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Farm Camp Educator
The Morris Farm Trust - Wiscasset, ME 04578

JOB TYPE: Seasonal/Summer

REPORTS TO: Farm Camp Director


OVERVIEW

The Morris Farm Trust is seeking a Farm Educator for this summer’s Farm Camp. Farm Camp is a day camp for children ages 5-13 held at our 50-acre campus that includes a barn, hen house, community garden plots, greenhouse, fields rotationally grazed by organically-raised Jersey cows, forests, trails, a yurt, campfire site, farm store, and an indoor learning center. Campers care for farm animals, harvest food they grow themselves, and participate in a wide range of activities including fiber arts, nature journaling, and cooking. The camp is small by design, with just 20 children attending each week-long session.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • The Farm Camp Educator will be responsible for all aspects of camp life:
  • Teaching groups of children ages 5-13
  • Leading animal, gardening, and games and learning activities overseeing snack and lunch time communicating behavior or medical issues to the Camp Director
  • Welcoming and supporting volunteers to the farm (farmer guest speakers, community volunteers, youth counselors in training)
  • Communicating with the resident farmer concerns and needs of the farm animals and garden beds

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Degree and/or experience in environmental education, experiential education, or a related field.
  • Enjoys working with youth and has a passion for cultivating engaging group experiences.
  • Experience with and/or knowledge of agriculture and food systems.
  • Experience with crafts, cooking, and baking preferred
  • Highly responsible, self-motivated, flexible, and capable of working outside all day in all weather
  • An abundance of patience for working with children, a good sense of humor, and strong work ethic
  • Acquire CPR/First Aid certification before the first day of camp (July 5, 2017)
  • Be able to successfully pass a background check
  • Be 18 years of age or older and graduated high school by June 2017

DURATION OF EMPLOYMENT AND REQUIRED HOURS


The position runs for six weeks, Monday July 3, 2017 through Friday, August 11, 2017 (no work July 4th). The workday is Monday-Friday, 8:00 am until 4:00 pm. Starting pay: $9-$13/hour, depending on experience.

TO APPLY

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and list three references to farmeducator@morrisfarm.org. Applications are accepted until the position is filled.