Farmer/Teacher The Farm School
- Date Posted May 17, 2018
- Location Athol, MA
- Category Agriculture / Education
- Job Type Full-Time
The Farm School connects people to the land by serving as a family farm for the coming generations. We are an organization of three interweaving programs spread out over the land of four old family farms in rural Mass. Careful mentoring, meaningful work, humor and kindness are at the center of all we do. For nearly 30 years our Program for Visiting Schools has hosted elementary and middle school students for two-and-a-half-day field trips to the Farm. For 16 years we have educated adults in our Learn to Farm Program – a year-long, residential practical training in diversified sustainable agriculture. And we also run an on-site middle school for 15 local kids, the Chicken Coop School.
Do you wish you still sat at the kid's table? Have you been known to spontaneously break into song? The Farm School's Program For Visiting Schools is looking for a highly motivated, energized individual who wants to help us give an authentic farm experience to over fifteen hundred students a year. Our schedule will have you doing farm work with children in the fields, the forests, and the barns. You'll also crank the tunes for dishes, shoot hoops, and help set our tone of fun and kindness with groups of urban middle schoolers. You'll be led by and work next to dedicated farmers, foresters and educators.
This is a one-year, entry-level position: no farming experience is necessary, but previous physical and/or farm work experience would be a bonus and, in particular, previous work experience with children is a plus. Excellent launching pad for further education as a teacher or farmer. Position is full time with occasional weekend responsibilities, including monthly farm chores. Typical program weeks run 8:30 am Monday - 2 pm Friday and Farmer/Teachers are expected to work around 40 hours each week contributing to farm work, chores, classes, meal clean up and evening activities.
The Farm School (www.farmschool.org) is an educational non-profit that has been connecting people to the land for the past 28 years. Students that come to the Program for Visiting Schools range in age from 2nd -12th grade. You can find out more about the program here.
Dates: August 27, 2018 - Aug. 23, 2019
Compensation: 21K/year + room and board, health insurance and 7 weeks of paid vacation.
To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume and references to email@example.com with "PVS Job" and your last name in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position/s are filled. CORI checks are conducted as part of our hiring process.
The Farm School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, sex, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in any of its school administered policies or programs.Compensation this position is PAID: salaried, less than 50k How to apply