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Posted February 9, 2016
United World College (Montezuma, NM):  Internship: School Farm Coordinator, 2016 Season. United World College - USA is seeking an energetic, organized, collaborative individual to coordinate UWC-USA's school farm, located on the 20 acre Agroecology Research Center adjacent to the school campus. The Farm Coordinator is responsible for day-to-day operations at the farm, including propagating, weeding, chicken care, irrigation, and site upkeep. With the supervision and support of the ARC Manager, the Coordinator manages weekly student work crews to meet operational and educational objectives.  Special preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated experience managing multi-faceted projects, as well as to applicants with significant agricultural experience.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate and contribute to the development of the school farm, including planting, fertility management, pest management, greenhouse propagation, transplanting, harvesting, chicken care, property maintenance, cleanliness & organization of the site and food distribution.
  • Organize and manage student work crews to carry out site projects with support of UWC-USA faculty.
  • Document and maintain records of Farm activities, including harvest records, plant propagation, clients served, etc.
  • Help develop and maintenance of educational materials and resources.
  • Collaborate with Faculty to support student research projects being conducted on site.
  • Coordinate collaborative projects with program partners. 
Qualifications:
  • Minimum 2 seasons of commercial organic vegetable farming.
  • Familiarity with drip irrigation, cover cropping, soil preparation, crop rotation, harvest planning and pest management using organic methods.
  • Familiarity with concepts and methods of environmental science
  • Experience & success managing work crews.
  • Experience & success working with youth.
  • Experience record keeping using Microsoft Excel.
  • Excellent communication & conflict management skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds & perform manual farm labor.
Additional desired qualities:
  • Joyful attitude.
  • Outgoing personality.
  • Constructive approach to problem solving.
  • Intercultural/international experience.
Compensation:
  • $900 Monthly stipend. Raised to $1090 in September.
  • Housing in small one bedroom cottage.
  • Meals in UWC-USA cafeteria (when the cafeteria is open).
  • Copious Eggs and Vegetables from the farm
Start Date: 3/6/16.
End Date: 2/6/17 (with potential for extension)
 
Application Process: Please send cover letter & resume to Ben Gillock at ben.gillock@uwc-usa.org 

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