Job Openings

Land's Sake is dedicated to community conservation stewardship through farming, forestry and education. Please let us know if you are interested in any of our various efforts described throughout this site. In addition to occasional job opportunities, if you are looking for experience or work for academic credit, we welcome interns and apprentices.

Thank you for your interest!

Full-time Opportunities:

There are no full-time opportunities available at this time.

Part-time and Seasonal Opportunities:

Part-time Education Coordinator

Land’s Sake seeks an Education Coordinator with a flexible schedule. The person in this position will be able to work 10-15 hours a week (mostly mornings) during the school year, and 40 hours a week from late June to mid August. The coordinator will be responsible for teaching farm-based education programs for schools, after-school programs, events, sugaring tours, family programs, outreach programs, and summer programs.

The coordinator will also act as the Green Power leader during the summer. The Green Power leader is in charge of students ages 13-17 for week-long, full day programs. This program is a local food immersion program and includes time spent working on the farm, doing community service with local food organizations, teaching kids about the farm during Boys and Girls club tours, and creating a meal made with local ingredients. The general schedule for this program is already set, so the person in this position would just need to come in and own it as well as set up some of the logistical details. The Coordinator will also be responsible for helping to hire a Green Power assistant to help them lead the program.

Basically this position is a “right hand (wo)man” to the Education Manager. Successful candidates will be highly motivated, organized, great with teaching a large range of ages (especially high school), and a team player. Previous farm or professional garden experience is a MUST as well as comfort working around a variety of animals including chickens, rabbits, sheep, and goats. Other helpful skills include experience working with InDesign, carpentry skills, artistic ability, etc.  College degree in horticulture, farming, environmental science, environmental education, etc required or related field required.

Compensation:

$15 per hour plus vegetables, flowers, and eggs from the farm.

Please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to greenpower@landssake.org to apply.  Preference will be given to those candidates who can start ASAP.

Assistant Educator, Green Power

The Green Power Assistant Educator will implement the unique Green Power program for teens ages 13-17. Green Power is a week-long immersive local food systems program. Students participate in farm work, group projects, community service, educating youth, and planning and cooking a community meal. He or she will work collaboratively with other staff to effectively manage the inherent risks of working on a farm, empower participants to learn and work together, while teaching and adhering to current best management practices for sustainable food production. Click here for more information about the Green Power Assistant position. As of 4/17 we are still hiring for this position (despite the deadline in the attached document).

Assistant Farm Educator, Farm and Forest Explorers

The Assistant Farm Educator will help to implement the Farm and Forest Explorers program for children ages 7-12. This position runs from mid June to Mid August. Students in Farm and Forest Explorers will learn useful gardening skills, spend time caring for our farm animals, play nature games, create seasonal crafts, read stories, and make snacks from produce on the farm. This position will also be responsible for the Open Farmyard program, which is a drop-in program on Thursdays at the farm from 3-5pm. Click here for more information about the Farm and Forest Assistant Educator position. **As of 4/17 we are still hiring for this position (despite the deadline in the attached document).

Stewardship Assistant

Land’s Sake is seeking a part-time, seasonal employee to assist with our sustainable land management and stewardship branch. This position will run from the end of May until August with possible work extension into the fall and consist of up to 20 hours of work per week. This job consists primarily of:

  • Mowing of fields and trails using a commercial-grade riding mower or farm tractor with mowing deck
  • Supporting off-season Forestry Department activities including pruning Christmas trees, preparing for maple syrup production, maintaining firewood stacks, etc.
  • Various other stewardship tasks including but not limited to; clearing/moving brush, removing invasive species, maintaining an aesthetic landscape at the main farm and office, and assisting with various jobs around the farm.

Qualifications:

  • Experience using equipment such as riding mowers, brush mowers, weed whackers, etc. and experience towing a trailer
  • Able to work independently for long days while doing physically demanding work in potentially inclement weather
  • High commitment to safety and careful attention to quality
  • Able to pass a criminal background test and have a valid driver’s license

Other Helpful Skills:

  • Experience using a tractor and/or chainsaw
  • Knowledge of small engine maintenance and repair

Essential skills and abilities:

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 35 pounds at a time over uneven terrain
  • Ability to work outdoors in all conditions

Compensation is $10-12 per hour commensurate with experience, as well as free produce from our farm stand.

To apply, please email the Forest and Stewardship coordinator at aaron@landssake.org. Please provide three work references, a resume and a short cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position and any related experiences. We will be hiring until position is filled.

Land’s Sake is an equal opportunity employer, and people of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.