CLOUD MOUNTAIN FARM CENTER

CLOUD MOUNTAIN FARM CENTER 6906 GOODWIN RD, EVERSON, WA 98247
COMMUNITY •EDUCATION • SUSTAINABILITY
PHONE: 360-966-5859/FAX 360-966-0921
Organization Mission and Vision:
Cloud Mountain Farm Center’s (CMFC) mission is to build experience, knowledge, and community to expand dynamic local food systems. CMFC envisions a thriving, collaborative community in which regional agricultural businesses are prosperous and contribute to a healthy environment and the well being of all citizens. CMFC aspires to be a trusted, proactive, and adaptable leader that works with partner educational and trade organizations within the regional food system to further our mission through a number of programs.
Internship Description:
The Cloud Mountain Farm Center Internship is a vocational learning program for those interested in starting their own farm business and/or being a key employee on a farm. This program includes a hands-on, farm-based, full-immersion experience in agricultural production and management as well as a solid understanding of the big picture challenges that affect NW agriculture and the communities it serves.
Interns learn first-hand what it takes to keep farmlands healthy and agricultural businesses thriving. Cloud Mountain Farm Center operates both annual and perennial cropping systems as well as a retail nursery. Our annual organic vegetable production is on 5 acres of tractor cultivated scale and includes row crops, high tunnels, and leafy greens production. Our perennials include 5 acres of conventional and organic fruit trees and vineyards that include pome/stone fruit and table/wine grapes. Our retail nursery offers both fruit and ornamental plants. Interns will engage with all areas of production on the farm.
Work and Education Structure
 Lectures, Workshops, and Field Trips (approx. 8 hours/week)
o Through instruction and exposure via lectures, workshops, and farm tours, interns
complete a comprehensive curriculum that focuses on the following concepts:
 Business and Marketing: business planning, enterprise accounting, value-added
production, farm finances, grants and loans.
 Soils and Fertility: soil science, tillage, cultivation, compost, and cover crops
 Crop Production: irrigation, crop culture, tractors and implements, weed
management, crop planning, botany, integrated pest and disease management,
and orchard and vineyard management
 Propagation and Nursery: vegetative propagation, seed biology, and greenhouse
management
 Environmental and Social Systems: land conservation, water access and rights,
food access and food justice
o Tuition for the 2019 season is $5,000 with a $500 rebate upon completion of the
program. Tuition is due at the beginning of the program and covers all guest speakers,
workshops, field trips, and educational materials over the course of the program.
 Vocational (approx. 30-32 hours/week)
o Interns will work as paid employees for approximately 4 days of the week or 30-32
hours per week. Interns are paid hourly at $12.00/hour. Work schedules will vary
throughout the season and interns can expect to work some weekends.
o Hands-on education happens through meaningful work in our vegetable, fruit and
nursery enterprises. Farm work is fast paced and physically demanding involving
repetitive tasks and will include working in sometimes extreme weather conditions. You can expect to work outside in the cold, rain, and heat.
o Interns can expect vocational training in the following:
 Annual Vegetable Production: propagation, seeding, cultivation, irrigation,
harvest, high tunnels, introduction to tractor use, and post-harvest handling
 Perennial Orchards and Vineyards: pruning and training, pest and disease
management, monitoring, and harvest
 Nursery Production: plant propagation and container growing
 Marketing: Farmers Market, Restaurant Sales, Wholesale Markets
Pay and Tuition
CMFC values and depends on the work performed by interns throughout the season and as such, we’ve structure the program so interns are paid for their work. Additionally, interns will pay tuition for the educational portion of the program.
Partial Tuition Fee Waivers
We offer a limited number of partial tuition fee waivers that are need-based. Upon acceptance into the program, participants will have the option to apply for a partial fee waiver. We do not want finances to deter people from participating in the program. Please inquire for more information.
2019 Program Dates
March 1-October 18, 2019
Housing
Housing is not included in the program fees. Limited housing is available to rent. Please inquire if housing is needed.
Off-site Intern Tracks
CMFC partners with other farms to offer our educational programming for interns working at partner farms. Applicants with interest in enterprises beyond our scope such as livestock or flowers, please inquire and we will connect you with a partner farm. Terms of employment will be negotiated between intern and partner farm.
Skills and Qualifications
Priority will be given to applicants with the following skills and qualifications:
 Desire to operate a farm business or be a key employee at a farm business
 Some background knowledge of plant cultivation and at least one-year experience working at a production farm or nursery
 Demonstrated ability to take initiative with a strong work ethic and ability to work well within a team setting
 Physical ability to do demanding work in all weather and lift 40 lbs. repeatedly
University Credit and Partnerships
The Internship is accredited by Washington State University’s Cultivating Success Program. Upon completion of the program, interns will receive up to 12 continuing education credits from WSU. Students from other colleges and universities have received credits through participation in the program. If you are currently a student at another local college or university, please inquire about other credit and/or work study opportunities.
Apply Now!
Applications are due for the 2019 program by October 31st, 2018. We will continue to accept applications and conduct interviews on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. Please send the following application materials and all other program inquiries via email to annah@cloudmountainfarmcenter.org
 A completed application form below (also available to download at
cloudmountainfarmcenter.org/education/internships)
 Responses to the essay questions found on the application form
 Your current resume including education and work experience
 A list of 3 references. Two of them must be professional. Please include their name, address, email and phone number.
2019 Internship Application Form
Please send completed application form, essay question responses, resume, and 3 references to annah@cloudmountainfarmcenter.org. Applications are due October 31st and will be accepted after this date on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.
Please answer the each of the following questions in 300 words or less:
1. Please describe your previous experience in farming.
2. This is a rigorous program with high expectations of active participation and
engagement. Explain how this training fits into your future plans.
3. How do you envision your career after this internship?
4. What are 3 outcomes you are hoping to get out of this program?
5. The nature of farming and gardening is physically demanding and our educational
setting requires personal motivation and self-discipline. Given this context, please tell us how you imagine staying motivated for the full 9 month program?
Personal Information
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Last name First name Middle
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Address City State Zip
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Date of Birth (DOB)
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Email Phone
Internship Information
How did you hear about the internship?
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Have you ever been to Cloud Mountain Farm Center? ____________________________________
If yes, when? ______________________________________________________________________

