Summer Camp Educator Description
The Friends of Holly Hill Farm is the nonprofit educational organization that manages Holly Hill Farm, a certified
organic vegetable, flower and herb farm in Cohasset, MA. The farm serves as the outdoor classroom for
thousands of children, adults, and families who visit every year for school field trips, educational workshops,
community events, farm to table dinners, field trips with scouts, church, or other community groups and much
more. The Friends' mission is to educate visitors of all ages about the value of sustainable and regenerative
farming principles that result in healthy food and responsible stewardship that protects the land. An outgrowth
of the mission to educate on the farm is a network of partnerships with 30 local schools where the Friends
provide hands-on education programs in school garden settings for students.
Our Summer Camp is 11 weeks and offers farm- and nature-based programs for age ranges of 3-5, 6-8, and 9-13, as well as some high school project-based learning and volunteering opportunities. These programs run as both half-day and full-day options (9:00-1:00 & 9:00-3:00) five days a week. Children enjoy hands-on experiences in the gardens, with the farm animals, and out in the many ecosystems that surround the farm.
Hours & Responsibilities
The Summer Camp Educator will be responsible for leading and co-leading in summer educational programs (ages 3-17) on the farm. This educator will work a minimum average of 20 hours per week during most of the summer camp sessions (June 6-August 26).
The following responsibilities detail the bulk of the work this Summer Camp Educator is expected to do during this time period.
Teach new and established curriculum to students at all Holly Hill Farm Summer Camp programs
Provide a safe, happy, engaging and inclusive environment for youth to learn
Review lessons and prepare materials in advance as needed
Coordinate and plan with teachers and assistant teachers
Facilitate hands-on learning
Lead and co-lead summer camp programs
Assist with record keeping and data collection
Document lessons via photos and formal reflections
Help maintain the educational garden and educational spaces and materials
$17 per hour for lead educators
FHHF employees receive 20% off all farm store items.
FHHF employees receive 50% off all educational youth programs.
FHHF provides workers compensation.
Sick days accrue according to Massachusetts regulations https://www.mass.gov/info-details/earned-sick-time for a maximum of 40 hours per year
BA / BS in Education, Science, Environmental Science or a related discipline or a combination of relevant work experience and education is preferred
Prior experience and knowledge of gardening and sustainable farming practices preferred
2+ years of elementary teaching experience preferred
Experience in outdoor education setting with children ages 3-14 preferred
Ability to be flexible and function in a fast-paced work environment, working with a team of educators as well as teach and lead classes independently
Strong communication and organizational skills
Familiarity with Google applications (Drive, Docs, Sheets, etc.)
Must have reliable transportation
Must pass CORI/SORI
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