Wanted: Field School Farm Manager, Summer 2022

Duties: Gardening, Chicken Wrangling, Homesteading, Informal Teaching, Media

Dates: May 22 – August 27, 2022 (14 Weeks). Longer duration possible

Hours Per Week: 10

Compensation: $15 per hour = $150/week, We are wanting to create an incentivised economic model, something like a farm stand where staff and students pay cash for the items grown. This way there is an incentive to do a thorough job. We would rather pay a member of our community than the grocery store, eliminate transport, etc. There is the opportunity for a farm stand by the paved road as well.

Weekly Pay + Sales + Opportunity to be an instructor in off-grid living.

Live on site (off grid, low tech, no charge) or nearby

Location: Masardis, Maine (zone 3b) at the Jack Mountain Bushcraft Field School.

Great for a couple – won’t get lonely for companionship – or a single person. Life is pretty slow and quiet here.

We are looking for proven experience, with references. We are not looking for someone to learn as they go, as this creates more work for us.

2022 is the year we want to take our food production systems to the next level. We have had a vegetable garden for several years, although it becomes overgrown during the summer when we’re away guiding for weeks at a time.

It is our hope to find someone experienced in with gardening and keeping chickens who is also interested in living a simple, off-grid lifestyle to keep us moving toward our goal of establishing a robust food production system. They will maintain our food system over the summer, as well as share their knowledge of permaculture and gardening with our students.

We run programs at the field school intermittently during the summer. We are also out guiding, teaching in other places, etc. As such we have not been successful at maintaining a garden, and have not had any livestock.

Experience with gardening and farming is an absolute must. Experience teaching and working with people is a bonus.

The Jack Mountain Bushcraft Field School is made up of 85 acres of forest and 2 acres of fields and ponds. Located along the Aroostook river with half a mile of frontage, we are actively experimenting with simple off-grid technologies in an attempt to live as sustainably as possible. We cook on rocket stoves, with the sun, or on open fires, have a humanure composting system, and create a variety of projects with materials from the forest using simple hand tools. At the field school are two off-grid cabins and a variety of rustic shelters.

There are no wires coming into the field school (electric, phone, internet). However, there is great cell reception and associated internet. As of 2021 we have purchased a property exactly 1 mile from Moose Vegas with a modern office and studio.

Duties will include upkeep on the gardens (weeding, watering, planting) and general homesteading tasks. You will need your own edged tools (axe, knife, scythe) and camping gear.

To apply: Join our private online network at BushcraftSchool.com and reply to this Topic, then get us a copy of your resume and references.

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