Our Farm Crew Interns are responsible for all daily farm operations. Interns will learn to use the tractors and equipment, greenhouse management, field cultivation, irrigation systems, harvesting, post-harvest handling, distribution, record keeping, farmer’s market sales, and animal care. The majority of work requires the physical capability to contribute daily in a rigorous, fast paced agricultural setting; creating an incredibly rewarding, yet demanding work environment and life experience.
A positive attitude and attention to detail is critical. Preference will be given to candidates who can commit to the full growing season. Please consider this commitment before applying.
Season: Mid-March or April through November 15th
Pay: $12.50/hr. with a weekly produce share and a discount on our meat
Schedule: See below for details
Status: Both full and part time positions are available
Full Time: 5 days a week, either Monday–Friday or Tuesday–Saturday (40–60 hrs/wk)
Part Time: Monday, Tuesday and Friday (20–30 hrs/wk)
Housing: Limited affordable housing on-site is available, please ask if interested
Crew members are responsible for all daily farm operations. Field work includes:
Green house and field seeding, transplanting, hand weeding, setting up irrigation, trellising, harvesting, washing and packing produce
Planting and harvesting flowers and making bouquets for CSA and Farmers Market
Opportunities for mechanical cultivation, and field prep is available for candidates with experience
General animal care including feeding, watering, collecting eggs, and moving portable fences
Farm Stand, Farmers Market sales and CSA distribution
Weekly Schedule Details
Farm work varies based on the season, but below is an outline of a typical weekly schedule:
Daily Start: In March and April our work day begins at 8:00 am, but by May our start time is 6:00 am.
Breaks: We have 15 minute break mid-morning and take lunch around noon.
Daily End: We're usually finished by 5:00 pm with the exception of the week days we're at the evening farm stand or CSA distribution. In the peak of the season Friday harvests run long and we may not finish up until after 6:00 pm.
While we all work together as a team, some of our farm crew works Monday–Friday while some work Tuesday–Saturday. Our schedule will rotate throughout the season.
Each day begins with animal chores and finishes up with watering the green houses, animal chores, cleaning the wash station and putting all equipment away.
Monday: Focus on flowers and field work. Harvest flowers for CSA. Seeding, transplanting, setting up irrigation, weeding, mechanical cultivating, bed and field prep. Cooler inventory.
Tuesday: Focus on harvest and packing. Harvest for CSA distribution, restaurant orders, farmers market and farm store. Boulder restaurant deliveries go out Tuesday afternoons.
Wednesday: Finish harvesting for CSA distribution. Cut flowers and make bouquets for market/CSA. Deliver Denver restaurant orders. CSA distribution.
Thursday: Cut flowers and make bouquets for weekend CSA and farmers markets. Field work including weeding, seeding, transplanting, trellising.
Friday: Harvest for weekend farmers market, CSA distribution, restaurants and farm store. Wash and pack all produce.
Saturday: CSA Distribution. Boulder Farmers Market. Load trucks, drive to markets, set up stand, sell at market. Markets finish at 2:00 pm and we're usually back at the farm and finished for the day by 4:30–5:00 pm.
Applicants must be available to begin work the first week of April and commit to staying through the growing season which ends November 15th.
We will also be hiring for Farm Stand and Farmer’s Market staff. Please let us know if you are interested.
We are looking for positive, reliable, responsible, and hardworking individuals who have a great sense of humor and are able to follow directions and communicate well with others. Attention to detail is critical and a passion for growing food essential. (If you are not a morning person, a farm job probably isn’t a good fit for you as we start each day early.)
You must also be a team player, punctual, and be able to work in all weather conditions. Be prepared for rain, hail, snow, intense sun, wind, cold and heat each day in the field.
Previous farm or landscape experience is required, and it is essential that candidates are committed to the farming lifestyle and all that it demands. Must be in good physical condition and able to lift 50 pounds (squash and potatoes are heavy!). A valid driver's license, clean driving record and reliable transportation to and from the farm are required. The farm is a non-smoking, drug free environment.
To apply, help us get to know you by submitting a resume, three references, and a cover letter answering the following:
Why you are interested in working at Cure Organic Farm?
What are you looking to get out of this experience?
What previous experiences qualify you for this Internship?
What will you personally will bring to this position?
What is your interest, experiences, and opinions about working with farm animals?
We raise animals on the farm for eggs and meat and it's good to know what you think about that.
If your application is a good fit for our farm, we will contact you for an initial interview either by phone (if out of state) or in person at the farm.