Bear Butte Gardens
Work Opportunities at Bear Butte Gardens
Bear Butte Gardens is very excited to offer a Diversified Organic Farm Manager apprenticeship. We will soon be accepting applications (pending finalization from the SD Department of Labor) in May of 2019. This apprenticeship is for 2,000 hours, ending in November of 2020. Starting hourly wage is $9.50, with three increments within the apprenticeship, ending at $18.00.
We occasionally accept a person into a volunteer position at Bear Butte Gardens. This person may be on a recurring schedule, e.g. once a week for four hours, or on an as-needed schedule for specific activities, e.g. transplanting tomatoes for one day or butchering poultry for a half day or planting trees for one day. We strive to make volunteer tasks as educational and rewarding as possible.
When possible we like to work with area high schools and colleges to acquire interns at Bear Butte Gardens. We have experience working with both school-to-work programs and grant-funded programs to provide the correct number of hours and learning objectives to benefit the student.
Bear Butte Gardens is now setting up opportunities for seasonal part-time employees and will be posting these positions through the South Dakota Department of Labor. These employees will need to have their own transportation and live close by as housing will not be provided.