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Spring Educator, Land’s Sake Farm (Weston, MA)

Land’s Sake Farm seeks a Spring Educator to help with programming during the 2023 season. A successful candidate will work 10-20 hours each week from March-June 2023, with both consistent scheduling and flexible hours available.

Educators will be trained on activities relating to food, farming, and outdoor play, and will have the opportunity to bring their passions and interest to the program.

Successful candidates will have a love of working outdoors and with children, and will have childcare experience (through camps, babysitting, volunteer work, tutoring, etc.). Enthusiasm for vegetables, silly songs, art, cooking and getting dirty are all encouraged.

This position will primarily support our field trip and afterschool programming, but will also assist with Education Garden preparation and maintenance, helping with livestock care, and running other programming as needed.

This is a seasonal, part-time, at-will position and will be supervised by the Education Manager. Hours are flexible but must include at least two consistent weekday mornings starting at 8am. Ideal candidates will also be available on Tuesday afternoons.

– Lead a variety of programming, both solo and with co teachers.
– Teach daily outdoor lessons on farm topics, including but not limited to: gardening, nutrition, plant science, local food systems, basic cooking, animal care, nature crafts, outdoor games, etc.
– Create safe opportunities for outdoor exploration and active play.
– Communicate effectively with program participants, fellow staff members in all farm departments, farm visitors, and parents
– Assist with management of the Education Garden
– Assist with management of a variety of livestock (chickens, rabbits, sheep, and goats)
– Assist with other related farm or education tasks as needed
– Work with children of all genders, from diverse cultural, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and from diverse family structures
– Create a physically and emotionally safe and inclusive space for summer program participants and fellow staff

Above all, must enjoy working with kids and being outdoors! But also must:
– Have at minimum a high school diploma
– Be available to work 10-20 hours per week from mid-March through mid-June, including two weekday mornings starting at 8. There are summer and fall hours available for the right candidate.
– Have experience working with children through camp, school, after school program, tutoring, babysitting or the like.
– Have some sort of hands-on gardening or farming experience
– Be comfortable working outdoors in all weather
– Be comfortable working with a variety of farm animals
– Have the ability to remain calm, patient, and upbeat around groups of energetic children for up to seven hours at a time.
– Have a professional character that is consistent, responsible, self directed, well organized, flexible, personable, and is able to maintain composure and a sense of humor in a changing environment
– Be comfortable with public speaking and networking
– Have effective written and verbal communication skills
– Be able to pass CORI / SORI check
– Knowledge of second language a plus

Essential Functions:
– Must be able to maintain visual and auditory awareness of a group
– Must be able to negotiate various types of terrain on the farm and in the
– Must be able to communicate (both written and verbally) clearly and effectively with staff, participants, and other constituents
– Must be able to lift and carry up to fifty pounds

Salary & Benefits:
– Salary: $16.00/hour
– Organic produce and flowers grown on the farm
– Paid sick time, in accordance with MA law

To Apply:
Email your resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant skills, experience, and interests, and how you heard about this opportunity to Education Manager Katrina Goldowsky-Dill at education@landssake.org. Please include the job title in your subject line. We will accept applications on a rolling basis and will remove this job posting from the Land’s Sake website when all positions have been filled.

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