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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 Camp 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 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

QUALIFICATIONS
● 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

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