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- Posted January 20, 2022 at 4:19pm
- Deadline Open until filled
- Location Burlington, VT
- Type Full Time
Summary of Position
The Conservation Nursery Planting Crew will support the Intervale Center’s conservation efforts by providing assistance in tree harvest, planting, and in the nursery in general, as well as participating in invasive removal and stewardship projects.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Helping with tree harvest, including processing trees for sale (root pruning, sorting by size, and bagging orders)
- Participating in large-scale conservation-based tree planting projects (carrying trees and equipment long distances and manually planting trees based on site-specific requirements)
- Stewarding planted riparian zones, including but not limited to weed whacking, clearing vegetation and vines from planted trees, tube removal
- Removing woody invasive species from forested areas using manual methods (picks, shovels, loppers, handsaws, etc.)
- Assisting with nursery specific tasks when needed (includes but is not limited to propagation in the greenhouse, weeding and transplanting trees in the field, mowing, and taking inventory for spring harvest)
- Work well in a team environment
- Ability to work outside for extended periods of time in various weather conditions
- Ability to stand for long periods of time
- Ability to lift at least 50 pounds continuously
- Ability to represent Intervale Conservation Nursery to the public
- Driver’s license and car ownership are preferred, but not required
This position is full-time at 40 hours per week and is based in Burlington, Vermont. The position is temporary, it starts March 15, 2022 and terminates November 18, 2022. Compensation is $17.00 per hour.
Intervale Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Posted January 17, 2022 at 3:12pm
- Deadline February 11th, 2022
- Location Manchester, Vermont
- Type Full Time
Overview of Responsibilities - Market Garden Management
- Create a multi-year crop rotation and carry out an annual market garden plan aligned with the needs of the restaurant and hospitality programs.
- Work with the Head Chef to inform the crop plan and planting and harvest schedules.
- Develop, monitor, and maintain the annual market garden operating budget in coordination with the leadership team.
- Develop agricultural systems for seasonal production, propagation, irrigation, tools, and equipment, employing best practices for soil health, nutrient density, food quality, and safety.
- Lead procurement and manage inventory of all agricultural supplies, including tools, equipment, fertilization amendments, seed and plants, fencing, mulch, plant protection covers, and irrigation needs.
- Develop and manage scheduling and production of all greenhouse and field plantings and harvests, including bed prep, plant propagation, transplanting, direct seeding, irrigation, cultivation, weed control, compost, pest and disease management, and post-harvest handling.
- Ensure that infrastructure, facilities, and equipment are safe and in good working order; provide any necessary tool, equipment, and/or safety training for staff and volunteers.
- Manage team of seasonal market garden staff and community volunteers.
- Keep the market garden in compliance with organic production methods.
- Coordinate and oversee the distribution of farm produce to the restaurant and farmstand.
Overview of Responsibilities - Guest Programs, Education, and Special Events
- Work with the Head of Experience and Inn GM to design and lead educational experiences in the garden for guests and community members (e.g. 1-hour garden tour, 5x/week; 1.5-hour gardening class, 3x/week). Time commitment per week: approx 10 hours.
- Lead periodic garden updates and trainings for the hospitality and restaurant teams to create cohesion for both the staff and guest experience.
- Plan for and support produce availability as needed for special events in coordination with the Head of Events.
Overview of Responsibilities - Off-season Maintenance and Landscaping
- During the slower months, in order to maintain full-time employment, this role will collaborate with the Property Manager to execute landscaping and general maintenance projects across the inn and Airbnb properties including:
- Maintaining the grounds (basic mowing and some plowing).
- Assist with general repairs and maintenance.
- Continue to look after animals including 3 alpacas that are currently on the property -- feeding and maintaining pens.
