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  • January 20, 2022 1:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Solawana

    About this position:

    This position is responsible for the service and installation of robotic mowing systems. Salary starts at $16/hr + commission opportunities. The ideal candidate has excellent attention to detail, is coachable, enjoys working with technology, loves to work outdoors and is a problem solver. 

    Initial hands-on begins the last week of March. Once the training period is complete, the Sales Technician may choose their own work days and hours. Opportunities to travel and be compensated for additional training will be provided when appropriate. There is tremendous opportunity for growth and leadership! 

    About Solawna 

    Solawna is a local, female-owned and operated robotic lawn mowing service. We provide end-to-end technology-focused lawn care solutions for households and businesses who care about the environment, consistency, convenience and efficiency. We create a greener environment through “smart” choices. 

    A Day in the Life of a Solawna Sales Technician 

    As a Sales Technician, you are the focal point of our interaction with customers and our automated mowing systems. You help maintain the system that brings high quality eco-friendly lawn care maintenance solutions to Cincinnati. You perform quality landscaping services for our customers in a safe and efficient manner. You ensure that each job is completed on time and on budget without sacrificing quality. As a get-it-done person, you enjoy the variety of tasks and locations that are involved in your job. You love being outside and can't imagine sitting at a desk all day. You are eager and excited to be a crucial team member in the shift to electric and automated lawn care. 

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

    - Install robot mowers including robot, base/charging station, boundary wires and review the installation with the customer. 

    - Service existing systems; identify problems and make the necessary repairs and adjustments to the mower and system and perform preventive maintenance. 

    - Occasional landscape maintenance duties including mulching, trimming, raking, edging, blowing, soil preparation. 

    - Complete contracts with serial numbers, customer checklist, and method of payment. - Prepare customer invoice and collect payment at the time of service. 

    - Manage inventory and help coordinate stock replenishment. 

    - Conduct inventory of all supplies on hand the last day of each month 

    - Clean company van weekly and maintain equipment. 

    - Obtain referrals from customers to be turned over to Sales Representatives. - Conduct consultative selling in home and with commercial customers. 

    - Work at Home Shows answering questions, providing information, and generating leads. - Adhere to all safety policies and procedures.


    - Ability to operate power tools. 

    - Ability to keep timely and accurate records. 

    - Communication skills, interpersonal skills, and customer service skills required for ensuring expected customer satisfaction levels are met. 

    - Technical aptitude, troubleshooting skills, and problem solving skills required for servicing existing systems. 

    - Ability to be flexible and to work as part of a team. 

    - Valid Driver's License. 


    - Loading and unloading the van. 

    - Frequently requires lifting of up to 35 - 75 pounds. 


    - Frequently working outdoors. 

    - Frequently using battery-powered tools and being exposed to noise and dirt. - Frequently driving to customers' homes and properties. 

    Job Types: 

    Part-time. Opportunity to expand to full-time. 

    Pay: $16 per hour + sales incentive compensation when eligible 


    - Cincinnati, OH 

    - Office and warehouse based in Lockland. 


    ● 18 years old or older 

    ● Valid driver's license and good driving record 

    ● Capability to lift and carry up to 75 lbs, walk for long periods of time, stand, bend, and squat for up to 10 hours or more per day 

    ● Strong work ethic and coachable 

    If helping people amplify their eco-impact through smart lawn care practices sounds exciting and trailblazing, we invite you to apply for the sales technician position. 

    To apply: Please call Penina at (513) 551-7594 or email her at
  • January 20, 2022 1:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Imago

    About this Position:

    Imago is a long-standing environmental education organization with an ambitious vision and an exciting mission. Because of our small staff, interns have a real opportunity to have a direct and lasting impact not only on our organization but on the communities that we serve. Not only will your work support Imago, but it will also provide you with useful skills, contacts, and experiences that will serve you in future careers and endeavors.

    About the Summer Nature Camp Internship

    The Summer Nature Camp Intern is an integral part of Imago’s education team who assists in designing and running our summer camp programming. Imago’s nature camps are designed to be hands-on, exploration-filled days at Imago’s urban nature preserve. Each camp is a week-long day camp with one potential overnight during our Adventure Camp week. All camps will be run in accordance with state and federal COVID guidelines.

    This is a great opportunity if you are passionate about creating and implementing meaningful outdoor experiences for youth. For more information about Imago’s Summer Camps, visit Imago Summer Camps.


