Saratoga area job openings

Two interesting opportunities

Here are two interesting farming positions, both in the Saratoga Springs area:

Pitney Meadows Community Farm is seeking its first Executive Director.  They are looking for candidates who have experience running a nonprofit organization and have an affinity for farming, conservation and community gardens.  Send cover letter and resume to jobs@pitneymeadows.com

Featherbed Lane Farm (www.featherbedlanefarm.com) is a draft horse powered, full year CSA located near Saratoga Springs. They are seeking a Seasonal Farmer for the 2020 growing season.

The Seasonal Farmer is a full-time position, salaried at $12/hour for a 40-hour work week. Weekly produce and eggs are also included as compensation. The position begins in April and runs into November, though there may be the possibility of extending the season and/or creating a full year position for 2021. On-farm housing is not currently available, though they are happy to help with finding accommodations or to consider other creative arrangements.

The primary responsibilities focus on vegetable production, including greenhouse management, field management and harvests, as well as livestock work and assisting with the weekly CSA Pickup. Prior farm experience, while valued, is less important than a good work ethic and attitude, the ability to do very physical work and to work outside during all weather conditions, and a readiness to learn, be effective, have fun and be a part of the farm team. This is a great opportunity for someone exploring farming as a profession or looking to take on a farm management role. 

Contact Tim Biello to learn more and apply: tim@featherbedlanefarm.com / (518) 207-7224.

About Melissa Hart

Melissa is a journalist with experience as a reporter and editor , combined with work for nonprofits. As the Explorer's digital editor, she serves as editor of Adirondack Almanack.(com) and helps manage the Explorer's website. When not online, she enjoys hiking, camping and other outdoors activities, and spending time with her husband, their twin daughters, and rescue animals -- two dogs and two cats.

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