Job Description: Rodale Institute is seeking enthusiastic and driven individuals with a positive spirit to apply for the crew leader position at the St. Luke’s Rodale Institute Organic Farm. The farm is a partnership between the Rodale Institute and St. Luke’s Hospital to create an innovative farm-to-institute model. The individual would work with the St. Luke’s farmers to produce and deliver safe, healthy, organic produce to all seven hospitals in the St. Luke’s Health Network.
Location: St. Luke’s Hospital Anderson Campus located in Easton, PA.
Responsibilities Could Include:
• Lead Planting, Harvesting and Field Work Crews with help from Farm Manager
• Help maintain the farm’s standards for productivity and efficiency
• Ensure that work crews follow farm protocols
• Weed and Pest Management- Aid Farm Manager with scouting for diseases and pests
• Share Irrigation responsibilities with Farm Manager and Assistant Manager
• Aid with Distribution
• Help Maintain Organic and GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) records
• Assisting with farm tours and education
• Tractor Work- specifically operating transplanter, but must be comfortable operating other equipment as needed
• Able to operate a tractor (safety training will be provided)
• At least one full season vegetable farming experience
• It’s preferred that applicants have an interest in pursuing a career in organic agriculture
• Incredibly organized, attentive to detail, with the ability to work independently, multi-task and be a team player
• Must be comfortable proving direction to interns in a constructive and positive way
• Able to lift 40 pounds
• Willingness to work outside in all weather conditions
• Individuals must be committed to the farm’s success, and in turn, the farm will be committed to the individual’s success.
Schedule: 40 hours/week Monday thru Friday starting 3/27 and ending 11/17.
To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to Elaine Macbeth, Director of Finance & HR, at Elaine.Macbeth@RodaleInstitute.org.
Deadline: February 1, 2017. If you miss the deadline, please contact Lynn Trizna, Project Manager at Lynn.Trizna@RodaleInstitute.org.
About Rodale Institute: Rodale Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to pioneering organic farming through research and outreach. For seventy years, the Institute has been researching the best practices of organic agriculture and sharing findings with farmers and scientists throughout the world, advocating for policies that support farmers, and educating consumers about how going organic is the healthiest option for people and the planet.
To learn more about additional internship opportunities at Rodale Institute, please visit rodaleinstitute.org/dig-deeper/work-with-us/.