Employment and Internships

Wolfe’s Neck Farm is a nonprofit organization on 600 oceanfront acres dedicated to promoting sustainable agriculture, food systems education, and outdoor recreation. Our campus features a working sustainable farm, educational programs, and award-winning campground – offering a remarkable and inspiring place for visitors to learn and play.   We are proud to have a well trained, highly qualified, and talented staff.  We seek individuals with a passion for sustainable agriculture, community, the environment and outdoor recreation.

FULL-TIME, YEAR-ROUND POSITIONS:

Organic Dairy Farmer Apprenticeship
Our two-year residential Organic Dairy Farmer Training Program is a National Apprenticeship under the U.S. Department of Labor-Employment and Training Administration. The program allows apprentices to go from experienced-to-expert in all aspects of organic dairy cow operations and management. We accept apprenticeship applications on a rolling basis.

SEASONAL POSITIONS:

Farm-based Education Programs – Seasonal Positions
We hire seasonal educators each Spring, Summer, and Fall to deliver authentic and engaging farm-based education experiences to children ages 4-16. We hire individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, including the natural sciences, agriculture, humanities, and education. All of our educators are passionate about engaging children in the natural world and connecting them to the source of their food.

To apply for one of our seasonal Education positions, please use our Seasonal Employment Application Form. Please upload a cover letter and resume to the form explaining your interest in the position and qualifications. Here is a list of our current openings with approximate dates of employment:

Weekend Educators 
March-November, part-time, days, Saturdays and Sundays
Weekend Educators are the face of Wolfe’s Neck Farm on the weekends. They lead haywagon tours, chat with visitors and help them understand what they’re seeing, and, generally, facilitate a deeper connection to our unique farm and sustainable agriculture. Visitors have to pay for some programs, so our Weekend Educators also check pre-registration lists, process payments (cash and electronic), and help visitors know we offer informational tours and programs.

School Programs Educators 
Spring Season: mid-April through mid-June
Fall Season: late September through early November
Part-time, days, Monday through Friday

Each spring and fall, thousands of school children descend upon Wolfe’s Neck Farm for inspiring and thought-provoking educational experiences. We are seeking School Programs Educators to introduce children to sustainable agriculture, connect them to a small piece of our food system, and give them a glimpse into a working farm through dynamic and informative programming.  Ideal candidates are excited to provide authentic and educational experiences, while keeping a keen eye on safety.

Livestock Educator
May 30-August 25, full time, days, Monday through Friday
We are seeking a Livestock Educator to oversee our small-animal livestock within our Summer Day Camp program—making sure the animals are cared for, leading educational activities with our campers, and helping train Summer Educators to lead livestock lessons. Working closely with our Livestock Manager and Summer Educators, the LE balances our educational mission with the needs of our working farm and our livestock, and creates an inviting learning environment for our campers, visitors, staff, and livestock.

Summer Educators
June 12-August 25, full time, days, Monday through Friday
Summer Educators are the heart of our Farm Camp, each responsible for their own group of campers. We’re looking for folks who have experience working with youth and are eager to explore farming and food with them on a working farm. Summer Educators also mentor Junior Counselors and help to develop their leadership. While our educators are independent and creative, they are also part of a team and we seek out those who welcome collaboration.

Summer Youth Leadership Educators
June 12-August 25, full time, days, Monday through Friday
Our Youth Leadership Educators work with our Summer Educators, Livestock Educator, and Farm Camp administrative staff to create and execute dynamic programming for our Farmward Bound program and our Leaders-in-Training program. YLEs also work closely with each other to plan activities, trips, and the curriculum. Farmward Bound includes projects around the farm, a camping overnight each week, saltwater canoeing, and a variety of farm-based learning experiences.

Summer Support Staff 
June 17-August 25, part-time, days, Monday through Friday
Farm Camp is a dynamic workplace, and we’re looking for a couple of fine young folks to work behind the scenes to make the magic of camp happen! Support Staff take primary responsibility for helping with the basic “need-to-do” tasks that keep camp running while also working independently on a variety of projects.

Summer Camp Junior Counselors 
Part-time, days, Monday through Friday
Junior Counselors (JCs) are an invaluable part of Wolfe’s Neck Farm’s Summer Day Camp experience and our educational team. They bring fun while working hard as mentors to campers and growing into leaders. JCs spend their time at the farm in many dynamic roles, including helping set up activities, assisting Summer Educators, supporting campers, and being awesome!
Please click here to learn more and to apply.

Teen Agriculture Crew Members (Ages 15-18) 
Part-time, days, weekdays and some weekends required
Teen Ag is an opportunity to learn about sustainable farming by doing it and while earning a summer stipend. Teen Ag manages the fruit and vegetable production for the farm, including running our CSA and farm stand and contributing thousands of pounds of produce to area food pantries. Because of all the fantastic work they’re doing, Teen Ag members help educate the public about local hunger and agricultural stewardship and work with our youth programming to show kiddos why sustainable farming is rad. We provide support and training for the next generation of sustainable farmers, conscientious eaters, and engaged community members. No farming experience necessary!
Please click here to learn more and apply.

 

Campground – Seasonal Positions
Each year, we welcome thousands of visitors from all over the world to our award-winning oceanfront campground with its 130 campsites, Snack Shack, and outdoor equipment rental program. We take pride in employing a cheerful, positive staff each season to provide our guests and visitors with an authentic and memorable Maine experience. All campground positions require night and weekend availability, and work hours may vary each week based on capacity and inclement weather. To apply for one of our seasonal positions, please use our Seasonal Employment Application Form.

Visitor Services Representatives – Campground Office/Store 
Seasonal, May through October
Nights, weekends and holidays required
We are looking for cheerful, friendly people with extensive customer service skills to welcome and provide superior service to our campers. Must have complete confidence in computer skills (experience with reservation systems a plus), customer service/sales experience. Looking for positive personalities to work in a relaxed yet at times fast-paced environment. Must have ability to multitask effectively, a desire to work as part of a team and willingness to jump in when there are tasks to be done.  Click here to read full job description.

Farm Café – Food Preparation/Service
Seasonal beginning in May
Nights, weekends and holidays required
Seeking outgoing, friendly people with a positive attitude and great customer service skills.  Experience in food service and prep preferred, will train the right candidate.  Important that this person is able to work independently and know how to manage their time well.  Multitasking capabilities are essential.  Please use our Seasonal Employment Application Form to apply.

Groundskeeping and Maintenance Positions
Seasonal, May through October
Schedule flexibility required

Groundskeepers work both in a small team and independently, performing ongoing landscaping tasks, helping to prepare for events, and maintaining the property’s buildings, drinking water and waste management systems. The campus features many acres of campsites and recreational fields that require regular mowing (both riding and push), and weed-whacking. Tools, both power and manual, are used to ensure the property is running smoothly and looking its best. Crew members regularly assist campground guests, restock the camp store’s firewood supply and work with event staff to move picnic tables before weddings.We are looking for someone who is confident and takes pride in their work, is able to work independently and pay close attention to detail while providing a positive, cheerful demeanor and willingness to interact with campers.  Click here to read full job description.

Campground Security
Seasonal beginning in May
Nights, weekends and holidays required
Seeking individual(s) to provide security at our campground. This position requires excellent communication skills, very good judgement, patience and an ability to deal calmly and appropriately with any difficulties that may arise.  Continually patrol campground with golf cart and/or pickup truck (weather dependent). Requires ability to work independently with a high degree of responsibility. Please use our Seasonal Employment Application Form.