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Market Farmer Internship (see details below)

We are also looking for volunteers to help us distribute food during the summer months, as well as host food demos and help at our annual Harvest Dinner. Visit our volunteer page for more information and to sign up.

 
Market Farmer Internship

GoFarm is seeking motivated, adaptable, and passionate individuals to fill the GoFarm Market Farmer internship positions. Interns will learn sustainable farming practices, increase their knowledge of our local food system in Colorado, and play an integral role in connecting local farmers to people in the community. They will work closely with the Farmer Assistance Program Manager, other GoFarm staff, and other interns in a fun and collaborative team culture. Primary intern responsibilities include working with Incubator Farmers on everything from seeding and prepping beds to harvesting and processing crops. Interns are also expected to assist with distribution for GoFarm’s Local Food Share, providing excellent customer service and engaging with local community members on food justice issues. Interns will have the opportunity to attend monthly workshops on farming topics as well as monthly workshops on food systems topics. A final scope of work will be determined based on organizational needs and the intern’s strengths and interests. This is an entry level internship that is best suited for those looking to explore a career in agriculture or who are looking for hands-on experience in starting a market farming career. This position reports to theFarmer Assistance Program Manager.

Schedule: Part-time, up to 20 hours per week

Start and End Date: June 1, 2022 - September 30, 2022

​Compensation: $15/hr + free weekly veggie share

 

Responsibilities

  • Work with our Incubator Farmers to assist them will all aspects of their farm operation (~16 hours/week)

    • Prepare soil for planting and help to implement soil building practices

    • Install and maintain farm irrigation systems

    • Seed and plant crops

    • Manage weeds and pests

    • Harvest, process and distribute farm produce 

    • Assist Incubator Farmers on additional tasks as needed throughout the season 

  • Assist at one Local Food Share Distribution each week starting June 8th (~4 hours/week)

    • Conduct produce inventory 

    • Assemble produce displays for distributions and markets

    • Educate community members about local food systems

    • Serve local community members by helping people pick out their produce and by answering question about the food production process

    • Learn about local producers and farmers, and help convey information about these local growers to community members

    • Comply with GoFarm’s Food Safety Plan

  • Conduct a program evaluation and provide feedback to GoFarm staff 

  • Attend orientation and monthly educational workshops (~2-4  hours/month)

  • Spend 1-3 hours per week on education including conversations about race, identity, privilege, and inequity

  • Maintain good communication with the Farmer Assistance Program Manager

 

Working Conditions

  • Up to 20 hours every week: 

    • Several consecutive hours outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions

    • Several consecutive hours standing, bending and crouching to weed, plant, harvest, etc.

    • Must be willing to work at least one weekend shift per month

  • Occasionally working in adverse weather conditions including rain, snow, high wind, and in both the heat and cold

  • Regularly moving large boxes and crates of produce or moving soil amendments, up to 50lbs

  • Working in-person with the public

  • Some remote computer-based work may be required (Zoom meetings, readings, etc.)

 

Skills and Qualifications

  • Must be 18 or older

  • Must be compliant with our COVID 19 Vaccination Policy

  • Some gardening or farming experience preferred

  • Willing to work some weekends and/or evenings

  • Must have a reliable form of transportation

  • Able to work both as part of a team and individually on tasks on farms and at distribution sites

  • Flexible, willing to learn, comfortable taking initiative, and willing to ask questions when needed

  • Willing to engage with and be welcoming toward customers and passersby 

  • Passionate about local food, food equity and sustainable food systems

  • Willing and committed to learning about inequity within the food system, advancing food justice, and working toward a more equitable food system. To learn more about GoFarm’s commitment to equity, click here

  • Conversant in English, fluency not required

 

Bonus!

  • Valid Driver’s License & clean driving record

  • Conversant or fluent in Spanish

  • Have participated in another track of the GoFarm Incubator

 

To Apply:

To apply, fill out this google form. We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis until May 20, 2022. Please contact Kevin Oster with any questions at kevin@gofarm.org.

GoFarm follows an equal opportunity employment policy and employs personnel without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, marital status, transgender status, gender identity, ancestry, gender, political service, affiliation or disability. 

Looking for more opportunities working in local agriculture? Check out these Colorado job sites!

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