The flower operation is hiring a new management level position for the 2019 season. We are looking for someone that has a passion for marketing, specialty cut flowers and is ready to collaborate with the current flower and veggie management team. We list below a broad set of skills that we are interested in, and anticipate that each applicant will have something different to bring to the table. We are flexible to include floral design and/or flower farming into this position to fill out the work week, based on skills, but the primary focus will be on building our flower wholesale business.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Passion for marketing and sales with direct experience selling to and working with florists, designers, brides/grooms. This includes managing communication around availability, orders, color palettes, delivery and vase life.

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Skills to bring on new clients, designers (both upstate and in NYC), brides/grooms, and other wholesale accounts to the flower enterprise.

  • Experience making farmer’s market/CSA bouquets. Further design experience a plus, but not a requirement.  Please send photos if you have them.

  • Demonstrable experience in co-managing projects, enterprises, or businesses.

  • Attention to detail - regarding crops, harvest and postharvest handling, systems, record keeping and orders.

  • Can stay focused and driven when working independently.

  • Demonstrable commitment to organic/sustainable cut flower farming and building the local flower movement - especially of Hudson Valley flower farmers.

  • Mature, self aware, good communicator. Positive attitude and sense of humor!

  • Clean driver’s license.

This is a full time position, 40 hours/wk based on season/applicant.  Primary focus is the 2019 growing season from March - November. Compensation is DOE with the possibility of profit sharing / equity in the long run.  Applicants outside of our region are encouraged to apply, please be aware than an on site interview in required. To apply for this position, please send your resume and a cover letter to flowers@rocksteadyfarm.com.  We will accept applications on a rolling basis.

Our farm is an equal opportunity employer. All candidates, regardless of race, gender, age, or sexual orientation, are encouraged to apply.