Red Gate Farm hiring Seasonal Farmer/Educator

Buckland, Massachusetts

Red Gate Farm Hiring Seasonal Farmer/Educator

Company Description: Red Gate Farm is a non-profit educational farm providing overnight farm experiences for children and school groups. The heart of our program lies in real work for real kids.  We put tools in the child’s hand and let them discover the joys of activity, challenge and satisfaction of a job done well. Meaningful work at the farm includes caring for animals, tending the gardens, cooking meals, repairing buildings, constructing fences, managing woodlots and any number of other pieces of work that need to be done to maintain a small farm in working order. As we work side by side, we find companionship in each other, and learn more about ourselves.

Job Description: Red Gate Farm is hiring staff to assist with the development and implementation of farm programs. We are seeking exceptional individuals who are both ambitious and hard-working. A farmer/educator will lead programs working closely with children and visiting school groups on the farm, assist with farm maintenance and operations, and develop programming.

Employment at RGF requires a strong background in working with children and young people. Farm-based education experience is preferred. Residential camp counselor experience or related work is also acceptable. Some farming experience is required.

This is a seasonal position from March through October. The employment package includes a $9k salary, health insurance, on-site housing and board. Successful candidates will come with strong references regarding their work with children and typically will have a college undergrad degree.  All candidates must be prepared to do an on-site interview at Red Gate Farm. To apply, submit cover letter, resume and references. Please see website for details: http://explore.redgatefarm.org/about/employment-opportunities/

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