FARM EDUCATION INTERN - accepting applications for Summer 2022 
 
Join us in growing the next generation of scientists, sustainable farmers, environmentalists, and change-makers! The Farm Education Intern works under the direction of the Farm Education Coordinator to implement Farm-based education programs. Learn more about our programs at cityfarmslo.org/educate-youth.

Internship Benefits: 

  • Opportunity to take a leadership role in implementing youth educational programs 

  • Ongoing instruction and training provided by experienced City Farm Staff 

  • Opportunity to connect with our extensive network of partners in this space 

  • Flexible schedule and internship duration 

  • City Farm SLO is willing to supervise formal internships for course credits and may accommodate specific learning objectives or course requirements at your request 

  • City Farm SLO is happy to provide letters of recommendation or other support as you pursue employment 

  • Free organic produce 

Intern Responsibilities: 

  • Working under the direction of the Farm Education Coordinator, lead educational activities at City Farm SLO with youth groups

  • Take the lead in setting your schedule and actively communicate about your internship learning objectives, goals, and changes to schedule

  • Be a self-starter! Efficiently carry out tasks and contribute to our culture of passionate work ethic. 

  • Work independently and in groups. Communicate effectively with staff, volunteers, other interns, and youth enrolled in our educational programs. 

  • Be flexible in your willingness to take on different tasks. We all wear lots of hats at City Farm SLO, and you can too! You may have an opportunity to participate in farming activities, adult education, special projects, etc. 

  • Commit to a regular schedule. Changes and flexibility are always accommodated with notice. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Availability to be on-site on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2-3 PM during the Fall 

  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse groups, including youth. Strong communication and interpersonal skills. 

  • Interest in creating City Farm SLO communications content (social media/website/etc) based on your educational activities

  • Commitment to our organization’s mission 

Internship details: 

  • Schedule: 4 -10 hours a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays (flexible) 

  • Duration: Initial commitment of 3 months preferred - ongoing opportunities available 

  • *must be 18 or older 

Email info@cityfarmslo.org to apply. Please include your resume and a brief description of your experience, learning objectives, and preferred schedule/duration.  
 

REGENERATIVE FARMING INTERN - accepting applications for Fall 2022 

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VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS COORDINATOR

Americorps VIP at City Farm SLO

 

City Farm SLO is seeking a hard-working, passionate, and motivated individual to join our team! AmeriCorps VIP Fellow positions are one-year service opportunities through AmeriCorps, a national service organization.

 

About City Farm SLO

City Farm SLO (CFS) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower the next generation to live healthier, more prosperous lives through sustainable agriculture and farm-based education. We work toward this mission by educating SLO County youth with farm-based programming ,enabling small farmers in sustainable crop production, modeling innovative agricultural practices, and engaging a diverse community of people. Learn more at https://www.cityfarmslo.org

 

About Americorps VIP

VIP Members build volunteer capacity at existing nonprofits, government agencies and schools (Partner Sites) that serve children, youth and families. They do this through: 1) building sustainable systems to track, support, manage, and train virtual or in person volunteers; 2) recruiting one-time and skills-based volunteers; and 3) raising funds to support the development of the volunteer program. 

Learn more here about position description, requirements, and benefits. 

 

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Collaborate with CFS Executive Director and Farm Manager to develop and implement the College Corps Fellowship Program at CFS in 2022-2023 

  • Supervise College Corps Fellows: manage scheduling, oversee individual and group projects, liaison with partner program staff and CFS staff. 

  • Improve volunteer management infrastructure and systems including communication systems, record keeping, training, and volunteer leadership development. 

  • Lead volunteer events including weekly harvests, and bi-monthly Saturday work days. 

  • Participate in weekly check in meetings with CFS staff 

 

Required Qualifications

  • See AmeriCorps program requirements 

  • Access to reliable transportation; hold a valid driver’s license

  • 6+ months experience working/volunteering/interning on a small-scale farm

  • Knowledge or interest in regenerative farming

  • Demonstrated communication skills; attention to detail and quality; dependability and flexibility 

  • Strong work ethic, self starter, highly organized, proactive communicator, professional

  • A passion for and commitment to City Farm SLO’s mission 

  • Spanish language skills desired, not required. 

