Our Farm Crew Interns are responsible for all daily farm operations. Interns learn to use the tractors and equipment, greenhouse management, field cultivation, irrigation systems, harvesting, post-harvest handling, distribution, record keeping, farmer stand sales, and poultry 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 17th
Pay: $15/hr. with a weekly produce
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)
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 Farm Stand
Opportunities for mechanical cultivation, and field prep is available for candidates with experience or strong desire to learn
General poultry care including feeding, watering, collecting eggs, and moving portable fences
Farm Stand sales, Restaurant 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 4:30pm with the exception of the weekdays 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 5:00 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 a morning meeting outlining our work plan for the day, then animal chores. We come out of the fied between 3-3:30pm to finish up the day 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, and farm store. Boulder and Denver restaurant deliveries go out Tuesday afternoons.
Wednesday: Finish harvesting for CSA distribution. Cut flowers and make bouquets for farm stand/CSA. Farm Stand/CSA set-up and distribution. Field work.
Thursday: Cut flowers and make bouquets for weekend CSA and Farm Stand. Field work including weeding, seeding, transplanting, trellising. Cooler inventory.
Friday: Harvest for weekend CSA distribution, restaurants and Farm Store. Wash and pack all produce.
Saturday: CSA Distribution and Farm Stand set-up and sales. Animal chores. Greenhouse watering.
Preference given to applicants available to begin work the first week of April and commit to staying through the growing season which ends November 17th. Can't commit to the whole season but still really interested? Apply and let us know your availability dates.
We will also be hiring for Farm Stand 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, open to learing new things, 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 preferred, 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 bring to this position?
What are some of your core values? Help us get to know you bit. How do you spend your free time? Favorite vegetable?
Please submit application by email to email@example.com; re: Internship Application
We'll review your application within a week of receiving it. We will contact you to set up an initial interview either by phone (if out of state) or in person at the farm.