Garden Educator Mill Road School Garden
- Date Posted November 04, 2020
- Location Red Hook, NY
- Category Agriculture / Education
- Job type Full-Time
Mill Road Elementary School is seeking a high energy, hard worker with a love of children and nature to fill a unique opportunity in outdoor education beginning in February. The position is for an elementary school Garden Educator, who is responsible for teaching grades Pre-K-5 cross curricular lessons.
Mill Road Elementary School in Red Hook has a ¾ acre garden on school grounds that is used as an outdoor classroom for hands-on learning. The Garden Educator teaches lessons that include environmental stewardship, sustainability and nutrition in addition to Math, Science, ELA and the Arts. Winter classes are held indoors.
The ideal candidate has experience in outdoor education, but a creative teacher or thoughtful gardener will be considered. Hours are Monday-Friday 8:30-3:30 September through June with the potential for working 1-2 days per week in July and August. Salary is $85-$100 per day depending on qualifications. Candidate must receive Board of Education clearance as a substitute teacher.
Teach existing garden curriculum, and work creatively and independently to adapt lessons to specific classes and situations
Collaborate with part-time gardener to plan and maintain school garden
Maintain regular communication with teachers and documentation of program with teachers, garden committee and administrators
Recruit, train and communicate with parent volunteers to maintain garden over the summer months
Communicate with school community via e-newsletters and social media
Maintain cafeteria compost program when COVID restrictions are lifted
Teach live lessons via zoom and prepare recorded lessons when necessary