Skills & Qualifications
- 2+ years experience with low-till market garden production techniques required
- Previous market garden management experience preferred
- Leadership and teaching experience in a farm setting strongly preferred
- Hospitality experience (FOH and/or BOH) and strong customer service capabilities are strongly preferred
- Effective supervision of diverse agricultural workers, including staff, interns, and/or volunteers
- Excellent working knowledge of soil health and organic pest and disease management
- Knowledge and experience with high tunnel production and/or season extension
- Excellent administrative, communication, and organizational skills
- A strong work ethic and the ability to work independently, with minimal oversight
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel & G Suite
- Willingness and ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends
- Ability to lift 50 pounds
- Licensed driver with a vehicle
- Posted January 17, 2022 at 3:10pm
- Deadline February 11th, 2022
- Location Manchester, Vermont
- Type Full Time
Overview of Head Chef Responsibilities
- Define and develop the menu and F&B offerings for the restaurant & overnight component that is aligned with Sagra’s mission to connect people to their food and the land surrounding them
- Assemble the culinary team to execute the program
- Outline additional kitchen equipment and small wares needs
- Manage dinner service and oversee breakfast and ready-to-eat farmstand items
- Create steps of service that abide by DOH standards for the health and safety of staff and guests
- Work with Head of Experience and GM to create cohesive steps of service between culinary and service teams
- Work with Head of Experience and GM to create a unified culture and experience that is aligned with Sagra's mission to connect guests further to their food system
- Assist with procurement of food products for farmstand
- Assist with planning for guest arrival snack
- Participate in reporting and financial assessments of operations with GM & Finance
- Concept and staff culinary class for guests at least 2x/week (same classes each week)
- Sourcing locally and seasonally
- Spent time working on a farm and/or interacting directly with farmers
- Opening a new restaurant or hospitality space
- Menu development
- Hiring and managing a culinary team
- Running a kitchen
- May: Part-time - Onboarding, procurement, menu development, SOP’s
- June: Full-time - Procurement, menu development, hiring, training
- July: Full-time - Restaurant opens
Green Mountain Farm-to-School
- Posted January 17, 2022 at 1:23pm
- Deadline February 17th, 2022
- Location Newport, VT
- Type Full Time
Green Mountain Farm to School
Development and Communications Manager
Location: Newport, VT (Remote/Hybrid work model)
Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) is a nonprofit organization promoting the health and well-being of Vermont's children, farms and communities by providing programs to connect schools and farms through food and education. We do this by building school gardens, delivering local food to schools and institutions, and educating the community about healthy food choices. For more information about GMFTS, please visit www.greenmountainfarmtoschool.org.
Green Mountain Farm-to-School seeks a dynamic, mission-driven professional with strong organizational and interpersonal skills to lead fundraising initiatives and conduct supporting communications activities. Using measurable goals and outcomes, the Development and Communications Manager will work closely with the Executive Director to implement an effective, multi-year fundraising strategy, with a particular focus on increasing major gifts and multi-year commitments, corporate sponsorships, grants from both private foundations and federal and state government programs.
The Development and Communications Manager works closely with the Executive Director to:
Write grant proposals, manage grant renewals and reports
Lead the coordination of multiple direct solicitation fundraising campaigns per year and create high-quality copy and creative for these campaigns (i.e. Annual Appeal, Giving Days)
Manage gift acknowledgment letters and other correspondence with donors, including phone and in-person meetings
Manage Little Green Light donor database timely and efficiently; coordinating with Finance Coordinator as needed
Coordination of fundraising plan; including events, online campaigns, annual appeal and others as deemed appropriate
Create copy and guide creative for Annual Report and other promotional materials for GMFTS and its programs as needed; Work with a graphic designer when needed
Collaborate with members of the team to develop and execute strategies to communicate about all of GMFTS programs and services to various audiences and the general public
Create and distribute the organization's e-newsletters and develop regular press releases and blog posts to promote the organization’s work, manage social media presence (Facebook and Instagram)
Manage content on organization’s website using WordPress
Create or assist with other communications and development projects as needed
3+ Years experience with grant writing, fundraising, event coordination, and nonprofit fund development work.
Experience in marketing, public relations, or other communications management
Strong writing and verbal communication abilities; knowledge of AP Style a plus
Strong computer skills; graphic design, web design, and/or desktop publishing experience helpful
Excellent interpersonal skills: demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships and interact effectively with donors, prospects, board members, and program beneficiaries
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in grant writing, management and communications.
Self-motivated and self-directed with a willingness to be flexible, positive, and adaptable.
Additional skills: Canva, CRM software, Excel, Google Suite (specifically: Google Forms, Google Photos, Sheets, Docs), WordPress, Weebly, basic knowledge of HTML, MailMerge
Compensation: This is a full-time exempt position (40 hours/week, flexible schedule, remote/hybrid work model) with salary range $40,000 - $45,000.00 commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package including:
27 - 32 days of annual paid time off (5 additional days after three years of employment)
Employer-sponsored healthcare (80/20) or healthcare stipend ($2500.00 annually)
Simple IRA contribution with employer match up to 3% of salary
Reimbursable work-related travel expenses (mileage rate of .51 per mile)
3 hours of paid wellness time per pay period
Flextime, teambuilding, staff recognition/celebrations, and professional development opportunities.
