Work With Us

Want the experience of working on a diversified organic farm, or to be a vital part of The Refuge, a residential retreat center with diverse programming? Our team makes possible all of the exciting things that go on at Knoll Farm. We have varied opportunities each summer. Apply early; these are filled on a rolling basis.

Knoll Farm has diverse groups in residence every season; this may be leaders from around the country doing independent work through our Better Selves Fellowship, environmental and social justice groups working on strategy, a yoga group, an intensive program for professional musicians, or a family celebration or wedding. It is vital to us that we provide the most respectful, thorough and authentic hospitality for everyone who comes.

We employ approximately 10 people on a seasonal basis from May to October. Some work mostly on the farm, others work mostly with guests at the Refuge.  We all come together to tackle projects and events at times that require all hands. While we all have individual roles, we try hard to create a strong sense of team integration. Though most of our team do not work full-time year-round, we greatly encourage and reward those who make a longer-term commitment to the farm.

We have a thoughtful multi-day training and orientation every May and we reward all returning team members.

Retreat Chef

40 hours per week

May – October

Knoll Farm’s Chef is the person most responsible for delivering our mission to guests around food.  Of course, this includes sourcing and preparing fantastic local meals, but it’s also about interacting with clients and fellows on diet, cooking and health. The chef interacts closely with the farm as well, and has nearly unlimited creative opportunities to bring food to our community.

Apply for Retreat Chef

Assistant Retreat Chef

20 hours per week

May – October

Knoll Farm’s Assistant Chef assists the chef with all aspects of our food operation including special events. The assistant chef will help create menus, source food from local farms, and cook with fresh, local ingredients.

Apply for Assistant Retreat Chef 

Retreat Manager (2)

10-30 hours/week


Our Retreat Manager is the primary contact for any client staying at Knoll Farm, assuring their quality of experience and coordination with staff. The retreat manager is the person most responsible for the over-all experience of retreat participants.

One position filled

Apply for position


Assistant Retreat Managers (3)

Hours per week: avg. 30 (varying week to week based on bookings)


Our assistant managers play a vital role in keeping groups happy on the land, in our handmade buildings, and in any weather. Tasks include making fires, cleaning and tidying communal spaces, assisting our chef, preparing dining hall for meals, setting up for special events, welcoming and hosting groups, and being a responsible and welcoming presence to everyone who comes.

One position filled

Apply for Assistant Retreat Manager

Farm Field Crew (3)

May – October

Our farm field crew is vital to the success of our berry season in July and August. We have a busy pick-your-own orchard and farm stand and we also pick our organic blueberries and raspberries for many wholesale accounts and restaurants. The farm field crew harvests berries daily for our farm stand and wholesale orders. We need experienced pickers who are fast, efficient, able to work with our customers and the public.

Land Stewards (2)

Hours: 30/week

May – October

Our Land Stewards maintain buildings, build foot trails, put up firewood, and help with general land stewardship at Knoll Farm. Land Stewards have experience with: operating tools such as chainsaws, brush hogs, and weed-whackers; repairing small engines, felling trees, splitting and stacking wood, using and sharpening hand tools like scythes and bow saws; wilderness first responder, operating a tractor and standard transmission, and trail building.

Assistant Farm Manager

30 hours per week

May – October

The Assistant Farm Manager is an experienced farm and field hand to help us manage all outdoor aspects of our farming operation including our intensive grazing, orchard health, fruit harvest, and land stewardship. The farm grows each year and our Assistant Farm Manager helps us to advance our plans while working hard and learning together.

Position filled



Business Manager

Year round

The Business Manager is the farm’s point person for all staff as well as our clients and guests. Working very closely with Helen and Peter, our business manager also oversees the Better Selves Fellowship, and provides logistical support to Knoll Farm’s programs that are run through the charitable foundation, New Learning Journey.

Position filled

By joining our community, you become part of the story of this land.

Be the first to know when the berries are ripe, workshops are scheduled, or leadership fellowships are announced.

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