Kayam Farm at Pearlstone is hiring its first full-time Farm Manager, March 25th-Nov 15th, with $5000 stipend plus free housing at Beit Kayam and farm produce. Kayam embodies and inspires social and ecological responsibility by transforming our community through hands-on Jewish agricultural education. The Kayam Farm Manager will be responsible for managing all farm production tasks- planting, mulching, fertilizing, weeding, irrigation, harvesting, and composting- as well as produce distribution through our CSA, Pearlstone kitchen, farmers market, and donations. The farm manager will work with other Kayam staff, volunteers, and summer fellows to make the farm as productive as possible. The farm manager will live with other Kayam staff and apprentices at Beit Kayam, a beautiful 6-bedroom mansion located one mile away from Pearlstone in Reisterstown, MD. Contact Jakir Manela for more information:
Kayam also has a summer fellowship/internship program:
Entering our third season, the Kayam Summer Fellowship brings together talented, passionate young Jews who farm, teach, and live together on Kayam Farm at the Pearlstone Center, just outside Baltimore. Fellows start each morning by working together on our 2.5 acre farm, which includes vegetables, fruit trees, grape vines, culinary and medicinal herbs, grains, berries, asparagus, educational gardens, and a large greenhouse. Kayam fellows teach about 5 hours/day at Camp Milldale, the JCC DAY camp on-site. The fellowship runs June 8th-August 23rd. Fellows live together in Kfar Kayam, a tent village located just a few steps away from the farm. We live together in community, farming and teaching during the day, learning and playing music at night (instruments strongly encouraged).
Fellows receive a $1600 stipend in three payments over the course of the summer, plus room & board. Fellows also receive health insurance through Pearlstone. Upon completion of the fellowship, fellows receive a Certificate in Jewish Community Gardening and Jewish Environmental Education. It is our hope that fellows use their experience at Kayam to start and/or enhance similar programs elsewhere.
We have 5 positions available. In addition to these five will be one Israeli fellow and four Kayam staff, making our total community 10 people. We are looking for hard workers, good teachers, creative minds, fun-lovers, and people who take initiative. To apply, fill out the application and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.