The Farm Camp Educator position at Powisset Farm is a seasonal role. The typical schedule for the full-time Farm Camp Educator is a 40-hour work week, Monday through Friday for the season. The camp season runs from June 21–August 20 with a week of mandatory training which will take place June 7–June 11. The Farm Camp Educator is primarily responsible for the planning and daily execution of camp programs and activities and direct supervision of campers, 6-12 years old, depending on the assigned age group.
In This Role You Will:
? Daily supervision and safe keeping of campers
? Design and implement camp curriculum and activities based on farming, food, sustainability, and the natural world with support from staff and farm resources
? Plan daily age-appropriate activities and farm projects with teaching team
? Lead daily plant and animal farm chores with designated age group between ages 6 and 12
? Communicate with camper parents regarding camp questions and basic camper information
? Perform daily camp staff chores to organize and prepare for each day
? Ensure safety of campers and staff by closely following all COVID-19 protocols
? Meet periodically with Camp Director to evaluate experience and performance
? Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation
? Working toward or holding a bachelor’s degree in environmental or agricultural education, the sciences, education, or other relevant course of study is preferred, but not required
? Experience working as a camp counselor, classroom teacher, or informal educator with children ages 6-12
? Must be outgoing, have a willingness to learn, and bring joy and enthusiasm to work every day
? Must have experience with and enjoy working with children in an outdoor setting
? Knowledge of or interest in farm-based education, food, and sustainability
• Knowledge of or interest in farm-to-table culinary arts and cooking farm-fresh food
? A desire to share your passion for the natural world with children
? A familiarity with Powisset Farm and The Trustees of Reservations helpful
? Reliable transportation
? Must be fully available for camp staff training week and all 9 weeks of camp (June 7–11 and June 21–August 20)
? A satisfactory criminal background check (CORI and SORI)
? Community CPR and Basic First Aid certifications required by June 1, 2021
? Able and willing to work outdoors in variable weather conditions
? Able and willing to wear a mask and conform to all best COVID-19 best practices
? Educators must be at least 18 years old
About the Farmer, Forester, Chef! Summer Camp Program:
Farmer, Forester, Chef! is a children’s summer day camp located at Powisset Farm in Dover, MA. Powisset Farm is a working CSA vegetable farm with a vibrant learning garden, barnyard animals, beautiful trails, engaging education programs, and deep history that make this a special place to visit and work. At summer camp, we have an interdisciplinary, hands-on approach to learning in the fields and forests, the Learning Garden, the barnyard, and the kitchen. Our unique camp connects children to the land and the natural systems that support us all, while spending time outdoors, exploring, making friends, and having fun.
For more information about our program, please visit: Farmer, Forester, Chef!
About The Trustees
The Trustees is one of Massachusetts’ largest non-profits and the nation’s first conservation and preservation organization. Today, the places we care about are going fast, and the forces undermining them, including climate change, are moving faster.?Our passion is to protect and share with everyone the irreplaceable natural and cultural treasures under our care.?We are funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 60,000 member households.
The Trustees has been featured in the Top 100 Women-Led Organizations in Massachusetts for six consecutive years.
In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, The Trustees aims to create a thriving, inclusive workplace that values each member of its team. We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and communities of Massachusetts who are at the core of our mission.
The Trustees is a signer of the Boston Women’s Workforce Council and a Member of the Boston College Center for Work and Family.
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