An extensive property in Wainscott, NY (Hamptons) with multiple dwellings and an assortment of nature-based gardens, seeks an experienced property/project manager with knowledge and love of organic gardening to supervise and assist staff in house and garden maintenance and occasional new projects. Position is full time, year-round. Lodging included.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Supervise and coordinate all staff and trades involved in caring for the land and buildings (excluding housekeeping). Review annual contracts and performance of mowing, lawn and plant health care, tree care, irrigation and other regular site maintenance teams. Coordinate and oversee implementation of new projects with landscape architects and designers. Coordinate and supervise property-wide composting and recycling program. Supervise and assist staff in set ups for parties and other events. With input of landscape architect and client, plan, supervise and assist in planting and maintenance of vegetable and cutting garden. Assist landscape architect in successful outcomes of new meadow and existing shrub and flower beds. Assist gardeners and other team members with gardening and small repairs. Keep records of work performed, garden successes and failures from year to year.
Requirements: Extensive knowledge of and experience in fine gardening. Knowledge of and serious commitment to nature-based, toxic-free practices. A proven passion for the environment and organic gardening in particular. Experience supervising staff and coordinating projects. Reasonable mechanical and carpentry skills for small tasks and supervising large tasks. Terrific organizational skills, attention to detail, thoroughness, people skills. Highly motivated and able to work without supervision. A can-do attitude, plenty of patience and positive outlook.
Send a cover letter, resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org (representative for owner) and be sure to include any special skills, interests and hobbies. Please DO NOT CALL, qualified applicants will be contacted for interviews. Compensation will be based on experience and fair market compensation and will include housing nearby.