Farm Crew Intern – Cure Organic Farm
Last Updated On: febrero 17th, 2023 at 08:43AM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
7416 Valmont Rd
Boulder, Colorado, 80301
Primary Contact: Anne Cure
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Cure Organic farm is a woman-owned, certified organic, commercial, diversified family farm, growing over 100 varieties of vegetables, herbs, berries, and specialty cut flowers on public and private land. We rotationally graze a flock of laying hens, and laying ducks We have produce, meat and eggs available for sale 50 weeks of the year. Our main markets our Community Supported Agriculture program, Boulder, Lafayette and Denver restaurants, and our farm stand.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: March/April
Internship Ends: November 17th, 2023
Number of Internship Available: 6
Application Deadline: March 1, 2023 (but the sooner the better!)
Minimum Length of Stay: 7 months
Our Farm Crew Interns are responsible for all daily farm operations. Interns will learn to use the tractors and equipment, greenhouse management, field cultivation, irrigation systems, harvesting, post-harvest handling, distribution, record keeping, farmer’s market sales, and poultry care. The majority of work requires the physical capability to contribute daily in a rigorous, fast paced agricultural setting, creating an incredibly rewarding, yet demanding work environment and life experience.
A positive attitude and attention to detail is critical. Preference will be given to candidates who can commit to staying through November 15th and can work full-time. Please consider this commitment before applying.
Season: April through November 15th
Pay: $15.00/hr. with a weekly produce share and a discount on our meat
Status: Both full and part time positions are available
Full Time: 5 days a week, either Monday–Friday or Tuesday–Saturday (40–60 hrs/wk)
Part Time: Monday, Tuesday and Friday (20–30 hrs/wk)
Crew members are responsible for all daily farm operations. Field work includes:
Green house and field seeding, transplanting, hand weeding, setting up irrigation, trellising, harvesting, washing and packing produce.
Planting and harvesting flowers, making bouquets for CSA and Farm Stand.
Opportunities for mechanical cultivation, and field prep is available for candidates with experience or strong desire to learn.
General animal care including feeding, watering, collecting eggs, and moving portable fences.
Farm Stand sales and CSA distribution
Daily Start: Our start time is 6:00am.
Breaks: We have 15 minute break mid-morning and take lunch around noon.
Daily End: We’re usually finished by 5:00 pm with the exception of the week days we’re at the evening farm stand or CSA distribution. In the peak of the season Friday harvests run long and we may not finish up until after 5:00 pm.
Each day begins with animal chores and finishes up with watering the green houses, animal chores, cleaning the wash station and putting all equipment away.
We will also be hiring for Farm Stand. Please let us know if you are interested.
We are looking for positive, reliable, responsible, and hardworking individuals who have a great sense of humor and are able to follow directions and communicate well with others. Attention to detail is critical and a passion for growing food essential. (If you are not a morning person, a farm job probably isn’t a good fit for you as we start each day early.)
You must also be a team player, punctual, and be able to work in all weather conditions. Be prepared for rain, hail, snow, intense sun, wind, cold and heat each day in the field.
Previous farm or landscape experience is preferred, and it is essential that candidates are committed to the farming lifestyle and all that it demands. Must be in good physical condition and able to lift 50 pounds (squash and potatoes are heavy!). A valid driver’s license, clean driving record and reliable transportation to and from the farm are required. The farm is a non-smoking, drug free environment.
To apply, help us get to know you by submitting a resume, three references, and a cover letter answering the following:
Why you are interested in working at Cure Organic Farm?
What are you looking to get out of this experience?
What will you personally will bring to this position?
Please submit application by email to firstname.lastname@example.org; re: Internship Application
If your application is a good fit for our farm, we will contact you for an initial interview either by phone (if out of state) or in person at the farm.
Educational Opportunities: Daily practical in the field work like setting up irrigation systems, laying plastic mulch, operating equipment, using a mechanical transplanter, laying row cover, greenhouse seeding, hand and mechanical cultivation (weeding), harvesting, post harvest handling and distribution. Sales at CSA and farmers markets.
Skills Desired: Best candidates are a team oriented with a positive can-do attitude, a love of working outdoors and a passion for growing food for the community. Good communicators and no drama is appreciated!
Stipend: Employees will be paid $15/hr as well as fresh weekly fruits and veggies and discounts on our meat.
Preferred method of Contact: email