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Employment Opportunities

Working at CRMS is a powerful and rewarding opportunity. Current faculty, teaching fellow, and staff openings are posted on this page as they occur, but applicants are encouraged to submit a resumé and cover letter to employment@crms.org, at any time.
If we have an opening, the job description will be posted below. CRMS Application for Employment

Click on the job titles below for a full description and how to apply.

Garden Assistant

2018 Garden Assistant for the Colorado Rocky Mountain School<

Location: Colorado Rocky Mountain School, an independent day and boarding high school, has an organic garden program with vegetable gardens, a young orchard, a small nursery, a large-scale composting system, and a water-efficient public demonstration garden. CRMS is located on a 350-acre ranch in Carbondale in western Colorado between Glenwood Springs and Aspen at an elevation of 6200 feet.

Job responsibilities: The Garden Assistant participates in all non-administrative activities of the garden as needed. This includes soil preparation, planting, mulching, protecting crops with covers, watering, weeding, fertilizing, planning, harvesting, cleaning produce, preparing produce for storage, maintaining tools, minor repairs on buildings and equipment and cleaning of the buildings and work areas. The Assistant plays a large role in the yearly plant sale (a Saturday and Sunday in May), that will impart a different skill set; knowledge of perennials and annuals, marketing, sales, and customer relations. There is also the opportunity for the Assistant to gain skills pertaining to operating a skid-steer tractor and various construction and landscaping projects. The Assistant will help with the compost program weekly. The Assistant works with the Garden Manager to plan and supervise student work crews. If the Assistant has sole responsibility for supervising a work crew, the assistant will take attendance, write reports and submit them by the appropriate deadline. At times, the Assistant may be called upon to work in/on the campus landscape outside the garden. The assistant will take an active role in supervising and training Garden Interns. The Assistant may also be asked to attend a 5-day outdoor adventure trip with another faculty member and students from CRMS in the fall. Also in the fall, the garden assistant will help plan for a special evening, the Harvest Dinner, where the CRMS community comes together to celebrate the food from the garden.

Time commitment: The Assistantship runs for 31 weeks; from late March through late October 2018. The assistant will be required to work some weekends (on a rotating schedule with interns and assistant). Due to the nature of agricultural work, typical holidays (such as Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day) will be regularly scheduled work days. Expect a heavy workload (40+ hours/week) most weeks.

Stipend: $250/week paid every two weeks

Housing: You will live in a yurt on campus with a composting toilet, a water tank, and a full kitchen. This housing is somewhat primitive. The yurt, while it does have propane heat, can be on the cool to cold side during spring and fall and during the summer months, certain times of day in the yurt can be very hot. The assistant has access to shower facilities in campus facilities, which are a short walk from the yurt.

Meals: Three meals daily provided when school kitchen is open. The kitchen will be open for most of the term of the assistantship with the exception of a few intermittent days. The assistant will also have access to produce from the school garden and to a small plot to plant his/her own garden if desired

Qualifications: 
The Garden Assistant should have practical work experience and a basic knowledge of organic gardening and a genuine curiosity about learning more, an interest in the educational side of agriculture, the ability to thrive under challenging conditions, and an ability to be flexible and respond to changes that arise because of the school calendar and the weather.
• Must be 21 years of age
• Experience working with teenagers is a plus
• A strong interest in organic agriculture
• A well-developed work ethic
• Due to the presence of students on campus, all employees are required to pass a background check. This requirement poses a barrier for international applicants.
• Must provide own transportation to CRMS
• Ability to work in an efficient and thorough manner

To apply: contact hmcdermott@crms.org
Application deadline: February 20, 2018


Garden Intern

CRMS Garden Intern Position 2018 - 3 positions available

Location: Colorado Rocky Mountain School, an independent day and boarding high school, has an organic garden program with vegetable gardens, a young orchard, a small nursery, a large-scale composting system, and a water-efficient public demonstration garden. CRMS is located on a 350-acre ranch in Carbondale in western Colorado between Glenwood Springs and Aspen at an elevation of 6200 feet.

