We are currently hiring for the following positions for our education team:
Land’s Sake seeks a part-time fall educator with a flexible schedule for an immediate start. This educator will be responsible for co-teaching afterschool programs and (depending on schedule and interest) leading our popular Open Farmyard program, a free experience for young children and their caregivers. Successful candidates will also have the opportunity to lead field trips, birthday parties, and farm tours depending on their schedule. For the right candidate, there will also be hours available in the winter and beyond.
Applicants must be available either Tuesdays from 2-5, Wednesdays from 12-3, or Thursdays 2-5 though the end of November. There will be additional hours as your schedule permits.
Successful candidates will have a love of working outdoors and will have childcare experience (through camps, babysitting, volunteer work, tutoring, etc). Enthusiasm for vegetables, silly songs, art, cooking, and tree climbing are all encouraged.
We have a small group of staff working in our education programs, so we all wear many hats (sometimes literally, but generally figuratively). Additional responsibilities may include: assisting with Education Garden preparation and maintenance, helping with livestock care, and helping to keep our farm education area clean, safe, and happy.
This is a seasonal, part-time, at-will position and will be supervised by the Education Manager.
Founded in 1980, Land's Sake is a nonprofit community farm whose mission is connecting people to the land to build community and inspire lifelong stewardship. We grow fresh produce using organic practices, sell our produce through our CSA and at our Farmstand, and donate at least 20% of what we grow to local hunger relief organizations. Our education department provides a wide variety of year-round farm education programming for all ages, from after school programs and school field trips to community events and summer programs. Throughout all that we offer, we seek to create positive outdoor experiences. To learn more about this unique nonprofit, please visit: www.landssake.org.
- Plan, lead, and assist with after-school programs, Open Farmyard programs, volunteer programs, birthday parties and farm tours for all ages
- Assist with management of the Junior Farmer Field and Education Garden
- Assist with the management of livestock (chickens and rabbits)
- Assist with overall development of the Education department and Land’s Sake programming
- Coordinate and lead outreach efforts
- Assist with other non-education related tasks as needed
Above all, must enjoy working with kids and being outdoors! But also must:
- Be at least 18 years old or have had at least one year of college experience
- Be available to work from 12-5 on Wednesdays in October and November and/or 2-5:30 on Tuesdays in October and November. Additional weekday, weekend and winter hours will be available depending on the applicant's schedule, including possible full time summer employment.
- Have experience working with children through camp, school, after school program, tutoring, babysitting or the like.
- Be comfortable working with both children and parents of all ages and backgrounds
- 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 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
- Have access to a car and valid driver’s license
- Be able to pass CORI / SORI check
- Hold First Aid and CPR certifications that will be valid during the term of employment
- Knowledge of second language a plus
- 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 verbal) clearly and effectively
with staff, participants, and other constituents
- Must be able to lift and carry up to fifty pounds
Salary & Benefits:
- Salary: $13-$15 an hour, depending on experience
- Free produce and flowers grown on the farm
- Paid 30 minute lunch break if the employee works six or more hours that day
- Potential for additional fall hours, and the possibility of continuing in the position during the winter and spring, as well as full-time summer employment
- The opportunity to work, learn, inspire, and be inspired alongside dedicated staff on a beautiful organic farm in a unique community!
To apply, please email Education Manager Katrina Goldowsky-Dill at firstname.lastname@example.org with a resume, three references, and the answers to the following questions:
- What experience do you have with kids, and what do you like about working with them?
- What do you like most about being outside in the Autumn?
- What will you bring to our education team?
We will accept applications on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.
Equal Opportunity Policy
Land’s Sake is seeking to hire a staff that represents the racial and ethnic diversity of its constituents. Diversity and inclusion is an ongoing organizational practice and a core value of Land’s Sake with the goal of having culturally competent services, materials, resources and programs. Our hiring practices are informed by an appreciation of the strengths offered by differing cultures, races, religions, ethnicities, classes, sexual orientation, physical capacities, and age groups. Land’s Sake offers benefits including medical insurance, vacation, access to professional development and local organic food. Land’s Sake is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating a multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for all positions.