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Lead Educator at Seed Song Center - 14738

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Lead Educator
Seed Song Center
160 Esopus Ave
12401 Kingston , NY
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Job Description: 

​Spend the summer working outdoors with a team of educators on a sustainable community farm. Seed Song Center seeks individuals who are interested in observing the natural interests of children and supporting them in extending that curiosity and excitement by building projects and activities around their interests.

Seed Song’s educational programs are hands-on and child-centered. Programming is rooted in the seasons and the rhythms of a working agroecological farm.

Common farm based activities the team of educators facilitate include caring for farm animals, seeding and harvesting veggies, farm fresh snack-making, planting trees, observing wild pollinators, nature based arts and crafts, storytelling and music making

Currently hiring for Full-Time positions working with youth ages 4 through 14 in our primarily outdoor summer camp program. Other seasonal work opportunities include field trips, after school and day programs, and family fun weekends.

Our education program is quickly expanding, recent education graduates are encouraged to apply!

About Seed Song Farm and Center: The Farm and Center are located on 215 acres of farm and forest bordered by the Esopus Creek just outside of Kingston, New York. Farm programs include a CSA program, farm store and food justice initiatives.

Start Date: Mid June End Date: *Late August/Early September

Hours: 35-40 during camp season
*with potential for part time work available during spring and fall

Compensation: $15 per hour

Duties & Responsibilities: 


Enthusiasm for working with and caring for children in a mostly outdoor setting
Carry out schedule of themed daily activities with a group of up to 12 children
Maintain tidy and organized activity spaces
Report any injuries or illness to Camp Director
Participate in Team Daily De-briefings

Education & Experience: 

Qualification Requirements:

Prior experience working with children and/or working at a Summer Camp
Prior experience working outdoors and/or working on a farm, gardening
Passionate about farms and food
Reliable transportation to and from the farm

Additional Beneficial Skills and Qualifications:
Music making and art skills
Spanish language
Conflict Resolution skills
First Aid Certification(s)
Experience in progressive educational philosophies and practices

Application Instructions: 

To Apply: Put "Lead Educator Position Application" in the subject line and Email resume, 3 references (2 work and 1 character) and brief answers to (1) why I want to pursue this kind of work (2) why I'm a good fit for this position and for Seed Song Farm & Center to:

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