Garden & Farm Manager

Quail Springs is looking for an inspired person with a permaculture background to oversee food systems; including the annual and perennial gardens and the animal systems, and integrate with our educational programs and internships. The coordinator will be working with a team of 4-6 residents and interns who run the farm on a daily basis. We are seeking a coordinator with a big picture vision to help update our overall design, improve systems, work closely with the farm team, and support the greater mission and endeavors of the nonprofit organization and community.
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Youth Program Facilitator

Join us as a youth program facilitator working closely with a team of Quail Springs facilitators and staff. Help collaborate on crafting program offerings while creating unforgettable experiences for youth. We serve elementary through college age students. Help lead students through diverse, place-based program offerings which may include nature awareness, natural building, tracking, permaculture farming, animal husbandry, group games, watershed restoration, and crafts of all kinds.
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Program Support Intern

Two Internships: Sept. 15 – Nov. 15th, 2017 • March 15 – May 15, 2018

Join us for our fall program season and gain experience holding environmental educational programs in a non-profit organization. We are seeking a Program Support Intern eager to participate in community life at Quail Springs while supporting diverse, place-based program offerings for youth and adults. The Program Support Intern will have the opportunity to work directly with Quail Springs staff to create experiences focused on permaculture design, farming, animal husbandry, nature awareness, and community living.
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Registrar & Student Communications

September 2017 – May 2018

Join us as an essential part of our program coordination team. Quail Springs seeks a registrar and student communications lead to support our Permaculture Design Courses and Farm Tours. Join the dedicated team of artists, chefs, musicians, farmers, natural builders, and lifelong learners who call this place home.
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Program Coordinator

Starting June, 2016

The Program Coordinator is an on-site person that oversees the coordination and implementation of all aspects of Quail Springs ongoing programs. The program coordinator is responsible for planning, organizing, staffing, and leading (when applicable) all program activities (excluding Wild Series & Natural Building programs). In addition to communicating logistics to and with incoming groups and their leaders, the coordinator holds the bigger picture and central fire/energy of all programming for the QS community. This includes helping to inform the QS community of what has been scheduled for the year and where community staffing is needed. This person will be working closely with the community and its lead instructors to plan and run activities for and overall flow of the programs. In addition to the below, there may be other tasks requested as needed.
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Farm Help

Summer/Fall of 2017

The primary focus is hands-on learning of our animal and garden systems. Daily farm activities can include gardening, earthworks, seed saving, plant propagation, livestock care, milking, cheese making, yogurt, butchering (not required), bread making, food preparation using fresh local ingredients, preserving the harvest, non-profit administration and community care. Other learning opportunities may include a range of areas from natural building and watershed stewardship to carving, working with natural fibers, beekeeping, cooking in the earthen ovens, and much more.
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Natural Building Internship

This 7-week program is a chance for up to 6 people to gain more in-depth experience with a variety of natural building techniques. It is designed for people with some natural building experience who want to deepen their skills in a mentored environment. We will be working on a variety of projects using different building styles and techniques, with the focus being a small cob structure. Interns will also get to assist and partake in the 6-day Introduction to Cob & Natural Building Workshop.
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Facilities Work Trade

Now – September, 2016

This position is perfect for someone who enjoys a diverse day of doing a variety of activities with their hands; from working on a cob wall, to fixing plumbing, to wiring in lights, helping design and build animal infrastructure, water system maintenance, etc. Projects would vary from small one day projects assisting someone with facilities maintenance, to helping construct larger buildings. The position would be 25 hours a week, some of which would be spend on projects we specify, and some of that time would be on projects of your choice.
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