    1. No previous experience is necessary, but the intern should be self-motivated with

    an interest in learning about natural history as well as environmental education.

    2. Be comfortable teaching and leading children

    3. Be comfortable working outdoors in hot, buggy, cold, muddy, and rainy conditions

    4. Be willing to undergo a Criminal Background Check.

    5. Be able to provide proof of up to date Covid 19 vaccine status

    Schedule and Location

    The internship is approximately 10 weeks- starting in the last week of May and running through the beginning of August. 30-35 hours a week, from 8:30 - 3:30, with some limited flexibility.

    The intern will be based at Imago’s urban nature preserve and education building.


    $150/week stipend.

    To Apply /or/ for Questions

    Contact Sara Briggs- Education and Camps Coordinator at


    700 Enright Avenue

    Cincinnati, OH 45205

    (513) 921-5124 | | |

  • January 20, 2022 11:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Contemporary Arts Center

    Reports To: Deputy Director & Chief Business Officer

    Position Status: Full-Time or Part-Time

    Salary Range: $50,000-$60,000

    About this Position

    The Senior Accountant is responsible for all accounting and supports financial and fiscal management aspects of the Contemporary Arts Center.  

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities


    • Responsible for all accounting operations including monthly and year end close, general ledger, cash, pledges and grants receivable, accounts payable, and loans payable.

    • With CBO and Senior Staff, prepare Center’s annual operating budgets.

    • Serve as a liaison with the Advancement Department on pledge and grant reconciliation, department heads and finance related committees on accounting and financial matters.

    • Prepare, review, and analyze monthly financial reports.  Provide regular financial reports to Director, department heads, and Board of Trustees.

    • Ensure policies and procedures comply with GAAP and professional standards.

    • Ensure effective internal controls to assure safeguarding of assets and reliability of financial statements.

    • Prepare financial portion of grant requests and reports.

    • Oversee proper recording, utilization and reporting of restricted funds.

    • Work and support all departments to develop annual budget then monitor, control and project.

    • Prepare financial statements and supporting documentation for annual audit.  Work with external auditors to ensure efficient and timely completion of audit.

    • Serve as staff coordinator for Finance & Investment and Audit Committees.

    • Support Treasurer in reporting to the Executive and Finance Committees of the Board of Trustees concerning all financial matters.


    • Manage banking relationships.  Prepare and submit schedules for debt covenant compliance.

    • Assist Finance & Investment Committee in monitoring investment portfolio and initiate transfers authorized by the Committee.


    • Review artist, touring, facility maintenance and service, and other contracts.  

    • Work with outside counsel as needed.

    • Responsible for general liability, directors’ and officers’ liability and employment practices liability insurance.

    • Serve as 403(b) administrator.

    • Assist tax accountants in preparation of tax returns.  Review and certify returns are accurate and complete.

    Job Requirements

    • Understanding of accounting, spreadsheet, and word processing applications.

    • 3-5 years professional accounting experience, non-profit preferred.

    • Experience with QuickBooks preferred.

    • A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with CPA preferred.

    Interpersonal Relations

    Works closely with all departments and attends all CAC staff meetings as well as all CAC Board of Trustee meetings. The Senior Accountant will work self-sufficiently to maintain fiscal responsibility but will value teamwork and cooperation. 


    Application Process

    Please send cover letter and resume by January 31st, 2021 to:

    Aly Laughlin,  

    The Contemporary Arts Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer where all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, Veteran, or disability status. 

    About the Contemporary Arts Center

    Mission Statement:

    The Contemporary Arts Center brings art and the creative process to all people through exhibitions, performances, and experiences that open minds.

    Vision Statement:

    The CAC will champion open minds and foster an inclusive culture by using contemporary art and mutual learning as vehicles for connecting people, cultivating creativity, and catalyzing curiosity.

    Value Statements:

    • Art has the power to create change by engaging with the issues of our time.

    • We must be a civic and community hub for open conversation and artistic expression.

    • Embracing diverse perspectives benefits everyone.

    • As a non-collecting institution, we must evolve and take risks.

    • Supporting artists, and making them accessible to our communities, drives empathy, creativity, and critical thinking.

    Learn more at

  • January 20, 2022 11:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Contemporary Arts Center

    Reports to: Deputy Director & Chief Business Officer

    Position Status: full-time, exempt

    About this Position

    The Director of Public Relations & Communications is responsible for strategy, planning and implementation of museum’s public relations, marketing campaigns, digital strategy, internal and external communications.  

