Overview

The FP Manager will split time between the farming and teaching season (Early April-October) and property management in the off-season. You will be responsible for everyday activities on the farm including but not limited to ordering, planting, harvesting, teaching, weeding, watering, maintaining the farm and its budget, and suppling items to the kitchen. You will work closely with the camp leadership team & help supervise counselors, mentors, interns, & campers when they visit the farm, and with the Dining Director to organize farm to table items for the camp kitchen. Projects will be prioritized to be completed for the off-season (October-March). The ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic, ability to creatively problem-solve and plan strategically while remaining flexible & willing to jump in when/if needed, embraces teamwork but also enjoys working independently, and possesses a positive attitude and excellent organizational skills. This is a salaried position ($28,000-38,000+ DOE) that includes housing on the camp farm, a generous benefits package, flexible schedule, and meals when guests are on camp. Strong farm and facilities maintenance background and COVID vaccination is your competitive advantage.

Tagged as: Camp Staff, Conservation, Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Support Staff, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders

Qualifications:

Strong human relations, problem solving and communications skills
Contribute to team efforts and display appropriate interactive behaviors
Work several days in a row, sometimes with little rest
Work with and have patience for children, teaching experience is a plus
Be comfortable and work effectively in an outdoor or natural setting
Lift and carry up to fifty (50) pounds
Make decisions in high-stress situations
Be comfortable operating hand tools, chainsaws, tractors, and other equipment

Required Skills:

Ability to work independently and take initiative in resolving issues
Driver’s License required. CDL preferred.
Skilled in general property maintenance and repair, including plumbing, carpentry, electrical work, painting, and grounds maintenance.
Computer skills
Ability to mentor younger staff

About Green River Preserve

Green River Preserve, a non-profit, residential summer camp and expeditions program. We are small with a 3:1 camper to staff ratio and operate as a co-ed, non-competitive camp on a 3,400 acre wildlife preserve in Western NC. We offer 1,2, 3 week sessions as well as a variety of extended trip programs. The mission statement of Green River Preserve is to inspire environmental stewards through a joyful connection to nature.

Application Instructions

This is a full-time, 12 month position beginning by February 1, 2022. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and list of references to our team at [email protected] For more information about the program, please visit www.greenriverpreserve.org. For a full job description please visit: https://greenriverpreserve.org/work/year-round-positions