The Orme School Summer Sustainability Intern Job Opening
Starting Date: June 1
Ending Date: August 10
Application procedure: Email your resume to Emerson Jones, Director of Sustainability firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for application: May 6
This is an intern position. The school will provide room and board in return for caring for the garden, greenhouse, vineyard, and orchard as detailed below. This is an opportunity to gain experience working in an educational community, growing a wide range of crops, and providing food for a school cafeteria. A stipend will also be made available.
Hours and Days:
40 hours a week. Hours worked need to be dictated by proper care of the crops and harvesting, for example watering and harvesting in the morning, being off for 2 or 3 hours, return to pull weeds and water in the afternoon. The 40 hours need to be distributed over 6 workdays. One day off will be during the school’s normal work week so part time help can be used to maintain crops.
Vigilance for Growing:
Communicate with Founders’ Dining Hall on a daily basis on their needs and expected harvest.
Using approved protocols harvest and deliver crops to Founders’ Dining Hall
Growing areas kept clean; no trash; trash cans emptied.
Pull weeds concentrating on growing areas but working on all areas within the growing area.
Scouting/Pest and Disease Control:
Always be observant for signs of pests and disease.
Plan 1 hour a week to walk through crops with the sole purpose of scouting Initiate action early using the appropriate method to control the problem. Apply approved remedy following instructions and apply as necessary.
Check garden and greenhouse for water twice a day
Check vineyard and orchard once a day for water.
As crops approach the end of their productive cycle communicate with Founders and decide what to plant next.
You should be constantly coaching your help about all of the above.