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Mason Street Farm 2014 Apprenticeship Program!

get involvedApplication Deadline: January 10th 2014
Interviews: Final week of January

Link to application:

Apprenticeship-Application-2014

One of the core values at the Mason Street City Farm is that access to healthy food is a basic human right. No one should suffer from lack of food based on social inequities. We want to change this imbalance in our food system by providing increased access to farming skills and food education through a paid apprenticeship program. This apprenticeship is well suited for individuals who are seeking a career path in urban food production. Apprentices will be well equipped to join a growing green economy in Victoria.

About the Apprenticeship:

The Mason Street City Farm is offering 4 paid positions for the 2014 growing season.

Spring Apprenticeship

March-June: 2 days/week

Summer Apprenticeship

July-Oct: 2 days/week

The base stipend will be $50/day/person for an 8 hour day. Interns are responsible for providing their own room and board in Victoria.

We are actively seeking additional funding to raise the stipend rate to $75/day. Spring Apprentices are welcome to stay on for the summer apprenticeship as volunteers. Summer Apprentices are welcome to join the spring apprenticeship as volunteers.

Urban Farm apprentices work in all areas of our community food business, including farming (planning, obtaining supplies, propagating, planting, harvesting, soil building, caring for chickens, greenhouse construction, aquaponics etc.), volunteer management, food deliveries, bringing food to market, community outreach, fundraising, administrative work, record-keeping, etc.

Apprentices will be included in our collective decision-making process. We believe that their contribution to this process is of great value. This is a great position for motivated people who are interested in all aspects of community food security and food justice.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted to fulfil a volunteer shift between now and the end of January. We want to meet and work with you on the farm to determine a mutual fit for the apprenticeship

Interviews will be held the final week of January 2014.

We are going to push you to understand and experience what it takes to be a successful farmer. Days are long, and conditions are rarely ideal. That being said, we do manage to have a lot of fun!

If you have any more questions regarding the apprenticeship please contact masonstreetfarm@gmail.com. Please submit applications via email by January 10, 2014 with ’2014 apprenticeship application’ in the subject line.