Obtained or working towards Bachelor’s Degree within a focus area of Environmental Science, Early Childhood Education, Sustainable Agriculture, or similar
Experience working with children in an educational or outdoor setting required
Excellent organization and communication skills with the creativity and experience to execute programs
Knowledge of sustainable agriculture, natural history, or food systems
Ability to manage large groups in a positive and efficient manner
Ability to work without direct supervision
Staff management experience preferred
Valid driver’s license, as well as a satisfactory driving record as defined in The Trustees driving policy is required
Satisfactory criminal background check (CORI and SORI)
CPR and Basic First Aid certifications required by June 1st, 2021
Able and willing to wear a mask and conform to all best COVID-19 best?practices??
Flexibility to work nights and weekends is required; access to a car is necessary
We are participating in a public RFP process to hopefully continue our work as the education partner at Katama Farm, which with the current timeline from the town, should be concluded by early May. In the meantime we are moving forward with our planning process, pending the outcome of the RFP. Although there is still much uncertainty and we cannot officially extend any job offers at this time, we are optimistic and encourage those interested to enter the application process so that we can be ready with job offers for qualified candidates if we are the recipients of the lease.*
Please upload a resume summarizing your education and work history, a cover letter telling us a little about yourself, and a statement of purpose describing?your philosophy of education and your interest in working at The Farm Institute.?Applications will not be reviewed without these supporting documents.?This position will fulfill internship credits for relevant majors.??
About The FARM Institute
The FARM Institute is a 160 acre teaching farm on the island of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, providing year-round, farm-based educational programs for families. Our programs focus on farming, sustainability, nutrition, and land stewardship.
About The Trustees
The Trustees of Reservations 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.
We kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.