2024 Farm Apprentice


Company: Rainshadow Organics
Location: Sisters, Oregon
Employment Type: Full-Time, Internship / Apprentice
Job Categories: Agriculture, Education
Region: Central
Date Posted: January 16, 2024

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Rainshadow Organics is looking to hire incredible people to partake in our Paid Apprenticeship for the 2024 season. At Rainshadow, we are passionate about cultivating future farmers for what it will take to grow food in an ever changing and unpredictable climate. This apprenticeship is a full immersion into farming, preservation, and farm driven cuisine. The rigorous, educational experience is taught by a team of people who are truly stoked on food and farming. If you are looking for a lifestyle that nourishes both mind and body at a multi-faceted, full-diet organic farm, apply now! 

Seasonal Farm Apprentice

  • May-October
  • Average of 30-45 hours a week
  • 2 consecutive days off a week
  • $15 to $18/hr DOE
  • PTO for vacation, sick time, and mental health accrued at 1 hr per 30 hrs worked
  • 5% season completion bonus
  • $100 gear stipend 
  • Access to optional, affordable housing available

Duties

  • Being an integral part of an upbeat, fast-paced work environment
  • Participating in a full curriculum of real-life, hands-on farm education
  • Vegetable production including but not limited to bed preparation, planting, weeding, tending, harvesting, washing, packing, and cooking 

Who Do We Want

We are looking for inspired, driven learners who bring a positive power house of energy and fresh ideas to the farm. Team players are a must. You must be:

  • Enthusiastic to challenge oneself to master the sport and art that is farming
  • Committed to the season you’re contracted for
  • Excited to live as a member of our small and intimate community 
  • Able to lift and carry 50 lbs repeatedly 
  • Willing to work early/late days in a variety of fluctuating conditions including, but not limited to, heat, cold, smoke, etc.
  • Passionate about honing new skills, work ethic, decision making, and efficiencies 
  • Flexible in scheduling and intake of information