Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

We are looking for people passionate about local food, farming, and education to join the team at New Village Farm for Summer 2020.

Available Positions 2020 Season

Market Garden Manager

New Village Farm is seeking a Market Garden Manager for the upcoming and future seasons.  

We are looking to hire an experienced grower with the ability to grow nutrient-rich food in challenging clay soil. Our farm’s biggest commitment is education and we envision a productive and vital garden that is designed to welcome visitors, children, and volunteers. Our gardens produce food for our campers, students, staff, and farm stand customers.  We are looking for someone who shares our passion for engaging our community in farming though summer camps, volunteerism, pick-your-own, classes, and workshops.

Essentials: 

The knowledge and skills to grow nutrient rich produce in challenging conditions.
The desire and ability to grow with visitors of all ages. 
The business and marketing skills to keep the gardens profitable. 
The organizational skills and drive to manage tasks, solve problems, work through challenges, and get results.
The interpersonal skills and patience to use the boundless energy and curiosity of our campers, volunteers, and customers to create healthy gardens that sustain a healthy business.

In 2020, we’d love to focus on building soils and fertility as well as establishing perennials.  We welcome individuals who may seek to run their own complimentary enterprise.  

Please send a letter of interest and resume to Michaela@newvillagefarm.com.

Summer Day Counselor for Farm and Garden Camp for 5-11 year olds

Our Summer Camp counselors are the backbone of our summer here at New Village. We host around 200 campers over the course of the summer, many of whom return year after year because they love the blend of freedom, responsibility, experience and fun that the counselors bring to the program!

We are looking for one counselor for our Farm & Garden Summer Camp (ages 5-11, plus CITs from age 12 on), which involves farming, gardening, play and nature crafts.

Required Qualities:

  • Relevant educational or childcare experience
  • The ability to direct and support chore times for a mixed-age group, such that they experience satisfaction and competence.
  • Experience working in a natural or farm setting preferred
  • The ability to support kids in pursuing healthy self directed projects and interests
  • A Behavior = Communication approach to discipline
  • Professional and compassionate interpersonal skills
  • A passion for fostering nature awareness, mindfulness, wonder and creativity

Responsibilities will include:

  • Welcoming campers and parents to the farm
  • Managing the arc of the camp day, including farm chores (milking, chicken chores, garden tasks, etc)
  • Teaching weekly nature crafts (weaving with cattails, spinning wool, clay, etc)allowing and developing curriculum depending on the theme
  • Mediating challenges within the group
  • Teaching and practicing safe farm boundaries and practices
  • Co-leading with our other counselor, and working with and around other farm staff
  • Managing CIT program (extra meeting time, mentoring, etc)

Counselor position runs from M-F, 8:00-3:30pm. Program runs from June 15-August 21, with many opportunities to work with students on-farm prior to the beginning of the camp season.

Hourly wage dependent on experience.

Summer Day Counselor for Crew Camp for ages 10+.

We are also looking for a counselor for our work based crew camp.  The focus of this camp is building a passion for animal husbandry, gardening and outdoor engagement by doing.  Crew are responsible for the execution of all chores that go beyond the scope of the younger camp, including milking cows, daily pasture rotations and fence maintenance, gardening, etc.  Crew also engages in carpentry or other farm projects.

Required Qualities:

  • The ability to direct and support chore times in an upbeat engaged way, such that they experience satisfaction and competence.
  • Experience with animal husbandry and gardening
  • The ability to support kids in pursuing healthy self directed projects and interests, in their free times
  • A Behavior = Communication approach to discipline
  • Professional and compassionate interpersonal skills
  • A passion for fostering nature awareness, mindfulness, wonder and creativity

Responsibilities will include:

  • Welcoming campers and parents to the farm
  • Managing the arc of the camp day, including gaging when to push them and when to allow them more free time or a lighter day.
  • Teaching basic work skills, and nature crafts
  • Mediating challenges within the group
  • Teaching and practicing safe farm boundaries and practices
  • Co-leading with our other counselor, and working with and around other farm staff.

Counselor position runs M-F, roughly from 8:00-3:30pm. Program runs from June 15-August 21, with many opportunities to work with students on-farm prior to the beginning of the camp season.

Hourly wage dependent on experience.

Please send letter of interest and resumé to Michaela@newvillagefarm.com