Position: Urban Farm Manager
Employer: Sprout By Design
Location: New York City, NY
Sprout by Design is a NYC based, minority & women-owned company whose mission is to “Design, Build, Educate, Grow.” We work with an eye towards health, sustainability, social, environmental, and economic impact.
Sprout by Design builds urban farms, gardens, greenhouses, green walls, green fences, composting systems, chicken coops, and educational playgrounds for individuals of all ages and abilities. We pair these build structures with fun, hands-on workshops and curricula that use nature as a practical tool to teach design-build principles, STEAM standards, and broader concepts like problem-solving, healthy eating, environmental stewardship, and job training for opportunities in the emerging green economy. In addition to having great educational and economic impact, these workshops & activities also have calming, developmental, and therapeutic benefits.
The Urban Farm Manager will be responsible for day-to-day upkeep, maintenance and repair of Sprout by Design’s Urban Farms throughout the five boroughs of NYC, as well as supervising Open Garden Hours for youth and adults and running urban farming workshops. Urban Farms include soil, hydroponic, and aquaponic gardens, rooftop gardens and greenhouses, composting systems, chicken coops, and more. Applicants should have a wide range of knowledge about growing edibles, ideally in the North East. Experience taking care of small flocks of chickens is preferable. Another key component is experience with small-scale hydroponic and aquaponic growing systems: planting, daily upkeep, maintenance, and basic repairs.
Please email your cover letter and resume with “Urban Farm Manager” indicated in the subject line to [email protected].