    The Director of Public Relations Communications will drive to 1) develop and implement a consistent and effective institutional message and brand identity 2) heighten awareness of the museum locally, nationally, and internationally, 3) drive awareness of the various exhibitions and programs, and 4) promote earned revenue streams for the CAC, i.e. memberships, retail sales, venue rentals, the museum’s restaurant and 5) promote donation opportunities for the museum.   

    The position is part of the Executive Director’s senior leadership team and reports to the Deputy Director & Chief Business Officer.

    Specific Duties

    • Prioritize and maximize the effectiveness of the CAC website for communicating the mission and vision, exhibitions and performances, educational programs and outreach, all other artistic expressions, and the prioritized initiatives of the CAC to external audiences.

    • Advance the mission, vision, and initiatives of the CAC in a clear, consistent, coherent, focused, and integrated manner across all communication and marketing platforms.

    • Support the communication needs of the various CAC departments including Advancement, Curatorial, Education, and Visitor Experience.

    • Direct efforts to increase media coverage of the CAC exhibitions, performances, programs with local, national, and international media.

    • Manage and maintain the CAC website and social media platforms.

    • Develop and manage the CAC digital communication content calendar.

    • Manage the various CAC partner communication firms and directives.

    • Direct media relations efforts and serve, in partnership with the Director of the CAC, as a liaison and spokesperson to the media outlets.

    • Manage the institutional aesthetic vision and graphic identity of the CAC, and oversee the production of all collateral materials, digital properties, advertising, promotional programs, and institutional signage.

    • Write, edit, and proof-read press releases, newsletters, blogs, and marketing material copy.

    • Develop, execute, and evaluate an annual marketing/public relations strategy. 

    • Provide crisis communications counsel as needed.

    • Provide editorial counsel and support for all print and electronic communications.

    • Oversee development and maintenance of writing standards including tone, voice, grammar, accuracy, and style.

    • Develop and maintain departmental budget.

    • Manage work with external public relations agencies and consultants, when applicable.

    • Create and assess metrics to gauge and evaluate the effectiveness and impact of media activities and prepare routine reports that detail these activities.

    • Collaborate with others cross-departmentally on initiatives, projects, and goals.


    Job Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education.

    • Five or more years combined experience in communications, public relations, media relations or marketing.

    • Superb writing, proofreading, and editing skills and a strong sense of narrative and storytelling.

    • Excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate in a clear and persuasive manner.

    • Ability to understand and maintain the highest levels of confidentiality.

    • Highest ethics as they relate to all aspects of museum practices.

    • Knowledge of museum operations, the arts industry, and arts marketing is a plus.

    • Well-developed contacts with national and local editors and journalists in electronic and print media are preferred.

    • Proven success in the management and development of full-time staff and/or agency management. 

    Application Process

    Please send cover letter and resume by January 31, 2021 to:

    Aly Laughlin,

    The Contemporary Arts Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer where all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, Veteran, or disability status. 

    About the Contemporary Arts Center

    Mission Statement:

    The Contemporary Arts Center brings art and the creative process to all people through exhibitions, performances, and experiences that open minds.

    Vision Statement:

    The CAC will champion open minds and foster an inclusive culture by using contemporary art and mutual learning as vehicles for connecting people, cultivating creativity, and catalyzing curiosity.

    Value Statements:

    • Art has the power to create change by engaging with the issues of our time.

    • We must be a civic and community hub for open conversation and artistic expression.

    • Embracing diverse perspectives benefits everyone.

    • As a non-collecting institution, we must evolve and take risks.

    • Supporting artists, and making them accessible to our communities, drives empathy, creativity, and critical thinking.

    Learn more at

  • January 20, 2022 10:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

    About this position:

    Looking for an Environmental Education Content Manager to join a forward-thinking, growing Cincinnati non-profit that makes our region cleaner, safer, healthier and more connected.  Our mission is to empower all Cincinnatians to build community and create a positive future through neighborhood revitalization, education and mobilization.  This position will work closely with the Executive Director to ensure that all stakeholder groups are sufficiently educated to embrace the ideals of a clean, green and healthy Cincinnati!

    Program Manager Responsibilities:


    • Supervise and lead an Environmental Educator.

    • Coordinate larger environmental education initiatives with primary school programming.

