We're seeking enthusiastic individuals to take care of the animals and engage visitors at our Children’s Farm and Forest. Summer staff will learn new skills and facilitate a variety of farm, garden, and forest activities in a fun, hands-on environment.

16 - 24 hours per week.  Weekend work is required.
Season is from May - September.
Mandatory one and a half days of staff training in the spring (dates TBD)
This position reports to the Associate Program Directors.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Greet and orient visitors, school groups, and summer campers to the space and program
Participate in daily animal care and chores and clean animal pens
Clean program areas and set up education and play spaces daily
Engage the public in safely visiting with, feeding, and holding farm animals
Provide support for birthday parties and special events
Assist with farm and garden tasks
Provide a welcoming and engaging presence and uphold excellent guest services at all times

Working Conditions

Outdoor work environment with varied weather conditions
Able to lift 50 lbs
Comfortable moving over uneven terrain and working around large animals

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Flexibility, enthusiasm, good communication skills, and the willingness to learn
Some educational or summer-camp experience preferred
Some knowledge of animals and animal care preferred
Valid First Aid and CPR Certification (training provided)
Employment is contingent on passing a background check


$11-13/hr, depending on experience  
Free family membership
Employee discount on store merchandise
Some free farm product as available

To apply

Please email a letter of interest, resume, and 3 reference contacts to Conor Floyd and Ashley Davenport at

Retreat Farm is an Equal Opportunity Employer.