Permaculture Manager Wanted One year permaculture manager position open to just the right person, at a dynamic permaculture education center in Northern Thailand. The Panya Project (https://www.panyaproject.org) is looking for one or two permies who would be excited about getting some great experience in the field. The Panya Project is a three year old project that has been implementing a permaculture design over the years. We have large earthworks, food forests, production gardens, earthen houses, and a functional education center. We are looking for one or two permaculturalists who are looking for the perfect opportunity to extend their knowledge, apply their skills, and learn a ton along the way. Perfect for someone working on their PC Diploma. You will have assistance and guidance. This position is not paid, but do our best to make the entire year fairly cost free. Food, Housing, and even a bit more is covered. We have many people through our project, including student groups and PDC courses. There is a wonderful dynamic happening there with lots of learning, and many permaculture systems being developed and expanded. We have many people that come throughout the year, teaching courses, volunteering, holding certain positions for us, so the place is very mcu happening! We are currently looking for one or two people to be the broad patterns overseasers of the land. We would love to have a Permaculture Diploma students or someone who is looking to expand their experience for future consultancy work or teaching, to come out and help with our project. The person perfect for this job already has a permaculture certificate, and is looking to expand his or her knowledge. Because you will be interacting with a community of people, you need to have good communication skills and a thirst for learning and working together. The ideal would be for a person to stay for at least one full year. This way you could get the full picture of what the place is like through all the seasons, have a chance to work on natural building in the winter, plant food forest and timber in the summer, and discover the intricacies of the wet/dry tropics. Your year would ideally start in the winter, though we are flexible with that. Most people on the land during your stay will not be staying as long as one year, but all along the way there will be interesting and wonderful people to team up with. We strive to create dynamic relationships that build health into all of us. We really enjoy working and playing together, eating good food, listening to great music, and supporting each other in our journey’s. If you are accepted for the position you are welcome and encouraged to take part in all our workshops. This coming year we have two building workshops, two permaculture courses, and a tropical timber workshop planned. If you are looking to become a permaculture teacher, we may be able to assist in that as well, getting you some classroom time as well as a bit of one on one help with writing lesson plans and advice about teaching permaculture. This is not a paid position, but by hosting courses and internships we will be able to meet all the costs of basic living for the long-term volunteers, including your place to stay, and a healthy (generally) vegetarian diet. We do have satellite internet link up, so you can stay connected to friends and family as well as use it for research. At Panya we are excited to balance our work and play and there will be plenty of time for learning and personal development. We will have plenty of opportunites to share what we know, as well as time to spend on our own pursuits. We are lucky to have a beuatiful swimming lake only about 15 minutes walk into the forest, and a beautiful surrounding area, mostly national forest We are looking for people that already have apermaculture certificate, and are looking to get real hands-on experience in the field. But enthusiasm and a willingness to be flexible and use your own initiative are just as valuable. This time is not intended to be a workshop or internship for you. If you are looking to be taught a lot of skills, this isn’t for you. You are sure to learn a lot through doing, but there will not be a focus on teaching you. Thai language is not necessary, though if you have it, that is great! For a stay this long, you will have to arrange a visa. We can assist with writing a letter to your local consulate to assist this process. Please do read more about Panya on our website: [url="https://www.panyaproject.org"]www.panyaproject.org[/url] and look at tons of photos at our flickr site: [url="https://www.flickr.com/photos/panyaproject"]www.flickr.com/photos/panyaproject[/url] If you need more information or are interested in the position please fill our the questionnaire and email your C.V. (informal is fine) to Christian Shearer at: [email protected] Thanks very much. It would be great to work with you. Christian Shearer If you are interested in applying for the above position, tell us a bit about yourself and cut and paste the questions below into an e-mail. Answer them and send them in to: [email protected] Please title your e-mail: Permaculture Position 1. What aspect of the volunteership are you most interested in? 2. Why do you think that you would be good for the job? 3. What relevant experience do you have? When? What were your duties? 4. How long would you stay with us, ideally? From when to when? 5. Why are you interested in living at the Panya Project? 6. Have you ever lived in community before? When? Where? 7. How was the community living experience for you? 8. What other interests do you have? 9. What can we do to make your experience with us even better? Is there something specific you want to learn from your stay with us? 10. Do you have any other questions for us? Please attach a (rough is fine) version of your resume. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.