Farmer Educator Red Gate Farm
- Date Posted November 29, 2018
- Location Ashfield, MA
- Category Agriculture / Education
- Job Type Full-Time
On every acre, in all we do, Red Gate Farm is for children and about learning. We plant seeds in the garden and in the hearts and minds of each young person who joins us in nurturing the land, caring for the animals, enjoying meaningful experiences, and building for the future.
Our commitment to connecting children and farming informs all of our programs and events. From tots discovering the joy of Mornings on the Farm to teen apprentice farmers in our Summer Camp programs, Red Gate Farm partners with parents and teachers in public, private and home schools, year-round. Our farmers and educators work side-by-side with you and your children to plant the seeds of curiosity, strength, courtesy, satisfaction, and connection.
Farms are the perfect place for young people to connect with the things that really matter, to the land that sustains them, and to the natural world that surrounds them. We know that the busyness of life and the call of technology can keep simple, life-nourishing experiences at the end of a long-list of to-dos. And yet, we also know that our children need time and space to engage in the sensory delights, purposeful work, and daily adventures found on a farm. At Red Gate Farm, we focus on creating these experiences and connections in a meaningful way for every child who walks through our gate.
Come live and work on a farm! Red Gate Farm is hiring exceptional individuals who are both ambitious and very hard-working. Our farm is home to over 60 acres of pasture land and forest trails. There are many areas of the farm to explore and work and we provide training for all staff. The most important trait to us is a passion for teaching youth - sharing in their curiosities, teaching them the values of hard-work, kindness, and respect, and having fun!
A Farmer Educator will:
- lead and engage children of various ages (3-16) on the farm
- lead nature walks and hikes through forest trails
- develop programs for students and campers
- work with livestock
- help maintain and cultivate vegetable gardens
Ideal candidates have:
- A strong background in working with children and young people
- Enthusiasm for outdoor education
- A love of animals
Employment packages on-site housing and board, salary, and health insurance. Successful candidates will be ready for a minimum one-year commitment, will come with strong references regarding their work with children, and typically will have a college undergrad degree.