Job openings

At 590 State Route 14, Penn Yan, NY, Black Squirrel Farms collects and processes the black walnuts that grow on our land as well as those from other local growers in partnership with our affiliates. We operate an onsite Airbnb and will re-open our site for tours starting in May 2023, inviting the public to come learn about the history and promise of the black walnut tree. We’re developing and implementing black walnut processing capability in our new building. Black Squirrel Farms will consider hosting academic projects on a case by case basis. Black Squirrel Farms seeks to develop a long-term solution for the black walnuts that grow in central New York every year and which are mostly wasted.

OPEN:  Product Development Operations, Summer 2023

  • We have an open summer position that involves black walnut processing, black walnut tour support and other duties related to the sales of black walnut or nutshell products, site maintenance and site restoration (an indoors + outdoors role). While no previous knowledge of black walnuts is required, we are seeking a candidate who would enjoy learning about and eventually leading our onsite black walnut tour. This role will involve operating walnut cracking and processing equipment and driving a tractor. This is a seasonal, hourly role. We are seeking a minimum contribution of 16 hrs/wk with the possibility of scheduling up to 35 hrs/wk if mutually agreed. This role reports in to our Product Manager, Emily Reynolds. Hourly wage is $15.00/hr and we offer considerable schedule flexibility. 


While Tyler Seneca Land and Cattle, LLC (doing business in Yates County, NY as Black Squirrel Farms) is non-discriminatory based on age, race or gender, successful applicants must be occupationally qualified to perform the duties of the job.  Applicants unable to produce the legally required information listed below before starting work will not be considered.

  • Driver’s license
  • Name (first, middle initial, last)
  • Address (street, city, state, and ZIP code)
  • Social Security Number
  • Completed Federal form I-9

Applicants are requested to be supportive of a pre-hire background check, provide one or more references and provide verification of past or current employment if requested. These roles are seasonal and come with no guarantee of long-term continuity but may be voluntarily continued based on future business opportunities and conditions and the ongoing interest of both parties. Violation of safety policy is not tolerated and grounds for dismissal.

To be notified directly when a role which may be a fit for you is opened, complete our indication of interest and preemployment screening survey.  Questions about any open role can be routed through our contact page.