Employment and Internships

Wolfe’s Neck Farm is 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.

Organic Dairy Farmer Training Program – Now Accepting Apprenticeship Applications
Our two-year residential 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.

Farm-based Education Programs – Seasonal Positions – Now Hiring
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. Cover letters and resumes can also be sent directly to education@wolfesneckfarm.org. Here is a list of our current openings with approximate dates of employment:

After-School Program Educators – Positions have been filled for 2016
Spring Season: mid-March through mid-May
Part-time, days, Tuesdays and Thursdays

After-School Program Educators work with our Farm Explorers, kiddos in our after-school program for grades 1-5.  After welcoming participants off the bus, After-School Educators make after-school fun by leading weekly educational activities that explore agricultural sciences and food systems. Keeping in mind that participants have been at school all day, ideal candidates can instruct while also providing space for play through learning.

School Programs Educators – Hiring for 2016
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 – Position has been filled for 2016
June 6-August 26, 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 – Positions have been filled for 2016
June 13-August 26, 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 – Positions have been filled for 2016
June 13-August 26, 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.

Weekend Programs Educators – Hiring for 2016
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, run our farm stand, 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. March and April weekends tend to be based around lambing season and October weekends include our pumpkin hayrides and amped up farmstand.

Summer Camp Junior CounselorsPositions have been filled for 2016
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!

Teen Ag – Seasonal Positions
The vital role food can play in supporting the health and vitality of individuals, communities, and the environment is fundamental to Wolfe’s Neck Farm, and our Teen Ag program involves area teens in multiple aspects of these efforts. Our Teen Ag program has two primary goals:

1) Provide experience working in sustainable agriculture to area teens. Through an immersion in sustainable agriculture, you’ll learn practical field skills, agricultural sciences, group work, business management, and the hard (and rewarding) work of farming.
2) Contribute fresh, locally-grown produce to area food pantries in order to increase access to nutritious, nourishing food.

Teen Agriculture Crew Members (Ages 15-18)Positions have been filled for 2016
Part-time, days, weekdays and some weekends required
Looking for a few good Teens! Crew Members will be involved in all aspects of growing crops for our farm stand, CSA, food pantries, campground, event caterers, and educational programs. We are looking for dynamic, hardworking, and motivated team members who are committed and reliable. No farming experience necessary!

2016 Teen Ag Crew Positions Available:
Spring Crew: April through May, part-time, after school and some weekends
Summer Crew: June through August, 30 hrs/week
Fall Crew: September through November, part-time, after school and some weekends
To apply to join our Teen Ag Crew, complete our online application and submit a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and relevant experience. Cover letters can be uploaded to the application or sent directly to education@wolfesneckfarm.org. Applications received by March 15 will be given priority.

Campground – Seasonal Positions – Positions have been filled for 2016

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.  Campground positions are open to work-camper arrangements in exchange for partial/full campsite rental. To apply for one of our seasonal positions, please use our Seasonal Employment Application Form.

Campground Office/Store Customer Service Representatives – No longer accepting applications

Seasonal beginning in May
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.

Snack Shack – Food Preparation/Service – No longer accepting applications
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.

Facilities and Campsite Cleaning and Maintenance Positions – No longer accepting applications
Seasonal beginning in May
Schedule flexibility required
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. This position includes maintaining the shower/bath houses, out houses, cabins and campsites. Position requires some raking of campsites and shoveling of fire pits. Looking for someone who is organized and can manage their time well under limited supervision, and is enthusiastic and highly motivated about this position.

Campground Security – No longer accepting applications
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.

Work-Campers and Park Hosts – Please Email info@freeportcamping.com for more info
Seasonal beginning in May
Nights, weekends and holidays required
Seeking individuals and couples with their own RV/camper to stay at our beautiful campground in exchange for working a certain number of hours per week in one or several of the above positions.  Must be willing to be on-call some (scheduled) evenings to respond to campground disturbances and possibly display a “Park Host” sign at their campsite during those times.  You may be asked to provide photos of your camping vehicle/equipment.

To apply for one of our campground seasonal positions, please use our Seasonal Employment Application Form.