    Outreach Program Development

    • Create, maintain and evaluate a holistic and comprehensive KCB education outreach program.

    • Prepare and execute feedback loops for all educational cohorts.

    Presentation/Virtual Development and Execution

    • Add to Keep Cincinnati Beautiful’s existing virtual educational content.

    • Create virtual content for all KCB audiences, including adult populations.

    • Produce age and audience appropriate supplemental materials for all video content.

    • Digital media and content creation with an education focus.

    Outreach Program Implementation

    • Conduct in-person and virtual educational presentations across all stakeholder groups.

    • Engage students throughout the program, tailoring specifics to the needs of the student.

    Classroom Presentations

    • Assess and maintain each of the 12 programs ensuring they align with Ohio Learning Standards and align with each presentation's goals and targets for the grade levels provided.

    Service Learning

    • Responsible for the development, recruitment, and implementation of the Growing Green Habits Program including coordinating with the high schoolers and neighborhood elementary schools.

    School Recycling Programs

    • Support Green Teams through the Green Team Challenge and the Green Team Quarterly Awards. Recruit, register, and give in-person support and supplies.

    • Maintain the Green Team Challenge by identifying schools, distributing special school-specific signage, coordinating audits, and assisting Green Team leaders in troubleshooting.

    Educational Events

    • Coordinate Earth Day OTR and the GCEE Ultimate Educator Expo including planning, marketing, implementation, and recruiting & managing vendors.

    • Manage the Green Team for the Ohio River Paddlefest fundraiser including attending planning meetings, recruiting volunteers, coordinating recycling & composting disposal, and set-up, sorting, and tear-down during the event.

    Zero Waste Event Assistance Program

    • Offer assistance to local events pursuing zero waste.

    • Market program and educate the public on recycling and organic waste disposal.


    • Create a yearly budget for the program and control expenses to stay within budget.

    • Process and maintain records for all invoices from program expenses to spreadsheet and book-keeper.

    • Manage budgets and expenses for individual grants.


    • Assist the Development Manager in identifying grants, forming relationships, writing applications, and sending grant reports by deadlines.

    • Ensure the program’s budget and fundraising match.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Experience working directly with both youth and adult learners.

    • Experience with Adobe Premiere Pro is a must.  Youtube, Google Sites and Analytics preferred.  

    • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

    • Ability to balance competing priorities, complex situations and tight deadlines.

    • Appreciation and respect for the confidentiality of highly personal information.

    • Driven self-starter dedicated to making everything she/he touches to be the best it can be.

    Characteristics of a Strong Candidate

    • Respectful – We take great pride in our team, therefore start with a foundation of trust and respect.

    • Problem Solver – We anticipate problems, seek new solutions, and always do our best.

    • Community Minded – We take great pride in our work and community.

    • Mindful – Practice warmth and genuine connection with others.

    • Relentless – We love life and work and know our purpose in it.

    • Team Player – We step up and ask, “How can I help?”

    • Clear Communications – We value open and honest communication as a means of creating efficiency, understanding and progress.

    • Reliable – We hold ourselves and others to high standards and are serious about our culture.

    • Inclusive – We celebrate diversity and welcome inclusivity to foster belonging.

    • Trustworthy – We say what we mean and do what we say.

    Education and Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a related field.  Science communication or journalism skills desirable.

    • Two or more years of experience working with creating content, preferably within the environmental field.

    Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements as a pdf to

    Keep Cincinnati Beautiful is a not for profit corporation whose mission is to educate and encourage individuals to take greater responsibility for their community environments.

    Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

  • January 19, 2022 10:44 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Cincinnati Permaculture Institute

    About this position:

    Nursery Manager, Cincinnati Permaculture Institute

    The Cincinnati Permaculture Institute (CPI) seeks a seasonal Nursery Manager to manage and maintain CPI's Growing Value Plant Nursery in Price Hill, Cincinnati, OH.  Growing Value Nursery, a program of the Cincinnati Permaculture Institute, is the Tri-State's Largest Perennial Edible nursery, featuring over 150+ varieties of rare, bio-regionally appropriate edibles and native plants. CPI's mission is to educate individuals and organizations on Permaculture in order to catalyze a resilient culture in the Cincinnati Bioregion; Leveraging symbiotic opportunities for practical regenerative results. This seasonal position is expected to begin in March and last through November.  Early season work in March will be close to 40 hours per week in getting the nursery ready for spring, where through the rest of the position, work will be at 10 hours per week. Compensation for the position is $17/hr.  Work will include but is not limited to: watering, mulching, servicing, sales, general maintenance, outreach, and customer service.  

