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Educational Intern Posted Aug 14
Hawthorne Valley Place Based Learning Center , Ghent, NY
Educational Intern: NOW HIRING FOR FALL 2019

Join the Place Based Learning Center at Hawthorne Valley Farm as an Educational Intern! Experience our diversified Biodynamic® dairy farm, while guiding children through hands-on, farm-based activities. The rhythms of nature and farm life take children beyond the classroom. Awakening to the environment, children rediscover the joys of learning and working together.

We are located in Upstate New York in the beautiful Hudson Valley, 2 ½ hours from Manhattan. Our program offers week-long residential Waldorf-based immersion experience to class grades 3 through 10 for both Waldorf and private schools.

Interns and full-time Program Managers lead farm-based learning activities such as baking bread, cleaning the barn, gardening, riding horses, animal care, preparing meals, exploring our woods, and many other activities. All staff members are responsible for nurturing the physical, emotional, social and spiritual well-being of each child. Interns share the Main House living space with the visiting classes and eat meals with the children.

This internship is a meaningful way to gain knowledge and insight about Waldorf education, Biodynamic agriculture, and residential education. Compensation includes room and board (organic mostly vegetarian meals) plus an $800 per month stipend. Housing is small and cannot accommodate partners, children or pets of this candidate. If you are at least 21 years of age, enjoy working with children, have a love of the outdoors, animals and farm life, consider joining us!

The dates of the 2019 Fall internship are August 26th to December 6th


Lead place-based residential farm and nature activities on a daily basis with groups of 6 to 9 children.

Provide a nurturing and responsive environment to students, guests, and other staff members.

Share daily and weekend animal care and periodic weekend programming.

Desired Qualifications:

Experience working with children in an outdoor setting and leading hands-on activities

A good work ethic with an ability to be flexible, work as a team member

Strong communication and organizational skills.

Ability to live on campus in shared living quarters

The ability to lift and carry 50 lbs

Practical knowledge of farming, animal care, gardening, and interest in Waldorf education is a plus

A personal passion, energy and drive to enthusiastically work with children

Age of 21 or older

Please complete this online application and email a letter of interest, a current resume and contact information for 3 work references (preferably employers who have seen you working with children) to Indigo Ocean. Or please mail your information to: Hawthorne Valley Farm, Main house 327 Route 21C, Ghent, NY 12075 ATTN: Indigo Ocean, or fax to (518) 672-7608. For more information please call Indigo Ocean at (518) 672-4465, ext. 234. Interview process is starting NOW and will continue until 3 candidates are selected.