Dancing Gnome Farm and Broken Paddle Guiding Company
Job description: Part-time Farm Worker and Part-time Kayak Guiding Crew Member (40 hours/week)
This one-of-a-kind job is perfect for a curious and passionate person who loves being outside, working hard, and learning new skills. In this position, you will get to interact with the outdoors through the context of a sustainable farm, and through an ecotourism/naturalist lens.
Dancing Gnome Farm and Broken Paddle Guiding are closely tied together. The farm (owned by Lauren Barry) and the guiding business (owned by her partner Michael Anderson) share work, employees, and good food. The position gives you an opportunity to work both on the farm and on the river!
Dancing Gnome Farm: Help grow, harvest, wash and pack over 40 different types of veggies throughout the season. You will also gain experience driving tractors, raising pigs and laying hens, composting, transplanting, weeding, and with various other farm tasks as interested. We work hard in all weather conditions, and efficiency and accuracy are crucial for our goal of growing high-quality vegetables. www.dancinggnomefarm.com
Broken Paddle Guiding: Help guide kayak trips, assist guests at our shop, shuttle kayaks and guests for kayak tours and rentals, load/unload kayaks, teach basic kayak skills, maintain gear and equipment, teach ecosystem flora and fauna, provide a high level of customer service, and perform other duties as assigned. www.brokenpaddleguiding.com
Schedule: May through the end of October
Dancing Gnome Farm: Thursdays, Fridays, and Mondays
Broken Paddle Guiding: Saturdays and Sundays
Tuesday-Wednesday: Off (possibility for additional hours)
Qualifications and Certifications: Experience working hard outdoors. Willingness to work in all weather conditions. Ability to pick up on systems, work quickly and efficiently, and be self-directed when necessary. Enthusiasm for learning and teaching about the outdoors. Current driver’s license and clean driving record. First Aid/CPR, experience paddling and/or guiding trips, naturalist certification. (We will enroll you in appropriate training course(s) if needed).
Total Compensation: $10-13/hour, plus a CSA share, and a $75 gear stipend.
Housing: Housing available at Broken Paddle Guiding.
Bonus: We will match up to a $400 contribution to a retirement account upon successful completion of the season.