Land Steward/ Renovation Project Manager

Starting on April 15, 2024

Full-time, year-round 


In 2024, Knoll Farm will be hiring the year-round, full-time position of Land Steward and Renovation Project Manager to be a central member of our team helping to care for our land in Vermont and Maine and serving as the owner’s representative on a barn renovation project at Knoll Farm. This is an exciting, rewarding position for a skilled person who loves to care for unique places, enjoys working outside, and is capable of taking care of buildings, tools, machines, boats and healthy, beautiful landscapes.

Responsibilities include:

  • Creative thinking about how to get outdoor projects completed in remote locations.
  • General carpentry, execution of small projects, repairs and maintenance on buildings and yurts.
  • Forestry projects, felling, bucking, moving logs for firewood.
  • Maintaining our hiking trails, improving access and signage, building new trails.
  • Helping in the orchards and fields, spreading mulch, repairing fences, weed whacking and mowing.
  • In Maine, operating a small skiff, starting and completing construction projects, maintaining remote water systems an solar systems.
  • For the cold months, shifting to inside work to help manage and be the owner’s representative on a significant historic barn renovation project.

Ideal candidates will have significant experience operating, maintaining, repairing machines such as chainsaws, brush hogs, ATVs, small boats, and the ability to complete basic carpentry projects (decks, woodsheds) from design to implementation. The project management aspect of
the position will require excellent communication skills, ability to work successfully in a team, and experience with spreadsheets and project management.
Our most successful Land Stewards are self-motivated, independent, and reliable with a strong work ethic and standards, excellent communication, a sense of humor and a deep appreciation for place-making in northern New England.

If interested please fill out the application below. Please be sure to include a cover letter and resume. Thank you.

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