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Manager of Agriculture

  • 18 Jun 2024 11:45 AM
    Message # 13371619

    Position Title: Manager of Agriculture

    Reports to: Senior Director of Interpretation

    Position Type: Year-round, full time (2,080 hours)


    Genesee Country Village & Museum, located in Mumford, NY 25 miles outside of Rochester, is the largest living history museum in New York State. Our 68-building Historic Village, John L. Wehle Gallery, and Genesee Country Nature Center host nearly 100,000 guests each year on site, off site around the community, and online across the world. Learn more on www.gcv.org.


    The Manager of Agriculture is responsible for the operation and management of all farm spaces. With the support of a small team, they are responsible for the day-to-day running of our historic farm including the management and care of our farm animals, sheep, chickens, geese, pigs and oxen.  This position will work closely with the Manager of Gardens and Crops to coordinate crop planning, tillage, planting, maintenance, and harvest. They will additionally work with our interpretation and education teams on museum programing around historic farming.


    •  Oversite of and/or daily care of all animals ensuring their health and wellbeing.
    •  Direct and supervise regular and seasonal farm staff.

    ·       Manage the Agriculture budget including purchasing, contracting and sales.

    ·       Coordinate seasonal agricultural activities to be demonstrated in front of the public- i.e.: sheep shearing.  

    ·       In coordination with the Manager of Gardens and Crops, plan and execute yearly crop rotations including purchasing seed, tilling, sowing, and harvesting.


    ·       3-5 years of experience in agriculture and/or agriculture-related fields. 

    •    Experience working with bovine, sheep, fowl, and other livestock, including daily care, nutritional needs, housing and wellbeing.
    •   Demonstrated management of agricultural spaces, including fields and barns.
    • Experience working in a dynamic team environment, managing multiple tasks simultaneously and collaborating to plan and problem-solve.
    • Experience working with the public as an educator or interpreter.
    • Basic computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Office, Word, and Outlook.


    Salary:  The starting pay range for a candidate selected for this position is generally within the range of $19.00 to $21.00 per hour. Where a successful candidate’s actual pay will fall within this range will be based on a variety of factors, including, for example, the candidate's qualifications, specific skills, and experience.

    Benefits:  We are proud to support the health and wellbeing of the people we employ. We offer a competitive, comprehensive benefits package that includes healthcare, eye and dental coverage, a 403(b) plan with an annual board approved employer match for qualified staff, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, and an employee assistance program. 

    How to Apply: Interested applicants should visit www.gcv.org/employment/ to apply.  Please submit both a cover letter and a resume.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: Genesee Country Village & Museum is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity with respect to all employees, applicants, and interns for employment. We recruit, hire, train, and promote without discrimination due to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, citizenship, national origin, military or veteran status, marital status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

    Diversity Statement: Genesee Country Village & Museum is actively committed to broadening our understanding of DEAI (Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion), and making it part of everything that we do.  Guided by our mission, values, and inclusive culture of curiosity, we strive to dismantle inequity and address erasure through ongoing dynamic interpretation, communications, research, and outreach.  We celebrate the stories of our shared past; connect the rich diversity of the 19th century to the present; and collaborate with the communities we serve to create welcoming spaces for learning, work, exploration, and play.  


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