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Production Sorter

Production Sorter

Year-round, full-time position, with OT as needed during busy summer/fall season. Day and Evening Shifts available. Fat-Cat Fish Company is a major supplier of premium fish ingredients to the pet food industry. If you have cats or dogs they have probably eaten our fish. Essential Functions:

• The job consists of working alongside of a moving conveyer. The employee is responsible to visually and manually sort through fish raw material, identify and remove foreign material, and out of specification product. When the line is not operating, the employee will be required to assist in general cleaning of the process area, stacking 30-50 lb. frozen blocks of finished products on pallets, and other duties as assigned. You are a good candidate if you meet the following requirements:

• 18 years or older • Speak and understand basic English for safety reasons • High School diploma or equivalent • Previous food processing experience is preferred • Able to work in cold temperatures winter and warm temperatures summer • Able to stand during shift and lift up to 50 pounds • Respectful and cooperative of superiors with a positive team influence on crew • Willing to stay on for overtime as necessary Must be able to pass drug screen. Competitive wages. Benefits including Medical & Dental Coverage and Holiday & Vacation pay. EOE.

Material Handler

Job position / title
Material Handler

Name of business / employer
Sprout Employment

Job description / duties
Sprout Employment is looking for amazing candidates for full and part time non-seasonal employees.

Hard work and dedication for those looking to grow and follow through with their plans. We want to make that happen for you.

Material Handlers will be working in an open air facility with hemlock. Start at the ground floor with this company to learn lumber grades, material process and show great work ethic for limitless growth within this international manufacturer.

Medical, Dental, Vision, Profit Sharing and 401K, paid holidays and additional perks offered for full time employees.

