Experience:
No experience
Employment Type:
Intern/Co-op
Posted:
3/5/2019
Job Category:
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry
Milk and Honey Farm Unpaid Intern
(This job is no longer available)
JCCs of North America | Boulder, CO
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Job Description

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Organization: Boulder Jewish Community Center [Boulder JCC]

Job Title: Milk and Honey Farm Unpaid Intern

Schedule: Flexible

Department: Farm and Sustainability

JOB SUMMARY

Milk and Honey Farm is offering a fun opportunity to gain experience in community-based organic agriculture. Interns will have an opportunity to learn about farming practices through the principals of environmental sustainability, the ethical treatment of animals, and tzedakah or charity. The interns will be working directly with our Farm Director, while gaining experience in organic farming skills including animal care, drip irrigation, cover

cropping, cultivation, general plant care, greenhouse growing, and much more. Accepted applicants will also have the opportunity to explore the intersection of agriculture, education, and Judaism, through participation in our many programs. We are seeking interns to commit to 15-25 hours per week. We are looking to hire at least two interns this Summer from April 1 - October 31, 2018 but start and end dates are flexible with a minimum 6-week commitment, please e-mail the address below to ask about different work durations. No experience necessary to apply. This is an unpaid position. Accepted applicants will be able to take home extra produce from the farm and can be trained to participate in the goat co-op, allowing access to a weekly share of goat milk.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Farm work

* Learn to help maintain Milk and Honey Farm under the direction of Farm Director:
* Learn to weed, plant, and provide care to plants
* Help with goat care and possible chicken care

Working with children

* Opportunity to help with farm programming for Cherryvale Day Camp and/or Early Childhood Center if interested

Minimum Qualifications:

* QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS
* Passion for agriculture, horticulture, community farming, and/or Judaism
* Ability to spend time in the heat
* Ability to learn collaboratively and individually

Interested applicants: please send a letter of interest and a current resume by email to jobs@boulderjcc.org. Thank you.

Agency Information:

The Boulder Jewish Community Center's [Boulder JCC] mission is to provide programs and services based in Jewish values and traditions in a place where people of all ages and backgrounds gather to connect, exchange ideas, learn, and grow. The Boulder JCC is recognized for its innovative approaches to community engagement with the next generation and families through meaningful experiences and philanthropy. The Boulder JCC recently completed building its new 52,000 square foot facility sitting on a beautiful 10-acre campus in East Boulder. As a community convener and one of the central addresses of Jewish life in Boulder County and beyond, the Boulder JCC prides itself on offering a wide array of community programming including one of the best Boulder preschools, day camps, after school classes, and arts and culture programs serving infants, toddlers, youth, families, teens, young adults, and adults. The new Boulder JCC further fulfills its mission by being a primary destination for all of Boulder County as a place for meetings, celebrations, fundraisers, and other community events. The staff at the Boulder JCC is hard working, collaborative, passionate, and committed to mission. The team is driven by a desire to serve the community broadly and deeply. The organization continually strives to improve its delivery of content and services with a focus on its values. The Boulder JCC endeavors to hire individuals who are committed to the JCC's values, believe in the power of community and want to help grow a dynamic organization.

ABOUT MILK AND HONEY FARM AT THE J

Milk and Honey Farm is a burgeoning farm at the Boulder JCC. On site we have a acre in vegetables, a small cooperative goat dairy, a geodesic dome greenhouse and fruit orchard. The farm plays a large role in the JCC preschool classes and summer camps, as well as offering its own educational and volunteer programs for people of all ages. The farm is a central point of community connection and engagement.