Carbondale, CO Seeking Garden Interns- Stipend w/ housing and meals!

Job Posting: CRMS Garden Intern Position 2019 – 3 positions available
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 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: $125/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 weeks usually no more than 2 weeks total. The interns will
also have access to produce from the school garden and dry goods from the
Time commitment:  Duration and dates are flexible. 10-20  weeks at 40+ hours a
week from May until 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 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 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 efficient 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
-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.
To apply, contact [email protected]  Application deadline Feb. 22, 2018