Internal Hiring Preferred for career growth to match your growing skills and education.

Qualifications
Successful applicants need to be at least 18
Have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Be able to meet production deadlines
Be able to lift 50 pounds
Be able to stand for up to three (3) hours at a time
Work 10-hour shifts in a non-temperature regulated warehouse environment
Possess excellent mechanical aptitude, must be detail oriented, accurate, analytical, efficient and a team player
Must be able to read, write and speak English, read basic measurements, follow safety program regulations and have a good attendance record.

Application deadline / closing date
10/08/2018

Salary / rate of pay
12.75 + Shift Differential Starting

Days and hours of employment
Swing and Days Available

Flexible schedule?
(○) No

Travel required?
(○) No

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly

Dates of employment (specify if temp or seasonal)
Year round

Person or department to contact
Megan Drottar

Business address
5575 Nordic Pl, Ferndale, WA 98248

Email
megan@sproutemployment.com

Phone
360.355.8296

How to apply
Please email Resume to Recruiting@SproutEmployment.com for phone interview and screening.

Applications should include
[×] Resume

Farm Internship

Job position / title
Farm Internship

Name of business / employer
Cloud Mountain Farm Center

Job description / duties
The Cloud Mountain Farm Center Internship is a vocational learning program for those interested in starting their own farm business and/or being a key employee on a farm. This program includes a hands-on, farm-based, full-immersion experience in agricultural production and management as well as a solid understanding of the big picture challenges that affect NW agriculture and the communities it serves. Interns learn first-hand what it takes to keep farmlands healthy and agricultural businesses thriving.

Cloud Mountain Farm Center operates both annual and perennial cropping systems as well as a retail nursery. Our annual organic vegetable production is on 5 acres of tractor cultivated scale and includes row crops, high tunnels, and leafy greens production. Our perennials include 5 acres of conventional and organic fruit trees and vineyards that include pome/stone fruit and table/wine grapes. Our retail nursery offers both fruit and ornamental plants. Interns will engage with all areas of production on the farm.

Qualifications
Priority will be given to applicants with the following skills and qualifications:

Desire to operate a farm business or be a key employee at a farm business

Some background knowledge of plant cultivation and at least one-year experience working at a production farm or nursery

Demonstrated ability to take initiative with a strong work ethic and ability to work well within a team setting

Physical ability to do demanding work in all weather and lift 40 lbs. repeatedly

Application deadline / closing date
10/31/2018

Salary / rate of pay
12$/hour

Days and hours of employment
Monday – Friday and some weekends, hours change depending on season

Flexible schedule?
(○) Negotiable

Travel required?
(○) Yes

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly

Dates of employment (specify if temp or seasonal)
3/1/19 – 10/18/19

Person or department to contact
Annah Young

Business address
6906 Goodwin Road, Everson, WA 98247

Email
annah@cloudmountainfarmcenter.org

Phone
360.966.5859 ext. 1025

How to apply
Applications are due for the 2019 program by October 31st, 2018. We will
continue to accept applications and conduct interviews on a rolling basis
until all positions are filled. Please send the following application
materials and all other program inquiries via email to
annah@cloudmountainfarmcenter.org

A completed application form below (also available to download at
cloudmountainfarmcenter.org/education/internships)

Responses to the essay questions found on the application form

Your current resume including education and work experience

A list of 3 references. Two of them must be professional. Please include
their name, address, email and phone number.

Applications should include
[×] Resume
[×] References

PLANT(S) OPERATOR

Job position / title
PLANT(S) OPERATOR

Name of business / employer
City of Lynden

Job description / duties
JOB SUMMARY
Plant(s) Operators perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled technical and maintenance work in the operation, maintenance and repair of the City’s water, wastewater and compost facilities.

