Assistant Education Manager The FARM Institute
- Date Posted January 03, 2019
- Location Edgartown, MA
- Category Education
- Job Type Other
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 is part of the Trustees of Reservations.
The Assistant Education Manager helps execute our suite of farm-based education programs and events from May through mid-September with an emphasis during the summer months. This position offers a unique opportunity to gain hands on experience in farm-based education, including curriculum development and independent program implementation. Starting part-time May 1st and beginning full time on May 27th through mid-September, this position will help to engage visitors in our mission and working farm.
- Assist in developing effective place-based curriculum for all ages and topics related to The FARM Institute’s mission
- Assist the Education Manager in planning activities, program components, and logistics to ensure a high level of program satisfaction
- Lead the Counselor in Training program which includes but is not limited to conducting orientation, directing, and evaluating Counselors in Training
- Assist in ensuring that planned lessons are being used effectively by educators
- Assist in coordinating summer camp, residential programs, group visits, and other year-round programming
- Assist in scheduling, planning, and leading field trips and group visits
- Welcome and orient visitors and work towards a positive experience for everyone vising The FARM Institute
- Answer phone and email inquiries for programs and send surveys as program follow-up
- Manage and file camper medical files
- Assist with other operations on an as needed basis including set up and break down at events.
- Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation
Obtained or working towards Bachelor’s Degree within a focus area of Environmental Science, Early Childhood Education, Sustainable Agriculture, or similar
Experience working with children in an educational or outdoor setting required
Excellent organization and communication skills with the creativity and experience to execute programs
Knowledge of sustainable agriculture, natural history, or food systems
Ability to manage large groups in a positive and efficient manner
Ability to work without direct supervision
Staff management experience preferred
Valid driver’s license, as well as a satisfactory driving record as defined in The Trustees driving policy is required
Satisfactory criminal background check (CORI and SORI)
CPR and Basic First Aid certifications required by June 1st, 2019
Flexibility to work nights and weekends is required; access to a car is necessary
Must attend New Camp Director's workshop prior to start of camp if candidate does not have at least two seasons of previous experience working as part of the administrative staff of a recreational camp for children
Variable outdoor weather conditions
Ability to lift 40 pounds is required
The Trustees offers competitive compensation, as well as the opportunity to be part of a dedicated team across the Commonwealth who love the outdoors and the distinctive charms of New England, and who believe in celebrating and protecting our special places, for everyone, forever.