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Farm Camp at the Morris Farm

Farm Camp Director - Position Description

 

Overview:

The Morris Farm Trust is seeking a director for this summer’s Farm Camp. Farm Camp is a day camp for children ages 5-12 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 Director is responsible for developing, facilitating, and overseeing the Farm Camp program, including the supervision, guidance, and direction of day camp staff. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and direct the Farm Camp at the Morris Farm

  • Supervise daily check-in and check-out of all Farm Campers

  • Hire and train all staff and volunteers assigned to work with the Farm Camp program

  • Supervise and direct all staff and volunteers assigned to work with
    the Farm Camp program

  • Track and assign staff to roles and assignments

  • Manage budget; maintain and stock all Farm Camp program equipment.

  • Perform administrative duties

  • Assist with publicizing the camp through the web and social media.

  • Maintain Farm Camp records

  • Staff, camper and parent relations

  • Practice and enforce all camp safety regulation and emergency procedures

  • Abide by all camp policies and agreements

  • Responsible for health and well-being of self and campers

  • Provide instruction and camp activities to child participants

Qualifications:

The Farm Camp Director must be over the age of 21 and have: 

  • Extensive experience managing staff and working in youth-based programs

  • A degree within the field of Education, Environmental Education, Child Psychology, Social Work, or an equivalent field 

  • A willingness and ability to acquire a Wilderness First Responder certificate

  • A passion for working with youth and cultivating engaging group experiences

  • A strong work ethic and be highly responsible, self-motivated, flexible, and capable of working outside all day

  • An abundance of patience for working with children and a good sense of humor

  • Experience with and/or knowledge of agriculture (including livestock) is desirable

  • Experience with crafts, cooking, and baking preferred
     

Duration of Employment and Required Hours:

Position Begins on June 15 or thereabouts, as agreed upon with the Morris Farm.  The camp runs for 7 weeks, from Monday, July 6 through Friday, August 21.  The Camp day is from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.  A long term-farm education director position with the Morris Farm may be available after the end of summer farm camp.  Consideration for this position will be a separate process.

 

To Apply for the Farm Camp Director Position:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Madelyn Hennessey at barnyard10@yahoo.com.  You can call Madelyn at 443-9435.  Applications are accepted until the position is filled.

 

Applications can also be mailed to:

The Morris Farm Trust

P.O. Box 136

Wiscasset, Maine 04578

Farm Camp at the Morris Farm

Farm Camp Educator - Position Description

 

Overview:

The Morris Farm Trust is seeking an educator for this summer’s Farm Camp. Farm Camp is a day camp for children ages 5-12 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 reports to the Farm Camp Director and is responsible for carrying out education plans and assuring the safety of campers. 

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 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

  • Be able to acquire CPR/First Aid certification

  • Be able to successfully pass a background check 

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

Duration of Employment and Required Hours:

Position Begins on June 25 or thereabouts, as agreed upon with the Morris Farm.  The camp runs for 7 weeks, from Monday, July 6 through Friday, August 21.  The Camp day is from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

To Apply for the Farm Camp Educator Position:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Madelyn Hennessey at barnyard10@yahoo.com.  You can call Madelyn at 443-9435.  Applications are accepted until the position is filled. 

 

Applications can also be mailed to:

The Morris Farm Trust

P.O. Box 136

Wiscasset, Maine 04578

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