Farm Project Manager – Watkins Glen, NY

Farm Project Manager
– Watkins Glen, NY

The Farm Project Manager position is responsible for oversight of all maintenance and farm projects. Position involves significant hands-on work as well as supervising one staff. The Farm Project Manager reports to the National Shelter Director.


  • Ensure that farm projects are successfully completed, working with project staff and contractors as needed, in the following areas:
    • Building Maintenance
    • Fencing
    • Supply Orders
    • Construction Projects
    • Equipment Maintenance
  • Evaluating maintenance, and project needs, coordinating research as needed and implementing improvements/changes as needed
  • Coordinating with the National Shelter Director on all responsibilities.
  • Maintaining building and equipment safety standards as determined by the organization
  • Assist Farm Manager with implementation of safety programs
  • Oversee maintenance and capital projects for both shelter and non-shelter facilities
  • Manage project and maintenance budget and expense tracking
  • Submit monthly farm project reports as requested by the National Shelter Director
  • Hiring, training, supervising, evaluating and disciplining (as needed) one project staff.


  • Ability to perform hands-on work, including experience with fencing, large farm equipment maintenance, carpentry, plumbing, electric, etc.
  • Flexible and a self-starter; able to multi-task while also being highly detail-oriented.
  • Comfortable with the mission of FS
  • Ability to deal professionally with staff and outside contractors
  • Good attention to detail
  • Previous maintenance experience required
  • Previous management experience preferred

Job Specifications

  • Full time position at our Watkins Glen, NY location
  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Competitive benefits package including health insurance, long term disability and 403b plan.

Click here to apply online.

Additional materials to supplement application including cover letter, resume, or references may be sent to:

Fax: 607-583-2041

Farm Sanctuary
PO Box 150
Watkins Glen, NY 14891

Date posted: December 3, 2013