 

Salary and Benefits

  • Learn more here 

  • Free organic produce from City Farm SLO

  • Opportunity to take on a formative role in a dynamic and growing organization. 

 

To apply, submit an application at: https://napacoe.zohorecruit.com/jobs/AmeriCorps-VIP/651370000000636234/AmeriCorps-VIP--Cal-Poly-San-Luis-Obispo?source=CareerSite

 

Please also send an email to “info@cityfarmslo.org” with “Volunteer Programs Coordinator” in the subject line to let us know that you have submitted an application and are interested in working with City Farm SLO. 

 

City Farm SLO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such we value diversity and actively solicit candidates from all ethnic and racial backgrounds. Our Board adopted policy prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, political affiliation or belief, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status or any other basis prohibited by law.

 

 

 

 

FARMER - accepting applications till August 21st, 2022

 

City Farm SLO is seeking a hard-working, passionate, and motivated individual to join our team! This person will work under the direction of the Farm Manager to lead regenerative farming activities alongside our team of interns, volunteers, and youth program participants. 

 

About City Farm SLO

City Farm SLO (CFS) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower the next generation to live healthier, more prosperous lives through sustainable agriculture and farm-based education. We work toward this mission by educating SLO County youth with farm-based programming ,enabling small farmers in sustainable crop production, modeling innovative agricultural practices, and engaging a diverse community of people. 

 

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Crop production including no-till bed preparation, seed starting, planting, weed control, trellising, pruning, irrigation management. 

  • Harvest & post harvest handling including washing, curing, packing, and transporting. 

  • Animal care (sheep and chickens) including feeding, pasture management, egg collection, etc. 

  • Seasonal projects including infrastructure builds 

  • Ongoing learning and application of regenerative practices 

  • Occasional participation in youth education programs and community events (tours, volunteer days, etc.) 

 

Required Qualifications

  • Access to reliable transportation; hold a valid driver’s license; and ability to pass a background check 

  • 6+ months experience working/volunteering/interning on a small-scale farm

  • Knowledge or interest in regenerative farming

  • Demonstrated communication skills; attention to detail and quality; dependability and flexibility 

  • Strong work ethic, self starter, task-oriented 

  • Ability to work outside and perform physical labor in the sun and elements

  • A passion for and commitment to City Farm SLO’s mission 

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • 2+ year’s experience working on a farm 

  • Spanish language skills

  • Interest in long-term employment with opportunities for growth within the organization

Salary and Benefits:

  • $15/hour. 20 hours/week. 

  • Free organic produce from City Farm SLO

  • Opportunity to take on a formative role in a dynamic and growing organization. 

 

To apply, please send a letter of interest telling us about yourself and detailing your motivations and qualifications for this position, along with a resume and two professional references. Please email application materials to info@cityfarmslo.org with “Farmer” in the subject line by August 21st, 2022.

FARM EDUCATION INTERN - not currently accepting applications 

 
Join us in growing the next generation of scientists, sustainable farmers, environmentalists, and change-makers! The Farm Education Intern works under the direction of the Farm Education Coordinator to implement Farm-based education programs. Learn more about our programs at cityfarmslo.org/educate-youth.

Internship Benefits: 

  • Opportunity to take a leadership role in implementing youth educational programs 

  • Ongoing instruction and training provided by experienced City Farm Staff 

  • Opportunity to connect with our extensive network of partners in this space 

  • Flexible schedule and internship duration 

  • City Farm SLO is willing to supervise formal internships for course credits and may accommodate specific learning objectives or course requirements at your request 

  • City Farm SLO is happy to provide letters of recommendation or other support as you pursue employment 

  • Free organic produce 

Intern Responsibilities: 

  • Working under the direction of the Farm Education Coordinator, lead educational activities at City Farm SLO with youth groups

  • Take the lead in setting your schedule and actively communicate about your internship learning objectives, goals, and changes to schedule

  • Be a self-starter! Efficiently carry out tasks and contribute to our culture of passionate work ethic. 