  • January 18, 2022 12:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Thomas More University Biology Station

    About this position:

    The Thomas More University Biology Field Station is seeking an enthusiastic, hardworking, and creative individual with strong interests in the natural environment and working with children to serve as a part-time environmental educator to assist with planning and delivery of K-12 STEM outreach programs. The position is through Kentucky’s Environmental Education Leadership Corps, a part of the Americorps program. 

    About the organization:

    The Thomas More University Biology Field Station is located on the banks of the Ohio River upstream of Cincinnati, at the site of a former lock & dam facility. The staff at the Station teach field courses, conduct research projects, and offer outreach programs focused on the ecology of the Ohio River. The current outreach programs include K-12 field trips, a week-long high school summer camp, and a variety of tours throughout the year. The goal of these outreach programs is to educate visitors about the ecology and value of the Ohio River and its watershed, and to empower visitors to make a positive impact on the watershed. 


    The EELC Americorps member will assist in all outreach programs at the Biology Field Station during their service term, with the bulk of these programs occurring in the months of May-July. Additionally, the member will work with the STEM Outreach Coordinator to develop new lesson plans and activities, geared mainly for K-5 students. The member will also assist in the planning of a week-long summer camp for high school students and serve as the lead mentor during the camp (alongside Biology Field Station summer interns). 

    The member will be responsible for tracking and collecting data on these programs and maintaining open communication with site supervisor. The member will attend all EELCorps Americorps trainings, including organization and team trainings, monthly meetings, and National Day of Service.


    Flexible start date January-March. Service term completed in August. Hours vary seasonally.

    This position entails a 450-hr time commitment over the course of the field season. During the winter and early spring, the member can expect to work 5-10 hours per week, primarily planning and developing lessons, much of which can be done remotely. During the months of May-July, the member will work 25+ hours per week, primarily leading in-person outreach programs. The member’s 450-hr commitment should be completed in August. 


    • Progress toward a degree in biology, zoology, environmental science, education, or a related field or equivalent experience in the field. This position is geared toward upperclass college students or recent graduates; however, other qualified applicants would be considered.

    • Demonstrated interest in the natural environment and in outreach/education

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills

    • Self-motivated and able to work independently as well as collaboratively

    • Confident public speaker, comfortable working with individuals of diverse ages and backgrounds

    • Availability to work weekdays, occasional weekends and evenings, as needed

    • Demonstrates creative thinking, flexibility, problem-solving and a growth mindset

    • Experience teaching or developing lesson plans a plus

    • Experience in informal education a plus

    • Knowledge of computer software applications, including MS Word and MS Excel

    • Ability to walk up and down steep stairs and navigate uneven terrain


    • $4235 stipend over the course of service (450 hours)

    • Free, on-site housing – a private bedroom with a shared space with up to 3 undergraduates

    • $1678.57 education grant upon completion of service


    To apply, visit EELCorps 2021-2022 Application

    Applications will be reviewed as they are received and the position will remain open until filled. 

    For further information, contact Tess Mulrey, STEM Outreach Coordinator, Thomas More University Biology Field Station
  • January 18, 2022 12:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Flywheel Social Enterprise Hub

    About this position:

    Flywheel is on a mission to equip richly diverse, impact-focused entrepreneurs with knowledge, strategies, skills, and connections to develop and expand their impact-focused businesses.

    We’re looking for a highly skilled Executive Director to help us fulfill this important undertaking.

    Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will oversee the strategic and operational efficiency of our programs and staff. This seasoned leader not only understands current trends in the startup space and entrepreneurship, but has proven experience developing a fundraising plan and implementing it. Prior experience managing and hiring staff is essential, and established relationships with local community groups is a plus.

    Above all, they will be comfortable in a leadership role that demands clear communication and decisiveness.

    If you or someone you know would be a great fit for the role, click the link below to learn more/apply!

    Learn more here.

