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Farm Educator Queens County Farm Museum

  • Date Posted February 13, 2019
  • Location Floral Park (Queens), NY
  • Category Agriculture / Education
  • Job type Part-Time
Company description Queens County Farm Museum is a 47-acre working farm dating back to 1697. We are a public resource, visited by over 400,000 people each year. The site includes a landmark farmhouse, glass greenhouse, and restored barns which give us a glimpse into our agrarian past. Its rich glacial soil--which attracted European settlers in the 17th century--is cultivated today using sustainable practices, providing people with the freshest food. We are a New York City treasure where historic structures, productive fields, woodland, and livestock bring agricultural history to life. Job description

Our Education Department is seeking fun, engaging part-time educators to lead interactive programs for elementary, middle, and high school groups. Each school year, thousands of NYC youth participate in our school-day programming and learn about growing practices, heritage livestock, and colonial history. More detailed information about our programs can be viewed via our website. This is a part-time seasonal position. The schedule is Monday through Friday from 9:00am-1:00pm.

 

Qualifications & Experience

  • A quick-learner with a friendly personality.
  • Experience working with diverse elementary, middle, and high school students.
  • Background in early childhood education and/or with special needs populations preferred.
  • Knowledge of  sustainable agriculture and urban farming.
  • Passion for history, plant and animal sciences, and inquiry-based learning.
  • Comfortable leading interactive educational presentations (experience with Microsoft PPT desirable).
  • Ability to independently lead outdoor tours for groups of 25-40 youth and adults.
  • Desire to collaborate with colleagues in a team environment.
  • Physical ability to lead walking tours, ride tractor-drawn hayrides, lift 25 pounds, set-up and breakdown workshops.
 

Job Details

  • Our spring program season is April - early June, with training in late March.  Summer programs run July - August.
  • Preference given to those who can commit to 5 days per week, Monday-Friday for at least an entire season.
  • This is an outdoor position and we offer programs rain or shine.
  • Opportunities for weekend events and working in children’s garden and compost demonstration site.
  • Opportunity for summer hours during our two weeks of camps, July 22-August 2, Monday - Friday each week from 8:00am - 4:00pm.
Compensation this position is : hourly, $15/hr + Application instructions
This job expired on April 14, 2019
DeadlineMarch 15, 2019

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