Field Assistant Homegrown Farm – Genesee Lake School

Contact information
Farm Address:
36100 Genesee Lake Rd.
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, 53066

Primary Contact: Matt Armbrust - Field Manager
Primary Phone:
    Number: 920-639-2551


Internship information
General Farm Description: Genesee Lake School specializes in treatment for students ages 7 to 21 who have been diagnosed with Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability are the primary diagnoses of the students who attend our school, and many of our students have secondary or coexisting diagnoses for mental health needs. Homegrown Farms is located on our campus and is an operational, agricultural farm providing an assortment of learning opportunities and benefits to the students and staff of our school. Our students use this environment to learn, grow, and work. Vegetables are produced on our 1 acre field site using organic methods for distribution to the school cafeteria, residential homes via a CSA program, and for sale to our employees.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: May
Internship Ends: Early October
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Minimum Length of Stay: Mid-May through Early October

Internship Details:

The Field Assistant position is a part-time 24hr per week position supporting vegetable production for use at Genesee Lake School for the 2024 season under direction of the Field Manager. The position requires the Field Assistant to support the Field Manager on Mondays and Tuesdays during the growing and has flexibility in schedule regarding the remaining 8 hours of work during the week.

Main responsibilities include:
 Works closely alongside Field/Farm Manager to ensure daily and weekly field production goals are met. Field Manager delegates tasks and manages this position.

 Assists in the completion of seasonal field tasks including but not limited to seeding, transplanting, bed prepping, weeding, harvesting, watering, trellising and pruning.

 Safely and appropriately use/operate field tools and equipment as necessary to complete tasks.

 Safely cleans and handles field produce while preparing kitchen and group home deliveries (i.e. washing, rinsing, sorting and packing a variety of vegetables).

A link to the detailed job description and application website can be found here at:–seasonal_JR102515?q=field+assistant

Educational Opportunities: Training on the job provided and opportunities for crop specific management are available.

Skills Desired: Experience working in horticulture and/or organic agriculture preferred.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch are available free of cost at the school cafeteria. The position also receives free produce as it becomes available during the growing season.

Stipend: Pay is $18.25/hr at 24 hrs per week

Housing: No

Preferred method of Contact: email