Hawai’i – Hawai’i Institute of Pacific Agriculture hiring Natural Chef

Kapaau, Hawai’i

Natural Chef

Position runs from August 10th – October 10th, 2017
(*opportunity to stay on longer if desired)

We are seeking a Natural Chef to support our upcoming Fall Internship. Candidates should be passionate about working with local ingredients, and have a keen interest in tropical permaculture and farming. We currently source over 50% of our food from our farm including a variety of vegetables, fruit, starch crops, nuts, dairy, and meat. Our diet is mostly plant based, but we also have a small home dairy and raise small scale livestock so we enjoy raw milk, eggs and meat on an occasional basis.

During our Living Farm Internship, students live and learn on the farm with us for 6 weeks. While here, they study sustainable food systems and learn how to grow their own food and medicine. As lead Chef and Kitchen Facilitator, your job will be to prepare delicious, nutritious meals for our team, and provide guidance to students as they learn to harvest and prepare their own meals. You will work closely with our Culinary Director, Erika Kuhr, to plan meals, source ingredients and plan out food activities for students.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about food, clean, organized, creative, responsible, comfortable in dynamic environments, and enjoys working with other people as well as independently.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Preparing community lunch for approx. 20 people 5x week (Mon-Fri)
  • Various food prep and processing activities (supplying student kitchen with extra cooked starches, sauces or condiments to aid in their independent cooking efforts, or helping to process value-added products for Farmers Market)
  • Kitchen Facilitation, monitoring weekly kitchen flow and responsibilities (students have weekly assigned chore/responsibilities to keep kitchen running smoothly, the Kitchen Facilitator is just there to provide a supportive role)
  • Participation in community activities like weekly talking circle, field trips, etc.

**Bonus points if you are interested in food photography and social media. We post regularly about food and cooking from the land, and would love to have support in these efforts!

Details:

This position is 35 hours a week (approx. 6 hours a day M-F, with occasional Saturday shifts during special events or field trips).

In exchange we provide:

  • Housing accommodations in a private hale
  • Access to 1000 sq. ft. shared kitchen and study space
  • Shared hot/cold showers, composting toilets and washing machine on site
  • Community food supplies (vegetables and fruit harvested from land, bulk grains and legumes)
  • Walking distance to nearby swimming and surfing spots
  • Access to HIP Ag libraries, educational events, etc.
  • Weekly stipend of $200 (7 weeks total)

If you are interested in working with us, please send a note to opportunities@hipagriculture.org and tell us a little about yourself, your experience in the areas above, and why you’d like to work with HIP Ag. Please include a photo, it helps to put a face with the name. Mahalo!

Website: http://www.hipagriculture.org/jobs

Hawai’i – HIP Agriculture hiring Communications Coordinator

Kohala, Hawai’i

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

HIP Agriculture is a working farm and educational center located in North Kohala, Hawai’i. Our mission is to practice and teach ecologically conscious agriculture, empowering individuals and communities to cultivate alternative systems of living that restore human and environmental health. At our main campus, Halawa Farm, we cultivate a diverse collection of native Hawai’ian and Polynesian plants, tropical fruit orchards, perennial vegetable and medicine crops, and a market garden where we grow food for our community and local farmers market. We practice permaculture and regenerative agriculture farming techniques, and raise small scale poultry, livestock and bees.

The farm is the base of operations for our nonprofit educational organization, the Hawai’i Institute of Pacific Agriculture, which is the home of our K-12 youth programs, residential farmer trainings, and community events and workshops. We have been offering educational programs at Halawa Farm since late 2011. During this time, we have grown from a small volunteer-ran project into a high-functioning farm and institute with a team of about a dozen staff, volunteers and students that live and work on the farm throughout the year, managing daily operations and supporting programs. We are active members of our island community, and provide on-going consultation and mentorship for a number of local food, education and permaculture projects. Learn more about us online at hipagriculture.org, Facebook (Hawai’i Institute of Pacific Agriculture – HIP Agriculture) or Instagram (@hipagriculture).JOB DESCRIPTIONAloha! HIP Agriculture is seeking a creative, tech savvy individual to join our team. Our Communications Coordinator helps to manage all of our online communication platforms including social media, website, blog, newsletter, and outreach campaigns. We are looking for someone with photography/video skills that will help us capture the story of our work and get it out into the world. This is a great opportunity for the right person – you will be working with a supportive team, living in a beautiful place, eating farm fresh food, and engaging in meaningful work. Our 10 acre farm we is surrounded by nature, animals, and plant life, and provides a rich environment for a visual artist to find inspiration.

