Work With Us
Our team makes possible all of the exciting things that go on at Knoll Farm. Please join us. We work incredibly hard, and are always learning together. The place is always beautiful and every day is different, involving new people, new weather, new crops in season and an ever-changing experience of the land.
Knoll Farm has groups in residence every season; this may be diverse leaders from around the country doing independent work through our Better Selves Fellowship, environmental and social justice groups working on strategy, a yoga group, an intensive program for professional musicians, or a family celebration or wedding. It is vital to us that we provide the most respectful, thorough and authentic hospitality for everyone who comes.
We employ ten people on a seasonal basis from May to October. Some work mostly on the farm, others work mostly with guests at the Refuge. We all come together to tackle special projects and events. While we have individual roles, we try hard to create strong team integration.
We have a multi-day training and orientation every May, and we reward all returning team members who want to continue to grow into new roles with us.
We Love Volunteers!
There are lots of ways to be involved even if you only have a day, a few hours a week, or if you have a full week and want a working vacation in the beautiful Green Mountains.
- cook or serve at a Kebab Night or other food event
- help out customers in the farm stand on busy weekends
- pick berries for us and take some home for your freezer
- help us keep our hiking trails in good shape
- become a WWOOFer for a week or more
- join the mailing list (scroll down) to get more involved
Email us to set something up.
Retreat Chef and Assistant Chef
May – October
Full-time during retreat season with time off in between sessions. Exact calendar determined in early spring.
Knoll Farm’s Chef is the person most responsible for delivering our mission to guests around food. Of course, this includes sourcing and preparing fantastic local meals, but it’s also about interacting with clients and fellows on diet, cooking and health. The chef interacts closely with the farm as well, and has nearly unlimited creative opportunities to bring food to our community.
Assistant Retreat Managers (3)
Hours per week: avg. 30 (varying week to week based on bookings)
Our assistant managers play a vital role in keeping groups happy on the land, in our handmade buildings, and in any weather. Tasks include welcoming guests, helping with all aspects of meals, making fires, cleaning and tidying communal spaces, setting up for special events, welcoming and hosting groups, and being a responsible and welcoming presence to everyone who comes.
Farm Field Crew (3)
20 hrs/week April-August
Our farm field crew is vital to the success of our berry season. We have a busy pick-your-own orchard and farm stand and we also pick our organic berries for many wholesale accounts and restaurants. In addition to working in the orchard, you will help with grazing and handling sheep, fixing fencelines, mowing and working in the garden.
April – October
Our Land Stewards maintain buildings, build foot trails, put up firewood, and help with general land stewardship and groundskeeping at Knoll Farm.
Program and Communications Manager
Part-time (25 hrs/week), year round
The Program and Communications manager oversees the details of our bookings and programs and coordinates with clients over email and phone. They also coordinate our Better Selves Fellowships, help organize special events and take care of our communications through newsletters and social media.
Assistant Farm Manager
40 hours per week
June – August
The Assistant Farm Manager is an experienced farm and field hand to help us manage all outdoor aspects of our high-season farming operation including our intensive grazing, orchard health, fruit harvest, and intersecting with the public. The farm grows each year and our Assistant Farm Manager helps us to advance our plans while working hard and learning together.
By joining our community, you become part of the story of this land.
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