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Camp Educator, Part Time The FARM Insitute

  • Date Posted January 19, 2018
  • Location Edgartown, MA
  • Category Education
  • Job Type Summer Job
Company Description

The FARM Institute is, a 162­ acre teaching farm on the island of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, providing year-round, farm-based educational programs. Programs focus on farming, sustainability, nutrition, and land stewardship.

 

The Farm Institute’s Farm Camp seeks to create a safe, accessible, fun, and enriching educational environment for all campers. By incorporating STEM standard-based lessons with farm chores, projects, and games, our campers make real-life connections to what they learn in school while strengthening their connection to the food we eat and the land that sustain us.

Job Description FOR PART TIME CAMP EDUCATOR:

Position Summary:

Camp Educators, also referred to as Farm-Based Educators (FBEs), are responsible for the implementation, and evaluation of farm­based educational programming during 9 weeks of summer programs. Development of programming is encouraged but we also provide pre-planned lessons to give farm-based educators a launching point. These programs include a week­long day camp for ages 4­-17, daily programs for visitors, and parent and child programs for 2­4 year olds. We are also hiring for a Wee Farmers teacher (ages 2-4), a dedicated Sprouts farm-based educator (age 4), and for full-time Farm-Based Educators. If you have a specialty in early childhood education, or are looking for full-time work, please view those postings here. Educators are expected to model and impart The FARM Institute mission and values through example and engagement with their students, families, and farm visitors. FBEs will work with different age groups throughout the summer and should be prepared to perform other farm work if necessary.

Duration of Employment and Required Hours:

Orientation is mandatory for both full time and part time staff and will run for 10 days between Monday, June 11th and Friday, June 22rd. Our summer programming is 9 weeks in duration – beginning Monday June 25th, 2018 and ending August 24, 2018. Part time work hours are available from 8:00am to 1:00pm Monday-Friday. Half day camp groups are in session from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM.

Extra work hours are required for Meals in the Meadow, our annual farm to table fundraiser. Additional hours are available for farm stand help, engagement and workshop programming assistance, as well as weekly farmer’s market half days on Saturdays.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Support the well ­being of self, campers, and fellow staff
  • Design and implement curriculum based on food, farming, and resource management with support from The FARM Institute’s staff
  • Lead an age specific group of students for week long programs: Ages 4, 5­-6, 7­-9, 10­-13
  • Manage one to two Farm Based Educators in Training (age 14­-17) as part of your group
  • Plan daily age appropriate activities and design weekly farm projects
  • Lead plant and animal farm chores with children
  • Maintain reflection and planning worksheets
  • Meet periodically with the Education Manager to evaluate experience and performance
  • Communicate with parents regarding questions and farm awareness
  • Lead group presentations during our weekly Friday Fiesta
  • Perform daily facility chore and lead daily classroom cleanup
  • Other responsibilities as designated by the Education Manager

FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD ED:

Position Summary:

Camp educators are responsible for the implementation, and evaluation of farm­based educational programming during 9 weeks of summer programs. Development of programming is encouraged but we also provide pre-planned lessons to give farm-based educators a launching point. These programs include a week­long day camp for age 4, Sprouts, and a Wee Farmers group, a four-mornings-per-week parent and child program for 2-4 year olds. Educators are expected to model and impart The FARM Institute mission and values through example and engagement with their students, families, and farm visitors. FBEs should be prepared to perform other farm work if necessary.

 

 

Duration of Employment and Required Hours:

Orientation for a Sprouts educator is mandatory and will run for 10 days between Monday, June 11th and Friday, June 22nd. Our Sprouts summer programming is 9 weeks in duration – beginning Monday June 25th, 2018 and ending August 24, 2018. Work hours are from 8:00am to 1:00pm Monday-Friday.

 

Wee Farmers also runs 9 weeks in duration – beginning Monday June 25th, 2018 and ending August 24, 2018. Work hours are from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM Tuesday-Friday. The actual program runs from 9:30 to 11:00, Tuesday through Friday.

 

Additional hours may be available for farm stand help, engagement and workshop programming assistance, as well as weekly farmer’s market half days on Saturdays.

 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Support the well­being of self, campers, and fellow staff
  • Design and implement curriculum based on food, farming, and resource management with support from The FARM Institute’s staff
  • Lead a group of students, age 4, for week­long programs or a group of parent and child participants, ages 2-4, for two day sessions, twice a week
  • Manage one to two Farm Based Educators in Training (age 14­17) as part of your group (Sprouts only)
  • Plan daily age appropriate activities and design weekly farm projects
  • Lead plant and animal farm chores with children
  • Maintain reflection and planning worksheets
  • Meet periodically with the Education Manager to evaluate experience and performance
  • Communicate with parents regarding questions and farm awareness
  • Lead group presentations during our weekly Friday Fiesta (Sprouts only)
  • Perform daily facility chore and lead daily classroom cleanup
  • Other responsibilities as designated by the Education Manager
Compensation this position is PAID: hourly, varies DOE, $13.50 - $18.00 How to apply Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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