Employment

Become a part of Calypso’s team!

Below are the positions we're hiring for in 2023. Additional positions will be posted as they become available.

Farm Educator/Assistant Camp Director

Dates: May 1 - August 18, 2023, with the possibility to extend through September 30, 2023
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)
Number of positions available: 1-2
Application Deadline: February 15, 2023
*Please note: applications will be reviewed as they are received so we encourage you to apply early!

The Farm Educator and Assistant Camp Director is an education focused position at Calypso Farm that works closely with Calypso’s Lead Educator/Camp Director. There are three primary responsibilities:

    1. Being an instructor for Calypso’s youth summer camps.
    2. Assisting with all aspects of running camp, including developing activities and schedules and mentoring other educators and youth volunteers.
    3. Assisting with Farm-based Field Trips and other youth and family education programs.
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Summer Farm Educator

Multiple positions available!
Dates:
Must be available for training May 30th-June 9th. Afterward, work up to 6 weeks of camp from June-August, depending on availability.
Hours: 40 hours/week on scheduled camp weeks, plus paid training.
Compensation: $15/hour and farm veggies

Application Deadline: March 15, 2023
*Please note: applications will be reviewed as they are received so we encourage you to apply early!

Preference will be given to Fairbanks residents!

Be part of a team of Calypso Farm Educators for the 2023 season! This environmental education position is open to any experience level, including those who are totally new to the field!

We're looking for people who are excited to work with youth of all ages in an outdoor setting and learn more about hands-on environmental education!

This position mainly serves as a camp counselor for our outdoor summer camps. Based on need and your interest, there may be additional opportunities to work with Calypso's Field Trips and other farm-based education programs.

Training will be provided in our style of immersive, hands-on, place-based learning, as well as working with youth, farming and boreal forest ecology, and more. This is a great opportunity to develop your leadership skills, learn techniques for working with children and youth, and learn all about (and practice!) principles of hands-on, place-based education.

If you are interested, apply below and we'll be in touch with more details!

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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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PLEASE CHECK BACK IN EARLY SPRING TO APPLY FOR 2023!

Community Roots Garden Leader

Open to Ages: 16-24*
Dates: Late May - mid August, 2023
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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APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN FEBRUARY 2023!

Community Roots Program Manager

POSITION FILLED FOR 2023

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 2023