Join an Intentional Community and Work for The Koanga Institute
Marketing, Publications, and Website Mananger
Interested in joining Kotare Village Community Land Trust’s Intentional Community?
The Koanga Institute, which resides within Kotare Village, is actively seeking a MARKETING, PUBLICATIONS, AND WEBSITE INTERN. We are looking for a bright indivual who is passionate about sharing what is happening here at the Koanga Institute with the world. Someone with a keen eye for a good story and a knack for taking awesome photos to place on our homepage and facebook page is a must. Are you keen to learn more about permaculutre? Urban Garden Design? Seed Saving? Soil health? Would you like the opportunity to develop skills in internet marketing? Here's your chance to live within a fledgling intentional community being designed around the principles of permaculture. Here's your chance to take a hiatus from mainstream culture and nourish your soul & body with nutrient-dense food grown locally and organically. The successful candidate will possess a positive attitude and prove to be an excellent communicator, listener, and creative, forward-thinker. For a detailed job description, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send CV and cover letter to Valery Soltis, Managing Director; email@example.com. Applications close May 1, 2013. Start date is negotiable.
Koanga Institute Forest Garden and Nursery manager
This is a 20 hour a week permanent job working to develop our Forest Garden, which holds a large collection of NZ heritage fruit trees. The Forest Garden exists to not only hold the collection, but as a propagation bank, a research facility, an amazing environment for our apprentices to live amongst, and an educational facility. We have a small research nursery and we support and advise growers in the community who have contracts to grow Koanga trees for sale.
The successful candidate will have at least two years of nursery and propagation experience. In addition, the successful candidate should be a good team player, able to manage apprentices and interns, and be passionate about Forest Gardens. We are also keen to give this job to somebody who is interested in becoming part of Kotare Village, an intentional community, which is home to the Koanga Institute. For a more detailed job description, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If interested, please send a CV and cover letter to email@example.com. Applications close Feb 14th, 2013. Start date is negotiable. Please contact regarding salary.
Six Month Apprenticeship and Contract to Grow Fruit Trees
This is an amazing opportunity for someone to have a self-employed business growing wholesale heritage fruit trees for The Koanga Institute. You will work as an apprentice for six-months, learning the principles of biological agriculture. The successful candidate must be able to work indepedantly, have excellent observation skills, detail-oriented, and able to ask for help when needed. The chosen candidate will work as an apprentice with the nursery manager from April through July, and then begin preparation to start their own business with support and advice in August and September.
Following these months, continued support and advice will be provided on an as-need basis, which is why it is important for the chosen candidate to be able to ask for advice when needed. This position will mainly focus on the propagation of apple and pear trees, but the scope can be broadened. The contract will be for approximately 2,000 trees annually. For an estimate of yearly income, please contact Valery at firstname.lastname@example.org. If interested, please send a CV and cover letter to email@example.com. Two positions remaining.