Colorado – The Farm at Knapp Ranch hiring Seasonal Farm Labor

Edwards, Colorado (Vail valley)


May 15 – August 31, 2018

The Farm at Knapp Ranch is looking for trustworthy, reliable, and hardworking individuals to participate in daily manual farm labor May 15 – August 31, 2018, could extend through the end of September or October.

Job Requirements:

The candidate must be capable of physical labor, able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, work safely in all weather conditions, and take direction well. Outside weather conditions include rain, snow, and summer heat of 70-85 degrees.

Farming and growing experience is required including harvesting, weeding, and planting. Processing and packing experience desired.

Farm equipment operator a plus.

Transportation: The Farm at Knapp Ranch is located 20-30 minutes from Edwards, Colorado up a steep dirt road.

Dress Code: Candidate will be provided with work gloves, and uniform including a sweatshirt and t-shirts. Clean pants and work boots required.

Work Days and Hours:

  • 40 hours per week of work from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm daily.
  • Will require some work on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
  • Up to 50 hours per week in June, July, and August from7:00 am – 6:00 pm.


Compensation: This at will agricultural position starts at $15/hour.

Contact Wendy at 970-446-6116 office, 970-390-8115 cell/text or with interest.

Job Requirements:

The candidate must be capable of physical labor, able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, work safely in all weather conditions, and take direction well. Outside weather conditions include rain, snow, and summer heat of 70-85 degrees.

Farming experience is required including harvesting, weeding, and planting. Processing and packing experience desired.

Farm equipment operator a plus.


The Farm at Knapp Ranch is located 20-30 minutes from Edwards, Colorado up a steep dirt road.

Dress Code:

Candidate will be provided with work gloves, and uniform including a sweatshirt and t-shirts. Clean pants and work boots required.

Work Days and Hours:

  • 40 hours per week of work from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm daily.
  • Will require some work on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
  • Up to 50 hours per week in June, July, and August from 7:00 am – 6:00 pm.



This at will agricultural position starts at $15/hour.

Contact Wendy at 970-446-6116 office, 970-390-8115 cell/text or with interest.


Colorado – City of Denver hiring Urban Homesteading Instructor


Denver, Colorado

The secret is out: Denver is the nation’s top place to live, work, and play. Being the best place to live isn’t easy; maintaining such a reputation means we need the best people working for the residents of Denver. People who want to make a difference; people who want to give back; people who want to be at the heart of this city and have a hand in creating our future. When you join us, you will employ your unique skills to do important and meaningful work critical to the success of both your organization and the city as a whole. Be a part of the city that you love. #WhereDenverWorks­­

Denver Parks & Recreation offers Arts & Culture programming throughout the year at many of our 27 recreation centers. We offer a wide variety of classes in areas such as: fine arts, pottery, ceramics, sewing, music, dance, creative writing and a wide range of crafts and creative early childhood programming (18 month – 5 year olds) and cultural programs. The classes typically consist of around 4 to 12 participants broken into four general sessions and each class typically runs for a pre-determined number of weeks.


We are looking for an Urban Homesteading Instructor who is passionate about DIY’ing and is well versed in old-fashioned living arts.  We are looking for an individual who is eager to bring their passion and expertise to the table and provide instruction for our increasingly popular Urban Homestead Class series.

The Urban Homesteading Instructor:

  • Organizes, leads and teaches weekly Urban Homesteading Classes on a variety of subjects that may include:
    • Composting and growing organic foods
    • Raising creatures such as chickens, goats, rabbits, and bees
    • Fermenting and preserving foods
    • Making foods from scratch such as bread, cheese, butter, and/or kombucha
    • Making candles, bath products (such as soap), and natural cleaning products
    • Resourcing, recycling, and repairing household items
    • Reselling homemade goods and products
  • Develops curriculum or instructional plans for each program session
  • Set ups and takes down necessary equipment prior to and after classes and including cleaning and organizing
  • Provides safe and supportive learning environment for all participants
  • Works closing with Arts & Culture Program Coordinator to manage, plan, and prepare for each class including acquiring necessary supplies  and equipment
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested

The Urban Homesteading classes will be taught at Barnum Recreation Center, 360 Hooker Street


Our ideal candidate:

  • Will be passionate about instructing others in the old-fashioned living arts
  • Will be well-versed in the above mentioned class topics
  • Will have previous teaching or instructing experience in the above mentioned class topics
  • Will be able to work closely in collaboration with and under the instruction of the Arts & Culture Program Coordinator
  • Will be available to teach in the evenings on a consistent basis

Please apply on our website at



Colorado – Eco Lodge hiring Seasonal Cook

Grand Lake, Colorado

Eco Lodge seeks Seasonal Cook for Compassionate Kitchen!

