Part-Time Seasonal Educator - Gorman Heritage Farms

June 10, 2021 3:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Organization: Gorman Heritage Farm

10052 Reading Rd. Evendale, OH Hours

Up to 20 hours per week; between the hours of 8am-4pm, Monday-Saturday. Compensation: $12/hour

Responsible to: Education Coordinator & Director of Education

Contact: Krystal Gallagher, Education Coordinator,

Purpose: To support the Gorman Heritage Farm mission by implementing high-quality educational and interpretive programs about farms, food, and history, and working in collaboration with other staff and volunteers. Promotes membership and acts as an advocate for Gorman Heritage Farm.

Essential Functions:

● Escort groups of 8-12 people, including children, on guided tours through farmyard and gardens, teaching interactive educational programs about food, farming, gardening, and local history.

● Safely lead participants in farm animal interactions with chickens, sheep, rabbits, equines and more.

● Take education materials off-site for Farm-to-Classroom programs.

● Prepare, create, and organize education materials.

● Set-up and break-down education materials before and after programs.

● Develop and maintain a positive relationship with Education Volunteers by offering teaching tips, support and setting an example.

● Support Education Coordinator in volunteer recruitment and training.

● Support Education Coordinator in program evaluation. Additional Functions:

● Assist in compost, garden prep, maintenance, harvesting, farmyard work as needed.

● Lead weekend and summer tours and Scout programs as schedule allows.

● Set-up, break-down, and staff GHF fundraising events (including but not limited to Sunflower Festival, the first full weekend in October).

● Other duties as assigned. Physical Requirements:

● This position requires the following physical activities: walking uphill, climbing, bending, lifting, standing, sitting, reaching, finger dexterity, repetitive motions, talking, hearing and visual acuity. The work is performed indoors and outdoors in sun, wind and rain. Qualifications:

● Three to five years in related position, such as interpretation, childcare or education.

● Strong written and oral communication skills. Proficient in public speaking and the ability to teach, motivate and work with children. Able to work with minimum supervision.

● Collaborative leadership style: positive attitude, team player, flexible, willingness to work in a non-profit setting with a small staff. Enthusiasm is desired. To apply, visit and follow the directions for Farm Educator.

Revised April 2021

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