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Farm & Forest Lead Educator (seasonal, full-time)

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Farm & Forest Summer Program:
Farm & Forest is a farm education program dedicated to building meaningful community and connections to the land for youth entering grades 1 - 3.  It runs for eight independent weeks of full day sessions from June to August. Participants learn useful gardening skills, explore farm habitats, and care for our resident farm animals.  Daily activities include nature games, creating seasonal crafts, reading stories, making delicious snacks with farm fresh produce, and engaging in active outdoor play. 

Farm & Forest Lead Educator Position Summary:
Land’s Sake seeks a Lead Educator for our 2020 Farm & Forest summer program.  The Farm & Forest Lead Educator will be responsible for planning and delivering high quality educational programming for up to 12 elementary school youth for eight week-long, full day summer programs. The Farm & Forest Lead Educator will be provided with a consistent daily schedule and programming ideas, 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 must as well as comfort working around a variety of animals, including chickens, rabbits, sheep, and goats. Other helpful skills include cooking ability, carpentry skills, artistic ability, etc.  The Farm & Forest Lead Educator works 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. Collaboration and effective communication between the other branches of the organization are vital for this job; along with all staff, the Farm & Forest Lead Educator works 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 the Farm & Forest Lead Educator 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.

Responsibilities:

●Maintain responsibility for day to day function of Farm & Forest program with the assistance of the Farm & Forest Assistant Educator
● Plan and teach daily outdoor lessons to 1st - 3rd graders related to farm education, including but not limited to: gardening, nutrition, plant science, local food systems, basic cooking, animal care, nature crafts, outdoor games, etc.
Create safe opportunities for outdoor exploration and active play
Coordinate program related logistics, specifically with adjunct educators, community partners/organizations and other Land’s Sake staff
Manage behavior of Farm & Forest youth
Give direction to Farm & Forest Assistant Educator and high school volunteer Junior Leaders
● Communicate effectively with summer program participants, fellow staff members in all farm departments, farm visitors, and parents
● Gather weekly feedback from participants and families
Collaboratively produce a weekly recap of Green Power activities for electronic newsletter and help with social media updates as needed
● Assist with management of the Education Garden
● Assist with management of a variety of livestock
● Assist with other related farm and education tasks as needed
Occasionally lead farm tours for visiting groups
Help teach a week-long custom end-of-the-summer education program the week of August 24th - 28th, 2020, similar to Farm & Forest except that it will be less structured and with a wider range of ages.
Work with children of all genders, from diverse cultural, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and from diverse family structures.
● Create a physically and emotionally safe and inclusive space for summer program participants and fellow staff

Qualifications:
Above all, must enjoy working with kids and being outdoors! But also must:

Hold a college degree in education, social work, horticulture, farming, environmental science, environmental education, or a related field.
Be able to attend staff training from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm the week of June 22nd - June 26th, 2020
● Be able to work for all eight weeks of Green Power from Monday through Friday from June 29th - August 21st (with hours varying between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm each day, with a total of 40 hours a week) and for an extra week of farm education programs from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm the week of August 24th - 28th.
● Have experience in a leadership role at a camp, school, after school program, or other youth program, with proven ability around youth safety, group management and discipline
● Have at least one full season’s experience of farm work or experience in garden planning/management
● Have experience with management of a variety of livestock
● Be comfortable working outdoors in all weather
● Have the ability to remain calm, patient, and upbeat around groups of energetic children for up to seven hours at a time (with a lunch break, of course!)
● Have 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 from June 22 - August 28, 2020
● Knowledge of second language a plus

Essential Functions:
● 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 forest
● 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: $15.50/hour, with paid lunch
● Free organic produce and flowers grown on the farm
Paid sick time, in accordance with MA law

To Apply:
Please email your resume and a cover letter detailing how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of this position and how you heard about this opportunity to Education Manager Katie Metzger at education@landssake.org. We will accept applications on a rolling basis and will remove this job posting from the Land’s Sake website when the position has been filled. 

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Farm & Forest Assistant Educator (seasonal, full-time)

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Farm & Forest Summer Program
Farm & Forest is a farm education program dedicated to building meaningful community and connections to the land for youth entering grades 1 - 3.  It runs for eight independent weeks of full day sessions from June to August. Participants learn useful gardening skills, explore farm habitats, and care for our resident farm animals.  Daily activities include nature games, creating seasonal crafts, reading stories, making delicious snacks with farm fresh produce, and engaging in active outdoor play. 

