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Programmer
Hackerfarm, Online
Programmer
Description : We are on the search to find minds into technology to join the Hackerfarm project! You can find all about it through the following page. https://catfarm.net/hackerfarm/  
Skill : coding, programing
Artsy Cat
Visual Arts
Artsy Cat
Description : At Catfarm we love art! If you have talent in making things beautiful and creating new pieces, this could be the role for you! We have a workshop full of tools, paint, fabrics, and other materials you can use to create or repair items and produce new pieces of art! We welcome you to adapt to the needs of the community and use your creativity to generate something useful. This way contributing to the Catfarm while expanding your self-expression!
Skill : painting, drawing, decorating, sweing
Valparaíso boat🏴‍☠️
Amsterdam, Building
Valparaíso boat🏴‍☠️
Description : Before the Catfarm there was just a boat. That is where it all started! A floating community of people from all over the world that helped an old captain to restore his seaworthy vessel. Now after nearly 8 years of service this boat needs to exit the waters using a crane and needs some fixing.   From painting, rust busting and welding, to woodwork and even making curtains. We will paint the bottom of the ship, fix potential holes but also re-do a part of the interior at the same time. Time is critical, though we will also have lots of fun. There will be plenty of people helping from the community so this is a good way to get to know real Amsterdamers! We are not welcoming the typical stony tourist but the people that like the real experience of the city and that would like to meet the community closely and see the underground and alternative world of Amsterdam city. Ideally, we would like to have a group of 4 people, preferably 2 couples (we have 2 double beds available) that are hard-working and dedicated to helping for 2 weeks. We will be working for around 13 days in total. Ideally some of the people have carpentery and woodwork skills. Please keep in mind that comfort will be at a minimum and basic things like a shower and toilet won't be accessible on the boat (as this will be out of the water), though there will be installations for this in the Harbour. Regarding food, we will share costs and all help with cooking and cleaning. We have only 4 spaces available (2 double beds) and we only would like people that we want to live together with.       You will be staying with us for these two weeks and we will work together on the ship.   About the Valparaíso concept: Pirates are typically known for looting, raiding and wrecking wherever they went. However, did you know that pirates were also the revolutionaries, the progressives, the explorers? They challenged the existing authority, sailed away from mainstream society and created their own alternative culture and socio-economic structure. As pirates of the Valparaíso, we don’t loot, raid, or wreck. We are here to share, to love, and to connect people. Our organisation is about creating appealing and sustainable solutions for challenging the mainstream consumer culture, while providing a bold alternative of thinking about trade and economics. To us, this is the real essence of piracy: the courage to branch out from established societal norms to explore and create progressive, and exciting pathways. Read more on the website: www.newpirates.org  
Help in the Garden
Gardening
Help in the Garden
Description : At the Catfarm we started the process of having a permaculture style educational garden. Want to help us make it the best way? Irrigation, masonry, planting, building compost,… Come share your gifts with us
Build Furniture
Building
Build Furniture
Description : At the Catfarm we like to build everything ourselves! If you feel the call to get hands-on building new structures from simple shelves and tables to tiny houses and compost toilets, then we welcome you to join the building team. You will have access to a workshop full of tools, paints and other materials.
When? From July until November 2020
Skill : Carpentry, woodwork, team-work
Building Manager
Building
Building Manager
Description : We are searching for someone to join us in our vision to continue building an off-grid sustainable community. We receive many volunteers with building skills and we need someone to guide them and manage the projects from the beginning until the end. We offer you the opportunity to live here for free and make this your new home. You’ll be able to use a workshop full of tools (everything from a tractor to welding equipment and more), plenty of space for self-expression and creativity and a global community of volunteers that continuously sign up for helping out.

Responsibilities

  • Managing a group of people
  • Communicating and working to timeline
  • Sourcing sustainable materials
  • Being generally handy ( and if a skill misses you know how to get the required skill in your team)
  • If you know of a helper with the useful skill to assist the work (e.g builder, mechanic, painter, etc) invite them to the Catfarm to use their abilities
  • Make your own team! You don't need to have all the skills in order to complete all building projects

