Two full time Farmer/Educator opportunities at Chewonki (Wiscasset ME). One residential and one non-residential. The Farmer/Educators support the overall farm and woodlot operations at Chewonki, which include garden and pasture management, animal husbandry, and sustainable forestry operations. The Farmer/Educator must aid in balancing the dual focus of the Chewonki farm, maximizing both production and education on the farm and in the woods.
The Chewonki Farm
The Chewonki Farm is a small and diversified saltmarsh farm; its primary goal is to educate program participants while producing food, firewood, and fiber for our campus community. There are approximately 26 acres of open land; one acre is cultivated for vegetable gardens, 14 acres are established pasture and hay fields, and 11 acres are currently transitioning from forest to pasture. The managed woodlot is approximately 150 acres.
The Chewonki Foundation is a year-round, nonprofit environmental education center based on a 400-acre peninsula in Wiscasset, Maine. We offer diverse programs including an elementary school, a high school semester program, summer camps, wilderness expeditions, outdoor education for school groups, youth mentorship, and traveling natural history programs.
“Chewonki inspires transformative growth, teaches appreciation and stewardship of the natural world, and challenges people to build thriving, sustainable communities throughout their lives.”
Education is central to Chewonki’s mission statement: any individual that works on the farm must consider him/herself a teacher as well as a farmer. Because our working farm is the context for our education rather than a traditional classroom setting, the farm crew needs to be comfortable and adept with teaching as they work alongside students and program staff.
For the full description and to apply, please follow the link: https://chewonki.org/.../employment-opportunities/
. Applications are due Sunday, October 4, 2020, though applications will be reviewed upon receipt.
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