Shadowcliff Mountain Lodge is a nonprofit educational lodge and retreat center located at 8,400 feet of elevation in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in Grand Lake, Colorado. We are looking for a passionate cook interested in spending a summer in the mountains, meeting a diverse group of guests, volunteers and staff, connecting with local growers, and being a part of a dynamic Shadowcliff team.

Shadowcliff’s Compassionate Kitchen is not a restaurant, but a commercial kitchen where nutritious and delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners are provided for workshop groups and staff members. Because we are not a restaurant, we create an environment which encourages ample time to explore Rocky Mountain National Park and its surrounding areas.

The Cook will plan menus to make the best use of seasonal and local foods, work with vendors and suppliers in food purchasing, train and direct rotating kitchen assistants, educate staff and guests about the Compassionate Kitchen philosophy, and keep the kitchen in top shape and in accordance with best food practices.

Prior experience in these areas is essential. The Cook should also be experienced in a variety of styles of food preparation, including experience with vegetarian, vegan and other specialized diets. Compensation includes a salary ranging from $6,000 to $7,500 (DOE). a private room and food, sharing in staff gratuities, and a discretionary end-of-season bonus.

Applicants must make a 5-month commitment beginning in early/mid-May through the end of the season (typically around October 1st), Applicants must demonstrate basic leadership skills, and experience in planning, preparing, and serving buffet style food to 15-60 people in a team environment. If you have passion, knowledge, and an understanding of local, organic, seasonal food and how to prepare enticing menus with it, submit a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to

Shadowcliff is a rustic facility built by 650 volunteers from 42 different countries. Learn more about us and our compassionate kitchen here. For more information, contact

Colorado – Frugalbundance Farm seeking Farmer

Paonia, Colorado

Frugalbundance Farm (homesteading, goats, poultry, garden, natural building, off grid solar, tiny houses, permaculture) in Paonia, Colorado, is seeking the right person to come live (long term) in a beautiful, well insulated, off-grid tiny house on wheels with large storage shed and garden space, on a 48 acre rural parcel 2 miles from the town center.  Use of the tiny home and shed would be in exchange for help with the milking goats and taking care of poultry about 12 hrs/week (typically milking goats twice/day, walking goats, letting out, feeding, closing up poultry – two days/week, or the equivalent.

The right person would be strongly interested in animals, organic agriculture and a simple, self sufficient lifestyle, quiet, mature, happy, internally motivated, a good communicator, and somewhat flexible time-wise.  No smoking, no dogs.  Photos of home can be seen at former owner’s FB page at  Perfect situation for a valley organic farm employee who needs housing, artist-farmer, or ?.  Please give Linc or Jeanne a call at 970-fourtwotwo-1888, or email us at for more info.

