Farm Educator - Gorman Heritage Farm
Organization: Gorman Heritage Farm
About the position:
Hours: Part-time, up to 20-25 hours/week, Tuesday - Friday. Occasional weekend or evening hours.
Responsible to: Director of Education and Field Trip Coordinator
Contact: Kelly Reedy, Field Trip Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
As a Farm Educator you will have the opportunity to support the mission of Gorman Heritage Farm by implementing high-quality educational and interpretive programs about farms, food, history, sustainability and the environment. Working in collaboration with staff and volunteers, you will help develop a community that better understands where food comes from and how it can be grown sustainably. Join a team of dedicated, passionate individuals who are leading the way in farm-based education for our region.
● Implement farm-based education programs for groups of 8-12 people, including children.
● Safely lead participants in on-site educational interactions with animals and gardens.
● Implement Farm-to-Classroom programs that take education materials and animals off-site to schools and community centers.
● Prepare, create, organize, set-up and break-down education materials.
● Develop and maintain a positive relationship with Education Volunteers by offering teaching tips, support and setting a positive example.
● Support Field Trip Coordinator in volunteer recruitment and training.
● Support Field Trip Coordinator in program evaluation.
● Assist in daily care of education chickens and rabbits, compost, garden
prep, maintenance, harvesting, farmyard work as needed.
● Lead weekend, summer and Scout programs as schedule allows.
● Participate in set-up, break-down, and staffing of GHF fundraising events (including but not limited to Row by Row Dinner late August and Sunflower Festival, first weekend in October).
● Other duties as assigned.
● This position requires the following physical activities: walking uphill, climbing, bending, lifting, standing, sitting, reaching, finger dexterity, repetitive motions, talking, hearing and visual acuity. The work is performed indoors and outdoors in sun, wind and rain.
● 1-2 years in related position, such as working with children, outdoor education or interpretation.
● Strong oral communication skills. Proficient in group management and the ability to teach.
● Collaborative leadership style: positive attitude, team player, flexible, willingness to work in a non-profit setting with a small staff. Enthusiasm is desired.
To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Kelly Reedy, Field Trip Coordinator: email@example.com
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