Farm & Grounds Manager

Buck Island, British Virgin Islands, Virgin Islands
Full Time
Mid Level


About The Aerial 
The Aerial is a transformational, all-inclusive private island resort in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) serving as an incubator for positive transformation. By bringing together the BVI’s unparalleled beauty and the elements of wellness that elevate the mind, the body, and the spirit, The Aerial has become a space for healing, miracles and breakthroughs.

The Aerial BVI is part of the Aerial Group, a global transformations and innovations firm. Founded in 2009 by CEO Britnie Turner, our mission is to Elevate People and Places through empowering people, sustaining the planet, and utilising capitalism as a force for good.

The Aerial is a 45-acre island that accommodates up to 30 guests in 15 gorgeous residences and hosts several beautiful shared spaces including our infinity pool, Yoga Balance platform, BVI Stronger outdoor gym, Watersports cabana and beach lounge, Fellowship Dining Hall, Mindfulness beachside Spa, Redemption Ranch and island hiking trails, as well as plenty of sun-drenched nooks around the island. 

We’re looking for driven and impactful rock stars who want to use their skills to be a force for good! Everything we do, from the smallest task to every guest interaction, is in service of our mission to solve world issues. By helping us provide an elevating experience for our world-changing clientele and their causes, you will be part of an incredible international movement. 

Purpose of the Role:
The Farm & Grounds Manager is responsible for care and maintenance of The Aerial’s land with a focus on developing the on island-to-table farm as well as overseeing the landscaping and ensuring the wellbeing and safety of our animals.

This includes ensuring the crops' environment allows them to flourish, maintaining the farm irrigation system, harvesting food crops, and tending to livestock. The Farm & Grounds Manager will also contribute to the guest experience by presenting and educating on our island-to-table dining mission. The organic and regenerative farm is central to The Aerial’s island-to-table experience, so the Farm & Grounds Manager will work closely with The Aerial’s award-winning kitchen team to develop menus.

This role oversees the landscaping element of the island  and is responsible for overseeing the care and maintenance of all plants and landscaped areas on Buck Island and Bar Bay. This includes but is not limited to the ability to install and maintain the irrigation systems, evaluation and application of necessary pesticides and vitamins, maintenance of all pest control systems, as well as general plant care, clearing, raking and pruning, maintaining the beach areas and managing the seaweed.

The Farm & Grounds Manager will contribute to leading the islands sustainability efforts, including composting and recycling.

Qualifications / Experience:

  • Experience managing a Grounds Team in a resort or luxury property
  • Experience of nurturing plants, trees and grass, and identifying and treating disease
  • Experienced in irrigation installation and trouble shooting
  • Experience in growing organic fruits & vegetables in the Caribbean for commercial use 
  • Experience in leading guests tours related to flora & fauna and farm experience
  • Experience caring for indigenous wildlife
  • Ability to use WhatsApp, email, google drive, google docs & google sheets
  • Ability to plan team schedules
  • Ability to put together purchase orders and calculate required materials for projects
  • Driving license required
  • Passion for a healthy lifestyle and keen to learn about health and wellness

We’re looking for:

  • Extroverted, fun and highly motivated team players with a high degree of attention to detail
  • Resourceful approach with the ability to troubleshoot when necessary & performing gracefully under pressure
  • Forward-thinker with an innovative approach to problem-solving
  • Organised and able to plan and manage complex logistical challenges
  • Passion and pride in their work
  • Able to work with and accommodate different cultures
  • Socially confident, excellent communicator with professional guest service skills
  • High sense of responsibility with regard to safety issues
  • Passion for a healthy lifestyle and keen to learn about health and wellness

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