Farm Manager

The Farm Manager oversees the diverse food production systems of Quail Springs, comprising of the garden and animal systems. The job includes overall coordination of the farm team that is responsible for planning, tracking, and analyzing inputs and outputs, with the aim to produce food for the staff and participants of all our courses. Currently, we proudly produce all of our own meat, eggs, and dairy products, and a large percent of our annual vegetables. Quail Springs also has a vast network of local farms from whom we purchase and barter and we are looking to further develop our engagement in the local food movement.
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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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