Employment Offered

Employment Offered

Position Title
Farm Internship at Craigardan - new nonprofit Arts and Agriculture organization
Position Description
Craigardan offers up to four Resident Intern positions to college-age or early-career individuals who have a strong interest in farming and/or the arts. Craigardan seeks individuals who are actively engaged and productive people who are curious and wish to discover more about the intersections of food, farming, and the arts. Interns are integral members of Craigardan’s community. This is an excellent opportunity for aspiring agriculturalists to gain skills in a supportive experiential learning environment, and it can add significantly to a professional resume and portfolio.

Each participant receives housing, a farm share, a $500 materials credit, and a land section for their own cultivation in exchange for up to 24 hours per week on the farm. Participants are expected to spend an additional 15 hours per week on individual projects. The program is rigorous, but each intern will receive support, encouragement, knowledge, and professional development opportunities in return.

The Farm Intern will work directly with the Farm Manager in all aspects of our small-scale, working farm. This position allows aspiring farmers to gain valuable insight into the day-to-day operations of a diversified farm. Interns will gain technical skills, academic knowledge, and hands-on experience in exchange for hard, rewarding work. They will study sustainable food production, seasonal food preparation and preservation, and land stewardship as they become ambassadors for a more sustainable food culture.

Responsibilities:
4 hours of work per day, six days per week on the farm under the direction of the farm manager; hours may include weekends and special events
15 hours of personal work per week [minimum] dedicated to the research and implementation of an Intern’s individual project
may include working with animals, planting and harvesting vegetables, weeding, and building/maintaining infrastructure improvements
may include working in the Applebarn to put up the harvest, and assisting with canning, freezing, butchery, preserves, and cleanup

Requirements:
must be able to safely lift 50 lbs and to perform moderate to heavy physical labor indoors and outdoors in all weather
ability to prioritize tasks and work independently as well as collaboratively
excellent communication skills
and a strong desire to live and work in a remote, mountain environment
A degree in agriculture or a related field is not required; though applicants should be those who have gained some hands-on experience, are serious about a future in agriculture or farm-to-table eating, and are highly motivated to continue their education.
apply online at craigardan.org
County
Essex