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Farm Educator - Gorman Heritage Farm

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Posted on Saturday, July 8, 2023

Organization: Gorman Heritage Farm

About the position:

Hours: Part-time, up to 20-25 hours/week, Tuesday - Friday. Occasional weekend or evening hours.

Compensation: $15/hour

Responsible to: Director of Education and Field Trip Coordinator

Contact: Kelly Reedy, Field Trip Coordinator, kreedy@gormanfarm.org

Purpose:

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.

Primary Responsibilities:

● 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.

Additional Responsibilities:

● 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.

Physical Requirements:

● 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.

Qualifications:

● 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: kreedy@gormanfarm.org

More information can be found here.