Colorado – Cure Organic Farm hiring Multiple Positions

Boulder, Colorado

Colorado – Cure Organic Farm; Harvest Crew Leader & Field Crew
Cure Organic Farm is a commercial family farm located six miles east of Boulder, Colorado. We grow 100 different varieties of certified organic vegetables, herbs and flowers on 15 acres. All of the crops we grow are distributed within 50 miles of the farm through a CSA program, to local restaurants, farmers markets and our farm store on site. The farm is also home to several honey bee hives, a laying flock of chickens and ducks, and heritage Berkshire and Mangalitsa pigs.
Harvest Crew Leader:
Cure Organic Farm is a growing family farm that is currently looking to hire a Harvest Crew Leader beginning February 2018. This position is responsible for leading and overseeing daily harvest and distribution schedule of the farm. This includes working daily with the farm crew consisting of full & part-time employees, and volunteers. Animal management, produce distribution, field work, farmers’ market sales, and other responsibilities are detailed below.
Successful Harvest Crew Leader applicants will be committed to commercial organic vegetable production and have a minimum of two years previous farm experience. Previous experience must include a minimum of two full seasons of field work on a farm with cultivating, harvesting, and post-harvest handling experience. The successful applicant will have the physical ability to work daily with hands, wrists and back, and ability to lift 50 pounds regularly. Applicants should expect to work in all weather conditions including, rain, snow, and daily summer heat of 90-100 degrees. Qualified candidates are positive, emotionally mature, strong role models and leaders. You need to be flexible and organized, and able to work well with a diverse group of people. This position will begin in February or March and continue through December and could grow into a year round, salaried position for the right person. This is a full time position; 5 days a week, TuesdaySaturday, 40-65 hrs/wk. Compensation for the 2018 season is $12/hr and includes weekly produce.
For full position details and to apply please visit
Field Crew
Our Farm Crew is responsible for all daily farm operations. 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-October or November. Please consider this commitment before applying. Pay is hourly, $10/hr, with a weekly produce share and a discount on our meat. Weekly schedule includes 5 days a week, 40-65 hours a week; MondayFriday Farm Crew or TuesdaySaturday Farm Crew. 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.
Full time positions are 5 days a week, either MondayFriday or TuesdaySaturday.(40-65 hrs/wk)     
Part time positions are available Monday, Tuesday and Friday. (20-30 hrs/wk)                                                                  
We will also be hiring for Farmers Market staff.
Post-Harvest Handling, Packing & Distribution Crew Members
Cure Organic Farm is currently hiring Post-Harvest Handling, Packing & Distribution Crew Members. The Post- Harvest Handling Crew is responsible for receiving, washing, packing and preparing for distribution our produce for markets including CSA, restaurants, farm store and farmers markets. Deliveries may be included in this position based on applicant’s interest.  This is seasonal employment from April-October. The schedule for this position is MondayFriday and hours vary seasonally between 25-40 hours a week. This is an hourly position starting at $10/hr. and includes weekly produce.
Daily responsibilities include:
  • Preparing the packing shed to receive produce directly from the field.
  • Work closely with Harvest Crew Leader to complete daily harvest.
  • Walk in cooler inventory.
  • Washing, packing and labeling produce based on orders.
  • Documenting and working with in Cure Organic Farm’s Food Safety Plan.
  • Cleaning post-harvest equipment and packing shed.
  • Assist in maintaining harvest and packing records.
  • Assist in deliveries and distribution as needed and as interested.
  • Organize walk-in cooler.
We are looking for positive, reliable, responsible, and hardworking individuals who have a great sense of humor and are able to follow directions and communicate well with others. Attention to detail is critical and a passion for growing food essential. You must also be a team player, punctual and be able to work in all weather conditions. Be prepared for rain, hail, snow, intense sun, wind, cold and heat each day in the field.  Previous farm or landscape experience is required. Must be in good physical condition and able to lift 50 pounds (squash and potatoes are heavy!). A valid driver’s license, clean driving record and reliable transportation to and from the farm are required. The farm is a no smoking and drug free environment.
For position details and to apply, please visit

Colorado – Smith Fork Ranch hiring Farmstead Gardener and Groundskeeper

 Crawford, Colorado

Position: Farmstead Gardener and Groundskeeper

Smith Fork Ranch provides luxurious guest accommodations in the rustic tradition, breathtaking views in every direction, highly acclaimed cuisine using our own organically grown vegetables, fruits, poultry and regional game, an award-winning wine cellar, outstanding fly fishing on miles of private waters, a stable of well-trained riding horses, expert guides for fishing, riding, hiking, sporting clays, mountain biking and other outdoor activities including a very active children’s program. Our passion and mission is to preserve and nurture the authentic western lifestyle and experience, and to share it with guests at Smith Fork Ranch here in our magnificent corner of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

The groundskeeper/gardener at Smith Fork Ranch will report directly to the General Manager and work closely with both the Ranch Foreman and Executive Chef. This position consists of two different but related aspects of the Smith Fork Ranch experience. The cultivated grounds within the ranch compound and the farmstead garden are of equal importance to the guest experience. This position will be responsible for assigning tasks (such as mowing, weed removal, etc.) to the outdoor guides during the guest season. The management of our 1/3 acre farmstead garden and greenhouse before and during season to ensure our kitchen team is supplied with a proper harvest of fruits and vegetables is of the utmost importance.