Job responsibilities: The Garden Interns participate in all activities of the garden as needed. This includes soil preparation, planting, watering, weeding fertilizing, planning, harvesting, cleaning produce, preparing produce for storage, maintaining tools, minor repairs on buildings and equipment and cleaning of the buildings and work areas. There also exist opportunities operate a skid steer, participate in construction projects, and dabble in flower arranging. At times, the Intern may be called upon to work in/on the campus landscape. In addition, interns may be given responsibility over a specific project or ongoing task.

Housing: On campus (most likely a dorm room).

Stipend:
$100/week paid every two weeks

Meals:
Three meals daily provided when school kitchen is open. The kitchen will be open for most of the term of the internship with the exception of a few intermittent days usually no more than 2 weeks total. The interns will also have access to produce from the school garden.

Time commitment: Duration and dates are flexible. 12 weeks at 40+ hours a week from late-May/early-June until late-August or early September depending on the CRMS school calendar and the Intern’s availability. The interns will be required to work some weekends (on
a rotating schedule with manager and assistant). Due to the nature of agricultural work, typical holidays (such as Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day) will be regularly scheduled work days. Expect a heavy workload (40+ hours/week) most weeks.

Qualifications: The Garden Interns should have the ability to thrive under challenging conditions, an ability to be flexible and respond to changes that arise because of the school calendar and the weather. A strong interest in organic agriculture and a strong work ethic are required. An ability to work and live together cooperatively is essential.
• A well-developed work ethic
• At least 18 years of age
• Due to the presence of students on campus, all employees are required to pass a background check. This requirement poses a barrier for international applicants.
• Must provide own transportation to CRMS
• Ability to work in an efficient and thorough manner
• Due to the housing available to interns/assistant, no pets are allowed.

To apply: contact hmcdermott@crms.org
Application deadline: February 20, 2018

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Home Contact Employment

Employment Opportunities

Working at CRMS is a powerful and rewarding opportunity. Current faculty, teaching fellow, and staff openings are posted on this page as they occur, but applicants are encouraged to submit a resumé and cover letter to employment@crms.org, at any time.
If we have an opening, the job description will be posted below. CRMS Application for Employment

Click on the job titles below for a full description and how to apply.

Garden Assistant

2018 Garden Assistant for the Colorado Rocky Mountain School<

Location: Colorado Rocky Mountain School, an independent day and boarding high school, has an organic garden program with vegetable gardens, a young orchard, a small nursery, a large-scale composting system, and a water-efficient public demonstration garden. CRMS is located on a 350-acre ranch in Carbondale in western Colorado between Glenwood Springs and Aspen at an elevation of 6200 feet.

Job responsibilities: The Garden Assistant participates in all non-administrative activities of the garden as needed. This includes soil preparation, planting, mulching, protecting crops with covers, watering, weeding, fertilizing, planning, harvesting, cleaning produce, preparing produce for storage, maintaining tools, minor repairs on buildings and equipment and cleaning of the buildings and work areas. The Assistant plays a large role in the yearly plant sale (a Saturday and Sunday in May), that will impart a different skill set; knowledge of perennials and annuals, marketing, sales, and customer relations. There is also the opportunity for the Assistant to gain skills pertaining to operating a skid-steer tractor and various construction and landscaping projects. The Assistant will help with the compost program weekly. The Assistant works with the Garden Manager to plan and supervise student work crews. If the Assistant has sole responsibility for supervising a work crew, the assistant will take attendance, write reports and submit them by the appropriate deadline. At times, the Assistant may be called upon to work in/on the campus landscape outside the garden. The assistant will take an active role in supervising and training Garden Interns. The Assistant may also be asked to attend a 5-day outdoor adventure trip with another faculty member and students from CRMS in the fall. Also in the fall, the garden assistant will help plan for a special evening, the Harvest Dinner, where the CRMS community comes together to celebrate the food from the garden.

