Farm-Based Educators (FBEs) are responsible for the implementation, and evaluation of farmbased educational programming during 9 weeks of summer programs. Development of programming is encouraged but we also provide pre-planned lessons to give farm-based educators a launching point.
These programs include a week-long day camp for ages 4-17, daily programs for visitors, and parent and child programs for 2-4 year olds. We are also hiring for a Wee Farmers teacher (ages 2-4) and part-time Farm-Based Educators.
If you have a specialty in early childhood education, or are looking for part time, please also view those postings.
Educators are expected to model and impart The FARM Institute mission and values through example and engagement with their students, families, and farm visitors. FBEs will work with different age groups throughout the summer and should be prepared to perform other farm work if necessary.
Apply by: May 14 2019
Camp/Organization: The FARM Institute - The Trustees
Location: Edgartown, MA
Type of Position: General Staff
Time Frame: Seasonal
Must be available for camp staff training week and all 9 weeks of camp
A satisfactory criminal background check (CORI and SORI).
CPR and Basic First Aid certifications required by June 1st, 2019
Able and willing to work outdoors in variable weather conditions.
Camp Educators must be at least 18 years old
A Bachelor’s degree in environmental or agricultural education, the sciences, education, or other relevant course of study is preferred, but not required
Experience working as a camp counselor, classroom teacher, or informal educator with children ages 2-13
Experience with and enjoy working with children in an outdoor setting
Knowledge of or interest in farm-based education, food, and sustainability
Skills in gardening, cooking, livestock handling, environmental education, fiber arts or carpentry are preferred, but not required.
A familiarity with The FARM Institute and The Trustees of Reservations helpful