Gore Place Farm Internship
Gore Place is seeking 3 farm interns for Summer 2013. Gore Place is the 1806 historic mansion and estate of politician, lawyer, investor, and gentleman farmer Christopher Gore and his wife, Rebecca. Christopher Gore referred to their estate as “My Farm at Waltham”, on which he practiced innovative agricultural methods. The produce was grown for their table, for their animals, and to be sold in Boston. Today, the remaining 48 acres of land include organic row crops, raised beds, gardens, animals, a 1793 carriage house, and clues of the early 19th century landscape. The produce grown on the farm and raised beds is sold in a farm stand on the property and donated to area food pantries and shelters.
Farm Intern Responsibilities:
- Assist in all aspects of crop production, including planting, weeding, and harvesting 2.5 acres of vegetables.
- Feed and care for animals (sheep, goats, chickens, and llama) on the farm.
- Complete work on an educational, marketing, or other farm-related project that will enhance the experience for visitors to the Gore Place grounds. This project will be based on the intern’s interests.
- Interact with visitors, both adults and children, answering questions and providing information about the farm.
Farm Intern Qualifications:
- Interest in agriculture and education.
- Desire to work with farm animals.
- Ability to lift 50 pounds and work outdoors in various weather conditions.
- Ability to work well alone and with others.
- Undergraduate student, graduate student or career changer.
- Basic computer skills.
Summer 2013 (May/June to August).
20 hours a week for 8-10 weeks.
$500 one-time stipend.
Free parking. Accessible by MBTA bus 70 or 70A.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and two names of reference to the farmer by Email: email@example.com, or by Mail: Gore Place, 52 Gore Street, Waltham, MA 02453.