Barnyard Educator The Trustees
- Date Posted May 15, 2018
- Location Dover, MA
- Category Agriculture
- Job Type Part-Time
Powisset Farm has a long history of agricultural enterprises, from a dairy farm many years ago, to Amelia Peabody’s legendary farm, famous for its breed stock of Hereford cattle and Yorkshire pigs. Many visitors remember fondly the glowing green pastures dotted with cattle and framed by beautiful barns.
Today, our farm is better known for its CSA (community supported agriculture) operation. In 2007, we began a CSA operation with 100 shares, and are currently growing for 350 Summer CSA members and 100 Winter CSA members. We also host a farm stand during the summer and fall, so that members of the public have access to Powisset produce.
In addition to the great food we produce, we host hundreds of programs and events year-round. These programs include two festivals, farm-to-table dinners, cooking classes, children’s farmer-for-a-week programs, and much more. On average we host over 5,000 program participants per year. We also rent our space out for birthday parties, weddings and other gatherings.
At Powisset Farm we are committed to growing our community by connecting people to food and the land on which it grows.Job Description
Powisset Farm is looking for a Barnyard Educator to run our Open Barnyard program which is open to the public on Wednesday afternoons and Saturdays, June through October. This seasonal position is for an enthusiastic individual with an interest in farm education who is comfortable working around animals, enjoys educating children, and loves to spend time on the farm. We require a commitment of 6 hours a week on Saturdays from June through October.
- Responsible for the set up and break down of program supplies including crafts and children’s games.
- Organize and maintain supplies for children’s interactions with animals.
- Welcome the public, take admission, answer questions about Powisset Farm, and educate families about our animals.
- Facilitate interaction with sheep, goats, chickens, pigs and bunnies.
- Works independently with volunteer assistance and staff support.
The Barnyard Educator may also play a lead role in developing and delivering educational programming for schools and special groups.
Compensation this position is PAID: hourly, under $15/hr How to apply