Farm & Forest Assistant Leader Position Summary:
The Farm & Forest Assistant Educator’s primary duty is to work with the Farm & Forest Lead Educator to deliver high quality farm education programs for children entering 1st - 3rd grades.  While the Lead Educator will plan the majority of activities and logistics, the Farm & Forest Assistant Educator’s responsibility is to work with them to implement this unique outdoor program. 

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 the Farm & Forest Assistant Educator 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. 

Responsibilities:
Lead eight weeks of the Farm & Forest summer program with the Farm & Forest Lead Educator 
●Teach daily outdoor lessons to 1st - 3rd graders related to farm education, including but not limited to: gardening, nutrition, plant science, local food systems, basic cooking, animal care, nature crafts, outdoor games, etc.
Create safe opportunities for outdoor exploration and active play.
● Communicate effectively with summer program participants, fellow staff members in all farm departments, farm visitors, and parents
Gather weekly feedback from participants and parents
● Contribute to writing a weekly recap of Farm & Forest activities to send out in a newsletter and help with social media updates as needed
● Assist with management of the Education Garden
● Assist with management of a variety of livestock (chickens, rabbits, sheep, and goats)
● Assist with other related farm or education tasks as needed
● Occasionally lead farm tours for visiting groups
● Help teach a weeklong custom end-of-the-summer education program the week of August 24th - 28th, 2020, similar to Farm & Forest except that it will be less structured and with a wider range of ages.
Work with children of all genders, from diverse cultural, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and from diverse family structures
● Create a physically and emotionally safe and inclusive space for summer program participants and fellow staff

Qualifications:
Above all, must enjoy working with kids and being outdoors! But also must:
● Be at least 19 years old or have had at least one year of college experience
● Be able to attend staff training from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm the week of June 22nd - June 26th, 2020
● Be able to work for all eight weeks of Green Power from Monday through Friday from June 29th - August 21st (with hours varying between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm each day, with a total of 40 hours a week) and for an extra week of farm education programs from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm the week of August 24th - 28th.
● Have experience teaching at a camp, school, after school program, or other youth program, with proven ability around youth safety, group management and discipline
● 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 up to seven hours at a time (with a lunch break, of course!)
● Have 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 from June 22 - August 28, 2020
● Knowledge of second language a plus

Essential Functions:
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
forest
Must be able to communicate (both written and verbally) clearly and effectively
with staff, participants, and other constituents
Must be able to lift and carry up to fifty pounds

Salary & Benefits:
Salary: $13.75/hour, with paid lunch
Organic produce and flowers grown on the farm
Paid sick time, in accordance with MA law

To Apply:
Please email your resume and a cover letter detailing how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of this position and how you heard about this opportunity to Education Manager Katie Metzger at education@landssake.org. We will accept applications on a rolling basis and will remove this job posting from the Land’s Sake website when the position has been filled.

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Junior Farmer Assistant Educator (seasonal, full-time) 

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Junior Farmers
Junior Farmers  is a local food immersion program focused on all aspects of fresh, local food: growing, planting, cultivating, harvesting, distributing, and eating!  Students will learn how to grow vegetables in the Junior Farmer Field, help with livestock management, play fun outdoor games, participate in hunger relief projects, and more!  The Junior Farmer summer program is for youth entering grades 4-5 and runs for eight independent weeks of full day sessions from June to August. 

Junior Farmer Assistant Leader Position Summary:
The Junior Farmer Assistant Educator’s primary duty is to work with the Junior Farmer Lead Educator to deliver high quality farm education programs for children entering 4th & 5th grades.  While the Junior Farmer Lead Educator will plan the majority of the program’s activities and logistics, the Junior Farmer Assistant Educator’s responsibility is to work with them to implement this unique outdoor program. 

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 the Junior Farmer Assistant Educator may include: assisting with Junior Farmer Field 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. 

Responsibilities:
● Lead eight weeks of the Junior Farmer summer program with the Junior Farmer Lead Educator
●Teach daily outdoor lessons and games to 4th & 5th graders related to farm education, including but not limited to: gardening, nutrition, plant science, hunger relief, local food systems, herbalism, cooking, animal care, building projects, nature crafts, etc.
● Communicate effectively with summer program participants, fellow staff members in all farm departments, farm visitors, and parents
● Gather weekly feedback from participants and parents
Collaboratively produce a weekly recap of Green Power activities for electronic newsletter and help with social media updates as needed
● Assist with management of the Junior Farmer Field
● Assist with management of a variety of livestock (chickens, rabbits, sheep, and goats)
● Assist with other related farm or education tasks as needed
● Occasionally lead farm tours for visiting groups
● Assist with weeklong end-of-the-summer education program the week of August 24th - 28th, 2020 that welcomes a wider range of ages.
● Work with children of all genders, from diverse cultural, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and from diverse family structures
● Create a physically and emotionally safe and inclusive space for summer program participants and fellow staff

