Christmas Tree Farmer – Bethlehem, NH

Christmas Tree Farmer
Society for the Protection of NH Forests
Bethlehem, NH

Description:
The nonprofit Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests seeks an experienced, enthusiastic, and motivated individual for the position of Christmas Tree Farm Manager. The successful candidate will have two to three years of commercial farm experience; experience hiring, training and managing others; and excellent oral communications skills including experience interacting with the public. The position requires evening and weekend work.

This is a full time position, based at The Rocks in Bethlehem, NH. The Rocks is the North Country Conservation and Education Center of the Forest Society. The landmark 1,400-acre property includes numerous buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places and offers Agri- and Eco-tourism opportunities throughout the year. A campaign currently underway will renovate the stone carriage barn as a net-zero program center with a new gift shop, exhibits, forest and nature education programs, and offices for locally-based conservation and outreach staff.

The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests was founded in 1901 to “perpetuate the forests of New Hampshire through their wise use and complete reservation in places of scenic beauty.” The Forest Society owns and manages 191 Forest Reservations totaling over 57,000 acres located in more than 100 New Hampshire communities. As a land trust it holds more than 750 conservation easements protecting an additional 130,000 acres statewide. Our 10,000 members make us what we are today – a unique blend of visionary land trust, balanced environmental advocate and intelligent forestry association. We think it’s a winning combination – for New Hampshire’s beautiful landscapes, its caring people and for the many generations to come.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:​
-Carry out operations for the Christmas tree farm, including planting, spraying (requires license), tree shearing, fertilizing, tree harvesting, mowing, and Christmas tree stump removal
-Responsible for all wholesale and retail Christmas tree and wreath sales
-Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training and overseeing seasonal staff
-Hire and manage contractors when necessary
-Responsible for the preparation and management of the Christmas tree farm budget
-Responsible for the timely deposits of all cash receipts related to sales at the Christmas tree farm
-Represent the Forest Society’s membership in National Christmas Tree Association, and the NH/VT Christmas Tree Association, including attendance of local meetings.
-Repair and maintain grounds equipment: tractors, mowers, ATV utility trailers, saws, & trimmers
-Manage day-to-day seasonal campus maintenance; lawns, driveway, parking lot and roads

A full job description is listed on the Forest Society website below.

Interested Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Rebecca Lapitino by May 27th.

Additional Information: https://forestsociety.org/rocks-christmas-tree-farm-manager

Contact Name: Rebecca Lapitino
Contact Email: rlapitino@forestsociety.org

Contact Us

To contact NESAF, please email the appropriate member of our leadership team. General questions can be directed to our Chair or the website administrator at webadmin@nesaf.org.

NESAF

New England Society of American Foresters
54 Portsmouth Street
Concord, NH 03301