Farm Internship

2014 Season
Now Accepting Applications

Applications will be accepted until positions are filled or April 1 (whichever comes first)

Job Description: Working closely with the farmers, interns will be involved in all aspects of the growing process, including bed preparation, laying drip tape, seeding, transplanting, thinning, trellising, weeding, mulching, mowing, harvesting, prepping produce, and record keeping. They will be responsible for proper washing, handling, packaging, and labeling of produce. They will also be involved in distribution at the farmers markets and CSA pick up and will be expected to interact with the public in a mindful and respectful manner both on and off the farm. The position also includes some animal care responsibilities.  One of the intern positions will also be working part time with our Education Coordinator to assist with large school groups.

Employment Details: Full time (40-60 hrs/week depending on season and weather), seasonal employment, paid at an hourly rate of $8.50.  A typical work day usually starts at 7 AM and ends at 4 PM with a 45 minute unpaid lunch break. The work week is either Monday through Friday or Tuesday through Saturday. Interns alternate covering Wed evening and Saturday markets. They also rotate animal responsibilities. It is a challenging but fun work environment where you’ll have the opportunity to work with a small group a people who share a passion for farming and good food.  At least once a month during the season we take the time to communally enjoy the harvest with a staff potluck.

Qualifications: Applicants must have the desire and ability to work hard in what is often a stressful and fast-paced environment. They must be responsible and reliable, have the ability to ask questions, follow directions, be self motivated, and enjoy working both alone and with others. Strong communication skills and orientation toward detail are needed assets. Previous farming experience is helpful but not required. Applicants must be in good physical condition and able to lift 50 lbs on a regular basis. Most of the farming is done by hand so the work requires strong hands, wrists, back and knees, as well as a good sense of humor. We’re looking for people who love good food and want to learn how to grow it.

Hiring Process: Interested applicants please send completed application, cover letter and resume attn: Susan Gordon to 5210 S. Highway 85, Co Spgs, CO 80911.  You will be notified if you have been selected for an interview.

If you are interested in this position for 2014, please Download the Farm Internship Application.

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