Seasonal Farm Educator

June 25, 2019 12:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Organization: Gorman Heritage Farm

Duration: Seasonal. March – May & September – November. Additional hours possible on at-will basis.

Hours: Up to 20 hours per week; between the hours of 8am-4pm, Tuesday-Friday.

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 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:

  • Safely escort groups of 8-12 children on school field trips through farmyard and gardens, and lead children in farm animal interactions.
  • Teach interactive educational programs about food, farming, gardening, local history.
  • Prepare, create, and organize education materials before each school field trip season.
  • Set-up and break-down education materials before and after field trip program days.
  • 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.
  • Ability to learn to operate a motorized vehicle (such as gator or tractor).
  • Baccalaureate degree in education, natural science, agriculture, environmental interpretation, related field or equivalent experience. Three to five years in related position, such as interpretation 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 non-profit setting with a small staff. Enthusiasm is strongly encouraged.

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