WHO YOU ARE:
You are super excited to learn about and gain experience with sustainable vegetable farming, farm-based education, and community engagement. You won’t mind coming into contact with dirt, manure, and critters. You have prior experience working with children. You are certified in CPR and First Aid. Preferably, you have experience working with others in a physically active environment, and working with children outdoors. You are not comfortable speaking in front of groups of up to 25 children and 5 adults. Hands-on farming experience and farm-based curriculum writing experience is not required; you’ll be trained on the job.
The Field Trip Leader will lead onsite programs that focus on the significance of farming in our daily lives, sustainable agriculture, healthy food, farm ecology, natural history, weather, soil, compost, farm cycles and more.
You will be working with school aged children as a farm educator. This includes leading field trip tours where you’ll supervise and teach up to 25 children with the help of their class room teacher and chaperons, and leading farm work projects such as harvesting and planting with small groups of children.
Seasonal commitment from APRIL 15- NOVEMBER 15 (EIGHT MONTHS)
One or two tours per month. About two hours per tour. Tuesdays and Fridays only.
Training Sessions: Friday, April 18th 1:30-3:30pm and Friday, August 1st 1:30-3:30pm (tentative)
This a part-time, seasonal position. Field Trip Leaders will earn $18 per tour and have access to farm fresh vegetables.
Send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 15, 2014.