Farm Fellow

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, June 3, 2022, 5:45pm

Address:

Sandstone, MN
United States

Website:

Osprey Wilds

Job Category:

Fellowship

Job Type:

Full-time

Other

Job Description:

Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit environmental learning center near Sandstone, MN that provides outdoor educational opportunities to diverse audiences in an intimate setting. Gain experience on our expanding Trapp Farm as we grow produce and raise pastured animals in what will be our second season of production! Grow high-quality, nutrient dense food while stewarding the land and adding to your farming skills. You will work with our farm manager, operations director, volunteers and other workers while doing a wide variety of farm tasks. Responsibilities include:

• Fieldwork (soil prep, planting, cultivation, harvest)
• Processing (washing, packing, delivery)
• Animal care (observation, paddock moves, feeding, loading)
• Farm maintenance, cleaning, and organizing
• Farm infrastructure projects
• Record keeping
• Farm Tours for donors and participants
• Communal housekeeping duties for onsite housing

Qualifications:

• 21 years of age or older at the time of employment
• Ability to commit to a full growing season, from May through November 2022, and live on site
• Self-Motivated
• Some experience and/or huge passion for small scale intensive organic vegetable farming is a plus
• Ability to do physical work under varying weather conditions
• Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team
• Attention to detail and pride in a job well done
• Great communication and customer service skills
• A valid driver’s license
• Respectful and builds community with others while living in shared housing
• Valid First-aid/CPR/AED certification is a plus!

Benefits:

• Work outside in a beautiful setting: 780 acres with coniferous and hardwood forests, creek, prairies, wetlands, farmland, and a lake with a dock and beach
• $360/month stipend
• Onsite housing with access to high-speed internet, kitchen and laundry facilities
• Meals during the work week/when groups are present
• Eight days off each month, plus 6 additional days of paid sick leave/PTO

Job Duration:

Other

How to Apply:

This fellowship can begin as early as May 2022 and end as late as November 2022. There are two positions available.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

To apply, please send your cover letter (including your available start and end dates), resume, and three references to:

Jill Rudolph, Operations Director Email: rudolph@ospreywilds.org Phone: (320) 245-2648 ext. 118

Job Compensation:

Other

Stipend

Compensation Information:

Benefits:
● Work outside in a beautiful setting: 780 acres with coniferous and mixed hardwood forest, creek, prairie, and wetland areas, as well as a lake with a private beach adjacent to the staff house.
● Year-long training in pedagogy, curriculum development, and environmental education theory
● Broad natural history and animal husbandry training
● Hundreds of hours of teaching experience with groups of diverse ages and backgrounds
● $340/month stipend + 10 Paid Graduate Credits through Hamline University for an Environmental Education Certification ($3,500 value)
● Private room in on-site Staff House, and meals when groups are present
● Eight days off each month, plus 10 additional days of paid sick leave/PTO. 

Contact Name:

Ashley Bozman

Contact Phone:

(320) 245-2648

Contact Email:

bozman@ospreywilds.org