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Creating content (images/video/writing) for social media
  • Maintaining social media accounts and engaging with followers
  • Brainstorming content and marketing ideas
  • Coordinating online campaigns to promote farm and educational programs
  • Keeping online communications updated (website, blog, newsletters)

This position is 25-30 hours/week, and in exchange we provide: 

  • Private housing accommodations
  • Access to 1000 sq. ft. shared kitchen and study space
  • Shared hot/cold showers, composting toilets and washing machine on site
  • Community food supplies (vegetables and fruit harvested from land, bulk grains and legumes)
  • Walking distance to nearby swimming and surfing spots
  • Access to HIP Ag libraries, educational events, etc
  • $100 weekly stipend 

We ask that community members participate in 2-5 hours/week of community activities (maintaining shared spaces, work plan meetings, potluck dinners, educational activities). This varies throughout the year.

We have many exciting projects on the horizon for 2017, and we are looking for people who can make a commitment of 1 year or longer, to help us bring these projects to fruition. The Communications Coordinator will play an important role in getting out the message about our work and helping us build our membership base. We are looking for someone who is passionate about creating change, and will be a positive and responsible addition to our existing team.

HOW TO APPLY

If you are interested in working with us, please send a note to opportunities@hipagriculture.org and tell us a little about yourself, your experience in the areas above, and why you’d like to work with HIP Ag  (if possible include links to online examples of your photography/writing or social media projects). And please include a photo, it helps to put a face with the name. Mahalo!

Online: hipagriculture.org/jobs

Hawai’i – Hawai’i Institute of Pacific Agriculture hiring Garden Manager

Kohala, Hawai’i

Garden Manager

The Hawai’i Institute of Pacific Agriculture farm is located along the beautiful, historic coast of North Kohala, on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Our main campus, Halawa Farm, is a 7-acre living and learning environment where we cultivate a diverse collection of native Hawai’ian and Polynesian plants, tropical fruit orchards and perennial vegetable crops, in addition to raising small scale poultry and livestock. The farm is the base of operations for our residential farmer training programs and educational workshops, and provides a steady supply of food and medicine to those on the land as well as our local farmers market.

JOB DESCRIPTION

We are seeking an individual or couple to support our market farm operations. The ideal candidate(s) will have experience in high production vegetable farming and be comfortable working in a dynamic outdoor environment.

Daily responsibilities will vary depending on the needs of the farm, and may include bed prep, seeding, planting, watering, harvesting, processing/packing, nursery work, land maintenance, as well as providing support for our local farmers markets.

We have many exciting projects on the horizon for 2017, and we are looking for people who can make a commitment of 1 year or longer, to help us bring these projects to fruition. The market farmer position will play a key role in developing our market garden, and contributing to the daily flow and productivity of the farm. We are looking for someone who is passionate about creating change, and will be a positive and responsible addition to our existing team.

The position is 35 hours/week, and in exchange we provide:
– Housing accommodations in a private hale
– Access to 1000 sq. ft. shared kitchen and study space
– Shared hot/cold showers, composting toilets and washing machine on site
– Community food supplies (vegetables and fruit harvested from land, bulk grains and legumes)
– Walking distance to nearby swimming and surfing spots
– Access to HIP Ag libraries, educational events, etc.
– Monthly stipend of $500

We also ask that community members participate in 2-5 hours/week of community activities (maintaining shared spaces, work plan meetings, potluck dinners, educational activities). This varies throughout the year.

