2023 Colorado Rocky Mountain School Garden interns


Job Posting: CRMS Garden Intern Position 2023
To apply, contact [email protected]  Application deadline March 31, 2023

Location: Colorado Rocky Mountain School, an independent day and boarding high
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
Job Responsibilities: 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 to tour other
farms, operate machinery, 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: $200/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 apart from a few
intermittent weeks. The interns will also have access to produce from the
school garden and dry goods from the kitchen.
Time commitment:  Duration and dates are flexible. 10-12 weeks at 35-40 hours
a week from Early June until Mid to late August 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 other interns and assistant- expect
1-2 weekends per month- mostly watering and light work). 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 work load
(35-40  hours/week) most weeks.
•       The Garden Interns should have the ability to thrive under
challenging environmental conditions
•       An ability to be flexible and respond to changes that
arise because of the school calendar, weather and other logistics
•       A strong interest in organic agriculture and a strong work ethic are
•       An ability to work and live together cooperatively is essential.
•       The internship is an experiential ‘learning while doing’ opportunity
and applicants must express a desire to engage in the work at hand every day.
•       A well-developed, efficient, and energetic work ethic
•       The ability to use observance to initiate tasks
•       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
•       Must provide own transportation to and from CRMS in Carbondale,
•       Ability to work in an efficient and thorough manner
•       Due to the housing available to interns/assistant, no pets are

To apply, contact [email protected]  Application deadline March 31, 2023