Hudson Valley Farm Hub
The Hudson Valley Farm Hub is seeking a communications professional to create dynamic, engaging content across a variety of platforms to effectively communicate the organization’s mission, values, and work. Working with the management team, responsibilities include: developing and implementing a plan to support the Farm Hub’s communications, community, and public relations goals, including working with management staff to refine messaging and branding; conceptualize, manage, organize, and support community-wide special events and oversee on-farm events calendar; serve as a key point of contact for the media as well as community, business, and partner organization counterparts.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years experience working in communications or public relations capacity; outstanding written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and an interest in forging relationships across differences; and will think creatively, organizational and analytical skills, and attention to meeting deadlines.
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Spanish-Speaking Farm Educators
The Hudson Valley Farm Hub is seeking Educators to plan and facilitate one-off workshops in Spanish this winter (November 2018—March 2019) on topics central to organic farming. The ideal candidates are fluent in Spanish and will have some organic vegetable farming experience, either as a farmer or educator.
We will offer a winter series of classroom-based, 2-4 hour workshops for our staff on the “Fundamentals of Organic Farming,” including soil science, plant health, basic principles of irrigation, cover crops, integrated pest management, crop planning, and crop rotations. You will be working with our Spanish-speaking farmworker staff (about 15 people), for whom we aim to increase their agricultural knowledge and skills as organic growers. Content should be targeted at a beginner farmer level of knowledge (though some workers have many years of field-based experience in agriculture) and tailored to a wide range of backgrounds and education levels.
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Construction & Facilities Manager
The Hudson Valley Farm Hub is seeking a Construction & Facilities Manager to manage multiple new construction and renovation projects across all phases of construction, including agricultural facilities, office and educational facilities, along with farm roads and landscaping.
Qualifications required for this position include: Ten years of experience in facilities and construction management; experience in new construction or commercial facilities; knowledge of NYS, County and Local Towns Regulations and Zoning; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining quality control and safety; and excellent verbal and written English communication skills.
A working understanding of green building approaches and standards are highly desirable and Spanish language skills are favorable.
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As part of the Hudson Valley Farm Hub team, the Farm Mechanic will be responsible for the efficient operation of the Farm Hub equipment shop. The Farm Mechanic will perform vehicle repairs, equipment repairs, and general farm maintenance. They will also be responsible for maintaining accurate maintenance records.
As the Farm Hub is a collaborative learning environment, the Farm Mechanic, working alongside the Chief Mechanic /Equipment Operator and the Farm Manager, may participate in the training of staff in equipment fundamentals, operations, maintenance, and safety.
The requirements for this opportunity are as follows: Efficient metal welding, cutting, and fabrication skills; must have own tools; must be personable, flexible, and possess excellent organizational and communication skills; and must be able to lift 50 pounds.
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