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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 seven weeks, Monday July 1, 2017 through Friday, August 16, 2017 (no work July 4th and 5th). 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.