The construction firm behind an upcoming apartment complex on Staten Island, New York City, is looking to hire an experienced farmer-in-residence to oversee an organic farm — perhaps the first such job listing of its kind.
More than 40 percent of the United States is considered farmland, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as is 25 percent of land in New York state. In New York City, however, the closest thing we have to farmland might be the occasional rooftop garden.
Now, one giant apartment complex in Staten Island, with approximately 600 apartments planned, seeks to add a little more greenery to the city with the promise of “several agricultural projects,” according to Modern Farmer.
The company, called Urby, hopes to launch these projects by hiring an established farmer to oversee an organic micro-farm, manage a rooftop beehive, and handle the landscaping and composting.
The job comes with a free apartment within the complex, which is great considering that the annual salary is between $15,000 to $25,000, depending on your experience. If you’re interested, you can apply online.