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Farm Camp Educator

Farm Camp Educator

Morris Farm Trust

P. O. Box 136

156 Gardiner Rd. Wiscasset, ME  04578

 

JOB TYPE: Seasonal/Summer

REPORTS TO: Farm Education Director

OVERVIEW

Morris Farm Trust is seeking a Farm Educator for this summer’s Farm Camp.  Farm Camp is a day camp for children ages 4-12 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 with a commercial kitchen.  Campers care for farm animals, harvest food they grow themselves, and participate in a wide range of activities including fiber arts, cooking, and baking. 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 4-12

       leading animal, gardening, and games and learning activities

       leading cooking and baking 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 1, 2019)

       Be able to successfully pass a background check

       Be 18 years of age or older and graduated high school by June 2019

 

DURATION OF EMPLOYMENT AND REQUIRED HOURS

The position runs for six weeks, Monday July 1, 2019 through Friday, August 16, 2019 (no work July 4-5). The work day is Monday-Friday, 8:00 am until 4:00 pm. Compensation depends on experience, ranging from $10 to $14/hour.

 

TO APPLY

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