• Farm/Greenhouse Assistant - Organic & Sustainable Farming

    Job Locations US-WI-Oconomowoc
    Facilities / Maintenance
    Job Type
    Advertised Salary
    Genesee Lake School
  • Overview

    At Genesee Lake School, we make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities, join us and make a difference too!  We provide year-round comprehensive residential, vocational, and educational programming for children, adolescents, and young adults with dually diagnosed developmental disabilities and emotional disturbances.


    Why work at GLS? 

    1. To make a difference – First and foremost, the best reason for working here is that you have a rare opportunity to make a profound difference in the lives of the students we work with. It is our vision at GLS that every student leaves us prepared to live his or her best possible life, in a family or community that accepts and supports them.
    2. Opportunity – As an employee-owned company, we are committed to maintaining an environment where both our students and staff can grow. We make this a reality for our employees by offering ongoing training, promotional opportunities, tuition assistance, and the chance to be heard through voluntary participation in various committees and information sessions.
    3. Recognition – This is a tough job. Not just anyone can be successful in this field, and we appreciate those that give it their all daily.  Therefore, we are committed to offering various activities throughout the year to show our employees that we appreciate everything they do for us.  Some examples include (but are not limited to) our annual health and wellness week, farm day (at our on-campus organic farm) for staff and their families, a holiday party and buffet, team builders, monthly anniversary parties, field day, bowling day, our Employee of the Month and Kudos programs, and so much more!



    Homegrown Farms, located on the Genesee Lake School campus, has integrated with the school and it's activities.  The farm grows fresh organic vegetables for the school kitchen, and raises chickens and goats for an overall farm and educational experience for the students.  In addition to growing in the field, we use Hydroponics, a responsible and sustainable method to farming, allowing us to provide year-round food production.



    This position will assist with general maintenance duties for both the farm and greenhouse, and in the Spring have additional seasonal duties.




    • General maintenance tasks for Greenhouse and Farm
    • Assist the Field Manager with mowing and tilling
    • May assist with new construction projects
    • Oversee animal chores for the goats and chickens
    • Assist with the annual general farm clean-up
    • Seasonal, assist in the greenhouse including planting, watering, flower deliveries
    • Seasonal, assist with setting up and taking down retail huts
    • 15 hours per week year-round including a weekend rotation.  Additional hours in the Spring.


    • Must be at least 21
    • A minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent required, some college with an emphasis in farming/maintenance is preferred
    • Knowledge of indoor growing and hydroponics helpful, must be passionate about learning and growing in this field
    • Experience on a small farm is helpful
    • Valid WI driver's license with an acceptable driving record per company policy
    • Ability to bend, twist, lift, walk, and squat
    • Passing pre-employment background checks and drug screening
    • Provide two letters of recommendation upon interview or prior to hire


    We are an equal opportunity employer.  Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.



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