The Head Gardener is responsible for maintaining all aspects of the vegetable garden and its hoophouse using sustainable and organic methods and delivering the resulting food to the conference center’s kitchen. This work includes determining the vegetable mix in conjunction with the Center’s chef, developing planting schedules and crop rotations, maintaining soil fertility, planting, harvesting and composting waste from the Center’s kitchen.
The Gardener is also responsible for developing and conducting educational programs for Airlie Center’s guests, including garden tours as well as discussions and seminars about sustainable agriculture and local food systems.
This is a salaried, full-time, year-round position. Applicants should have knowledge of and experience with all aspects of growing vegetables sustainably and organically. Their experience should include management responsibility for developing and carrying out plans for a full growing season. Applicants should also have a significant understanding of the issues surrounding organic and sustainable agriculture and the importance of local food systems as well as an ability to communicate those issues both orally and in writing.
Pay commensurate with experience.
Please submit a cover letter and résumé to Breanna Detwiler at firstname.lastname@example.org.