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Farm Intern at Veggielution - 9470

Job Title: 
Farm Intern
Veggielution
647 S King Rd Veggielution Community Farm
San Jose, CA 95116
Job Type: 
Internship
Employment Type: 
Part-Time
Job Description: 

We are looking for an energetic, responsible team member to work with our small and highly collaborative team. Veggielution’s farm internship program immerses participants in our urban farm’s daily activities and programs. The intern will work alongside the Veggielution Farm Manager to help with all aspects of growing food and maintaining our 6-acre urban farm, including: greenhouse work, irrigation, soil health management, pest and disease control, harvest, and fruit tree care. They will help the Farm Manager to ensure that farm program engagement at Veggielution is safe and welcoming to all who visit and volunteer. They will be invited to join Veggielution staff on periodic visits to other regional urban farms to learn and grow our professional networks. Our Ideal candidate will be currently enrolled in a college or community college program. They will be highly driven by our mission to connect people from diverse backgrounds through food and farming to build community in East San José.

Compensation: $15/hour

Duration: This is a temporary, part-time (12 hours/week) position from March 1 - November 30, 2020.

Deadline: February 21st, 2020

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Create a welcoming and inclusive space for all visitors to Veggielution
Assist the Farm Manager with:
Planting, managing and harvesting a wide variety of crops
Managing greenhouses
Composting
Caring for a small flock of laying hens
Adhere to Integrated Pest Management and soil health best practices
Adhere to a comprehensive set of farm and food safety procedures
Staff our weekly mobile farm stand at the entrance to Emma Prusch Farm Park
Other related duties, as assigned

Education & Experience: 

Other related duties, as assigned
What You Can Bring
We are searching for candidates with:
A commitment to the mission and vision of Veggielution
A commitment to racial and social justice and equity
A flexible and adaptable work ethic
The ability to work independently as well as on a close, collaborative team
Enthusiasm for meeting new people from diverse backgrounds with sensitivity to differences (of race/culture, class, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and age)
Conversational Spanish language proficiency preferred

Physical and Schedule Requirements
Availability to work 6 hours on Friday afternoons as well as another 6 hours on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays (final schedule to be determined in coordination with Farm Manager.)
Routine lifting of farm tools and equipment (up to 50 lbs unassisted)

The physical demands described here are representative of what an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with differing abilities to perform the essential functions.

Application Instructions: 

Please send your resume and cover letter to cayce@veggielution.org

Job Categories: 
Farming/Agriculture