The University of Washington Farm (UW Farm) is a student-powered farm on the UW-Seattle campus. The mission of the UW Farm is to be the campus center for the practice and study of urban agriculture and sustainability, and an educational, community-oriented resource for people who want to learn about building productive and sustainable urban landscapes.With three farming locations on campus, the UW Farm offers year-round vegetable production for Housing and Food Services, a 50-member Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, and the University of Washington Food Pantry. The UW Farm strives to build and strengthen connections between our growing spaces and academics on campus by leading tours, hosting academic internship opportunities, and providing service-learning opportunities for students from several disciplines.

The goals of the UW Farm are multiple:
• Provide students with practical urban farming experience, from plan to production to kitchen
• Link directly to academic programs in the study of food, including but not limited to: coursework, independent research, and capstone and culminating experiences
• Create a model of sustainable urban production at the UW
• Provide reliable, predictable, and quality produce for UW Housing & Food Services, UW Club, CSA members, and other customers

Current Open Positions:

2018 UW Student Farm Staff Positions: Closed

2018 UW Student Farm Staff Lead Position: Closed


2018 UW Student Farm Staff Position

Description:
The UW Farm is seeking undergraduate student staff members for the 2018 growing season. This position offers opportunities to work at three unique farm sites on campus as well as opportunities to develop work specialties. During the course of the position, student staff will learn and practice practical aspects of sustainable urban agriculture including:
• Field preparations, including tilling, amending, irrigation and mulching
• Crop production, including propagation, transplanting, pest management, harvesting, washing, packing and delivery.
• Infrastructure set-up and maintenance: hoophouse, row covers, trellises, wash-pack, irrigation, and storage areas
• Teaching, coordinating and communicating with volunteers
• Basic maintenance of tools and machinery
• Recordkeeping
The UW Farm Manager will support student staff by incorporating education and mentorship throughout the workday, as well as offer opportunities for field trips and workshops, based on student staff interest.
This is an all-weather job. Student staff are expected to come to work on time and consistently, rain or shine. Commitment to the full three quarters (Spring, Summer, Fall), and a willingness to learn, work hard and be flexible is required; previous farming experience is not required. In the event of activities requiring supervision of minors, a criminal background check will be conducted by the University of Washington.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
• Heavy Lifting
• Working in all kinds of weather
• Working in an environment that may have allergens—dust, mold, grasses, etc.
• Working with hazardous materials
• Wearing and working in personal protection when appropriate or necessary
• Occasional working after-hours or on weekends will be required

Hours: 10 hours per week Spring and Fall Quarter / 30 hours per week Summer Pay: $15/hour

Internship Start Date: 3/26/2018

Internship End Date: 12/14/2018

HOW TO APPLY: Submit a resume and cover letter to Perry Acworth by Monday, February 26th.


2018 UW Farm Student Staff: Lead Position

Position Description:
The UW Farm is seeking one experienced undergraduate Student Staff Lead for the 2018 growing season. This position offers an opportunity to cultivate advanced leadership and farming skills working at three unique farm sites on campus. The Student Staff Lead will take on a leadership role in a specific project area as well as facilitate new student staff training and volunteer supervision. During the course of the position, the Student Staff Leader will practice practical aspects of sustainable urban agriculture including:
• Field preparations, including tilling, amending, irrigation and mulching
• Crop production, including propagation, transplanting, pest management, harvesting, washing, packing and delivery.
• Infrastructure set-up and maintenance: hoophouse, row covers, trellises, wash-pack, irrigation, and storage areas
• Teaching, coordinating, and communicating with student staff members and volunteers
• Collaborating with the Farm Manager to execute daily and weekly tasks
• Maintenance of tools and machinery
• Recordkeeping
• Project Leadership

The UW Farm Manager will support the Student Staff Lead by incorporating education and mentorship throughout the workday, as well as opportunities for field trips and workshops, based on student staff interest.
This is an all-weather job. Student staff are expected to come to work on time and consistently, rain or shine. Commitment to the full three quarters (Spring, Summer, Fall), and a willingness to learn, work hard and be flexible is required; 1 year of work or volunteer experience at the UW Farm or another mixed vegetable farm is required. In the event of activities requiring supervision of minors, a criminal background check will be conducted by the University of Washington.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
• Heavy Lifting
• Working in all kinds of weather
• Working in an environment that may have allergens—dust, mold, grasses, etc.
• Working with hazardous materials
• Wearing and working in personal protection when appropriate or necessary
• Occasional working after-hours or on weekends will be required

Hours: 10 hours per week Spring and Fall Quarter / 30 hours per week Summer Pay: $16/hour

Internship Start Date: 3/26/2018

Internship End Date: 12/14/2018

HOW TO APPLY: Submit a resume and cover letter to Perry Acworth by Monday, February 26th.


The University of Washington supports a culturally diverse student body and workforce. UW Farm works to create a dedicated team capable of enabling our students to explore and interpret the rich array of disciplines and perspectives that they will encounter. We seek candidates whose teaching, mentorship and/or service have not only prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion, but have also given them the confidence to engage and work with students and audiences from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.

 

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