Farmer/Educator

We are looking for a dynamic, hardworking farmer to assist with the development and daily operations of our new educational farm. The Children’s Farm and Forest will feature a variety of animals on pasture, a children’s garden and eventual greenhouse, pollinator beds, native perennial landscaping and berry crops, a new nature trail, and a hands-on educational experience aimed at connecting visitors to the working landscape. 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide a welcoming, engaging presence throughout the Children’s Farm and Forest.
  • Lead farm activities and educational workshops for a range of public audiences.
  • Help clean program areas and education spaces daily.
  • Uphold excellent guest services at all times.
  • Work with rotational pasture system for a variety of Children’s Farm animals.
  • Help build fencing, animal watering, composting and manure management systems.
  • Assist with garden tasks.
  • Participate in daily animal care and chores and clean animal pens.
  • Provide around-the-clock on-call support in coordination with Farm Director.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience working with livestock and horticultural crops.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic and highly collaborative environment.
  • Experience with and safe operation of agricultural equipment.
  • Willingness to be on-call for farm related emergencies.
  • Flexibility, enthusiasm, good communication skills, and the willingness to learn.
  • Valid First Aid and CPR Certification (training provided).
  • Able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Able to move over uneven terrain.
  • Comfort working with large animals.

Working Conditions

  • Outdoor work environment with varied weather conditions.
  • Weekend work required in coordination with Farm Director.

This is a full time, seasonal position, with the possibility of extension. Housing is provided.

To apply

Please email a letter of interest, resume, and 3 reference contacts to Lu Neuse, Program Director, at jobs@retreatfarm.org

Retreat Farm is an Equal Opportunity Employer.