FULL TIME FARMING JOB in NEW YORK CITY AT QUEENS COUNTY FARM MUSEUM, 2017 – Queens, New York
About the Queens County Farm Museum
The Queens County Farm Museum is a 47-acre working farm dating back to 1697. We are a public resource, visited by over 400,000 people each year. The site includes a landmark farmhouse, glass greenhouse, and restored barns which provide us with a glimpse into our agrarian past. Its rich glacial soil–which attracted European settlers in the 17th century–is cultivated today using sustainable practices, providing people with the freshest food. We are a New York City treasure where historic structures, productive fields, woodland, and livestock bring agricultural history to life.
Queens Farm Agriculture Department is looking for a motivated, energetic individual to join our team for the 2017 growing season. Through participation in the day-to-day operations of production, Seasonal Farmers learn about the skills necessary to run a diversified farm. Every day is different, and our farmers work together on approximately 3 acres to propagate, grow, harvest, process, and sell vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers. Seasonal farmers also gain some experience handling our livestock (2 steers, 2 alpaca, 6 sheep, 8 goats, 200 laying hens and pigs).
As a public farm in New York City, Queens Farm is a unique place. Seasonal Farmers are exposed to considerations and responsibilities that extend beyond production, and are expected to patiently and thoughtfully interact with visitors. We strive to cultivate a space which engages people in many different ways.
– Greenhouse work, field work (bed prep, composting, transplanting, trellising, weeding), harvesting, processing, marketing (working at farm stand and preparing wholesale orders), flower arranging, irrigation, animal chores.
– Helping run volunteer days.
Skills and Qualifications
-A commitment to learning and passionate about developing their career as a farmer.
-At least one season on a diversified vegetable operation.
-Ability to lift at least 50 lbs.
-Ability to work outside in adverse weather conditions.
-Drivers license and reliable transportation to the farm.
-Focus and drive while working independently. Ability to stay motivated and work well in a team.
– Interact well with the public.
-Maintain high energy and work efficiently with attention to details.
-Comfortable with a fast paced work environment.
To Apply for this Farming Job in New York City:
Please send cover letter and resume to Jen Griffith, Director of Agriculture: firstname.lastname@example.org.