Contact informationFarm Address:
418 Houghton Brook Road
Putney, Vermont , 05346
Primary Contact: Katie Ross Morrison
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: The Putney School is a progressive boarding high school located in Putney, VT, with a working vegetable and dairy farm. The dairy has a herd of 30 holsteins and jerseys, practices rotational grazing and makes the bulk of their own hay. The vegetable gardens use organic growing practices to grow mixed vegetables for the school on 2 acres.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: March 15
Internship Ends: October 15
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: February 15
Minimum Length of Stay: 6 months
The Putney School is a progressive independent high school with a working dairy and vegetable farm. We are looking to hire a seasonal farm intern to work in the vegetable gardens and on the farm. The candidate must be reliable, responsible, hard-working, have a positive attitude, and enjoy working on a team. During the spring and fall, the position will involve performing tasks on the farm and in the gardens as needed. This includes supervising some barn chore shifts with student crews during the week and some weekends. During the summer, the intern will work with the garden crew (doing things such as weeding, harvesting, hoeing, etc) and help with farm projects (such as haying) as needed. The position will include some tractor work, as well as other responsibilities which may include, depending on interest and experience: being responsible for direct seeding of crops, working with Putney School Summer Program students, etc. Training will be provided as needed.
During the summer, members of the farm crew are also expected to work a few barn chore shifts on the dairy farm each week, including some weekend shifts, as well as help unloading hay on some weekends. The position will start at around 30 hours a week in March and the beginning of April, and will increase to 45 to 55 hours per week as the season picks up. Position start and end dates are somewhat flexible but are approximately March 15 to October 15. Candidate must be able to perform physical labor and pass a background check. Housing and meals are provided along with a monthly stipend.
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to garden manager Katie Ross Morrison, firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquiries will be taken on a rolling basis through Feb 15.
Educational Opportunities: Educational opportunities will include the opportunity to attend local conferences and workshops (such as the NOFA summer conference) as well as visiting local farms, both individually and with the Putney Summer Programs farm workshop.
Skills Desired: Experience working on a farm is beneficial but not required.
Preferred method of Contact: email