We believe there are ways to live and harvest that benefit both humankind and the Earth. Through careful observation and a willingness to be led by the land, The Kinlands team is rediscovering those ways. Our minds are ever curious and open, our hearts grounded in the soul of this place. We find satisfaction in the work that keeps us close to the simple beauty of life.
We’re in search of kindred spirits who revere the Earth as teacher and are excited to extend its lessons to our visitors — to build the bones of an enchanting experience in which people of every age can learn from the natural world directly. Each person on our team is an essential partner in creating The Kinlands, remembering and sharing humankind’s collective belonging to Earth as we bloom, grow, harvest, and rest with the seasons.
The work itself is both challenging and fulfilling. You must be open minded, flexible, tough, motivated, and able to solve problems quickly (and at times creatively). Your heart must be fully invested in discovering what the Earth is asking from us at this time.
Because we are led by the land, your work here is unlikely to involve prescribed systems like growing certified-organic produce or homesteading. Our training is about remembering and practicing the forgotten language of life and spirit. In that sense, you’ll certainly experience growth and will likely come away with a clearer view of what it means to live in connection with the land.
We offer a very competitive compensation package as we have a deep interest in long-term teammates who are looking to expand and explore this world together. For the right person, this is the rare career position that can fulfill the heart and support you in abundance.
VISUAL MERCHANDISING AND FLORAL INSTALLATION DESIGN
Help imagine and set the shoppe floor with stunning displays each season. Our ideal candidate is able to conceptualize and create delightful, imaginative displays of old-world merchandise and large-scale, seasonal floral installations. They also have experience using color, texture, and elements of nature to create an immersive experience that invites visitors fully into the moment.
The selected candidate will work directly with Jen in a collaborative role that requires flexible thinking and the ability to solve problems creatively. This is a long-term position for someone with a background in retail display design, who also feels deeply aligned with our greater vision of reciprocity with the land.
Part-time to full-time, with competitive wages. Must be 18 to apply. Send resume and photos of past merchandise displays and floral installations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Retail Sales Team Member
Greet and assist visitors in our shoppe, acting as a knowledgeable guide if needed. This is a long-term position for someone with a strong retail background who is enamored with our showroom and inspired by our vision of reciprocity with the land. Our ideal candidate is friendly and helpful, thinks resourcefully, thrives in a fast-paced setting that changes with the season, and wants to be part of The Kinlands team well into the future.
Required Experience and Abilities:
- Experience in retail and building relationships with guests
- Positive and flexible energy, ability to solve problems creatively
- Desire to be a part of our vision
- Serious about your love of nature
- Willingness to work with and around animals
- Physical ability to lift and move 50 pounds and stand for extended periods of time
- Reliable transportation to drive here
Part and full time availability. Must be 18 to apply. Send resume to email@example.com
We're looking for a pastry chef who makes seasonal, expertly-crafted baked goods. This person or company must at least have a cottage kitchen license and offer a wide variety of wholesale pastries, including croissants, cookies, danishes, and more — surprise us!
This will be a vendor collaboration with wholesale pricing, starting immediately. In reviewing candidates, branding, packaging, delivery capabilities and variety will all be a part of the consideration.
To apply, email your menu, pricing, and images of past pastries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
YEAR-ROUND MARKET COLLABORATORS
We’re always on the lookout for makers and growers who share a deep kinship with nature and whose heirloom-quality goods inspire others to bring the outside in.
For rustic home goods, we’re looking for artisan makers who honor the Earth with their products — recognizing the reciprocity in a cutting board made from a lightning-struck oak, a market tote made from upcycled leather, or handcrafted soaps made with homegrown herbs. We carry high-quality, lovingly made items made of natural or traditional materials.
Produce and other foods don’t have to be certified organic, but must be grown regionally and in a way that honors the health of the land and the people who will nourish their bodies with this food.
We’re looking for long-term relationships with like-minded makers, not occasional or strictly seasonal items. We require wholesale volumes, realistic pricing, and polished branding.
For consideration, email email@example.com with your website, social media handle, photos of your products, pricing, and your phone number.