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Internship- Farm Crew

Company: Cure Organic Farm
Location: Boulder
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Job Description:

Our Farm Crew Interns are responsible for all daily farm operations. Interns will learn to use the tractors and equipment, greenhouse management, field cultivation, irrigation systems, harvesting, post-harvest handling, distribution, record keeping, farmers market sales, and animal care. The majority of work requires the physical capability to contribute daily in a rigorous, fast paced agricultural setting; creating an incredibly rewarding, yet demanding work environment and life experience. A positive attitude and attention to detail is critical. Preference will be given to candidates who can commit to the full growing season of Mid-March or April through November 15th. Please consider this commitment before applying. Pay is hourly, $12/hr, with a weekly produce share and a discount on our meat. Weekly schedule includes 5 days a week, 40-60 hours a week; Monday-Friday or Tuesday Saturday. Both full and part time positions are available. Limited affordable housing on site is available, please ask if interested. Crew members are responsible for all daily farm operations. Field work schedule includes: Green house & field seeding, transplanting, hand weeding, setting up irrigation, trellising, harvesting, washing and packing produce. Planting and harvesting flowers. Making bouquets for CSA and Farmers Market. For candidates with more experience opportunities for mechanical cultivation, and field prep is also available. General animal care including feeding, watering, collecting eggs and moving portable fences as needed. Farmers Market sales and CSA distribution. Weekly Schedule Details While farm work varies based on the season, below is an outline of what a typical weekly schedule looks like. In March and April our work day begins at 8am, but by May our start time is 6am. We are usually finished by 5:00pm with the exception of week days we are at the evening farmers market or CSA distribution. We have 15 minute break mid-morning and take lunch around noon. In the peak of the season Friday harvests run long and we may not finish up until after 6pm. While we all work together as a team, some of our farm crew works Monday-Friday while some work Tuesday Saturday. Our schedule will rotate throughout the season. Each day begins with animal chores and finishes up with watering the green houses, animal chores, cleaning the wash station and putting all equipment away. Monday: Focus on flowers and field work. Harvest flowers for CSA. Seeding, transplanting, setting up irrigation, weeding, mechanical cultivating, bed & field prep. Cooler inventory. Tuesday: Focus on harvest & packing. Harvest for CSA distribution, restaurant orders, farmers market and farm store. Boulder restaurant deliveries go out Tuesday afternoons. Wednesday: Finish harvesting for CSA distribution. Cut flowers & make bouquets for market/csa. Deliver Denver restaurant orders. CSA distribution. Thursday: Finish harvest for evening csa distribution. Cut flowers & make bouquets for weekend farmers markets. Field work including weeding, seeding, transplanting, trellising. Friday: Harvest for weekend farmers market, csa distribution, restaurants and farm store. Wash and pack all produce. Saturday: Boulder Farmers Market. Load trucks, drive to markets, set up stand, sell at market. Markets finish at 2pm and we are usually back at the farm and finished for the day by 4:30-5pm. Full time positions are 5 days a week, either Monday-Friday or Tuesday-Saturday.(40-60 hrs/wk) $12/hr. Part time positions are available Monday, Tuesday and Friday. (20-30 hrs/wk) $12/hr. Applicants must be available to begin work the first week of April and commit to staying through the growing season which ends November 15th. We will also be hiring for Farm Store and Farmers Market staff. Please let us know if you are interested.

Keywords: Cure Organic Farm, Boulder , Internship- Farm Crew, Other , Boulder, Colorado

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