Land’s Sake seeks Lead Educators for our 2023 summer programs. Lead Educators will be responsible for co-planning and co-delivering high quality educational programming for up to 14 elementary school or middle school youth for nine, week-long, full day summer programs. Lead Educators will be primarily responsible for one of the following groups: Farm and Forest (1st through 3rd grade), Junior Farmers (3rd through 5th grade), or Green Power (6th through 8th grade). Specific program descriptions are below. Lead Educators will be trained on activities relating to food, farming and outdoor play, will be given past years’ schedules as a guide, and will have the opportunity to bring their passions and interests to the program, choose activities and games, and design curriculum.
Successful candidates will be highly motivated, organized, great with teaching a range of ages, experienced in behavior management, and able to communicate well with students, staff, and parents. Previous farm or garden experience is a benefit, and staff must be comfortable working around a variety of animals, including chickens, rabbits, sheep, and goats (basic training will be provided). An interest in cooking, carpentry and/or art is also appreciated. The Lead Educators work collaboratively with other staff to effectively manage the inherent risks of working on a farm, maintain our unique farm aesthetic, and teach and follow best management practices for sustainable food production and land management. Collaboration and effective communication between the other branches of the organization are vital for this job; along with all staff, the Lead Educators work diligently to carry out mission oriented goals and objectives.
We have a small group of staff working in our summer education programs, so we all wear many hats (sometimes literally, but generally figuratively). Additional responsibilities of our summer educators may include: assisting with Education Garden preparation and maintenance, helping with livestock care, leading farm tours for visiting groups, and helping to keep our farm education area clean, safe, and happy.
This is a seasonal, full-time, at-will position and will be supervised by the Education Manager. The position starts on June 19th, 2023 and ends on August 25th, 2023. This position can be combined with a part-time spring education role.