Bard College at Simon’s Rock is seeking a part-time Organic Farmer (half-time, February – November) to work on the College’s 2-acre organic farm, located on campus. Reporting to the Director of the Center for Food & Resilience, the farmer will work closely with the Launch Farm Manager on all aspects relating to growing organic crops, for the College and local food bank. Knowledge of organic growing techniques, including planning, soil prep, composting, no-till methods, starting, planting, harvesting and seed-saving are key to this position. The farmer will work with student farm interns, offering mentorship on all farming methods. Chickens may be part of the responsibility of the farmer, with the possible addition of sheep and goats.
Required qualifications: Bachelor’s degree plus 2-3 years of farming or equivalent experience. Ability to lift 50 lb. bags is required. The successful candidate will be a high-energy self-starter with strong attention to detail and excellent communication skills.
This position is a temporary, non-exempt, hourly position from February 15 through November 15, 2023, with the expectation of 20 hours worked per week. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. COVID-19 vaccination with booster(s) or approved exemption is required as a condition of employment at Simon’s Rock. Simon’s Rock is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage applications from candidates of all races, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and socioeconomic levels.
To apply: Please send a résumé and cover letter by email to Maryann Tebben, at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Farmer” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.