Farm Educator - Gorman Heritage Farm

May 31, 2022 3:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Organization: Gorman Heritage Farm

About this position:

Location: Gorman Heritage Farm, 10052 Reading Rd. Evendale, OH

Hours: Part-time up to 20 hours/week with a variable schedule week to week

Compensation: $12/hour

Responsible to: Director of Education

Contact: Krystal Gallagher, Director of Education, education@gormanfarm.org

Purpose: As a Farm Educator you will have the opportunity to support the mission of Gorman Heritage Farm by implementing high-quality educational and interpretive programs about farms, food, history, sustainability and the environment. Working in collaboration with staff and volunteers, you will help develop a community that better understands where food comes from and how it can be grown sustainably. Join a team of dedicated, passionate individuals who are leading the way in farm-based education for our region.

Primary Responsibilities:

Implement farm-based education programs for groups of 8-12 people, including children.

Safely lead participants in on-site educational interactions with Implement Farm-to-Classroom programs that take education materials and animals off-site to schools and community centers.

Prepare, create, organize, set-up and break-down education materials.

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

Support Education Coordinator in volunteer recruitment and training.

Support Education Coordinator in program evaluation.

Additional Responsibilities:

● Assist in daily care of education chickens and rabbits, compost, garden prep, maintenance, harvesting, farmyard work as needed.

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

● Participate in set-up, break-down, and staffing off GHF fundraising events (including but not limited to Row by Row Dinner late August and Sunflower Festival, first 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 outdoor education or interpretation.

● Strong written and oral communication skills. Proficient in group management 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.

The application for this position can be found here, make sure to follow the directions for Farm Educator.

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