintaining a positive attitude

  • Willingness to drive vehicles (large pick up, box truck, and/or van) to and from markets

  • Respect for safety guidelines and willing to follow safety procedures (including COVID protocol)

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. safely and repeatedly 

  • Ability to work efficiently, independently, and cooperatively as a member of a small team

  • Punctuality and reliability are essential

  • Some produce experience preferred, but we are open to training motivated individuals


 

COMPENSATION + BENEFITS

 

  • Limited on-site housing available along the beautiful Ten Mile River 

  • $15-$18 / hour, dependent on experience (housing not included)

  • PTO (Paid time Off)

  • Access to surplus produce when available and staff discount on farm product 

  • C.R.A.F.T. (Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training) membership with the opportunity to visit regional farms

  • Training will be provided for all tasks and equipment as needed, and may include: hand tools developed for intensive vegetable production, BCS and other small engine equipment 

REQUIRED TRAINING, PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Required Training: Farm safety, farm SOPs, and other trainings as required by law

  • Farmer’s Market training

  • Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to travel independently within the office, around the farm and off site. Ability to move throughout the office, as well as attend off-site appointments, and the ability to consistently and safely lift 50 pounds

  • Safety: In addition to safety training, the employee must obey all safety policies and wear proper PPE as needed or specified in safety policies. 

  • Work Environment: Work will be divided between outdoor and indoor duties, on the farm, and in the community. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time, including heat, wind, rain and snow. The noise level in the work environment will vary from quiet to high.

TO APPLY

 

  • Please note that this job description is not comprehensive. If you think Harlem Valley Homestead might be a good fit for you, we encourage you to apply by emailing the following information to jobs@harlemvalleyhomestead.com. If we think you might be a good fit, we will contact you to set up a phone interview followed by a farm visit or video interview (depending on applicant distance and covid feasibility). 

  •  Please answer the following questions:

    • Tell us a little about yourself! What is your background? Interests? What are your long-term farming goals? 

    • Why do you think Harlem Valley Homestead is a good fit for you?

    • What is your experience with outdoor, physical labor? If experience is limited, are you capable of working 40-50 hours outdoors in all weather conditions? 

    • How would you describe your ideal working environment? What motivates you to work quickly and efficiently? How do you best learn new concepts and skills?

    • Are you willing and able to work weekends?

  •  Please provide a resume.

  •  Please provide three references who could speak to your learning and working style.

  • Farming or other physical labor-related references preferred, if applicable. 

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At Harlem Valley Homestead we believe it is the collective sum of our individual differences that make us stronger as a whole. Harlem Valley Homestead is committed to creating a diverse workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to cultivating a culture of inclusion and connectedness to each other and to the land. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, culture & ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status, and all other protected classes.

We publicly affirm our ongoing commitment to becoming an anti-racist  organization and that our anti-racism commitment be reflected in the life and culture of our policies, programs and hiring practices as we continue to learn about bias and racism. 

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