Estate & Farm Manager needed near Boston, Mass ~ $175k – $200k

Mahler Private Staffing

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Dover, MA
Job Type
Full Time, Year round
Base compensation of $175,000 - $200,000 offered, depending on experience.
Date Posted
June 7, 2024
Housing Offered
10+ yrs

Position Summary:

Our client is seeking an Estate Manager who is an experienced professional and with outstanding leadership skills. The Estate Manger will assume 360-degree responsibility for an expansive property just outside Boston, MA. The client prefers candidates with a hands-on, service mentality who have successfully overseen a variety of teams, projects, and vendors.

The primary focus is managing the upkeep and maintenance of the property and leading the established team.

The right candidate has an East Coast-focused knowledge of turf management and plants. Some understanding of equestrian facilities and operations is preferred but not required.


  • Assume global responsibility for the maintenance and administration of the property and facilities including grounds, buildings, equestrian facilities, fine gardening, landscaping, trails, paddocks, and woodlands
  • Build the team and supervise general operations. Offer training and conduct annual performance reviews.
  • Attend to and execute the principal’s vision for the property.
  • Manage preventative maintenance on all property and equipment to maintain effectiveness.
  • Maintain excellent vendor relationships and obtain multiple bids for larger projects.
  • Create, design, and maintain regionally appropriate landscapes, plantings, meadows, pastures, equestrian trails, paths, and riding surfaces.
  • Oversee the upkeep and maintenance of stabling barns, and indoor riding arena, lunge rings, horse walkers, turn out fields, and riding rings.
  • Use, maintain, and understand agricultural tractor implements, tractors, seeders, harrows, graders, etc.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of agricultural practices in a manner that assures the safety of people and animals.
  • Communicate effectively with the property and Family Office teams and provide reports and updates in a timely and concise manner.
  • Ensure vendors and workers are accompanied at properties to assure security and privacy.
  • Respond to Principal requests and property issues on an on-call basis 24/7.


  • Mature, detail-oriented, and an effective leader with strong problem-solving skills.
  • 15-20 years in a similar role or related experience, including a general understanding of major construction trades.
  • Experience managing successful projects on a country estate, golf course, or farm and operating tools and heavy machinery.
  • The client values experience with agronomy, turf management, forestry management.
  • Fluency in MS Office Suite, MS Project, Asana, and experience writing reports.
  • A current and valid driver’s license is required.
  • Training in OSHA and first aid/CPR preferred.
  • Long-term intent and outstanding, verifiable references.


Generally, Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm with flexibility to work extended hours and weekends when needed. 24/7 availability is required.


  • Base compensation of $175,000 – $200,000 offered, depending on experience.
  • This role offers a housing allowance, vehicle allowance, excellent benefits (annual discretionary bonus, health/dental/vision, 401(k) with match, PTO, paid holidays, and more).
  • Relocation assistance provided for the right candidate.

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