Seasonal Farmer

Location: 
Northeast Ohio
Publication Date: 
Monday, February 25, 2013 (All day)
Company Name: 
Calvary Camp

Calvary Camp, www.calvarycamp.org, in Northeast Ohio is seeking an aspiring farmer who is committed to sustainable agriculture and public outreach.  As a new endeavor, the farmer will have access to the land, resources, staff, and support they need to establish a successful garden operation.

 Calvary Camp serves over one thousand young people each year on a small campus of about 60 acres located right on the shore of Lake Erie. This is a unique opportunity to design, build, and manage a 1 to 2-acre teaching garden in an exciting camp atmosphere.  The garden will be used as an educational tool with the campers up to four times a day and as a source for fresh produce in the Dining Hall.

 Potential opportunities include:

 > 1-2 acres of flat, irrigable, land for market gardening or row crop

production (with the potential for expansion)

> orchard creation

> nursery crop production

>value-added processing

> meal planning with the camp’s head cook

 

Qualifications:

 

> A minimum of one full season of practical experience in sustainable

> farming

and a demonstrable commitment to pursuing sustainable agriculture as a career.

> An entrepreneurial spirit.

> Strong communication skills and willingness to engage with campers

> aged 8-16

both on a continuous, informal basis and during up to 4 50-minute elective periods daily.

> Intellectual curiosity and a commitment to active and semi-structured

learning and teaching.

> Kindness, creativity, flexibility, a strong work ethic, and a good

> sense of

humor.

> Ability to accept feedback from directors, cooks, and staff members on

> ways

to improve the garden.

> Duration - This is a full time, salaried position to begin May 1st,

> 2013 and

end September 30th, 2013.

 Compensation - Monthly stipend of 1,000 - $1,500/month and on-site housing is provided with his/her own bedroom in a shared house at the camp with a communal bath, kitchen and living space. Board is also provided for 4 of the 6 months.

 Apply - To apply, please send a letter of intent and resume to tim@calvarycamp.org