Employment

Become a part of Calypso’s team!

Below are the positions we're currently hiring for. Additional positions will be posted as they become available.

Spring Field Crew

Dates: 3-4 weeks beginning in mid-May (exact start date TBD)
Hours:
 Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm
Compensation: $15 per hour

Join our spring field crew! Field crew members will work alongside other crew members and the farmers at Calypso to prepare beds, plant, maintain the fields and harvest. This work is physically demanding at times and requires focused attention.

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Garden Leader - Community Roots Program

APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSED FOR 2022

Open to Ages: 16-24*
Dates: May 23 - August 20, 2022
Work Days: Monday - Thursday, 9am - 1pm with breaks as needed
Compensation: $15/hour and a weekly veggie share
Number of positions available: 5-6

All applicants must be current Fairbanks residents.

Apply now to be a Community Roots Garden Leader and learn how to grow food for your community, gain work experience for your resume, develop strong community connections, and earn a living while you learn valuable skills. No experience is necessary - all you need is an interest in growing food and working with the community!

Garden Leaders will engage in hands-on garden training while growing food in the Hunter School Garden to distribute to the community throughout the summer as they learn about food justice, food security, and organic farming practices.

Click below for full details on the position, including position duties, qualifications and application instructions.

*Preference will be given to those ages 16-24, however, we will consider applications from people outside of that age range.

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APPLICATION PERIOD FOR 2022 IS CLOSED

Camp Counselor/Farm Education Intern

POSITION FILLED FOR 2022

Open to Ages: 16 and up
Dates: May 23 - August 12, 2022, with the possibility to extend through September 30, 2022
Hours: Part & Full Time (varies from 20-40 hours/week throughout the season)
Compensation: $15/hour and a weekly veggie share
Application Deadline: March 1, 2022 *Please note* applications will be reviewed as they are received so it is better to apply early!
Number of positions available: 2-3

Preference will be given to Fairbanks residents!

Apply now to be a Camp Counselor at Calypso's summer Farm Camps! Develop your leadership skills, learn techniques for working with children and youth, and learn all about (and practice!) principles of hands-on, outdoor education. No experience is necessary - you just need a strong interest in learning to work with children of all ages in an outdoor setting.

Throughout the summer, Farm Education Interns will receive training on working with youth, hands-on education, farming and boreal forest ecology, and more. Based on your own interests, there may also be the opportunity to work with Calypso's Field Trips and other farm-based education programs!

Click below for full details on the position, including position duties, qualifications and application instructions.

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POSITION FILLED FOR 2022

Farm Educator/Assistant Camp Director

POSITION FILLED FOR 2022

Dates: May 2 - August 19, 2022, with the possibility to extend through September 30, 2022
Hours: Full Time (35-40 hours/week)
Compensation: $16-$17/hour (depending on experience) and Room & Board at Calypso Farm for the duration of the season (included if needed)
Application Deadline: February 1, 2022 *Please note* applications will be reviewed as they are received so it is better to apply early! This position will be filled no later than mid-February.

Apply now to be a Farm Educator at Calypso Farm, and the Assistant Director for our summer Farm Camps! Spend your summer working outdoors, inspiring children to explore the wonders of nature, cook their own food from the garden, learn about farm animals, and more!

Prior experience working with children is required - preferably in an outdoor or other hands-on setting. In order to deliver high-quality, place-based programs, Farm Educators will receive training throughout the season on aspects of farming and gardening as well as boreal forest ecology.

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POSITION FILLED FOR 2022

Community Roots Program Manager

POSITION FILLED FOR 2022

Preference will be given to Fairbanks residents!

Dates: March-August, 2022
Hours:
average of 12 hours per week remote planning in March-April. 30-40 hours per week on site in May-August
Compensation: $18-$20 per hour, depending on experience + housing stipend (May-August) + a weekly veggie share from the garden (June - August)

We are looking for a Program Manager to plan and provide leadership training for the 2022 cohort of Community Roots Garden Leaders! In this position, daily activities will include supervising and providing guidance to Garden Leaders to manage and maintain the Hunter Elementary School Garden.

The Program Manager should be reliable and comfortable with working outdoors, planning educational activities and training, working with youth and young adults, and welcoming community groups into the garden.

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POSITION FILLED FOR 2022