Gardener

Sorrel River Resort and Spa
  • Post Date: 07/09/2021
  • Moab
Job Overview
Sorrel River Ranch is a Four Diamond luxury guest ranch located along the scenic Colorado River surrounded by 2,000-foot high cliffs, buttes and mesas. This exclusive 240-acre riverside oasis is 17 miles from Moab, 21 miles from Arches National Park and 43 miles from Canyonlands National Park.
The garden department at Sorrel River Ranch is looking for a seasonal, part time gardener from March to November. We are looking for long term candidates who would ideally work with us for 2 or more seasons. Our department maintains an event garden, indoor microgreens growing space, and a 1.75-acre vegetable garden. This year we are increasing our compost, biochar and worm castings production, and starting mushroom cultivation and hydroponics.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
The work varies day to day. Part of the workday is general maintenance – watering, monitoring irrigation systems, keeping areas clean, pruned, raked and weeded, moving compost and mulch, fixing low tunnels, feeding and watering worms, preventative IPM practices etc. The other part is projects — starting seeds, propagation from cuttings, building garden infrastructure (trellises, compost tea system, planter boxes, etc.) transplanting, sheet mulching, amending beds, setting up irrigation in new zones, planting trees etc.

REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS:   
We are looking for a well-rounded and passionate individual. The ideal candidate has the following qualifications:
  • Experienced farmer or farmhand (2 seasons minimum).
  • Experienced with permaculture and soil building practices.
  • Effective problem solver, a team player, positive, friendly, service-oriented, dedicated, detail-oriented.
  • Passionate about agriculture and protecting the environment and ambitious and focused.
  • Local applicants preferred
We have limited rental housing available on a first come, first served basis. Starting rate of pay will be based on level of experience.
Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in the United States will not be considered. Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse work culture, M/F/D/V.