Employment Offered

Employment Offered

Date Submitted
Position Title
Farm Apprenticeship
Position Description
We are now accepting applications for the 2019 farm season. Apprentices will gain experience in all aspects of vegetable production, 100+ laying hen operation. Other livestock opportunities may be arranged based on interest and experience level. Apprenticeships run from April 1st through November 1st. A full-season commitment is required. Preference is given to folks with 1-2 seasons of hands-on farm experience.

Farm tasks include, but are not limited to:
Greenhouse seeding
Field seeding/transplanting
Helping with the CSA distribution and farmstand sales
Setting up and running irrigation
Weeding and cultivation
Harvesting produce
Washing and packing produce
Farmstand sales and operations
Leading WWOOFers and other farm volunteers in field tasks
Animal chores
Helping with various activities of the non-profit, including concerts and fundraising events

Applicants must be self-motivated with strong communication skills and demonstrated leadership abilities. A positive attitude and willingness to work and live well with others is a must. Must be able to lift 50lbs.

In the beginning of the season, the 40-hour workweek is Monday-Friday, shifting to Tuesday-Saturday in June through the end of the season. Additional weekend duties will rotate amongst all full-season crew.

Pay is hourly. Housing is provided as well as access to vegetables plus a weekly food stipend.

Most of the learning will be hands-on and/or self-directed. There will also be some organized educational opportunities both on-farm and in conjunction with other local/regional farms, including a grass-fed beef operation that is currently leasing a portion of our property.

Apprentices and WWOOFers (up to a total of 7) are housed in the historic Manor House with options available for tenting. Bedrooms are shared (2 or 3 per room). Toilets, electric and wifi are available at the house while a modern kitchen, laundry and shower facility is a short walk away. Meals are eaten together, and cooking and cleaning responsibilities are shared. A comfort level with a communal living environment is essential.

Active participation in community events as well as Manor-sponsored cultural events is strongly encouraged. Concerts, worksongs, contradance and fundraiser benefits are a few of the activities apprentices will be involved with.

All interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to jcraig@sylvestermanor.org
Farm Name
Sylvester Manor Educational Farm
How to Apply
Farm or Organization Website