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General Manager

SPACE on Ryder Farm
Brewster, New York (Hybrid at times)
Full Time, Exempt SALARY: $68,500/ YR 
Closing date
Apr 11, 2024




STATUS: Full Time, Exempt SALARY: $68,500/ YR 

LOCATION: Brewster, NY (Hybrid at times)

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

SPACE on Ryder Farm is a nonprofit artist residency and organic farm located on a 127 acre farm in Brewster, NY. SPACE seeks a General Manager to work alongside SPACE’s leadership team to serve as the administrative hub of the organization, focusing most directly on financial management and the steady flow of operations organization-wide. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and excited to contribute to a mission-driven not-for-profit. 


 The General Manager will  manage the organization’s day to day finances, including monthly actuals and cash flow, payroll processing for staff and independent contractors, accounts payable, expense reports, bank transactions,  and reconciling company receipts. With SPACE’s bookkeeper, the GM will oversee the annual audit and 990 process. They will also be responsible for all tax paperwork and filings. 


The GM will work with the Executive Director to support residency operations. This will include welcoming residency hosts and chefs, overseeing resetting of spaces during turnovers, and scheduling residency team members. The GM will also keep general SPACE inventory stocked and work with guest chefs on food orders. They will also manage relationships with residency contractors (cleaning company, repairs persons, etc.) 


The GM will manage human resources for SPACE’s team. They will be responsible for executing all annual state and federal compliance requirements  for the organization,  including Paid Family Leave filings, department of labor claims, wage management and workers compensation claims. They will execute employee contracts, offer letters, and independent contractor agreements. Finally, the GM will oversee the SPACE’s safety plans including COVID-19, fire, inclement weather, and additional plans as needed. 


The GM will act as the administrator for SPACE’s email domain, company drive, and any project management software including Slack. They will manage the ongoing relationship with insurance brokers and adjust policies as needed.


Strong commitment and belief in the mission and vision of SPACE on Ryder Farm. Two years of prior non-profit financial and human resource experience.  Strong written and verbal communication skills. Acute attention to detail and the ability to respect and protect confidential materials and conversations is imperative. Proficiency with Google Suite required. They should be fully versed in NYS Labor Laws and financial policies.


SPACE on Ryder Farm is a small organization that is rebuilding in the wake of the pandemic. While we value clear boundaries around job responsibilities, all team members are encouraged to keep an eye out for and support each other. The SPACE staff seeks to extend the radical hospitality that we offer to residents to ourselves and each other. This is a full-time position working out of SPACE’s Brewster location in Putnam County, New York, with some flexibility regarding remote work at the discretion of the Executive Director. All of SPACE’s staff members are  frequently invited to join the table for home-cooked, hyper-local meals shared  in community with theatremakers, artists, and farmers. There is also ample opportunity for land-based side projects for those with thumbs that are either fully realized or aspirationally green. 

SPACE’s values include equity, inclusion, support and radical hospitality. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment. As an equal opportunity employer we are committed to employment practices that ensure employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position. 

Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? Research shows that men apply for jobs when they fulfill an average of 60% 0f the criteria. Yet, women and other people who are systematically marginalized tend to only apply if they meet every requirement. If you believe that you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply. *


Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position has been filled. To apply please send the following materials to using the subject line “General Manager Position:”

  1. resume
  2. cover letter no more than one page in length that clearly articulates your interest in the organization and how your related experience makes you a stellar candidate for the community. 

SPACE on Ryder Farm is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
*Language borrowed from our friends at Tom O’Connor Consulting Group.

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