Qualifications
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience
• Minimum graduation from high school or GED plus two (2) years post-secondary college or technical training in water/wastewater technology, biology, environmental science, chemistry, or closely related field; AND
• Minimum two (2) years of experience in water/wastewater treatment plants, preferably with municipal systems; OR
• Equivalent combinations of education and experience that provide the incumbent with the necessary qualifications may be considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of:
• Water and wastewater operation processes and procedures, including collection, treatment, and maintenance of equipment, facilities, and materials.
• Chemical/physical and biological process used in water and wastewater treatment processes, e.g., coagulation, flocculation, settling, filtration, disinfection, and activated sludge.
• Laboratory procedures and practices for BOD,DO, pH, jar test, TSS, and fecal coliforms.
• Compost facility operations, including collection and handling.
• Applicable safety regulations and policies.

Skills & Ability to:
• Support and promote the City’s mission, vision, and core values in all aspects of job performance.
• Basic computer software and use: word processing, e-mail, data entry.
• Use of standard sampling techniques and laboratory analysis.
• Communicate effectively in writing and verbally.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, other departments and the public.
• Understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
• Read, research, and follow technical manuals, blueprints, drawings, and standard operations procedures (SOPs).
• Work collaboratively in a team environment.
• Work independently in trouble-shooting and correcting problems.
• Prioritize work and adjust to changing conditions as needed.
• Remain calm and follow established SOPs during emergency situations.
• Represent the City in a positive and professional manner.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
• Must have a valid Washington State driver’s license and appropriate insurance at the time of hire for work-related travel.
• Must pass appropriate background checks.
• Possess at initial hire or ability to obtain within one (1) year of hire date, a Washington State Class I Certification as a Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator
• Must obtain certification as a Class 3 Water Treatment Plant Operator and a Class 2 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator within three years of hire date (all certifications must be kept current and active throughout tenure.)

Application deadline / closing date
08/17/2018

Salary / rate of pay
$25.21 – $30.64 per hour

Days and hours of employment
M-F 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, plus some evening, weekend, on-call shifts

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly

Dates of employment
Permanent

Person or department to contact
Vanessa Bronsema

Business address
300 4th Street

Work location
Lynden

Email
bronsemav@lyndenwa.org

Phone
360.354.1170 ext. 102

How to apply
APPLICATION & REVIEW PROCESS
Application materials may be obtained from Lynden City Human Resources Office or online at http://www.lyndenwa.org/employment/.

Applications should include
[×] Resume
[×] Cover letter

Samish Bay Shellfish Farm Labor: Penn Cove Shellfish, LLC — Application closing 10/31/18

Job position / title: Samish Bay Shellfish Farm Labor

Name of business / employer: Penn Cove Shellfish, LLC

Type: Full-time and Seasonal — Agriculture FSLA designation

Job Description:

  • Full Time Shellfish Farm Labor positions open now for our Oyster and Clam Farm crew working on Samish Bay.
  • We are seeking Smart, Self-Motivated, Hardworking individuals who work well outdoors in a team environment.
  • Pay starts at $15.00/Hr. or higher DOE. Benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, Vacation and Profit-Sharing.
  • Full Time – 5-6 days per week – Year-Round or Seasonal Employment Available.
  • Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation and must be able to safely lift 50 to 70 pounds.
  • Work Schedule is based on low tides which are in the daytime hours during summers and at night during the fall and winter.
  • Boat handling or equipment operating experience not necessary but helpful.
  • Please reply with your Resume or provide your current Contact Information if interested.
  • Job Applications available online at http://www.penncoveshellfish.com/careers/
  • Contact: daryl@penncoveshellfish.com Call: 360-632-0101 for more information.

Qualifications

1.) a good attitude and work ethic

2.) ability to safely lift 50 pounds

3.) valid driver’s license

4.) reliable transportation to work

Person or department to contact: Daryl Beerbower

Business address

P.O. Box 148, 106 N. Sherman Road

Samish Island, WA

Email: daryl@penncoveshellfish.com

Phone: (360) 678-4803

Fax: 360.678.0266

How to apply

Applications should include

[×] Resume

[×] References