Apprenticeship(s) Available: Education/Farm/Forestry Program
Merck's Apprenticeship Program is an opportunity to be immersed in the central operations of our non-profit educational organization: for nine months of the year (mid-February through mid-November) apprentices will learn the concepts and practices of science-based education, sustainable land management on the farm and forest, and Merck's day-to-day operations.
This position is a great opportunity for recent college graduates interested in pursuing a career in farm-, forestry-, or environmental-based education, or those wanting to work in the non-profit sector.
- Theories and practices of education
- Leading school and volunteer groups
- Developing programming for children and adults
- Involvement with community events and workshops
- Farm planning and production. Skills include working with draft horses, animal husbandry, gardening, tractor operation, facilities, and equipment maintenance
- Maple sugaring
- Forest management and trail maintenance
- Opportunities for professional development
Vermont minimum wage for 40 hours/week, on-site housing, farm-raised eggs and meat when available, and access to garden space for growing vegetables.
Applicants must be a minimum of 21 years old and be dedicated, motivated, physically active people, who enjoy working outdoors in all types of weather. Applicants also need a strong willingness to learn, and openness to teach others. A valid driver's license is required. Must be able to lift up to 50lbs.
Teaching experience and working on a farm with equipment and/or animals is preferred, but not necessary. No pets allowed.
To apply please send cover letter and resume to Education Director Chris Hubbard at firstname.lastname@example.org