 
HOW TO APPLY
If you are interested in working with us, please send a note to opportunities@hipagriculture.org and tell us a little about yourself, your experience in the areas above, and why you’d like to work with HIP Ag. Please include a photo, it helps to put a face with the name.
Mahalo!

Hawai’i – Halawa Farm hiring Living Farm Interns

North Kohala, Hawai’i
Living Farm Internship
The Hawai’i Institute of Pacific Agriculture farm is located along the beautiful, historic coast of North Kohala, on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Our main campus, Halawa Farm, is a 7-acre living and learning environment where we cultivate a diverse collection of native Hawai’ian and Polynesian plants, tropical fruit orchards and perennial vegetable crops, in addition to raising small scale poultry and livestock. The farm is the base of operations for our residential farmer training programs and educational workshops, and provides a steady supply of food and medicine to those on the land as well as our local farmers market.

Our residential farmer training program includes our Living Farm Internship which is held in Spring and Fall, and is held on our main campus, Halawa Farm, on the beautiful King Kamehameha lands of Kapaau, Hawaii. This 7-acre permaculture homestead serves as working farm, educational siteand home to staff, apprentices and interns throughout the year. While living and learning with us, students explore a variety of topics related to sustainable agriculture, homestead farming, permaculture, agroforestry, soil fertility, plant medicine, nutrition, beekeeping, animals, mycology, community living, Hawai’ian arts and culture, and much more.


Dates:
Fall 2017 ~ August 17-September 30
Spring 2018 ~ March 29-April 28

Visit our website for more info: http://www.hipagriculture.org/education/internship

Hawaii – The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation hiring Volunteering Caretaker

Big Island, Hawaii

THE FRUIT TREE PLANTING FOUNDATION (FTPF) is an award-winning international nonprofit charity dedicated to planting fruit trees to alleviate world hunger, combat global warming, strengthen communities, and improve the surrounding air, soil, and water. FTPF programs strategically donate orchards where the harvest will best serve communities for generations, at places such as public schools, city parks, community gardens, low-income neighborhoods, Native American reservations, international hunger relief sites, and animal sanctuaries. FTPF’s unique mission, which has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, USA Today, and The Today Show, benefits the environment, human health, and animal welfare—all at once! For more information please visit www.ftpf.org.

OBJECTIVES: FTPF is looking for a dedicated individual to serve as volunteer caretaker of our newly developing headquarters/nursery/retreat center on the Big Island of Hawaii. The nursery will grow saplings to provide thousands of trees for local projects, to help underserved communities with improved nutrition and environment. The nursery is located on a pristine, off-the-grid 15-acre property in the middle of the Hawaiian jungle, on one of the most beautiful roads on the planet, in one of the most captivating regions of the country. The site includes multiple cabins, a house, and an open-air lodge, and will be home to staff and volunteers.

We are seeking a responsible caretaker to ensure the grounds serve the project to achieve maximum potential.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent command of managing day-to-day operations, including solar, propane, and rain catchment systems
  • Experience with general maintenance of buildings and grounds (including basic plumbing, electrical, and carpentry skills)
  • Ability to manage volunteers and learn new duties and responsibilities quickly
  • Commitment to the objectives of the organization & the ability to promote them in a professional manner
  • Excellent interaction skills to work with resident staff and volunteers

TERMS:

  • Commitment to working at least 3 flexible hours per day, until all daily maintenance needs are met
  • Rent-free living in a charming, comfortable cabin with electricity, plumbing, and common areas with internet access
  • Must be respectful of on-site vegetarian rules
  • Partners or family members who wish to reside on the grounds with the caretaker will be considered on a case-by-case basis
  • Modest stipend negotiable & caretaker is encouraged to hold additional employment outside of the property for supplemental income
  • Room for professional growth as project develops and gains momentum
  • Reports to executive director
  • Available immediately

To apply, please submit the form at www.ftpf.org/caretaker.htm or email napiko@ftpf.org with your resume.

