Red Gate Farm hiring Summer Camp Counselor

Buckland, Massachusetts

Red Gate Farm Hiring Summer Camp Counselor

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 a summer camp counselor for the 2014 summer camp season. A summer camp counselor will teach and lead groups of up to 24 campers (ages 4-16) for farm day camp and overnight camp. Counselors will plan and conduct daily farm and nature lessons and activities for groups and work closely with other farm staff. They will supervise and be responsible for the safety of children during the day and overnight. Counselors will perform other farm chores and work as required.

Employment at RGF requires a strong background in working with children and young people. Residential camp counselor experience is preferred. Some farming/gardening experience is preferred. In addition, applicants must be able to:

1. Live in a tent cabin setting with campers

2. Work in an outdoor setting, including moderate hiking, running, climbing and lifting moderately heavy items

3. Work in a farm environment with a variety of livestock types (training provided)
4. Obtain ARC Standard First Aid and CPR certification

Camp Counselors receive a $2,600 – $3,000 stipend (depending on experience) and on-site housing. Successful candidates will be available to work primarily weekdays from June 23 – August 15, 2014. Candidates will come with strong references regarding their work with children and typically will have or be working towards 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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