  • Plans and executes landscaping operations, maintains grounds and landscape of the Smith Fork Ranch property, including Hill House grounds and landscaping
  • Prepares terrain, applies fertilizers, seeding lawns, transplanting shrubs and plants as necessary, uses manual and power operated equipment
  • Locates and plants shrubs, trees, and flowers selected by property owner or those recommended for the particular landscape effect
  • Mows and trims lawns, using push mower or riding mower
  • Manages outdoor guides during the season to assist in mowing, weeding, and any other tasks that need attention on Smith Fork Ranch property
  • Maintain grounds using rakes, brooms, or hoses
  • Apply nutrients to trees, shrubs, or lawns as needed
  • Maintain sprinkler system to ensure accurate coverage with assistance of Ranch Foreman
  • Schedule maintenance of sprinkler system upon opening and closing of the season with assistance of the ranch foreman



  • Collaborate with Executive Chef in ordering seeds for the season
  • Place orders for all gardening supplies/seeds in a timely manner after approved by GM
  • Start seeds in a timely manner for maximum production
  • Prepare the soil for planting
  • Maintain irrigation in the farmstead area
  • Control greenhouse temperature and production throughout the year
  • Keep the farmstead area clean, organized, and aesthetically pleasing to guests during the season
  • Be available for farmstead tours when needed throughout the season
  • Communicate with the Executive Chef regarding items for harvest
  • Properly wash and prepare items for kitchen
  • Ensure quality items are being harvested
  • Plant flowers in the garden or around the property for the use of the housekeeping and dining staff
  • Ensure the housekeeping and dining staff are aware of the flowers that are their responsibility and that they are properly watered throughout the season


  • Basic knowledge of water systems
  • Extensive knowledge and experience running a LARGE garden plot
  • Knowledge of harvest times and plant needs
  • At least 3 years gardening experience
  • Ability to grow and maintain an abundant garden at 7,200 feet
  • Physical strength
  • Ability to lift 50lbs. consecutively
  • Ability to get along with people and guests who often want a tour of the farmstead
  • Ability to work with the executive chef in planning meals around produce
  • Self starting/self managing qualifications
  • Available from March 1 through November 15


Competitive salary based on ability and experience. Housing available, meals and share of employee tip pool.

Mail or Email application, cover letter, resume and photo to:

Smith Fork Ranch

Attn: General Manager

45362 Needle Rock Road

Crawford, CO 81415

Phone: 970-921-3454



Colorado – Farmette Flowers hiring Field Intern

Lyons, Colorado

Farmette Flowers – Field Intern.

Apply at: by 2/15/18

Position duration: April 1st-October 31st, 2018, with opportunities for further employment.

 Who We Are

 We are a small flower farm and floral design studio in Lyons, CO. We operate on the property of the Lyons Farmette, an education center and wedding venue. We grow over 100 species of flowers for use in our wedding arrangements, our local grocery bouquets, and for our subscription bouquets. The farm is located in a small town that is home to two world-class music festivals and is only minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park and Boulder. We also grow herbs and vegetables for our on-farm dinners and for personal consumption. We have a little animal farm of goats, alpacas, and chickens. Between the two venues, we host 120 weddings per year, and provide flowers to about half those. It’s an incredibly beautiful place. Visit and to learn more.

 This Position

 Learn to farm flowers. You will work closely with Helen to sow seed, transplant seedlings, make compost and compost tea, prepare beds, and weed plants. You will learn harvest and post-harvest handling techniques, make market and subscription bouquets, wash lots of buckets, and support the design team in setting up weddings. If your are interested in wedding floral design, there are opportunities for studio work as well. Live in a restored Airstream trailer on our quiet farm, with access to our communal vegetable garden and eggs from our chickens, learn beekeeping if you are so inclined, plus get as much goat and alpaca love as you can handle.  Live in Lyons, home of 2 world-class music festivals, close to Rocky Mountain National Park and Boulder.

 We are open about all aspects of our business to our interns, from planning the season, to planting and seed-starting, compost-making and our irrigation system, to marketing, interviewing brides, and bookkeeping. We tutor you throughout the season on how to grow and arrange flowers. We are happy to work with you on any college credit you may need. The farm is also home to many homesteading and DIY classes, from kimchi and sauerkraut making to spinning and knitting to cooking to chicken-keeping.

 Basic Qualifications

 Field interns must:

  1. Be available for the entire growing season, April 1st through October 31st.
  2. Be able to work 40 hours per week across 5 work days
  3. Have interest in and previous experience working with plants – preferably, you are a passionate caretaker of living things.
  4. Be able to bend over, squat down, lift up to 50 lbs, work quickly and efficiently, and work in hot or cold conditions. This is a physical, outdoor job, and work can be strenuous and uncomfortable at times.
  5. Be able to wake up early. We often start our day at 6AM in the hotter months.
  6. Be willing to learn. Flowers are complicated and demanding to grow, and we grow over 100 species, each with their own peculiarities.


 $800/month plus housing. One adorable refurbished Airstream trailer is offered to interns for housing, along with our outdoor kitchen and indoor bathrooms and showers.

 No meals are provided, but you have free access to our eggs and veggies.