2013 Sustainable Nantucket Agricultural Apprenticeships Available!

Sustainable Nantucket is seeking agricultural intern/ apprentices to participate in our Apprenticeship program. Successful candidates could be high school, college or post-college students, and will be paired with one of six island farms / growers, or with our Farm to School Coordinator — experiencing and participating in many aspects of small-scale farming in our sensitive island environment, from greenhouse cultivation to field planting and harvest to farm stand sales. They will participate in the Sustainable Nantucket Farmers & Artisans Market, and possibly in restaurant / food service delivery. There are also required reading / responses.

Spring Farm to School Apprenticeship: 10 hours per week, beginning in April of 2013. Application deadline, March 1, 2013.

Summer Farm & Farm to School Apprenticeships: Ideal time-frame is March to September, but some farms will accept June to September or October. Application Deadline: March 16, 2013.

Minimum Qualifications:

Strong interest in sustainable agriculture and the practical aspects /business of farming. Gardening / farming experience and retail sales experience not required but helpful.

Wage, Salary, Benefits Description:

Wages range from $8.50 to $10 per hour. One farm provides housing. All other farms do not. However, Sustainable Nantucket can help facilitate the search for island housing.

Application Requirements (resume, cover letter, etc.):

Applicants for Farm to School Apprenticeships:

Cover letter, resume and questionnaire response sent to Kathleen Minihan, Farm to School Coordinator. Click HERE for questionnaire.

Cover letter, resume and questionnaire response sent to Michelle Whelan, Executive Director. Click HERE for questionnaire.