  • Work independently and in groups. Communicate effectively with staff, volunteers, other interns, and youth enrolled in our educational programs. 

  • Be flexible in your willingness to take on different tasks. We all wear lots of hats at City Farm SLO, and you can too! You may have an opportunity to participate in farming activities, adult education, special projects, etc. 

  • Commit to a regular schedule. Changes and flexibility are always accommodated with notice. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Availability to be on-site on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2-3 PM during the Fall 

  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse groups, including youth. Strong communication and interpersonal skills. 

  • Interest in creating City Farm SLO communications content (social media/website/etc) based on your educational activities

  • Commitment to our organization’s mission 

Internship details: 

  • Schedule: 4 -10 hours a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays (flexible) 

  • Duration: Initial commitment of 3 months preferred - ongoing opportunities available 

  • *must be 18 or older 

Email info@cityfarmslo.org to apply. Please include your resume and a brief description of your experience, learning objectives, and preferred schedule/duration.  
 

REGENERATIVE FARMING INTERN - not currently accepting applications

 

Are you passionate about sustainability, food systems, and regenerative farming? Join us! 

The Regenerative Farming Intern works on-site at City Farm SLO to support our mission of modeling sustainable agriculture. This person will work under the direction of our Farm Manager, alongside other Interns, Volunteers, Program Participants, and City Farm Staff. 

 

Internship Benefits: 

  • Hands-on opportunities to learn innovative agricultural practices including [composting, soil & bed preparation, seed starting, planting, pruning, harvesting, animal care, etc.] 

  • Opportunity to connect with our extensive network of partners in this space 

  • Flexible schedule and internship duration 

  • City Farm SLO is willing to supervise formal internships for course credits and may accommodate specific learning objectives or course requirements at your request 

  • City Farm SLO is happy to provide letters of recommendation or other support as you pursue employment 

  • Free organic produce 

 

Intern Responsibilities: 

  • Take the lead in setting your schedule and actively communicate about your internship learning objectives, goals, and changes to schedule

  • Be a self-starter! Working under the Farm Manager, efficiently carry out farming tasks and contribute to our culture of positive, passionate work ethic. 

  • Work independently and in groups. Communicate effectively with staff, volunteers, other interns, and youth enrolled in our educational programs. 

  • Be flexible in your willingness to take on different tasks. We all wear lots of hats at City Farm SLO, and you can too! You may have an opportunity to participate in educational programs, farmers’ markets, special projects, etc. 

  • Commit to a regular schedule. Changes and flexibility are always accommodated with notice. 

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Available to work on Tuesdays or Thursdays (or both!) 

  • Interest in creating City Farm SLO communications content (social media/website/etc) based on your regenerative farming activity 

  • Commitment to our organization’s mission 

 

Internship details: 

  • Schedule: 6 - 20 hours a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays (flexible) 

  • Duration: Initial commitment of 3 months preferred - ongoing opportunities available 

  • *must be 18 or older 

 

Email info@cityfarmslo.org to apply. Please include your resume and a brief description of your experience, learning objectives, and preferred schedule/duration. 

 

 

 

 

BECOME A BOARD MEMBER

City Farm’s Board of Directors welcomes contact from anyone interested in contributing to the governance of our organization. We are looking for applicants with agricultural, financial, educational, communications, or non-profit management/development experience, but welcome all.

Click here to see who's on our Board of Directors!

View Board Resources here. 

consider applying for a position on the board!

CITY FARM SLO'S COMMITMENT TO A DIVERSE & INCLUSIVE WORKPLACE

At City Farm SLO, we actively work to create an environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and safe for all members of the community. We value diversity, promote equity and belonging, and denounce racism and discrimination. 

In accordance with these values, we actively seek to diversify our Board in all aspects. A combination of culture, demographics, skills, experience, race, age, gender, educational and professional background are important for providing a range of perspectives to overcome challenges, improve performance, and support good decision making.