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Seasonal Fall Educator at Wolfe's Neck Center for Agriculture and the Environment - 10757

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Seasonal Fall Educator
Wolfe's Neck Center for Agriculture and the Environment
184 Burnett Road
04032 Freeport , ME
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Job Description: 

Farm Discovery School is Wolfe’s Neck’s way of supporting the families of the local RSU5 school district as they reimagine education in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants will engage in hands-on learning about sustainable agriculture and the environment while taking care of livestock, tending our gardens, and exploring nearby ecosystems. The majority of this programming will occur outside, and proper health and safety measures will take place (health pre-screenings, temperature checks, etc.) to ensure the safety of participants and staff. Our tentative program dates are November 2-December 18.

This is a full-time, seasonal position, with a tentative duration of October 26-December 18. Typical working hours are Monday through Friday, between 7:30am-4pm. Documentation establishing your right to work in the United States is required along with the completion of a successful background check. Compensation includes: $14/hr; 25% discount on farm products (including meat, eggs, and seasonal produce). Applicants must provide their own housing.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Fall Educators will be responsible for the following:
• Take responsibility for a group of kids, ages varying between 5-11
• Lead farm-based education activities, providing appropriate structure and supervision for their age group
• Cultivate a supportive, respectful and safe learning environment for youth, ensuring an exciting experience
• Ensure proper COVID-19 safety measures (safe distancing, wearing masks while indoors) are followed

Education & Experience: 

• Experience working with children or youth, especially in an experiential or outdoor setting
• Experience with and/or knowledge of sustainable agriculture, farming, gardening, or livestock (Bachelor’s degree in biology, environmental science, ag science, education, or a related field preferred)
• Experience leading any of the following activities: arts & crafts, music, theater, nature exploration, or science
• Ability to manage risk and exercise judgment on a working farm, and adapt on the fly with a keen eye for safety
• Ability to work outside in a variety of environments and weather (including cold, rain, and possible snow)
• Valid driver’s license. Must be 21 or older to apply

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and current CDC restrictions, Maine residents or residents of Maine-exempt states strongly encouraged to apply. Applications from non-exempt states will not be considered.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit an Online Application along with your cover letter and resume. For more details about Farm Discovery School, please visit our website. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Molly Cyr, Farm Camps Manager: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until we fill the position.

Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture & the Environment does not discriminate on the basis of any protected category. Applicants are selected based on their ability to perform the essential functions of the job, prior related work experience, and references from previous employers.

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