Jobs / Internships
Urban American Farmer is hiring for part time urban farm/garden work with room for growth as the business develops. It’s a small but mighty female team, but everyone is welcome to apply. Intermediate (or higher) knowledge & experience in farming and/or gardening is preferred. Perks include: working with local chefs, attending UAF/Field Guide and other local events as a UAF Rep, working outdoors/getting your hands dirty, getting in on the ground floor of a growing business, and helping people learn to grow food. Email questions and/or resume to Trisha Bates at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Central Texas Food Bank is looking for an AMERICORPS VISTA GARDEN EDUCATION SUMMER ASSOCIATE in our PROGRAMS Department. The Garden Summer Associate VISTA will support the educational initiatives of the Central Texas Food Bank Learning Garden primarily by coordinating, facilitating, and evaluating garden education for children participating in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). The VISTA will recruit and coordinate with SFSP sites to participate in garden field trips at the Central Texas Food Bank, and/or gardening classes hosted at SFSP meal service sites. The VISTA will teach children’s gardening classes, assist other staff with adult garden education, and assist with other CTFB Garden projects as needed including garden maintenance and garden capacity outreach. Reporting into the GARDEN MANAGER on the COMMUNITY HEALTH AND NUTRITION team, this position is highly visible internally and externally and requires manual labor as well as solid relationship management, and the ability to work with children. Dates of Service: June 9 – Aug 17, 2022. Application Deadline: May 20, 2022 – Click here for more information and to apply!
Austin’s Sustainable Food Center is looking for a part time Farmer’s Market Lead! This is a part-time position at 20-40 hours per month, Saturdays 6am-4.30pm, rain or shine.This position will serve as head of the market team tasked with successfully setting up the weekly Saturday markets. Working here you will engage with customers and vendors, physically set up the market site, troubleshoot any day-of issues, and coordinate collections from our vendors. Market Associate Leads bear more responsibility than the rest of the crew, with handling the truck, the extra load in and out required by going to the office pre- and post-market, and coordinating and reporting on the day’s at-market matters. Click here for more information or to apply!
The Natural Gardener, an Austin garden center and teaching facility dedicated to promoting organic time-tested gardening practices, is now hiring for several positions. Follow this link for job descriptions and to apply!
MIddle Ground Farm is hiring! Join this spring’s Harvest and Pack Crew. Job starts March 28, 24 hours per week from 8:30am-4:30pm. Pay starts at $15/hr + fresh seasonal produce + $500 end of season bonus if you stay the whole season (through July 1st). Other perks include opportunities for professional development, farm gathering and popsicles. No experience necessary, you just need to be a team player. Check out the full job description at the link in our bio. Apply today on our website or share with farm-curious friends!
Hey there young farmers! New Leaf Agriculture, a non-profit certified organic farm that provides agricultural livelihoods for refugees, is hiring two full time positions- Farm Manager and Logistics Coordinator. Visit the links below for more details and e-mail cover letters and resumes to email@example.com
Please share with anyone who may be interested in joining our team!
New Leaf Agriculture Farm Manager (squarespace.com)
New Leaf Agriculture Logistics Coordinator (squarespace.com)
USDA Internship Resources
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From their website: “The USDA offers federal internship and employment opportunities for current students, recent graduates, recent veterans, and those with advanced degrees…the Pathways Internship Program provides year-round paid work experiences for current degree-seeking high-school, undergraduate, and graduate students. Interns may work during the summer, fall, spring or year-round and are eligible for non-competitive conversion upon program completion.”
From their website: “As part of the federal Pathways Program, the OneUSDA Internship Program offers paid, federal internships at USDA agencies and offices around the country for professional development opportunities in agriculture, natural resources, rural development, and other career fields. The program is available to high school to graduate students who are currently enrolled in qualifying educational programs or institutions. OneUSDA internships offer on-the-job experience, mentorship, and training tailored to each student’s education, experience, and interests. Students gain valuable experience to enhance their educational goals and help shape their career choices.”
From their website: “The HACU National Internship Program places students in federal and corporate internships. USDA has partnered with the HACU for more than 24 years to provide over 2,700 college students with paid spring, summer, or fall internships at various USDA offices in Washington, D.C. as well as field offices. The program gives undergraduate and graduate students valuable professional experience in the federal sector. Students are recruited based on academic performance, leadership, and community service.”