AQUAPONIC FARM INTERN
Description: The aquaponic farm is a 3,000 square foot commercial and educational farm in The GrowHaus that sells leafy greens to local residents, grocery stores, and restaurants throughout town. The Aquaponic Farm Intern will work alongside the farm manager to oversee the successful operation of the system. The ideal candidate will be an inspired grower possessing creative problem-solving and critical thinking skills, as well as an interest in social justice and working with disenfranchised populations. The Aquaponic Farm Intern will be working side-by-side with volunteers, community residents, and youth.
Assist with regular crop maintenance including: seeding, transplanting, harvest and system monitoring
Help maintain Integrated Pest Management program
Fish feeding, monitoring, and logging daily
Completing routine nutrient additions as well as monitoring plants for any nutrient deficiencies
Maintain cleanliness of farm including growing systems, greenhouse storage, and coolers
Troubleshoot equipment malfunctions and correct as necessary
Assist in keeping farm operations manual up-to-date with best practices, maintenance procedures, and contingency plans
Attend special events at The GrowHaus or on behalf of Colorado Aquaponics
Assist other GrowHaus departments as needed
- Six month internships run June-November, September-February, December-May, March-August.
- Shifts are Monday-Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 or 2:00 p.m. depending on farm needs. Regular 2-hour weekend farm check shifts will be split among interns
- 15 hours/week
- Volunteer at one GrowHaus wide event
Skills and Requirements:
Passionate about food production
Strong work ethic - willingness to do "whatever it takes"
Ability to perform repetitive, physical tasks such as seeding and cleaning with a positive attitude and high accuracy
Ability to perform well under pressure
Ability to work unsupervised and troubleshoot basic repairs and when working alone
Capable interpersonal skills, including working with individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds
Conversational Spanish skills highly preferred
If you have a conflict with the schedule outlined above, please still apply for the internship. We are willing to work with scheduling conflicts on a case-by-case basis.
Please apply here