employment


Red Gate Farm employs exceptional individuals who are ambitious, hard-working, and enjoy working on a farm and educating young people.

Farm Camp Counselor (all positions filled)

Seasonal: May – August, 2017

Red Gate Farm is hiring farm camp counselors for the 2016 summer camp season. Our camps are small (up to 20 campers) and located on a beautiful farm in Western Massachusetts. Counselors are responsible for leading overnight and day camp programs. We are seeking fun-loving, positive and energetic people for our farm community!

Areas of Responsibility include:

  1. Farm chores with campers, which include taking care of farm animals
  2. Hiking on our trails and leading nature walks
  3. Prepare and lead team-building activities
  4. Live in and supervise tent cabin with campers (3 one-week sessions)

Farm Camp Counselors receive a salary, and on-site room and board. Work is primarily on weekdays with occasional weekend work required. Candidates will come with strong references regarding their work with children and typically will have or be working towards a college undergrad degree. Camp counselor experience is preferred. Some farming/gardening experience is great, but not required.

Farmer Educators Full-Time: (rolling applications)

Red Gate Farm is hiring exceptional individuals who are both ambitious and very hard-working. A farmer/educator assists with farm maintenance and operation, will lead programs working closely with children and visiting school groups on the farm, and develop programming.

Employment at RGF requires a strong background in working with children and young people. Farm-based education and farming experience is preferred. Camp counselor experience or related work is also acceptable.

Employment packages include a salary, health insurance, on-site housing and board. Successful candidates will be ready for a minimum one-year commitment, will come with strong references regarding their work with children, and typically will have a college undergrad degree.

Farm Internships Seasonal: Spring, Summer, & Fall (8 week minimum)

Red Gate Farm welcomes individuals interested in a farm internship. We have internships for garden, farm operations, and teaching. Please contact us to discuss opportunities.

How to Apply Send a resume, cover letter and a list of three or more references (including reference’s name, position and contact information). Your cover letter should state which position you are applying, why you are interested in the position and why you think you are a good fit for the position. You can email this information by sending the materials as attachments (please use the .doc or .pdf format – newer .docx format is not preferred). You may also snail-mail applications to:

Jake Krain Red Gate Farm 4 Norman Road Ashfield, MA 01330

For More Information For more information about the positions, please contact Jake Krain by email or by phone (413-625-9503)