Seeking two individuals / couple for a 3 month trial internship as Greenhouse/Farm Manager for our geothermal greenhouses.  Applicants to have at least one year experience in an intensive vegetable production setting.   Successful completion of 3-month trial internship qualifies applicants for year round salaried position.

Onsen Farm is a permaculture based 5 acre farm located in rural southern Idaho in the Hagerman Valley, which lies along the Snake River.  We are 2 hours east of Boise.   We have been growing in Geothermal Greenhouses since 2008 and are in our 4th year offering a Winter CSA. We will be expanding production into a Year Round CSA beginning the summer 2017.

Applicants must be entrepreneurial/self-starters. Interns successfully completing the 3-month trial period must be willing to take a lead position in managing 10,000 square feet of geothermal greenhouses, a multi-farmer CSA and an outdoor summer garden.  Successful applicants will be assisted and will manage one to two other interns.

Applicants to receive the following:

  • Interns to each receive $400/mo. stipend during the 3 month internship.
  • Simple Rustic Housing in our intern housing - a private vintage airstream with private outdoor bath heated with our geothermal 125 degree water.
  • Access to year round vegetables from our geothermal greenhouses & garden, fruit from our orchard, eggs from our farm chickens, and fish (trout and tilapia) from our ponds.
  • Access to bulk ordering of staples such as oats, rice, beans and olive oil.
  • Informal education in the greenhouses while working together plus one on one goal setting, coaching and feedback from owner, James Reed.
  • A reading/study list and access to all workshops on the farm.
  • Participation in community gatherings, meditation, yoga, birding and canoeing the Snake River.

Couple successfully completing 3 month trial internship will receive:

  • Lodging in our Manager Housing:   a one bedroom w/ sitting room + loft small house, heated with our 125 degree geothermal water;  additional common space, heated 24’ yurt with a kitchen and living area, outdoor geothermal baths, showers and hot tubs, access to an indoor showering facility,  and outhouse.  Laundry  area available.
  • Successful Applicants accepted for Managerial position are each eligible for  $1500/mo. Salary, a Performance Bonus (percentage of sales) after the first 6 months + Lodging + Farm Staples + Internet.


  • Applicants will be expected to work 35 hours a week during the 3 month training period.
  • Participate and eventually organize and manage the CSA business.
  • Need to be emotionally mature, enthusiastic with a desire to learn, hard working, solution oriented, and dedicated to functional communication. Critical is a passion and vision for re-building a local food economy.
  • We will circle once a week to help maintain a good feeling amongst us all. 
    A good attitude, humility and patience go a long way for all of us.
  • Help with farm chores, homestead maintenance/projects, and event preparation.

Please send a resume including references to: Onsen Farm attn.  James Reed, 4799 B River Road, Buhl Idaho 83316. Alternatively, resumes / references can be emailed to