Part Time Administrative Support Person

Background

We are building a center for rural and agrarian learning, agritourism and farm focussed events on a beautiful working farm in the Harlem Valley.  

The property is only one hour and forty-five minutes on Metro North Commuter Rail from Grand Central Station in NYC with the Appalachian Trail on one side and a beautiful river on the other, a sweet old farm house, several homes and big barns, outbuildings and ponds.  On it we will run a model, beautiful and productive farm, growing mixed livestock on pasture and organic vegetables, berries, fruits, flowers, maple syrup, honey, mushrooms, etc.  In the wild spaces we have extraordinary opportunities for traditional bowhunting, fly fishing, hiking and foraging. Our agricultural production will not be a stand-alone business, but rather, its goal will be to support the mission and work of our other endeavors, particularly educational workshops, but also farm stays, retreats and events.  Though in the future we may have a non-profit arm, the intention is for this to be a mission driven, for profit venture.

The project is founded and directed by Josh Viertel.  Josh has been an activist and an educator in the sustainable food movement for 15+ years.  Previously he helped to build the Sustainable Food Project at Yale University, and then ran an organization called Slow Food USA.  Now he is working with friends, neighbors, and investors, to develop this extraordinary farm into a center that can support us all deepening our relationship to place, to each other and to ourselves.

The position:

We are looking for someone to help with part time administrative support.

This person would be responsible for some recordkeeping and expense reporting, as well as handling logistics and sorting of applicants for a hiring process with a high volume of applicants.  Other projects may emerge over time.

We are looking for someone who is prompt, responsible, trustworthy, responsive, and easy to work with.  An interest in sustainable agriculture and the environment is a plus, but not necessary.

Requirements:

  • Computer and internet literate

  • Familiarity with google docs, word, excel, or equivalent, imports, exports, etc.

  • Spreadsheet literate.

  • Has a car or can get a reliable ride to the site (in Wingdale)

  • Having a laptop is a plus, but not absolutely necessary.

Compensation:

Starting hourly rate: $15/hour

Hours per week will range, but I imagine they will range from 5-8 hours per week.  We will learn as we go.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter & resume attached and merged as one single document to joshlviertel@gmail.com.  Please include “Admin Support” in subject line

We will review applicants on a rolling basis.