Employment Offered

Employment Offered

Date Submitted
02/26/19
Position Title
12-Month Farm and Garden Intern
Position Description
Paid 12-Month Garden and Farm Internship

Located in the Adirondacks in Lake Placid, NY, we are a co-ed boarding and day school for children in grades 4-9, as well as a residential summer camp for boys and girls ages 8-14. Our 200-acre campus features a working farm, organic garden, and alpine wilderness that provide hands-on opportunities for learning, work, and growth.

Our not-for-profit organization consists of a boarding school, North Country School, and a seven-week summer camp, Camp Treetops. Farming and organic gardening play central roles in the lives of children and adults both at the school and camp. Our animal program consists of the care and management of horses, sheep, goats, chickens, and pigs, including animals for meat production. Our gardens produce about five acres of vegetables and flowers for consumption and education. In addition, during the spring we run a maple syrup operation in which we tap approximately 500 maple trees. The work here is demanding but highly rewarding and filled with opportunities for learning. Interns have daily interactions with our students and campers, but are also expected to develop skills related to garden and farm production systems, which sometimes necessitates working independently.

Twelve-month Garden and Farm Interns will report to the Garden Manager, focusing in garden and maple production, with some seasonal cross training and assistance in animal care. Interns receive room and board, health insurance, and a stipend of $1,200 per month. The dates of the internship are September 1st, 2019 to August 31st, 2020.

Main Responsibilities:
• Assist with all aspects of greenhouse and garden production systems, including seeding, transplanting, cultivation, harvest, and post-harvest processing
• Assist in maple syrup production
• Lead harvest and work crews of students and campers
• Assist seasonally in animal care, including barn chores and other barn activities
• Keep up to date records
• Work with Edible Schoolyard Program, assisting in classes and instructing farm-based education activities and curriculum
• Other duties include supervision of students/ campers at mealtimes, out-time, and rotating weekend duties

Qualifications
• Desire to live and work in an educational institution with plant and animal production systems
• Ability to work independently and as part of a group
• Ability to provide instruction to children, and coordinate groups of children
• Capable of operating a variety of hand tools, power tools, and farm machinery
• Ability to perform physical work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and three references to:
Tess Faller
Garden Manager, North Country School and Camp Treetops
tfaller@northcountryschool.org


County
Franklin
Farm Name
North Country School and Camp Treetops
How to Apply
Farm or Organization Website