  • January 17, 2022 12:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Loveland Learning Garden

    About this position:

    This position is responsible for creating and maintaining a thriving, productive schoolyard garden (vegetables, herbs, floral) to support the education and local food donation needs of the nonprofit’s program. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated horticulture skills and the ability to work well with and guide others. Community farming experience or related educational background helpful to lead successful garden operations for ~35 raised beds and ~800 sq ft of open growing areas located on the grounds of Loveland Primary/ Elementary schools (600 Loveland-Madeira Rd, Loveland OH). This is a part-time, seasonal, contract position (~10 hours per week on avg flexing to changing needs across the growing season - starting March typically ending October)


     Garden Production

    Design & execute crop plan that enables student learning during spring, summer and fall

    Cultivation and harvest of vegetable, herbs and flowers to include:

     spring garden preparation and fall cleanup

     seed starts and planting

     watering and improving irrigation system

     monitor plant and soil health; address issues

    Supply management (e.g., seeds, plant starts, soil, equipment)

    Improve and maintain garden compost system

    Maintain accurate garden plan, production and food pantry donation records

     Volunteer Guidance

    Identify and communicate weekly garden maintenance tasks

    Plan and guide volunteer work day projects

    Actively engage with volunteers to direct tasks and share knowledge re: plant and soil care, composting, planting, weeding, etc.

    Direct harvest activity for local food pantry

    Ensure proper storage and care of tools and supplies


    • 2 or more years gardening/ farming experience including system design (e.g., bed prep, seeding, composting, irrigation, weeding, harvesting)

    • Knowledge of planting calendars to ensure spring, summer and fall harvest

    • Enjoys sharing knowledge with others and has the ability to effectively teach gardening techniques

    • Capable of performing physical garden work including planting, weeding, tilling, digging

    • Experience supervising volunteers promoting efficient task completion

    • Flexible to shifting work demands throughout growing season

    • Positive attitude and strong work ethic

    • Passion for nonprofit’s mission including youth education and community food donation

    Job Type: Part-time (avg. 40 hours/month); independent contract

    Hours: varies weekly; flexible to needs of garden; during school year can work on site after 3pm and on weekends; during summer work can occur any day of week, any hour

    Submit resume and contract fee requirement to:

  • January 14, 2022 3:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Gorman Heritage Farm

    Duration: May 30—August 12, 2022. This includes Memorial Day.  All staff OFF the week of July 4 – July 8.

    Hours:  40 hours per week; 8:00am – 4:00pm M-F. (On aftercare days, hours will be 8:30-4:30pm.)

    Compensation:  $9.50 per hour, including training week

    Responsible to: Camp Coordinator & Director of Education

    Camp counselors at Gorman Heritage Farm create memorable day camp experiences for campers ages 3-13 during camp themes such as Farm Adventures, Veterinary Science, Horse Care Camp, Farm Chef Camp, and Wilderness Camp.  Counselors work on a 2-counselor team to lead groups of 10-12 campers through scheduled camp activities.  We provide a full week of training and follow-up training throughout the summer, so counselors are prepared to guide campers through activities focused on daily farm and garden chores, farm animal care, hands-on nature exploration, farm ecology, cooking and food preparation, and camp favorites like songs, games, and crafts.  Our summer camp supports the mission of Gorman Heritage Farm, which is to educate about agriculture, nutrition, sustainability and the environment.  

    Primary Responsibilities and Expectations:

    • Counselors foster a relationship with the same group of campers for a week at a time while ensuring campers’ safety and wellbeing during camp activities 
    • Counselors run planned camp activities, and may also propose their own camp activities
    • Counselors supervise campers’ participation in activities, and are an active part of all activities (i.e. farm animal interactions, lunchtime games, crafts, produce harvesting)
    • Work with other camp staff to complete morning set-up and afternoon clean-up of camp areas
    • With a fellow counselor, counselors work at least one day of camp aftercare each week
    • Attend scheduled trainings and camp staff meetings

    Qualifications and Experience of a Successful Counselor:

    • Applicants must be at least 16 years of age (required) or 18 years of age (preferred).
    • Previous experience working with children, preferably in a day camp setting
    • An ability to plan programs, conduct activities safely, and work on a team with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, creativity, open-mindedness, and flexibility
    • Interest in environmental education, agriculture, sustainability, gardening, animal care, cooking, arts and crafts.
    • Counselors must be able to interact appropriately with and model professional behavior for campers and fellow staff in a variety of situations using positive behavior-management techniques, including: enthusiasm, a positive attitude, patience, sensitivity, a sense of humor, and self-control

    Application Procedure:  Click the button below to complete an online application.  Please note you will need to upload a resume.  You will be notified if selected for an interview.

    More information here.

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