When? From July until November 2020  
Skill : Building, wood-work, communication
Client Review : 3
Project URL : 2
Meditation Facilitator
Community
Meditation Facilitator
Description : At the Catfarm we like to keep things going and we are doing projects all the time! Though, moments of pause and connection are very important as well. We enjoy reflecting on the astrological aspects, doing New and Full Moon celebrations, have gratitude practices and sharing & heart circles.   Let us know if you feel the call to host moments like these or to facilitate other meditation and connecting workshops as well as developing your own. When? From July until November 2020  &  From March 2021
Skill : communication, empathy, meditation
Winter Cat
Community
Winter Cat
Description : Would you like to spend the winter in the Southern French hills, drawing back from the chaotic world, focus on your projects/work while taking care of 3 cats, 3 chickens, the garden (optional) and keeping the place in good condition? Since the community will be in winter mode, we are welcoming a group of responsible people to live there and take care of the Catfarm space.
When? From October 15th 2020 until March 1st 2021 What to expect? Heating system (moderate usage) Fireplace Warm showers (only at certain times) Washing machine Wifi Veggies from the garden (optional) & chicken eggs Costs: Wood, fuel, gas and food   The Catfarm is an off-grid place meaning we have developed our own water & electricity systems. We would like you to live together with us for the first 2 weeks so we can give you training on how to maintain the space 🙂 Contact us at corecrew@catfarm.net
Vegan Cook
Community
Vegan Cook
Description : Are you into sustainability, creativity, and healing? Are you familiar with vegan and healthy cooking? Do you enjoy preparing meals with love and taking care of others? Help us make sure our community is thriving with high energy and gets all its nutrients. You will be working 5 days per week preparing 2 healthy nutritious meals per day and getting things ready for breakfast the following day so it can be set up by the other volunteers. Usually, we have between 10 and 20 people in the community. The rest of your time can be spent on other activities and on your personal development. You will have help from other volunteers and/or share this responsibility with another vegan cook! It is possible that you use this experience as your official internship.

Responsibilities

  • Cook lunch and dinner
  • Prepare sunflower, peanut and oat milk for breakfast
  • Nutrition knowledge
  • Vegan cooking skills
  • Awareness and implementation of healthy cooking according to our standards
  • Cook with Love

When? From July until November 2020  &  From March 2021
Skill : vegan and healthy cooking, nutrition knowledge
Corecrew
Management
Corecrew
Description : We are on the search for new team members for the corecrew that want to commit to the Catfarm and be part-time involved online, in Poussan or Amsterdam You can find all the information on the following page: https://catfarm.net/join-our-team/
Market Research
Management, Online
Market Research
Description : We are looking for new people to join us in our vision to build a sustainable off-grid community in a former vineyard in the beautiful South of France, where the summer lasts eight months and the beach is just a few kilometers away. We are on the search for someone that can actively reach out to sources, collect and organise data, and turn the insights into recommendations for the organisation. Ideally, you have the ability to present information in a structured way; an ambitious self-starter, with a ‘get it done’ mindset and mentality. With this position, you can eventually become part of the core crew

Responsibilities

Collaborate with the team to define the project plan, scope and overall goals Understand business objectives and design the right approach and channels to map out the potential of prospects Plan and conduct market research, SWOT analysis and identify target markets and locations
What you will get
  • Working with a cool team
  • Special conditions apply for this position in regard to compensation.
  • A new home in the South of France
Skill : marketing, marketing research or business development
Project Manager
Management, Online
Project Manager
Description : Would you like to be captivated by the curiosities that are yet to unfold in the French hills? Looking to be part of an inclusive, creative community? Come trade your skills and knowledge in exchange for partnering up with us to create beautiful things! We are looking for a project manager to help with the overview of the organisation as a whole. Preferably you have experience in NGOs or communities. You are an autonomous individual, quality-driven, and want to join the team to help us grow as an organisations.   With this position, you can eventually become part of the core crew

Responsibilities

Write strategies to keep us achieving existing goals, to grow and initiate new projects Collaborate with the marketing team and/or manage marketing.
What you’ll get
  • Working with a cool team
  • Special conditions apply for this position in regard to compensation.
  • A home in the South of France
When? From July 2020
Grant Writer
Management, Online
Grant Writer
Description : As an NGO, we apply for funding like youth mobility and youth exchange projects. We are looking for people with experience and interest to help out in finding and applying for different kinds of funding.   With this position, you can eventually become part of the core crew  

Responsibilities

Research funding opportunities Co-write projects Apply for grants Assist in the relationships with current funders Attend meetings of funders/potential funders and partnering organizations as necessary Collaborate with the team to achieve strategic goals to ensure progress towards organisations objectives
What you’ll get
  • Working with a cool team
  • Special conditions apply for this position in regard to compensation.
  • A home in the South of France
Skill : proposal writting, research, project management
Copywriter
Media
Copywriter
Description : We are looking for a copywriter to create engaging content that is disseminated across various channels. You will be collaborating with the team to develop a variety of content marketing. Preferably you have had previous experience in producing copy for digital, print or broadcast channels.

