HOURS: approximately 40 hours per week—some weeks in the summer may be less depending on the field trip schedule
POSITION LENGTH: April 3—September 29, 2018
COMPENSATION: $15/hour, Farm lunches M-F from May - September, CSA vegetables season from June - September
Founded in 2000, Calypso Farm and Ecology Center’s mission is to promote local agriculture and environmental awareness through hands-on education in natural and farming ecosystems. We do this through a variety of educational programs – for young and old – both on the farm and in the community. In all of our programs, we strive to increase access to and awareness of the benefits of purchasing and eating local foods.
Calypso’s Farm Educator is primarily responsible for coordinating and implementing field trips for school aged children at Calypso Farm from late April through September. Calypso has developed a number of successful and popular field trip themes exploring garden and forest ecology (we always welcome new ideas!) for visiting public and private schools, pre-schools, day care centers, summer programs, local organizations, home school and independent family groups.
The Farm Educator will promote and schedule field trips, coordinate trip volunteer educators (“Docents”), and run engaging field trips from spring to fall! Field trips are broken into small groups of 6-8 children, each with an adult leader, and move around the farm and surrounding forest exploring and doing activities. Field trips last 2 hours on average, and are scheduled at least once a day in the spring and fall and an average of 4/week during the summer. The Farm Educator will also work alongside Calypso’s Camp Director for Farm Camp sessions and school garden-based LEAF Camp sessions in June & July.
- High energy, positive, “can-do” attitude, flexibility
- Ability to work in a team and independently
- Environmental Education experience
- Good interpersonal communication skills
- Believe in Calypso’s mission
- Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
- Must have a reliable vehicle to get to the farm
- Work well under pressure
- Able to troubleshoot on the spot
- A good sense of humor!
LEARN MORE: Full position responsibilities and application instructions available at www.calypsofarm.org!
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