Summer Educators are the heart of our Farm Camp. They lead groups of youth through days full of farm-based fun. We’re looking for folks who have experience working with youth and are psyched to explore farming and food with them on a working farm. Summer Educators take primary responsibility for a group, and people who can develop solid plans and still think on the fly do well. Because we hire fantastic educators, we’re always impressed by the activities they develop based on their interests and experiences. Ideal candidates take advantage of being on the farm while also keeping a keen eye on safety (for kiddos, visitors, coworkers, and livestock). While our educators are independent and creative, they are also part of a team and we seek out collaborative colleagues who are great to work with and take initiative to help get the not-as-much-fun work done as well.
Farm Camp is a dynamic community, and our Summer Educators play an enormous role in cultivating its culture with compassion, integrity, and inspiration. Summer Educators also mentor Junior Counselors and help to develop their leadership. Families are often interested in what their kiddos have been up to at Farm Camp and we seek out candidates who proactively, courteously, and professionally communicate with families about campers (and the fun they’ve been having).
We’re also interested in these kinds of qualifications:
- Degree, some higher education, and/or experience in environmental education, experiential education, childhood education/development, agriculture, food systems, or related fields
- Strong leadership and group management
- Desire to be outside in a variety of weather and environments, interact with livestock, and work in gardens
- Current CPR, First Aid, and Lifeguard certifications
Apply by: April 28 2017
Camp/Organization: Wolfe's Neck Farm
Location: Freeport, Maine
Type of Position: General Staff
Time Frame: Seasonal
Salary: Based on Experience
184 Burnett Rd.
Freeport, Maine 04032
207-865-4469 X 104