Land Steward

April 1-October 15

40 hours per week 

$18

The Land Steward at Knoll Farm is a critically important, jack-of-all-trades position, working outside, taking care of our buildings and 160- acres of fields and forest in central Vermont. Approximately 3 weeks of each year is spent leading projects at our sister homestead in coastal, downeast Maine.

Responsibilities include:

  • Carpentry projects, repairs and maintenance on buildings and yurts
  • Forestry projects, felling, cutting, splitting, stacking firewood
  • Maintaining our hiking trails and improving access and signage at the farm
  • Assisting with agricultural projects in the orchards and fields, repairing fences, weed whacking and brush-hogging pastures.

Ideal candidates will have significant experience safely and efficiently operating chainsaws, tractors, brush hogs, and weed-whackers; repairing small engines, felling trees, splitting and stacking wood, using and sharpening hand tools, trail building. Carpentry experience, and working knowledge of basic plumbing/electrical systems, is helpful.

Our most successful Land Stewards are self-motivated, independent, reliable and are eager to develop and hone new skills. A strong work ethic and adherence to safety standards, along with communication skills, a sense of humor and deep appreciation for our New England landscape is vital.

We seek candidates who have an approachable demeanor and a general openness to input from all levels of staff and the general public. Much of our work seeks to reshape the legacy of place-making. As part of that, we hope to recruit, mentor, and support employees in this work who bring different backgrounds, stories and experiences to this field. Knoll Farm’s mission and core values of equity, fairness, inclusion are present in all that we do. Black, Indigenous and People of Color are encouraged to apply.

This is a 40 hour/week position beginning April 1 and concluding October 15. Evenings and weekends may be required. Onsite housing is available for this position.

Candidates should send a resume as well as a cover letter clearly explaining their experience and intention, and outlining relevant experience and their personal goals for seeking this position. This position typically fills early in winter of each year.

If interested please fill out the application below. Please be sure to include a cover letter and resume. Thank you.

If you have any trouble with this form, please email us instead. 

    Position applying for:

    How did you hear about this opportunity?

    Describe full period during which you are available to work, May-October, with as much detail as possible on any conflicts that might arise:

    Please list three places where you have worked in recent years:

    Describe your experience working in a residential community setting:

    Please describe what diversity, equity and inclusion mean to you:

    Please attach your cover letter and resume:

    If you have trouble with this form, please contact us at info@knollfarm.org. Please note that for residential positions, we can not easily accommodate pets, smoking, or dependents, so please consider this before applying. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on age, gender, race, marital status, or sexual orientation. Thank you.

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