Land’s Sake Farm hiring Assistant Farm Educator, Green Power

Weston, Massachusetts

Assistant Farm Educator, Green Power

Organizational Overview:
Land’s Sake is a nonprofit dedicated to building meaningful connections between people, the food they eat, and the land; programs include environmental, food donation programs, and sustainable land management. We strive to make Land’s Sake a welcoming, community-centered farm for all involved, including customers, shareholders, children, volunteers, and staff.

The Green Power program engages youth entering grades 6-9 and offers seven independent weeks of full day sessions through the summer.  This program is a local food immersion program focused on all aspects of food… growing, planting, cultivating, harvesting, distributing, and eating.  Students participate in growing the Junior Farmer field, go on local agriculture field trips, participate in livestock management, learn about the hunger relief organizations Land’s Sake partners with, and cook a community meal with a chef.

Position Summary:                     

The Green Power Assistant Leader’s primary goal is to deliver high quality summer programs. With support from the Green Power Leader, the Green Power Assistant Leader is responsible for implementing the unique Green Power program. This position will include the additional responsibilities of: assisting with Education Garden preparation and maintenance, assisting with livestock care, general branch and organizational development and other non-education related tasks. The Green Power Assistant Leader works collaboratively with other staff to effectively manage the inherent risks of working on a farm, maintain our unique farm aesthetic, teach and follow best management practices for sustainable food production. Collaboration and effective communication between the other branches of the organization are vital for this job; along with all staff, the Green Power Assistant Leader works diligently to carry out mission oriented goals and objectives.

Responsibilities
● Coordinate program related logistics, specifically with adjunct educators, community partners/organizations and Land’s Sake staff
● Implement mission-based curriculum
● Lead the Green Power Program with the Green Power Leader
● Communicate with parents as needed
● Write articles for the newsletter, blog posts, or social media updates as needed
● Gather weekly feedback from participants and parents
● Assist with management of the Junior Farmer Field
● Assist with the management of a variety of livestock
● Assist with other non-education related tasks as needed

Qualifications:

  • Minimium requirement: High school graduate, some college preferred
  • Teaching and group leadership experience in a school, camp or other or non-traditional setting.
  • Applicants who are fun, engaging, creative and outgoing
  • Farming and / or gardening experience
  • Comfort around animals and working with livestock
  • The ability to multi-task and work independently
  • Must be physically able to work outdoors and willing to do so in inclement weather if necessary
  • Access to dependable transportation to and from the farm
  • Must be able to pass CORI check
  • CPR/first aid training preferred

Employment dates:
● Training/Program Planning: June 20th-24th
● Programming: 8:00am-4:30pm, June 27th-August 19th, Week of July 4th off
● Cleanup & Debrief: Flexible schedule, week of August 22

Salary & Benefits:

  • $12 per hour
  • Organic produce and flowers grown on the farm
  • The opportunity to work, learn, inspire and be inspired alongside dedicated staff on a beautiful organic farm for a unique local nonprofit!

To Apply:                                                                                                                               
Please email a resume and cover letter, detailing how your skills and experience
meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this
opportunity to education@landssake.org, Deadline: March 31st, 2016

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