Farm Manager (EH-7646)
PLEASE NOTE: We will not reply if your resume does not meet position requirements. Please understand your education and experience must match our job listings for you to be considered. You must be a U.S. Citizen or a Permanent Resident to be considered for any U.S. positions. There is NO closing date on this position. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. JOB DESCRIPTION: Hansen Agri-PLACEMENT is searching for a Farm Manager for a southeastern New Hampshire farm estate. This active family, with young children needs Farm Manager to run their private farm and equestrian facility, parcel of a 60-acre estate where the family mainly resides. The Farm Manager is responsible for animal care (horses, cattle, alpacas, meat birds, bees, etc.) as well as varied maintenance and landscaping duties at both the main property as well as a separate farm in the area. This is a private residence and home for the animals; sensitivity and discretion are required. A separate apartment is provided on the property. This full-time, New Hampshire based household staff position will interface directly with the Principals and their Estate Manager, to coordinate logistics or topics that involve the property. The role reports to the Estate Manager. This is a very hands-on, hands-dirty, service oriented position. The household staff is a very close, very integrated team. If efficient and possible, it is expected that when one member of the team is out of the office, ill, staffing Principals, etc. the other team members will work diligently to complete their tasks, along with the high priority and necessary daily tasks of the unavailable member. Responsibilities include: Real-time implementation of Principals requests for all the family s personal needs and comforts; understanding and caring about every move the Principals make to ensure every system is setup properly and in advanceEnsuring the barns, animal grounds and pasture are properly and meticulously kept; surveying grounds daily to assess overall appearance and identify specific needs; ensuring animal grounds are clean and free of debris and ready for Family and their guests at all timesProducing maintenance schedules/task lists for the care of animals and grounds ensuring schedules are adhered to; collaborating with Estate ManagerAnimal care includes but is not limited to:feeding and providing water to all animals twice daily based on temperature, season, weather and pasture health; rotate cows and horses in pasture according to pasture presencemonitoring upkeep and security of all animal enclosures and assisting/executing/overseeing the grooming of all animals as needed (e.g., brushing, teeth cleaning and trimming, hoof cleaning/trimming, hair/fur cutting, bathing, nail clipping, beak trimming, nostril cleaning, etc.)maintaining detailed and accurate animal health records including vet visits, medications, vaccinations, working schedules, special diets, weights and general information; managing monthly vet appointments; in coordination with Executive Personal AssistantImplementing the special needs of horses, cows, alpacas, meat birds, and bees, including but not limited to:coordinating Alpaca shearing date with Principals; sending fabric out for processingcollecting bird eggs daily and wash as needed; move ducks to pond according to climate and breed; coordinating with Principal to schedule slaughter dates according to size and order date; packaging and cataloging inventory of new poultrybuilding and operating beehives; making food and feeding routinely; monitoring production and adding extra layers as needed; harvesting honeyaccording to production and future weather expectationstraining horses based on Horse Trainer schedulecoordinating the life cycle of the cattle; coordinating with Principal to schedule slaughter dates according to size and order date; packaging andcataloging inventory of new poultryOverseeing landscaping to ensure that animal pastures are maintained correctly for the health and safety of the animals; testing soils, laying sod, fertilizing pastures, managing manure from pastures (cycling and clearing compost/manure pile with tractor), installing drainage, working the earth, trimming hedges and trees, edging, weeding, weed-eatingAssisting Grounds Caretaker and Greenhouse Manager by installing and maintaining hedges, trees, flower beds, gardens, etc.Assessing property regularly for infestation of invasive or toxic species and mowing of lawn and pasturesMaintaining pastures, paths, walkways and common grass areas (mowing, snow removal, etc.); maintaining irrigation and drainage systems as well as ensuring that the barn, fences/electric fences, enclosures and paddocks are safe and secureConducting or overseeing general maintenance tasks, repairs, improvement, renovation and construction projects for the property, ensuring all areas and equipment kept clean and in working order; capturing all service