Caretaker Farm Apprentice Caretaker Farm
- Date Posted October 03, 2017
- Location Williamstown, MA
- Category Agriculture
- Job Type Internship/Apprentice
Another component is CRAFT (Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training), a seminar and farm visitation program for the apprentices from Caretaker and eleven other farms in the region. The objective of CRAFT is to enable the apprentices to study the diversity of farm design and agricultural technique found within the 12 collaborating farms and to form long-term friendships and a supportive community with their peers.
We also share all of our farm planning materials developed over the winter, provide weekly farm tours for apprentices, share literary resources that support out work, distribute weekly farm management information, teach fall workshops specific to the interests of the apprentices, facilitate monthly feedback sessions on both field work and community life, and provide support as apprentices develop the dreams of their farming future.
Internship Starts: Start of April
Internship Ends: The end of October.
Number of Interns: 3
Application Deadline: Rolling Admission until Filled
Meals: Apprentices have their own private kitchen. They are welcome to use farm vegetables.
While previous farming experience is not a prerequisite, the program is most suitable for those who feel they have a serious vocational interest in farming and/or agricultural development.
We seek apprentices who are self motivated; take initiative; are reliable, responsible, and professional; work well with others and individually; have a good sense of humor; appreciate high quality work/products; are excited about living in community with others; possess a deep respect for others and the land; work hard; and are able to lift 55 lbs.
Compensation: $950/month. In addition to the stipend, apprentices receive room and partial board, workers’ compensation, high speed internet, clothes washing facilities, access to an agricultural library and a week of paid vacation.Housing: All apprentices live on the farm in heated cabins.
Internship Details: The farm workweek of 5.5 days is challenging and the work itself is attuned to, and dependent upon, qualities of caring, persistence, efficiency, initiative, teamwork, and social justice. The apprentice’s responsibility and work experience covers all phases of sustainable crop production. But in addition to the daily work and interaction with the farmer, there many additional components to the apprenticeship training. Compensation this position is PAID: stipend How to apply