Time commitment: The Assistantship runs for 31 weeks; from late March through late October 2018. The assistant will be required to work some weekends (on a rotating schedule with interns and assistant). Due to the nature of agricultural work, typical holidays (such as Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day) will be regularly scheduled work days. Expect a heavy workload (40+ hours/week) most weeks.

Stipend: $250/week paid every two weeks

Housing: You will live in a yurt on campus with a composting toilet, a water tank, and a full kitchen. This housing is somewhat primitive. The yurt, while it does have propane heat, can be on the cool to cold side during spring and fall and during the summer months, certain times of day in the yurt can be very hot. The assistant has access to shower facilities in campus facilities, which are a short walk from the yurt.

Meals: Three meals daily provided when school kitchen is open. The kitchen will be open for most of the term of the assistantship with the exception of a few intermittent days. The assistant will also have access to produce from the school garden and to a small plot to plant his/her own garden if desired

Qualifications: 
The Garden Assistant should have practical work experience and a basic knowledge of organic gardening and a genuine curiosity about learning more, an interest in the educational side of agriculture, the ability to thrive under challenging conditions, and an ability to be flexible and respond to changes that arise because of the school calendar and the weather.
• Must be 21 years of age
• Experience working with teenagers is a plus
• A strong interest in organic agriculture
• A well-developed work ethic
• Due to the presence of students on campus, all employees are required to pass a background check. This requirement poses a barrier for international applicants.
• Must provide own transportation to CRMS
• Ability to work in an efficient and thorough manner

To apply: contact hmcdermott@crms.org
Application deadline: February 20, 2018


Garden Intern

CRMS Garden Intern Position 2018 - 3 positions available

Location: Colorado Rocky Mountain School, an independent day and boarding high school, has an organic garden program with vegetable gardens, a young orchard, a small nursery, a large-scale composting system, and a water-efficient public demonstration garden. CRMS is located on a 350-acre ranch in Carbondale in western Colorado between Glenwood Springs and Aspen at an elevation of 6200 feet.

Job responsibilities: The Garden Interns participate in all activities of the garden as needed. This includes soil preparation, planting, watering, weeding fertilizing, planning, harvesting, cleaning produce, preparing produce for storage, maintaining tools, minor repairs on buildings and equipment and cleaning of the buildings and work areas. There also exist opportunities operate a skid steer, participate in construction projects, and dabble in flower arranging. At times, the Intern may be called upon to work in/on the campus landscape. In addition, interns may be given responsibility over a specific project or ongoing task.

Housing: On campus (most likely a dorm room).

Stipend:
$100/week paid every two weeks

Meals:
Three meals daily provided when school kitchen is open. The kitchen will be open for most of the term of the internship with the exception of a few intermittent days usually no more than 2 weeks total. The interns will also have access to produce from the school garden.

Time commitment: Duration and dates are flexible. 12 weeks at 40+ hours a week from late-May/early-June until late-August or early September depending on the CRMS school calendar and the Intern’s availability. The interns will be required to work some weekends (on
a rotating schedule with manager and assistant). Due to the nature of agricultural work, typical holidays (such as Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day) will be regularly scheduled work days. Expect a heavy workload (40+ hours/week) most weeks.

Qualifications: The Garden Interns should have the ability to thrive under challenging conditions, an ability to be flexible and respond to changes that arise because of the school calendar and the weather. A strong interest in organic agriculture and a strong work ethic are required. An ability to work and live together cooperatively is essential.
• A well-developed work ethic
• At least 18 years of age
• Due to the presence of students on campus, all employees are required to pass a background check. This requirement poses a barrier for international applicants.
• Must provide own transportation to CRMS
• Ability to work in an efficient and thorough manner
• Due to the housing available to interns/assistant, no pets are allowed.

To apply: contact hmcdermott@crms.org
Application deadline: February 20, 2018
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