Qualifications:
Above all, must enjoy working with kids and being outdoors! But also must:
● Be at least 19 years old or have had at least one year of college experience
● Be able to attend staff training from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm the week of June 22nd - June 26th, 2020
● Be able to work for all eight weeks of Green Power from Monday through Friday from June 29th - August 21st (with hours varying between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm each day, with a total of 40 hours a week) and for an extra week of farm education programs from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm the week of August 24th - 28th.
● Have experience teaching at a camp, school, after school program, or other youth program, with proven ability around youth safety, group management, and discipline
● 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 up to seven hours at a time (with a lunch break, of course!)
● Have 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 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 from June 22 - August 28, 2020
● Knowledge of second language a plus

Essential Functions:
● 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 forest
● Must be able to communicate (both written and verbally) clearly and effectively with staff, participants, and other constituents
● Must be able to lift and carry up to fifty pounds

Compensation:
● $13.75/hour, with paid lunch
● Free organic produce and flowers grown on the farm
● Paid sick time, in accordance with MA law

To Apply:
Please email your resume and a cover letter detailing how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of this position and how you heard about this opportunity to Education Manager Katie Metzger at education@landssake.org. We will accept applications on a rolling basis and will remove this job posting from the Land’s Sake website when the position has been filled.

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Green Power Lead Educator (seasonal, full-time)

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Green Power
Green Power is a local food immersion program focused on all aspects of fresh, local food: growing, planting, cultivating, harvesting, distributing, and eating.  Students will learn how to grow vegetables in the Junior Farmer Field, help with livestock management, participate in hunger relief projects, and more! Highlights from Green Power include eating blueberries picked right from the bush, building obstacle courses for baby goats, cooking a community meal with a local chef, and meeting the people driving the sustainable food movement in the Boston area.  The Green Power summer program is for youth entering grades 6-8 and runs for eight independent weeks of full day sessions from June to August. 

Green Power Lead Educator’s Position Summary:
Land’s Sake seeks a Lead Educator for our 2020 Green Power summer program.  The Green Power Lead Educator will be responsible for planning and delivering high quality educational programming for up to 12 middle school youth for eight week-long, full day summer programs. The Green Power Lead Educator will be provided with a consistent daily schedule and programming ideas, and will have the opportunity to bring their passions and interests to the program, choose activities and games, and design curriculum. 

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 the Green Power Lead Educator may include: assisting with Junior Farmer Field 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. 

Responsibilities:
● Lead eight weeks of the Green Power summer program with the assistance of the Green Power Assistant Educator
● Teach daily outdoor lessons to 6th - 8th graders related to farm education, including but not limited to: gardening, nutrition, plant science, hunger relief, local food systems, herbalism, cooking, animal care, building projects, nature crafts, etc.
● Communicate effectively with summer program participants, fellow staff members in all farm departments, farm visitors, and parents
● Gather weekly feedback from participants and parents
Collaboratively produce a weekly recap of Green Power activities for electronic newsletter and help with social media updates as needed
● Assist with management of the Junior Farmer Field
● Assist with management of a variety of livestock (chickens, rabbits, sheep, and goats)
● Assist with other related farm or education tasks as needed
● Lead occasional farm tours for visiting groups
● Help teach a weeklong custom end-of-the-summer education program the week of August 24th - 28th, 2020, similar to Farm & Forest except that it will be less structured and with a wider range of ages.
Work with children of all genders, from diverse cultural, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and from diverse family structures
● Create a physically and emotionally safe and inclusive space for summer program participants and fellow staff

Qualifications:

Above all, must enjoy working with kids and being outdoors! But also must:

  • Hold a college degree in education, social work, horticulture, farming, environmental science, environmental education, or a related field.
  • Be able to attend staff training from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm the week of June 22nd - June 26th, 2020
    ● Be able to work for all eight weeks of Green Power from Monday through Friday from June 29th - August 21st (with hours varying between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm each day, with a total of 40 hours a week) and for an extra week of farm education programs from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm the week of August 24th - 28th.
    ● Have experience in a leadership role at a camp, school, after school program, or other youth program, with proven ability around youth safety, group management and behavioral management
    ● Have experience with farm work or in garden planning and upkeep
    ● Have experience with management of a variety of livestock
    ● Be comfortable working outdoors in all weather
    ● Have experience operating basic power tools, including drills and skill drivers
    ● Have 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 from June 22 - August 28, 2020
  • Experience with basic power tools (drills, skill drivers) a plus. 
  • Knowledge of second language a plus 

