Dancing Gnome & Broken Paddle

Contact information
Farm Address:
213 Main St W
Wabasha, Minnesota, 55981

Primary Contact: Lauren Barry
Secondary Contact: Michael Anderson

Primary Phone:
    Number: 612-270-7237
    Email: dancinggnomefarm@gmail.com

Secondary Phone
    Number: 952-261-7081
    Email: michael@brokenpaddleguiding.com

    Email: michael@brokenpaddleguiding.com

Website: http://www.dancinggnomefarm.com

Website: http://www.brokenpaddleguiding.com

Internship information
General Farm Description: Farm-only or Combo Kayak/Farm Positions available! Dancing Gnome Farm and Broken Paddle Guiding are closely tied together. The farm --owned by Lauren Barry-- and the guiding business --owned by her partner Michael Anderson-- share work, employees, and good food. This position gives you an opportunity to work both on the farm and on the river!

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: April/May 2023
Internship Ends: End of October 2023
Number of Internship Available: 5
Application Deadline: June 1, 2023
Minimum Length of Stay: 6 months (contact us to check on short-term opportunities)

Internship Details:

This one-of-a-kind job is perfect for a curious and passionate person who loves being outside, working hard, and learning new skills. In this position, you will get to interact with the outdoors through the context of a sustainable farm, and through an ecotourism/naturalist lens.

Dancing Gnome Farm and Broken Paddle Guiding are closely tied together. The farm (owned by Lauren Barry) and the guiding business (owned by her partner Michael Anderson) share work, employees, and good food. Join us for this one of a kind position that gives you an opportunity to work both on an organic farm and on the river!

Dancing Gnome Farm: Help grow, harvest, wash and pack over 40 different types of veggies throughout the season. You will also gain experience driving tractors, raising laying hens, composting, transplanting, weeding, and with various other farm tasks as interested. We work hard in all weather conditions, and efficiency and accuracy are crucial for our goal of growing high-quality vegetables. www.dancinggnomefarm.com

Broken Paddle Guiding: Help guide kayak trips, assist guests at our shop, shuttle kayaks and guests for kayak tours and rentals, load/unload kayaks, teach basic kayak skills, maintain gear and equipment, teach ecosystem flora and fauna, provide a high level of customer service, and perform other duties as assigned. www.brokenpaddleguiding.com

32-40 hours/week, April/May through October (dates are somewhat flexible).

Educational Opportunities: You will get hands-on experience in all the day-to-day aspects of both operations.

Skills Desired: Experience working hard outdoors. Willingness to work in all weather conditions. Ability to pick up on systems, work quickly and efficiently, and be self-directed when necessary. Enthusiasm for learning and teaching about the outdoors. Current driver's license and clean driving record. First Aid/CPR, experience paddling and/or guiding trips, naturalist certification. We will enroll you in appropriate training course/s if needed.

Meals: Farm veggies provided. Lunch is eaten communally.

Stipend: $15/hour starting wage, plus Broken Paddle tips, a CSA share and extra farm veggies. Bonus: Employees are eligible for a 3% retirement match. $50-100 BPG gear stipend.

Housing: Subsidized housing available in town.

Preferred method of Contact: Email