appointments in property calendarSourcing, vetting, hiring and overseeing work of other vendors when required (e.g., farrier visits, etc.); checking credentials, insurance, references and getting quotes as well as coordinating access/entry and overseeing the quality of workServing as the point-person in emergencies (e.g. weather-related issues, blackouts, security alarms); immediately inspect property and secure greenhouse/barns/buildings/property; inform Principals, the security company, and/or authoritiesPerforming regular repairs and seasonal maintenance (including inspections/registrations, running resting machines routinely) on all land vehicles; ensuring all are clean and operations are running smoothly; ensuring that all related records are captured with aid of Executive Personal AssistantEnsuring that all farm equipment are well-prepared and organized for Principals and their guests at all times (e.g., Gator should be washed and ready for Principal and guests), considering all five senses; organizing storage areas and maintaining inventory; in coordination with the Principals, Executive Personal Assistant and/or Estate ManagerAssisting the Greenhouse Manager and Grounds Caretaker with specialty cleaning or household projects when neededRepresenting Principals in gracious manner when interacting with vendors, answering the phones and doors, taking messages and receiving deliveriesDocumenting all systems for ease of understanding for family, guests, staff members and vendors; maintaining diligent procedural manuals for all Caretaker systems Exempt EmployeeRecording a detail log of all activity on property to report to Principal and Estate ManagerLiaising with Family Office bookkeeper to ensure all vendor invoices are paid on time and that all supporting documents for charges are submitted timely; practicing cost containmentKeeping an up to date, detailed and transparent punch list of all action items (open and closed) that can be accessed at all times by the team and/or PrincipalCapturing all guests/vendors and all farm related activities (e.g., Alpaca shearing, etc.) in household calendarPerforming other household related tasks as needed, including running errands, procuring supplies, and assisting with entertaining set-up, service, and cleanupSending a weekly update to Principal and Estate Manager every Friday, providing an update on the previous week and also to articulate plans for the next week aheadOther duties as assigned RequirementsThis position requires 24/7/365 days availability; schedule is >8 hours/day, Monday – Friday; flexibility is required to work occasional evenings and weekends when family has events, meetings are scheduled with Principal(s), animal care is needed, and so onExperience with generalized farm operations is necessary, including but not limited to: tractor, backhoe and mower workbasic in ground irrigation systemschainsaw and tree cuttingfencing and gate repairbasic mechanical maintenance of farming equipmentATV and UTV maintenancebasic knowledge of electrical and plumbingbasic handyman skillslivestock/pest management Physical RequirementsAbove to lift, pull and carry a minimum weight of 25lbsAble to adapt to different physical requirements (e.g., standing,squatting, crouching, bending, longer periods of driving, sitting or standing)Able to spend long periods of time outside in various weather conditionsAble to tolerate exposure to dust and chemicalsMust be detail-focused and able to perform a wide range of repairs and maintenance on the farm; basic knowledge of electrical, plumbing, painting and carpentryAbility to prioritize activities and adapt to changing schedulesProven problem-solving skills, creativity and the ability to involve others successfully in finding workable solutionsClear communication (i.e., proficient in English, both orally and written)Solid work history with great references is essentialComputer proficiencyAnimalChild friendlyNatural heart for service: good instincts with concierge and hospitality sensibilitiesSelf-starter and self-motivated; needs to be able to think way ahead to predict Family s needsBoundaries are essential; execute extreme level of confidentiality Exempt EmployeeMinimum 5+ years related domestic experience working in a private homeExcellent references and ability to pass a thorough background checkValid drivers licensePassionate about how everything looks at all times; excellent service, host(ess), and managerial skills are a necessity, as is having a good degree of creative flairMust present oneself in a professional manner or style, polished and poised at all times BENEFITS: Health, Dental, Vision Insurance, Live in Accommodations, Vacation, 401K ALL INQUIRIES ARE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL. NO FEES TO APPLICANTS. If you feel that you are not a candidate for this position, but know someone who is, we do offer a Referral Bonus if we place your referral into this positionApply for this job.