HOW TO APPLY:
This position has been filled for 2018.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Admission is rolling through February 1.
ADMISSIONS DEADLINE: We will make decisions within two weeks of your in-person interview.
To apply, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or letter to the address below, with an 800 word (maximum) description of yourself and why you are interested in our apprenticeship. An in-person interview will follow for qualified applicants. Note: Applicants must be 21 or older. Ideal candidates have either served as one of our summer interns or have commensurate experience with another market garden/farm.
Anathoth Community Garden & Farm
PO Box #138
Cedar Grove, NC 27231
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Anathoth operates a successful sliding-scale Community Supported Agriculture program called HarvestShare which in 2017 will provide 180 households of all income levels with a weekly supply of fresh produce for up to 32 weeks. We are an ideal place to learn the ins-and-outs of integrating the CSA model into a community garden/farm ministry. With both a garden and farm site, we prepare apprentices with an array of tools and techniques that can be adapted to their setting. And given that there are special considerations for non-profit Community Supported Agriculture, we prepare apprentices with the skills to raise funds, communicate with Board and volunteers, and build a network of church support. If you have had some experience working on a production farm and wonder how to adapt that to a non-profit mission, or you have served with us as summer intern/field ed student and want the day-to-day experience of a full season: this apprenticeship is for you.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
fundraising, financial reporting, board communication,
program (PR,outreach, communications, application review)
– Hard-working, mature, physically-capable, self-initiating, enthusiastic individuals who are planning on using the skills and experience gained from this program to further their goals for running a ministerial CSA program in their community
– A minimum of 10 weeks working on a market/production farm (i.e. equivalent to a summer internship at Anathoth)
– Assistance in all aspects of running a 180-member CSA program including planting, harvesting, post-harvest handling, distribution, and field work
– Leadership role in the educational components of our summer internship programs for youth and young adults
– 40+ hours/ week (Tuesday-Saturday) commitment for 30 weeks, from late April through November (start and end dates flexible within a week)
– Full share of vegetables for the full season ($850 value)
– Living stipend of about $230/week to be dispersed on a bi-weekly basis (taxes will be withheld and a W2 Form issued)
– Five days of paid vacation leave
– Total compensation value (excluding the educational component) commensurate with $10.50/hr.