Hiring: Farm Intern – The Putney School

POSITION AVAILABLE: Farm Intern, The Putney School

The Putney School is seeking a seasonal Farm Intern to begin in mid-April, 2023. The position will
start at around 45 hours per week in April and will increase up to 50 hours per week as the season
picks up. Position start and end dates are somewhat flexible but are approximately April 15 to
October 15.

About The Putney School:
Putney is a progressive boarding school for 230 hardworking and curious students in Putney,
Vermont. Hands-on learning is embedded in the school’s culture: a working dairy farm, expansive
arts offerings, a robust work program, miles of wooded trails, and large solar arrays serve our
curriculum. Employees are also part of an intentional residential experience that values belonging
and community. We seek applicants who find joy in their work and help others realize how much fun
authentic, student-centered learning can be. The school cultivates and sustains an educational
community that values difference. Community members explore how they contribute to building a
home at Putney where everyone, especially those from historically-marginalized populations, can
honor their individual racial, gender, ethnic, and socio-economic identities. Putney recognizes this is
difficult, communal work. The school supports all its employees in developing this critical skill set.

Position Responsibilities:

During the spring and fall, the position will involve performing tasks on the farm and in the gardens
as needed. This includes supervising some barn chore shifts with student crews during the week
and some weekends. During the summer, the intern will work with the garden crew (doing things
such as weeding, harvesting, hoeing, etc), work a few cow barn chore shifts each week, including
some weekend shifts, and help with farm projects (such as haying) as needed. The position will
include some tractor work, as well as other responsibilities which may include, depending on
interest and experience: being responsible for direct seeding of crops, working with Putney School
Summer Program students, coordinating donations with local food shelves.

Position Benefits: Housing and meals are provided along with a monthly stipend.

Qualifications: The candidate must be reliable, responsible, hard-working, have a positive attitude, and enjoy working on a team. Candidates must be able to perform physical labor and operate a tractor, and
must pass a background check. Familiarity with farm equipment is desirable; training will be
provided as needed.

How to Apply:
Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to We will review applications until the position is filled.

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