The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation hiring Volunteer Caretaker

Big Island, Hawaii

The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF) is an award-winning international
nonprofit charity dedicated to planting fruit trees to alleviate world hunger, combat
global warming, strengthen communities, and improve the surrounding air, soil,
and water. FTPF programs strategically donate orchards where the harvest will best
serve communities for generations, at places such as public schools, city parks,
community gardens, low-income neighborhoods, Native American reservations,
international hunger relief sites, and animal sanctuaries. FTPF’s unique mission,
which has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, USA
Today, and The Today Show, benefits the environment, human health, and animal
welfare–all at once! For more information please visit www.ftpf.org.

OBJECTIVES: FTPF is looking for a dedicated individual to serve as volunteer
caretaker of our newly developing headquarters/nursery/retreat center on the Big
Island of Hawaii. The nursery will grow saplings to provide thousands of trees
for local projects, to help underserved communities with improved nutrition and
environment. The nursery is located on a pristine, off-the-grid 15-acre property in
the middle of the Hawaiian jungle, on one of the most beautiful roads on the planet,
in one of the most captivating regions of the country. The site includes multiple
cabins, a house, and an open-air lodge, and will be home to staff and volunteers.
We are seeking a responsible caretaker to ensure the grounds serve the project to
achieve maximum potential.

QUALIFICATIONS
•Excellent command of managing day-to-day operations, including solar, propane,
and rain catchment systems
•Experience with general maintenance of buildings and grounds (including basic
plumbing, electrical, and carpentry skills)
•Ability to manage volunteers and learn new duties and responsibilities quickly
•Commitment to the objectives of the organization & the ability to promote them in a
professional manner
•Excellent interaction skills to work with resident staff and volunteers

TERMS:
•Commitment to working at least 3 flexible hours per day, until all daily maintenance
needs are met
•Rent-free living in a charming, comfortable cabin with electricity, plumbing, and
internet access
•Must be respectful of on-site vegetarian rules
•Partners or family members who wish to reside on the grounds with the caretaker
will be considered on a case-by-case basis
•Modest stipend negotiable & caretaker is encouraged to hold additional
employment outside of the property for supplemental income
•Room for professional growth as project develops and gains momentum
•Reports to executive director
•Available immediately

To apply, please submit the form at www.ftpf.org/caretaker.htm or email napiko@ftpf.org with your resume.

Learn more: NaPikoCaretaker

Ka’u Specialty Farm hiring Temporary Farm Manager

Pahala, Hawai’i

Temporary Farm Manager Needed, May 15 – July 30

Ka’u Specialty farm is looking for a temporary farm manager who can keep the farm rolling while the owner, Malian Lahey, records an album in LA.

Ka’u Specialty Farm is an 85 acre farm that currently has an active 3 acre organic garden that supplies a local CSA.  The farm includes a small herd of sheep and some chicken.   17 acres is currently being prepared for planting in coffee and moringa trees.

Ka’u Specialty Farm is located on Wood Valley Road in Pahala, on the Big Island of Hawai’i.  Pahala is located on the eastern slope of Mauna Kea near the southern tip of the Big Island.  http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=Pahala

The Farm is located 5 minutes from the Wood Valley Buddhist Temple http://www.nechung.org/, 15 minutes from Punalu`u Black Sand Beach, and 40 minutes from Volcanoes National Park.

The Temporary Farm Manager would be staying in the owner’s 480 square foot, off-grid cottage with catchment water, solar water heater, propane stove, comfortable and beautiful interior, and would have use of the owner’s Tacoma crew cab truck.

Compensation for the Farm Manager would be $1,800 per month, paid biweekly. This position is perfect for a single person or a couple.

The skills needed and responsibilities are included on the following page, as well as some photos of the farm.

For more information, please feel free to call Malian Lahey, 503-575-9098, or e-mail her at malianlahey at gmail dot com