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Glen Leven Farm Steward

The Land Trust for Tennessee

Nashville, Tennessee

Deadline Jan 07, 2024
Job Type Full Time

About the Position & The Land Trust for Tennessee

The Land Trust for Tennessee (“LTTN”) is an accredited non-profit land conservation organization with offices in Nashville and Chattanooga. Now in our 24th year, LTTN has protected over 135,000 acres through more than 450 conservation projects across Tennessee. Tennessee’s landscapes are diverse with farms, vast forests, rivers of local and international significance, fragile and robust wildlife habitats and some of the fastest growing cities and towns in our country. The position is based in Nashville and offers an impactful, demanding work opportunity at one of the region’s premiere conservation organizations.

Position Summary

The Land Trust for Tennessee is seeking a self-motivated individual who has a passion for land and property management, and an enthusiasm for conservation. This full-time buildings and grounds maintenance position is located at The Land Trust for Tennessee’s 64-acre farm in the heart of Nashville. This position is responsible for upkeep of all aspects of this historic working property – from the pastures to the forested areas, the walking trail, the historic buildings, and our certified arboretum. The Farm Steward does hands-on physical maintenance work, helps in managing various service providers, assists with livestock management, and aids with events and site preparation. While this position calls for skill versatility and a self-starting mentality, the stewardship responsibilities of this role supports the organization’s operations, events, community engagement, and conservation efforts all through the work showcased at Glen Leven Farm.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Coordinates with the Stewardship Team to develop property management plans; follows plans to maintain the property grounds. This includes the property entrances, education garden, fencerows, pastures, walking trail, creek, farm roads, and any boundaries of the 64-acre farm including road frontage.
  • Responsible for regular tree limb and brush clean up and removal, bush hogging, brush cutting, weed eating, and mowing.
  • Manages, schedules, and develops working relationships with property service providers such as window and gutter cleaning, HVAC maintenance, recycling/trash, pest control, septic maintenance, tree care and other property maintenance vendors.
  • Maintains the buildings on the property through basic electrical, carpentry, plumbing, paint, pest control, and exterior cleaning work.
  • Ensures property is secure by managing the Glen Leven security systems and being available for emergency situations.
  • Keeps up with invasive plant removal throughout the property by both manual and chemical methods, especially along Franklin Pike road frontage.
  • Responsible for maintaining up-to-date inventory of all farm equipment as well as care and maintenance logs. This includes hand tools, power tools, farm truck, golf cart, UTV, mower, brush cutter, tractor, and tractor implements.
  • Manages and maintains garden compost system.
  • Prepares property for events, tours, and assists with coordination of volunteer projects or other farm-related projects.

Please view full job description at: https://www.landtrusttn.org/about-us/job-opportunities/ 

HOW TO APPLY

Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements by January 7th to:

Kayla Noel at knoel@LandTrustTN.org

or by mail to The Land Trust for Tennessee, PO Box 41027, Nashville, TN 37204.

No phone calls, please.

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