Responsibilities

Generate creative English content for the website, social media platforms, rental advertisements and articles Support the team by providing a range of services from proofreading and editing to copywriting and original content creation.  
Skill : social media and creative writting, SEO concepts
Social Media
Media
Social Media
Description : We like to share with the world what is going on at the Catfarm on a weekly basis. We use Instagram and Facebook to share different kinds of posts like pictures, videos, articles or announcements. For this role, you should preferably have strong knowledge in all functions on all social media platforms.

Responsibilities

Take good quality pictures and videos of the projects, activities of daily community life Develop engaging and creative content for social media Manage daily media posts Develop a social media strategy is a plus
Skill : photography, creative writting
Kangoo into a toolshed
Building
Kangoo into a toolshed
Description : Want to learn how to convert a CAR into a TOOLSHED? Come transform the Kangoo with us! With even more dents than kilometers, it’s time to give this driving legacy a final resting spot. At nearly 20 years of age and after about 500,000 km around Europe, it will become our new toolshed. Drawers for pliers and all screwdrivers organised à la Catfarm 2020. This will be a push towards being more organised in swag. Painting and getting the lights working will be part of the project as well. Artists are welcome! We already made this car into guest accommodation. More information about this upcycling project can be found here.

Project Requirements

For this project, we are looking for people with some building experience, electricians, painters or artists! Ideally, we would like to gather a group of people with many different skills to together make this transformation!
Skill : building, electricity, painting
Build a Tiny House
Building
Build a Tiny House
Description : Are you always jealous of how snails are able to take their home everywhere they go? Well, you don’t have to be any longer! You can learn valuable tiny house building skills by living right here at the Catfarm! We will convert this old trailer used on the vineyards into sleeping space as we need an extra comfortable space to host our cats! Our community needs a nomad looking to improve their building and team management skills. Any experience in the field of construction or wood work is greatly appreciated, but not required as long as you can keep together a team of capable individuals. As some cats need some privacy outside our shared dormitory we are upcycling an old trailer into a tiny house. It won’t be connected to the water network because we already have a shower and kitchen inside, but other than that we plan to make this into a fully equipped one-person living space.

Project Requirements

We are looking for people with building, painting, designing, electricity skills etc. We are making a group for this project with people with all sorts of abilities. AND We are looking for a Project Manager that can lead this team.
Skill : wood work, building, painting, design, electricity, team management
Build Sauna
Building
Build Sauna
Description : Become the sauna kitty and get the Catfarm more steamy! Help us building a round Sauna! Inside, a small wood-burning stove and through the stained-glass windows, views of the vineyards. Something with a little porch at the front, and a swing in the nearby tree (since naked swinging is very 2020). So together let’s research how many sweaty kitties we can fit into a small community sauna <3

Project Requirements

This is a long term project and it is important that you stick with us until the end so commitment is necessary. We also expect you to have building skills and be able to manage a group of people that will be helping you make this possible.    
Skill : wood work, building, painting, design, electricity
Build a Dome
Building
Build a Dome
Description : We have big plans for one of our fields. Just a short walk from the farm, this fallow plot of land is full of promise, just waiting for the right person to come and bring it to life. We envision a field filled with domes where our permaculture plants can thrive and we can educate local people and travelers on the benefits and possibilities of self-sufficiency. The domes will also be used in the future as part of our Youth Exchange programme, as well as a potential events space.
Start date: 1 May 2020 Finish date: 1 June 2020 Duration : 2 months Where : Online, Catfarm
Although we have a clear overall vision for the project, the details and design of the project will be for you to decide - we want you to have creative direction to mix your vision with ours! This is a longer-term project requiring at least a 4-month commitment from you (probably longer considering the work to be done). You will need to speak native-level French as there are administrative tasks to be done (such as getting planning permission from City Hall) which will require high-level language skills. Although we sometimes have French volunteers staying at the farm, our Cats come and go freely in typical feline style, and we can’t guarantee a native speaker being available during your stay. In return we will do all we can to help you bring your architectural vision to life: you will have full access to the farm’s equipment and facilities as well as our volunteers to help you, and we will do our best to provide anything else which you need (although please do bear in mind that we are just a small off-grid community, so if you ask for the moon you’ll have to wait while we open a space programme!)
Skill : Wood work, engineer

Here you can check what are the open positions most needed and the future projects or the ones currently happening. We welcome you to have a direction when you land at Catfarm so you may select one position or project you would like to focus on. There is, of course, space to explore other areas and activities and we are flexible with that. If you don’t resonate with any of the items, you can simply register as a Cool Cat!

To register, go to the SIGN-UP page.