ranch jobs!

posted May 22, 2013

via the Quivera Coalition.

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Quivira Coalition – Land & Water Program Opportunity
Summer Watershed Restoration Intern: Download the PDF for full job descrption & application. The Quivira Coalition seeks a 2013 summer intern who is passionate about land health to assist with a variety of tasks linked to our Comanche Creek Watershed Restoration project. The intern will work under the direct supervision of Mollie Walton, Ph.D., Quivira’s Land & Water Program Director. This is an amazing opportunity and involves projects that will require both field work and office work. Interested? Take a look at the application – pdf attached in this email – and apply as soon as possible. Dr. Walton will be filling this position as soon as possible.
 
Other Great Opportunities:
A few of the opportunities listed below were in the April newsletter. Khalsa Greenhouses is hoping to find one additional intern who would be interested in over-wintering with them – see job description and contact info below if you’re interested. Chico Basin is good to keep in mind if you’re interested in ranching, and can plan several months ahead of time. Spur Lake has regular openings for people with horseback experience…. Zapata Ranch is listed again, but with new positions…

2. FULL TIME SUMMER FARMING INTERNSHIP POSITION AVAILABLE (POJOAQUE, NM): Small market gardener (approximately 15 miles north of Santa Fe) in a beautiful setting along the Nambe River. Although not a certified organic grower, my farming practices are all organically based, are pesticide free & sustainably anchored. As a Los Alamos Farmers’ Market vendor & small CSA, I grow a wide assortment of veggies from baby salad greens, spinach, arugula, annual & perennial herbs, kale, chard, carrots, broccoli, cabbage, beets to heirloom tomatoes, Japanese eggplant, cukes, squash, onions, leeks, garlic & lots of raspberries.Room & Board and a small weekly stipend in exchange for help on my farm: April-September 2013. Work involves all aspects of small market gardening, including: small greenhouse production, field prep, setting up & maintaining drip irrigation systems, transplanting, direct seeding, weeding, harvesting & cleaning & selling produce at a weekly market & CSA distribution, composting and beekeeping.
I am looking for an intern who is interested in learning about small scale food production, who knows how to work hard and have fun, is detailed-oriented, people-friendly, can work independently & is committed to working some long, hot hours out in the field 5 days per week for the entire season.  Intern will have their own room in my shared home & have full access to the kitchen (along with all the fresh produce you can eat), laundry facilities & the internet. The Pojoaque Wellness Center is a 5 minute walk from the house where there are excellent fitness & training facilities, an indoor pool & an adjoining library & computer pod. If you’re interested in more information, please call Lauren @ 505-660-1677. Thanks
 
3.  ZAPATA RANCH (Colorado) is a 103,000 acre working ranch and bison preserve owned by The Nature Conservancy, and managed through a one-of-a-kind partnership with Ranchlands www.ranchlands.comZapata Ranch has two internships available starting August 1st through to 31st October. Wonderful opportunity to be involved in all areas of the business. Riding experience would be great but not essential. Duties include leading bison tours, hiking with guests, kitchen duties, support rider, playing a role in ensuring all day to day operations run smoothly. Attitude is everything, we can  train for everything else. To apply please email resume, recent photograph and a few lines as to why you’d like to work at Zapata to kate@zranch.org

4. KHALSA GREENHOUSES INTERN PROGRAM (ESPAÑOLA, NM):  Room and board. Come live in a vegetarian, tobacco and drug free environment where you will share a large spacious household near a Sikh/kundalini yoga community. A beginning $200 monthly stipend for a six month to one year participant working 4 hours a day six days a week, including farmers markets, with the opportunity to earn more. An opportunity to work on a year round producing farm – primarily focused on fall and winter production Khalsa Greenhouses is getting ready to expand into spring and summer field and permaculture agriculture

We are looking for the right mature young adult(s). Please send your resume and cover letter to Gurujiwan S. Khalsa in care of khalsaenterprises@hotmail.com or letter to Gurujiwan S Khalsa, 11 Walnut Drive, Espanola, NM 87532. You can also check us out on Facebook at Khalsa Greenhouses.  A couple of things to address in your cover letter:   What are some of the things you would like to learn and can share? What motivates you and what are your core values? Why do you want to be a part of the family farm movement? Where would you like to be in five years?  Would you be willing to participate in shared meal prep? When are you available?

 
5.The CHICO BASIN RANCH (Colorado Springs, CO) has a wonderful internship program. They accept several interns at any given time, although you may need to contact them well ahead of your ideal start-date to insure a spot in their program. They require a minimum 3 month commitment. For more information on the Chico, and contact information, visit their website:http://www.chicobasinranch.com/.
 
6. The SPUR LAKE CATTLE COMPANY (Springerville, AZ) regularly seeks interns and ranch hands who are experienced on horseback to help them out during the spring and summer seasons. They are located in eastern Arizona, and work on lands in both western New Mexico and eastern Arizona. For more information on Spur Lake, and for contact information, visit their website:http://www.spurlake.com/Spur_Lake_Cattle_Company/Home.html.