Essential Functions:
● 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 forest
● Must be able to communicate (both written and verbally) clearly and effectively with staff, participants, and other constituents
● Must be able to lift and carry up to fifty pounds

Compensation:
● $15.50/hour, with paid lunch
● Free organic produce and flowers grown on the farm
● Paid sick time, in accordance with MA law

To Apply:
Please email your resume and a cover letter detailing how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of this position and how you heard about this opportunity to Education Manager Katie Metzger at education@landssake.org. We will accept applications on a rolling basis and will remove this job posting from the Land’s Sake website when the position has been filled.

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Green Power Assistant Leader (seasonal, full-time)

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Green Power Assistant Educator at Land’s Sake Farm

Green Power
Green Power is a local food immersion program focused on all aspects of fresh, local food: growing, planting, cultivating, harvesting, distributing, and eating!  Students will learn how to grow vegetables in the Junior Farmer Field, help with livestock management, participate in hunger relief projects, and more! Highlights from Green Power include eating blueberries picked right from the bush, building obstacle courses for baby goats, cooking a community meal with a local chef, and meeting the people driving the sustainable food movement in the Boston area.  The Green Power summer program is for youth entering grades 5-8 and runs for eight independent weeks of full day sessions from June to August. 

Green Power Assistant Leader Position Summary:
The Green Power Assistant Educator’s primary duty is to work with the Education Coordinator (who also serves as the Green Power Leader) to deliver high quality farm education programs for children entering 6th - 8th grades.  While the Green Power Lead Educator will plan the majority of the program’s activities and logistics, the Green Power Assistant Educator’s responsibility is to work with them to implement this unique outdoor program. 

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 the Green Power Assistant Educator may include: assisting with Junior Farmer Field 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. 

Responsibilities:
● Lead eight weeks of the Green Power summer program with the Green Power Lead Educator
●Teach daily outdoor lessons to 6th - 8th graders related to farm education, including but not limited to: gardening, nutrition, plant science, hunger relief, local food systems, herbalism, cooking, animal care, building projects, nature crafts, etc.
● Communicate effectively with summer program participants, fellow staff members in all farm departments, farm visitors, and parents
● Gather weekly feedback from participants and parents
Contribute to writing a weekly recap of Green Power activities to send out in a newsletter and help with social media updates as needed
● Assist with management of the Junior Farmer Field
● Assist with management of a variety of livestock (chickens, rabbits, sheep, and goats)
● Assist with other related farm or education tasks as needed
● Occasionally lead farm tours for visiting groups
● Help teach a weeklong custom end-of-the-summer education program the week of August 24th - 28th, 2020, similar to Green Power except that it will be less structured and with a wider range of ages.
Work with children of all genders, from diverse cultural, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and from diverse family structures
● Create a physically and emotionally safe and inclusive space for summer program participants and fellow staff

Qualifications:
Above all, must enjoy working with kids and being outdoors! But also must:
● Be at least 19 years old or have had at least one year of college experience
● Be able to attend staff training from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm the week of June 22nd - June 26th, 2020
● Be able to work for all eight weeks of Green Power from Monday through Friday from June 29th - August 21st (with hours varying between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm each day, with a total of 40 hours a week) and for an extra week of farm education programs from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm the week of August 24th - 28th.
● Have experience teaching at a camp, school, after school program, or other youth program, with proven ability around youth safety, group management, and discipline
● Have some sort of formal or informal 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 during a full day working with groups of energetic children
● Have 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 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 from June 22 - August 28, 2020
● Knowledge of second language a plus

Essential Functions:
● 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 forest
● Must be able to communicate (both written and verbally) clearly and effectively with staff, participants, and other constituents
● Must be able to lift and carry up to fifty pounds

Compensation:
● $13.75/hour, with paid lunch
● Free organic produce and flowers grown on the farm
● Paid sick time, in accordance with MA law  

To Apply:
Please email your resume and a cover letter detailing how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of this position and how you heard about this opportunity to Education Manager Katie Metzger at education@landssake.org. We will accept applications on a rolling basis and will remove this job posting from the Land’s Sake website when the position has been filled.

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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.