Colorado Rocky Mountain School

Contact information
Farm Address:
1493 County Road 106
Carbondale, Colorado, 81623

Primary Contact: Heather McDermott
Primary Phone:
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    Number: 8023422909
    Email: hmcdermott@crms.org

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Website: https://www.crms.org/about/careers-at-crms/

Internship information
General Farm Description: : Colorado Rocky Mountain School, an independent day and boarding high school, has an organic garden program with vegetable gardens, a young orchard, a small nursery, and a large scale composting system. CRMS is located on a 350 acre ranch in Carbondale in western Colorado between Glenwood Springs and Aspen at an elevation of 6200 feet.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: Mid to Late May
Internship Ends: Mid to Late August
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: March 22, 2021
Minimum Length of Stay: 10 to 12 weeks

Internship Details:

Job Posting: CRMS Garden Intern Position 2021
To apply, contact hmcdermott@crms.org Application deadline March 22, 2021 or until positions are filled

Location: Colorado Rocky Mountain School, an independent day and boarding high school,
has an organic garden program with vegetable gardens, a young orchard, a small nursery, a large scale composting system, and a water efficient public demonstration garden. CRMS is located on a 350 acre ranch in Carbondale in western Colorado between Glenwood Springs and Aspen at an elevation of 6200 feet.
Job Responsibilities: The Garden Interns participate in all activities of the garden as needed.
This includes soil preparation, planting, watering, weeding fertilizing, planning, harvesting, cleaning produce, preparing produce for storage, maintaining tools, minor repairs on buildings and equipment and cleaning of
the buildings and work areas. There also exist opportunities operate a skidsteer, participate in construction projects, and dabble in flower arranging. At times, the Intern may be called upon to work in/on the campus landscape. In addition, interns may be given responsibility over a specific project or ongoing task.
Housing: On campus (most likely a dorm room).
Stipend: $125/week paid every two weeks
Meals: Three meals daily provided when school kitchen is open. The kitchen will be open for most of the term of the internship with the exception of a few intermittent weeks usually no more than 2 weeks total. The interns will also have access to produce from the school garden and dry goods from the kitchen.
Time commitment: Duration and dates are flexible. 10-20 weeks at 40+ hours a week from May until September depending on the CRMS school calendar and the Intern’s availability. The interns will be required to work some weekends (on a rotating schedule with other interns and assistant- expect 1-2 weekends per month- mostly watering and light work). Due to the nature of agricultural work, typical holidays (such as Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day) will be regularly scheduled work days. Expect a heavy work load (40+ hours/week) most weeks. Qualifications:
• The Garden Interns should have the ability to thrive under
challenging conditions
• An ability to be flexible and respond to changes that
arise because of the school calendar and the weather
• A strong interest in organic agriculture and a strong work ethic are required
• An ability to work and live together cooperatively is essential.
• The internship is an experiential learning while doing opportunity and applicants must express a desire to engage in the work at hand every day.
• A well-developed, efficient and energetic work ethic
• The ability to use observance to initiate tasks
• At least 18 years of age
• Due to the presence of students on campus, all employees are required to pass
a background check. This requirement poses a barrier for international
applicants.
• Must provide own transportation to CRMS
• Ability to work in an efficient and thorough manner
• Due to the housing available to interns/assistant, no pets are allowed.

To apply, contact hmcdermott@crms.org Application deadline March 22, 2021 or until positions are filled


Educational Opportunities: See Description

Skills Desired: Farming experience and/ or interest is necessary for this position. See Description and Qualifications.

Meals: YES

Stipend: YES

Housing: YES

Preferred method of Contact: email only please