Broadturn Farm is seeking 2-3 summer interns to join us for the season. The primary focus of the internship will be cut flower production and design. Secondary focus will include participation in our homesteading work, hospitality endeavors and education. We are looking for candidates who are serious about working hard and having a few good laughs in a supportive and generous work environment.
Field production of Cut flowers including but not limited to
Cultivating (aka weeding)
End of season Clean-up
Packing and delivering wholesale and commercial flower orders
Administrative assistance in the office/studio
Design work for weddings and special events
Care and management of homestead scale livestock operation, including participation in poultry processing
Management of on-farm events and AirBNB
Ideal candidates possess an infectious positivity and a willingness to dive in and try new things. We expect punctuality, attention to detail and commitment. We are looking for 2-3 interns to join us from May-September.
In turn, we offer as compensation:
Accommodations on the farm in a private, rustic cabin with shared cooking facilities
As much board as we are able to produce on the farm… milk, meat, produce, poultry
5 weeks of formal classes on topics pertinent to field production of crops
Time off to attend all area agricultural workshops available throughout the season
1 paid day off per month worked
Long term consulting for your agricultural business
You can expect to work most Saturday and some Sundays and have 1.5-2 days off per week, depending on the week. Our field work days have 2 shifts: 5AM-1PM or 7AM-3PM. And there is always an hour for lunch. Hours on Design days vary and when we have wedding installations on the weekends, we are usually done by 4PM. On-farm homestead chores are scheduled in a rotation and include weekends. And, on-farm events are all day/evening affairs, mostly on Saturdays, and finish by 11PM.
Interested? Want to give up all your summer to learn how to run a diverse flower farm? Send along a resume, cover letter and a copy of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners (MOFGA) apprenticeship application available here.
Send all your questions and application materials to Alaena.
Applications accepted until February 15, 2017.