Employment Opportunities




Available Positions

Registrar/ Guest Relations

Position Summary

This is a full time year round position that requires a flexible work schedule with some late afternoon/early evenings and Saturday mornings required.  No holidays. This position handles online registrations for the adult craft school program with follow through to the customer service level by supporting the guest check in process. Off-season duties include maintaining development/outreach databases and general office projects.

The ideal candidate is highly detail oriented, efficient, and self-motivated. They should possess a warm and welcoming demeanor, eager to provide customer service in a professional and enthusiastic manner. Because the in season work hours (April-November) require nontraditional hours, there is some flexibility in report times.  See Guest Relations below. During the off-season (December-March) working hours will be the traditional 8 am – 4 pm day.

Primary Responsibilities


  • Track workshop registrations, process transfers, cancellations, and waitlist registrations
  • Assist students with registration questions through email and phone calls
  • Invoice students for tuition, housing and meals
  • Track housing requests and accurately assign rooms
  • Prepare accurate weekly registration lists with meal and housing count for the chef and operations manager
  • Advise housekeeping of sold rooms for weekly dormitory readiness
  • Prepare registration desk with documents for student check-in

 Guest Relations

  • Warmly welcome students as they arrive for their workshops. Peak times are Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 3 pm-6:30 pm. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 8 am -9:30 am
  • Process student waivers, emergency contact forms, and collect materials fees at time of check-in
  • Advise students of workshop location
  • Show overnight guests to their rooms and orient them to the facility
  • Assist guests with questions or concerns that arise during their stay

Requirements and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience in related field
  • Competency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel programs
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to frequently communicate accurate information across teams
  • Ability to move up and down stairs or move quickly based on guests needs
  • Positive attitude and enthusiastic about the farm’s mission
  • An interest in craft is desirable but not required
  • Candidates must be able to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination

Benefits and Compensation

  • Medical, Vacation, Retirement Plan
  • Allowance for workshop attendance under certain conditions
  • Compensation commensurate upon experience

Please send cover letter and resume to mary@sanbornmills.org




Position Summary

Sanborn Mills Farm is currently seeking a dedicated and professional housekeeper to join our organization as we expand our overnight accommodations. You will be responsible for executing a variety of housekeeping duties including but not limited to vacuuming, mopping, cleaning restrooms, making beds, washing, drying and folding laundry, dusting, surface cleaning, emptying garbage, and communicating regularly with staff regarding the scheduled cleaning of dormitory rooms. Attention to detail is a must. The right person is punctual, thorough, efficient, and takes direction well. This is a part time (25-35 hours a week) seasonal position from April-November. Candidates must be able to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Maintain all cleaning equipment, supplies, and products; ensure safe and sanitary storage and care of products
  • Perform general sweeping, scrubbing, and mopping of floors as needed
  • Vacuum rugs and perform further treatments such as shampoo or stain-removal as needed
  • Dispose of trash from bins and containers
  • Dust and polish furniture as needed
  • Scrub sinks, basins, bathtubs, showers, and toilets in private and public bathrooms
  • Change and wash used linens such as sheets or towels
  • Make beds and stock dorm rooms with towels
  • Clean windows, glass surfaces, mirrors, and counters as needed
  • Keep all public spaces neat and tidy
  • Report repairs and replacements needed when encountered
  • Manage and maintain proper inventory

Requirements and qualifications

  • 3 + years of relevant experience
  • Physically able to perform housekeeping duties and stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Attention to detail
  • Organized and able to follow direction
  • Punctual
  • Familiar with cleaning products and record keeping
  • Candidates must be able to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination. 

Benefits and Compensation

  • Allowance for workshop attendance under certain conditions
  • Compensation commensurate upon experience


Please send cover letter and resume to mary@sanbornmills.org


Kitchen Assistant / Sous Chef

Position Summary:

The Kitchen Assistant/Sous Chef works under the direction and supervision of the Head Chef to help prepare meals and keep the galley and food storage areas clean. The kitchen assistant will be responsible for food preparation, dishwashing, cleaning/sanitizing the kitchen. This is a full time seasonal staff position from March-November, with weekend availability a must. 

Primary Responsibilities:

Work one-on-one with the Chef to coordinate and carry out the preparation of all meals (i.e., breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and dessert).

Help the Chef prepare meals using a variety of normal kitchen tools, as well as galley appliances such as food processors, mixers, blenders, ovens, ranges and grills.

Help prepare the buffet for guests and students.

Rinse and clean dishes, pots, pans and utensils and put them away.

Help maintain all cooking items and service items in orderly and absolutely sanitary condition according to good health-keeping practices, government regulations and SMF standards.

Regularly clean and sanitize galley walls, range hood, overheads, cabinet faces, reefer and freezer interiors, and cabinet interiors.

At least once per day clean and sanitize galley work surfaces, reach-in cooler doors, range surfaces and galley floor.

Launder dish-drying cloths and aprons.

Ensure cleaning materials are stocked.

Bus and clean dining area after meals.

Requirements and qualifications

Minimum of one year restaurant, catering, hotel or banquet cooking experience.

Minimum one year in position of responsibility such as Banquet Chef, Cook Supervisor, or Sous Chef.

A passion for farm to table cuisine.

Must be available for the entire season of operation from last week of March through last week of November and MUST be available to work on weekends. Shifts are primarily Wednesday – Sunday from 11:30am – 7:30pm.

ServSafe certified is preferred; if none, will provide training.

Candidates must be able to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination.

Outgoing and friendly demeanor, able to engage and communicate easily with co-workers and students/guests.

Benefits and Compensation

  • Allowance for workshop attendance under certain conditions
  • Compensation commensurate upon experience

Please send cover letter and resume to kelly@sanbornmills.org


Each year Sanborn Mills Farm hires a number of interns including farm and garden and draft animal. Now accepting applications for 2023 Intern Positions.