Colorado Rocky Mountain School, an independent day and boarding high school, has an organic garden program with vegetable gardens, a young orchard, a small nursery, a large scale composting system, and a water efficient public demonstration garden. CRMS is located on a 350 acre ranch in Carbondale in western Colorado between Glenwood Springs and Aspen at an elevation of 6200 feet.
CRMS Garden Intern Job Description
Time commitment: 12 weeks at 40+ hours a week from late-May/early-June until late-August or early-September depending on the CRMS school calendar and the Intern’s availability. The interns will be required to work some weekends (on a rotating schedule with manager and assistant). Due to the nature of agricultural work, typical holidays (such as Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day) will be regularly scheduled work days. Expect a heavy workload (40+ hours/week) most weeks.
Qualifications: The Garden Interns should have the ability to thrive under
challenging conditions, an ability to be flexible and respond to changes that arise because of the school calendar and the weather. A strong interest in organic agriculture and a strong work ethic are required. An ability to work and live together cooperatively is essential.
-A well developed work ethic
-At least 18 years of age
-Due to the presence of students on campus, all employees are required to pass a background check. This requirement poses a barrier for international applicants.
-Must provide own transportation to CRMS
-Ability to work in an efficient and thorough manner
Due to the housing available to interns/assistant, no pets are allowed.
The Garden Interns participate in all activities of the garden as needed.
This includes soil preparation, planting, watering, weeding fertilizing,
planning, harvesting, cleaning produce, preparing produce for storage,
maintaining tools, minor repairs on buildings and equipment and cleaning of the buildings and work areas. There also exist opportunities operate a skid steer, participate in construction projects, and dabble in flower arranging. At times, the Intern may be called upon to work in/on the campus landscape. In addition, interns may be given responsibility over a specific project or ongoing task.
Housing: On campus (most likely a dorm room).
Stipend: $100/week paid every two weeks
Meals: Three meals daily provided when school kitchen is open. The kitchen will be open for most of the term of the internship with the exception of a few intermittent days usually no more than 2 weeks total. The interns will also have access to produce from the school garden.
Application deadline Feb. 15, 2016
To apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org