Arthur’s Point Farm (APF), located in Ghent, New York, is hiring a Nursery Manager to grow our nursery business. The nursery, launched in mid-2020, propagates native trees, shrubs and perennial wildflowers for agroforestry, ecological restoration, and climate resilience. We currently sell most of our plants bare-root, but are expanding into potting certain species unavailable at regional plant nurseries. We use organic, biodynamic, and regenerative agriculture practices.
Supervision: This position reports directly to the Farm Director.
Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience. Minimum 40 hours/week with expectation to work longer hours during intensive planting, harvesting, and selling seasons.
Benefits: Three weeks (15 business days) paid time off plus national holidays and sick leave. Full healthcare benefits (including dental).
Covid-19 Policy: All employees are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted against Covid-19.
Responsibilities: The Nursery Manager will be supervised by the Farm Director and will work with a small farm crew organizing and growing the existing nursery, refining the nursery business plan, caring for and tracking plants, and supporting the sales and marketing of nursery products.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Managing nursery product development and maintenance including: propagation, soil preparation, seeding, planting, composting, mulching, irrigation, weeding, and mowing;
Managing and continuously improving our inventory and product tracking system;
Supporting the sales and marketing efforts of nursery products, including evaluating and executing new market opportunities; and
Managing and continuously improving our product fulfillment system.
Qualifications: Candidates must have significant plant nursery experience, ideally including outdoor and greenhouse growing, and developing and managing organizational systems. Candidates must be detail-oriented, self-motivated, and comfortable working both individually and as a member of a team.
Specific qualifications and experience desired:
Nursery (incl. outdoor and greenhouse) management, ideally using pesticide-free practices;
Strong oral and written communication skills;
Customer relationship management;
Sales and marketing;
Comfortable using Google Suite applications (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms);
Ability to work efficiently, independently, and cooperatively;
Capable of managing a farm crew;
Capable of demanding and repetitive physical labor, including lifting 50+ pounds safely and repeatedly and working well in all weather conditions;
Experience operating and maintaining nursery and other farm equipment (incl. tractors and tractor implements); and
Respect for safety guidelines and willing to follow safety procedures (including shifting Covid-19 protocols).
To Apply: Please email a cover letter and curriculum vitae to email@example.com. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants may be asked to submit up to three professional references.
Arthur’s Point Farm is an equal opportunity employer and strongly values diversity and inclusion in the workplace. People of all identities are encouraged to apply.