Hidden Villa: FARMING INTERNSHIP — Residential

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Hidden Villa

Los Altos Hills, CA

Experience Type:
Position Available: Year Round
Application Deadline: February 1, 2018

FARMING INTERNSHIP — Residential

Hidden Villa is a nonprofit educational organization with a mission is “to
inspire a just and sustainable future through our programs, land, and legacy.”
Hidden Villa stretches over 1,600 acres of open space in the foothills of the
Eastern Santa Cruz Mountains, about 40 miles south of San Francisco. We are
seeking an energetic, responsible team player to fill our Agriculture Intern
position. The position runs for about 10 months from April 2, 2018 until
January 31, 2019.

Working Hours: Monday to Friday (8-5 minimum) with seasonal extended hours.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE
• Field work: seeding, transplantation, weeding, harvesting, irrigation,
some tractor work, etc.
• Assisting in the operation of Hidden Villa’s Community Supported
Agriculture Program and Flower Program
• Training and overseeing volunteer activities
• Performing basic ranch maintenance tasks and simple repairs
• Participate in Hidden Villa meetings, community programs, and donor
events

PROGRAM BENEFITS
Hidden Villa’s Residential Internship Program is contributing to the next
generation of green educators, innovative farmers, and thoughtful nonprofit
leaders. As a participant in this program you will gain:
• Training and experience working on a farm at an educational non-profit
• Access to the Hidden Villa Intern Alumni network and mentorship
opportunities to further career goals
• Professional Development – Attendance at EcoFarm and visits to local
farms
• Weekly Educational Workshops (excluding June-August) focused on
sustainable systems, education, and leadership

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates must be at least 18 years of age with the ability to work outside
performing manual labor. Valid driver’s license and clean driving record (no
major infractions). Documentation establishing your right to work in the
United States is required along with submission of fingerprints and the
subsequent successful background check.

QUALIFICATIONS DESIRED
A candidate with basic knowledge of plants and an interest in sustainable
agriculture and farm management is desired. Candidates must be self-starters
with the ability to work independently and must be able to work with a diverse
group of children and adults, including volunteers.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
This position is a full-time, 10 month long, residential, agriculturally
exempt position. A stipend of $750/month is provided. Benefits include:
housing, seasonal produce, meat & dairy products from the farm when available,
holiday time, vacation (10 days), and sick leave. No medical, dental or
vision benefits are provided and obtaining coverage is the responsibility of
the intern. If desired, Hidden Villa will give you access to our health
insurance brokerage, who can help you work through the process of obtaining
personal medical coverage. Hidden Villa is a non-smoking environment.

HOW TO APPLY
We will be interviewing on a rolling basis and the deadline to apply for this
position is February 1, 2018. Please submit your cover letter, resume and
completed Internship Application to: Intern Manager at Hidden Villa, 26870
Moody Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 Or via e-mail to
[email protected]. Telephone inquiries can be directed to (650) 949-
6327. For more information please visit www.hiddenvilla.org/programs/
internship

Responsibilities and Qualifications

The general responsibility of the agriculture intern is to work directly under
the supervision of the Farm Manager and Assistant Farm Manager as a member of
the five-person farm crew. This is physically demanding farm work that
involves all aspects of our farm’s production. This internship provides the
opportunity to live, work and learn on an organic farm and to participate in
classes and other opportunities. This internship is a farmer-in-training
program.

Organization Details

Hidden Villa Los Altos Hills, CA United States Website

How to Apply

We will be interviewing on a rolling basis and the deadline to apply for this
position is February 1, 2018. Please submit your cover letter, resume and
completed Internship Application to: Intern Manager at Hidden Villa, 26870
Moody Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 Or via e-mail to
[email protected]. Telephone inquiries can be directed to (650) 949-
6327. For more information please visit www.hiddenvilla.org/programs/
internship

Application Deadline: February 1, 2018

Contact: Intern Manager internships@hiddenvilla.org