Farm Hand and/or Kayak Guiding Crew Dancing Gnome Farm
- Date Posted May 19, 2023
- Location Wabasha, MN
- Category Agriculture / Education
- Job type Full-Time
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. On the farm we grow a wide variety of delicious, Certified Organic veggies, using practices that prioritize sustainability and soil health. On the river we take paddlers deep into the magical backwaters of the Mississippi, sharing our naturalist knowledge of this unique region. Through our businesses we aim to deepen the meaningful connections between food, land, water, and ecosystems.Job description
We have a couple more spots to round out our awesome crew for the season!
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 through an ecotourism/naturalist lens. Farm-only position also available!
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 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. www.dancinggnomefarm.com
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. www.brokenpaddleguiding.com
Schedule: 32-40 hours/week, May through the end of October. Partial season positions available.
Qualifications and Certifications: 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.. (We will enroll you in appropriate training course(s) if needed including a Kayak Safety and Trip Leading course)
Total Compensation: $15/hour plus guiding tips and a CSA share
Housing: Subsidized housing available at the staff house
Bonus: Employees are eligible for a 3% retirement match. $50-100 BPG gear stipend.