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Dancing Gnome Farm and Broken Paddle Guiding
N2870 Anker Ln
Stockholm, WI 54769

Contact: Lauren Barry, Michael Anderson

Email: dancinggnomefarm@gmail.com, michael@brokenpaddleguiding.com

Website: http://www.dancinggnomefarm.com, http://www.brokenpaddleguiding.com

Last Updated: 02-21-2018

General Description: 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. For the 2018 season we have created a position that gives you an opportunity to work both on the farm and on the river!

Internship Starts: May 2018 --flexible
Internship Ends: 10-31-2018
Number of Interns: 1
App Deadline:
Minimum Length of Stay:

Meals: Farm veggies, eggs, and some farm-raised meat provided. Some meals are eaten communally.

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.

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

Stipend: $12.50/hour equivalent, plus farm veggies and eggs, and 1/4 hog at the end of the season. Bonus: We will match up to a $400 contribution to a retirement account upon successful completion of the season. 32 hours/week, May through the end of October. Dancing Gnome Farm: Fridays and Mondays. Broken Paddle Guiding: Saturdays and Sundays. Tuesday-Thursday: Off--possibility for additional hours

Housing: Housing available on the farm. $230 for housing will be deducted monthly, internet and all utilities included.

Preferred method Of Contact: email

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 also through an ecotourism/naturalist lens. 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 pigs and 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. 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.


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