Lead Educator Cedar Circle Farm and Ed Ctr
- Date Posted February 21, 2018
- Location East Thetford, VT
- Category Education
- Job Type Full-Time
Cedar Circle Farm is a certified organic vegetable and berry farm with a Farmstand and Education Center. We have retail greenhouses, a farm kitchen, a coffee shop, and a CSA program. We are an organic farm with a social mission, engaging the community to develop and share practices that promote regenerative agriculture, good health, and a resource-rich environment.
Our Education Center provides programs for people of all ages including summer day camps, seasonal school trips, cooking classes, toddler programs, festivals and much more.
Our farmstand offers an abundance of fresh vegetables, berries, and flowers grown right here on our farm, plus a variety of local and organic grocery items, many from other local producers. From the earliest spring greens, right through to the pumpkins and winter storage crops, our produce is of the highest quality, grown with care, and certified organic.
The role of the Lead Educator is to help develop, manage, and facilitate food, agriculture, and ecologically focused youth and family programs for its 2018 program season (held April 23 – November 2). The Lead Educator is a full-time seasonal position, with a focus on camp in the summer. The Lead Educator will serve as the assistant manager for the day camp at Cedar Circle Farm.
The Lead Educator’s responsibilities include:
- Development and implementation of new and existing youth programs in conjunction with the Education Manager (homeschool classes, toddler classes, family programs, teen cooking classes, summer camp, etc.)
- Working with the Education Manager (EM) to create seasonal program curriculum, including lesson and activities plans, notes, and educational materials for programs
- Youth garden maintenance throughout the entirety of the work period (April– October)
- Working with the EM to train seasonal education staff prior to the start of spring, summer, and fall youth programs (two days of training per season, usually hosted the week before the start of spring, summer, and fall programs)
- Serving as lead educator and assistant camp manager during the six weeks of summer day camp
- Supervising other seasonal education staff and volunteers when necessary
- Delegating appropriate tasks and duties to seasonal staff and volunteers before, during, and after program sessions
- Supporting seasonal staff and volunteers
- Providing a positive customer service experience with parents or caretakers of children participating in youth programs
Candidates for the Lead Educator position should:
- Have a background in teaching children about farming, nature, healthy eating, or
related subjects, and a strong desire to help create and teach similar curriculum in
an organic farm setting
- Enjoy working with children ages 3–18
- Have a positive attitude, be a strong leader, and be able to adapt to changing environments and circumstances
- Be comfortable working outdoors–rain or shine!
- Be comfortable and have experience working in a garden
- Be able to lift 50 lbs
- Have reliable housing and transportation
The Lead Educator must be able to commit to working the planned 2018 program schedule (there is some flexibility in work hours outside of program times, but candidates should anticipate working full-time hours from April – October)
Send a resume and cover letter to Eric Tadlock email@example.com. If you have questions concerning the position description that you would like answered before submitting your resume and cover letter, please also send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (802) 785-4737.Compensation this position is PAID: hourly, $15/hr or more How to apply