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Farm Camp Educator


Morris Farm Trust 
P. O. Box 136
156 Gardiner Rd. Wiscasset, ME 04578

JOB TYPE: Seasonal/Summer

REPORTS TO: Farm Camp Director

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.

The Farm Camp Educator will be responsible for all aspects of camp life:
● teaching groups of children ages 4-12
● leading animal chores, gardening activities, excursions to the forest
● leading games, crafting, cooking and baking activities
● overseeing snack and lunch time
● communicating behavior or medical issues to the Camp Director
● welcoming and supporting volunteers and guest speakers to the farm

● Degree and/or experience in environmental education, experiential education, or a related field.
● Passion for working with youth and cultivating engaging group experiences.
● Experience with and/or knowledge of agriculture (including livestock) 
● Experience with crafts, cooking, and baking preferred
● Highly responsible, self-motivated, flexible, strong work ethic and capable of working outside all day in all weather
● An abundance of patience for working with children, a good sense of humor
● Acquire CPR/First Aid certification
● Be able to successfully pass a background check
● Be 18 years of age or older and graduated high school by June 2019

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.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to farmeducator@morrisfarm.org. Applications are accepted until the position is filled.
Morris Farm Trust -
P. O. Box 136
156 Gardiner Rd. Wiscasset, ME 04578