Farm Assistant in Driftwood, TX 78619

Driftwood Golf & Ranch Club

Overview
This position is a unique blend of garden work with a focus on harvesting, specialty plant care, and assisting in getting members meaningfully involved in the garden.

Goals and Objectives

Harvesting vegetables, flowers, and herbs.
Assist in overall upkeep of the farm including garden plant care (soil preparation, seeding, transplanting, fertilization, pest control, weeding, harvesting, post harvest handling, distribution), greenhouse management, orchard care, livestock care, irrigation and other infrastructure management.
Assist in the long term production value of non vegetable crops.
Work with the Agricultural Manager, Outdoor Pursuits, and Member Services to create activities and opportunities for children to spend meaningful time at the farm.
Assist in the creation of adult focused events.
Provide all members and guests with an educational and service-oriented experience at the farm.

Responsibilities

Showcase the farm, greenhouse and garden areas to members, guests, and prospects and the overall commitment to Discovery Land Company’s mission goals and sustainability values.
Work with Farm & Agriculture Manager and Culinary Team to coordinate plantings and harvests for regular menus as well as special events.
Coordinate the daily maintenance of plants, vegetables, fruits, and flowers to include planting, weeding, mulching, watering, and harvesting.
Participate in care for farm animals (chickens, goats, etc.) to include but not limited to providing food, water, and cleaning pens/cages.
Respond to all member requests promptly and with care.
Learn and understand the seeding schedule for all fruits, herbs and vegetables, knowledge of the Texas Hill Country best practices for growing and timing of crop rotation.
Work with Farm & Agricultural Manager for continual improvement of the farm ambiance and overall look.
Participate in the maintenance of small garden tools and machinery.
Maintain cleanliness and appearance of work area throughout the day.
Report any safety or maintenance concerns immediately.
Attend department meetings and trainings as necessary.
Any other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holiday and a shift greater than eight (8) hours in length.
Ability to meet the physical demands of the position including, but not limited to, working outdoors in all weather conditions, standing, walking, and moving for periods of greater than four (4) hours, and lifting and carrying items sometimes greater than 50 pounds.

About Discovery Land Company
Founded in 1994 by Michael S. Meldman, Discovery Land Company specializes in building luxury residential private club communities and resorts worldwide. We have grown to be the premier player in the high-end resort residential niche with 20 world-class projects in our portfolio. Our communities are distinct with their own architectural styles, world-class amenities, and high levels of service. We don’t build buildings, but rather we build settings where families can create intergenerational memories and enrich their lives in exquisite and untouched sanctuaries. These settings offer a casual and comfortable sense of community through outstanding clubhouses, premier golf courses, welcoming staff, world-class culinary offerings, and outdoor pursuits. To ease and enrich your experiences, Discovery holds itself to the highest of service standards. Every decision we make is driven by one fundamental objective: to make the time you spend with the people you care about most not merely enjoyable, but memorable.
We are extremely grateful to be recognized as one of the world’s top mid-sized employers for 2018 by Forbes magazine. For more information about our company – http://www.discoverylandco.com

About Driftwood Golf and Ranch Club
With gentle, rolling hills featuring towering oak trees, native wildflowers, prickly pear cacti, and massive 50-foot cliffs above a flowing creek, Driftwood is Texas as you’ve always imagined it. Our private, 800-acre property gives members access to magnificent natural landscapes with sweeping and dramatic views of the Texas Hill Country, as well as 70-plus acres of vineyards, and a championship 18-hole golf course designed by renowned architect Tom Fazio. With two connected parcels – the Ranch, focused on a luxe golf lifestyle; and the Creek, featuring the property’s most scenic areas, including a vineyard – you’re free to choose the setting best suited to you and your family. Located just 25 minutes from Austin, our family-forward destination is at once rural and refined. It’s truly a vision of Texas unlike any other. For more information about Driftwood – https://www.driftwoodgolfclub.com/
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