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Farm Intern at Hidden Villa - 6017

Job Title: 
Farm Intern
Hidden Villa
26870 Moody Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
Job Type: 
Internship
Employment Type: 
Full-Time
Job Description: 

Hidden Villa is a nonprofit educational organization with a mission is to inspire a just and sustainable future through our programs, land, and legacy. Hidden Villa stretches over 1,600 acres of open space in the foothills of the Eastern Santa Cruz Mountains, about 40 miles south of San Francisco. We are seeking an energetic, responsible team player to fill our Agriculture Intern position. The position runs for about 10 months from April to January.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Responsibilities
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

The general responsibility of the farm intern is to work directly under the supervision of the Farm Manager and Assistant Farm Manager as a member of the five-person farm crew. This is physically demanding farm work that involves all aspects of our farm’s production. This internship provides the opportunity to live, work and learn on an organic farm and to participate in classes and other opportunities. This internship is a farmer-in-training program.

Working Hours: Monday to Friday (8-5 minimum) with seasonal extended hours, and alternating weekend responsibilities (1-2 hours).

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Field work: seeding, transplantation, weeding, harvesting, irrigation, some tractor work, etc.
Assisting in the operation of Hidden Villa’s Community Supported Agriculture Program and Flower Program
Training and overseeing volunteer activities
Performing basic ranch maintenance tasks and simple repairs
Participate in Hidden Villa meetings, community programs, and donor events

Education & Experience: 

Qualifications
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates must be at least 18 years of age with the ability to work outside performing manual labor. Valid driver's license and clean driving record (no major infractions). Documentation establishing your right to work in the United States is required along with submission of fingerprints and the subsequent successful background check.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

A candidate with basic knowledge of plants and an interest in sustainable agriculture and farm management is desired. Candidates must be self-starters with the ability to work independently and must be able to work with a diverse group of children and adults, including volunteers.

Application Instructions: 

Responsibilities
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

The general responsibility of the farm intern is to work directly under the supervision of the Farm Manager and Assistant Farm Manager as a member of the five-person farm crew. This is physically demanding farm work that involves all aspects of our farm’s production. This internship provides the opportunity to live, work and learn on an organic farm and to participate in classes and other opportunities. This internship is a farmer-in-training program.

Working Hours: Monday to Friday (8-5 minimum) with seasonal extended hours, and alternating weekend responsibilities (1-2 hours).

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Field work: seeding, transplantation, weeding, harvesting, irrigation, some tractor work, etc.
Assisting in the operation of Hidden Villa’s Community Supported Agriculture Program and Flower Program
Training and overseeing volunteer activities
Performing basic ranch maintenance tasks and simple repairs
Participate in Hidden Villa meetings, community programs, and donor events
This position is a full-time, 7-8 month long, residential, agriculturally exempt position. A stipend of $750/month is provided. Benefits include: professional development, housing, seasonal produce, meat & dairy products from the farm when available, holiday time, vacation and sick leave. Although it is the responsibility of the intern to obtain health insurance, we do offer resources that will help you navigate the process. Hidden Villa is a non-smoking environment.

The farm season has already started and so we will interview on a rolling basis beginning June 2019. Please submit a cover letter, resume and completed Internship Application. Call or email Sofia with questions to internships@hiddenvilla.org or 650-949-6327.

Job Categories: 
Farming/Agriculture