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Lead Educator (Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center)

Organization Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center
Location 225 Pavillion Road
East Thetford, Vermont 05043

Lead Educator (2018 Season)

The role of the Lead Educator is to help develop, manage, and facilitate food, agriculture, and ecologically focused youth and family programs for its 2018 program season (April 23 – November 2). The Lead Educator is a full-time seasonal position, with a focus on camp in the summer. The Lead Educator will serve as the assistant manager for the day camp at Cedar Circle Farm.

The Lead Educator’s responsibilities include:

• Development and implementation of new and existing youth programs in conjunction with the Education Manager (homeschool classes, toddler classes, family programs, teen cooking classes, summer camp, etc.)
• Working with the Education Manager (EM) to create seasonal program curriculum, including lesson and activities plans, notes, and educational materials for programs
• Youth garden maintenance throughout the entirety of the work period (April– October)
• Working with the EM to train seasonal education staff prior to the start of spring, summer, and fall youth programs (two days of training per season, usually hosted the week before the start of spring, summer, and fall programs)
• Serving as lead educator and assistant camp manager during the six weeks of summer day camp
• Supervising other seasonal education staff and volunteers when necessary
• Delegating appropriate tasks and duties to seasonal staff and volunteers before, during, and after program sessions
• Supporting seasonal staff and volunteers
• Providing a positive customer service experience with parents or caretakers of children participating in youth programs

Candidates for the Lead Educator position should:

• Have a background in teaching children about farming, nature, healthy eating, or related subjects, and a strong desire to help create and teach similar curriculum in an organic farm setting
• Enjoy working with children ages 3–18
• Have a positive attitude, be a strong leader, and be able to adapt to changing environments and circumstances
• Be comfortable working outdoors–rain or shine!
• Be comfortable and have experience working in a garden
• Be able to lift 50 lbs
• Have reliable housing and transportation

The Lead Educator must be able to commit to working the planned 2018 program schedule. There is some flexibility in work hours outside of program times, but candidates should anticipate working full-time hours from April – October.

Date Posted February 20th, 2018
Deadline March 30th, 2018
# of Positions Available 1
Categories Agriculture and culinary tourism
Type Full Time
Compensation $15/hour
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