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Culinary Arts Teacher, Farm-to-Cafeteria Posted May 08
Ecology Learning Center , Unity, ME
The Ecology Learning Center is an educational nonprofit in Waldo County, Maine with the mission to deeply root students in Maine’s ecological and cultural landscapes, foster authentic real-world learning through mentorship and craft, and cultivate compassionate and resilient leaders prepared to engage in the challenges of today and tomorrow. The Ecology Learning Center accomplishes its mission through the work of a public charter high school, community workshops, and a homeschooling enrichment program.

The charter school opened September 1, 2020, enrolling 48 students in grades 9 and 10, and will expand to 96 students in grades 9-12 by 2022. The Center was authorized as the tenth and final charter school in Maine following a rigorous application process, and operating a successful pilot program for the past two years.

We believe all students have the right to rigorous, relevant, and joyful learning experiences led by exceptionally talented and diverse educators who promote student achievement and a sense of belonging. Our goal is to prepare students for college and careers while focusing on rural community development and environmental stewardship.

We are seeking an enthusiastic educator who is dedicated to local agriculture, health and wellness, and the art of preparing nourishing food with teens. The culinary arts teacher will lead pairs or small groups of students to prepare school breakfast and lunch, emphasizing locally sourced ingredients. The long-term goal of this position is to develop and implement a farm to cafeteria program that engages students in the planning, growing, harvesting, procuring, cooking, and serving of school breakfast and lunch.