The University of Maryland Department of Dining Services is excited to announce available student staff positions to support the Terp Farm for the 2021 growing season!
Application deadline is February 28, 2021
Interviews will be conducted virtually during the second week of March.
Terp Farm is a four-season sustainable vegetable and cut flower farm located 15 miles from campus at the University’s Central Maryland Research and Education Center, Upper Marlboro Facility. Established in 2014 as collaboration between the Department of Dining Services and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the farm provides fresh produce to the campus dining halls and food-insecure members of the campus community through donations to the UMD Campus Pantry. Additionally, the farm has served as a “living laboratory” for students of the University to engage in practical farming applications and learn skills and concepts that are imperative to running a successful farming operation.
The Terp Farm team is seeking student staff members for employment on the farm for the 2021 season. The position runs from April through November. Wages start at $12/hr. The Terp Farm Manager will provide support to the Terp Farm Student Staff by incorporating education and mentorship throughout the workday, as well as opportunities for field trips and workshops based upon student staff interest.
Send an updated resume and cover letter describing your interest in the position to [email protected]. Include “Terp Farm Student Staff Application” in the subject line.
In your cover letter please provide responses to the following:
Describe your qualifications for the position.
Explain what outcomes you hope to gain from this experience.
Tell us why you want to be a part of the Terp Farm Team.
Terp Farm Team