Annual evaluation and raises based on performance and COLA rates.
Annual healthy workplace survey
Equal Opportunity Employer
Green Mountain Farm to School is an equal opportunity employer that values the diversity of experience and perspective to enrich our work. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, crime victim status, health coverage status, HIV status, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.
To Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Position open until filled.
- Posted January 16, 2022 at 3:00pm
- Deadline February 11th, 2022
- Location Morrisville, VT
- Type Full Time
Salvation Farms’ Administrative Coordinator maintains and improves the organization’s internal operations in collaboration with the Assistant Director. Responsibilities include overseeing administrative operations, accounts payable and receivable, vendor management and procurement, light bookkeeping, assist in building and monitoring budgets, improving and maintaining IT systems and services, and maintaining organizational records such as vendor files, procedures, and policies. This position fills the fundamental role of streamlining and stabilizing essential business operations that support Salvation Farms’ team and mission.
A strong candidate attends to fine detail, aims for accuracy and consistency, works well with people and with numbers, and enjoys working within and supporting a small, mission driven team.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
● Oversee and streamline day-to-day office and virtual operations
● Organize and update organizational policies and procedures
● Manage and maintain electronic and paper filing systems
● Manage office needs and maintain adequate levels of supplies
● Collect postal mail, take phone messages, and facilitate internal communications
● Procure and manage hardware and software; facilitate replacement, repairs, and preparation of devices for new users
● Support facilities and vehicle management and maintenance
● Manage accounts payable and ensure bills are paid on time and accurately coded
● Assist in the development of the annual budget
● Conduct monthly reconciliations and create financial reports
● Monitor income and expenses monthly; keep leadership informed of issues
● Maintain copies of contracts and invoices; gather W9s from contractors
● Maintain all service, insurance, and other business-related accounts
● Assist in annual audit or financial review and IRS Form 990 filing
Human Resource Management
● Support Leadership Team to coordinate and execute staff trainings, outings, and team building activities
● Support all hiring and separation processes, including job posting, ensuring onboarding paperwork is complete and filed; coordinate and finalize all exit paperwork and update benefits
● Support maintenance of employee records and all personnel policies
● Manage payroll, benefits, and wellness package
● Serve as point of contact for all services and providers related to human resources
● Facilitate internal communication regarding policy and benefits updates and general monthly HR updates
● Advise management and staff on financial, human resource, operational, and policy matters
● Support preparation for Salvation Farms’ Board of Directors meetings as needed
● Represent the organization externally; participate in fundraising activities
● Create and maintain a work plan to stay accountable to performance goals
● Other duties as assigned
● Demonstrable experience in financial management, bookkeeping, database management, human resources, office and facilities management, and operations
● Experience in in QuickBooks, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, Dropbox; comfort with learning new software and cloud-based platforms
● Strong organizational skills and natural proclivity for keeping detailed records
● Skilled in time management
● Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
● Ability to develop goals, timelines, and meet deadlines
● Effective problem solver
● Commitment to social justice, natural resource management, and Salvation Farms’ mission
● Knowledge of non-profit operations and management preferred
Benefits & Work Environment
● This position is hybrid and requires some in office time at our Morrisville office, as well as remote work
● Paid sick-time, personal-time, and holidays
● Health insurance (Employer covers 75% of premium)
● Dental and Vision Insurance (Employer covers 100% of premium)
● Health Savings Account (HSA) with employer contribution
● Wellness Benefits (Coop membership, shared CSA, and wellness reimbursement)
● Access to training and professional development opportunities
- Posted January 16, 2022 at 8:53am
- Deadline February 28th, 2022
- Location Lyndon, VT
- Type Full Time
At Trenchers Farmhouse, we are a small artisan pasta company & farm growing heirloom Italian vegetables and raising pasture hens making amazing pasta, sauces, artisan bread, desserts, and more. We are looking for the right person to join our team to help expand our production to accomplish our goals of farm-to-table Italian delicacies with a Vermont spin. This position requires a person driven by farm-to-table cooking with a passion for learning.
We hold our kitchen to the highest standards in all areas. Our kitchen and farm is a prestigious Slow Food Snail of Approval site. No detail or ingredient is too small to be treated with the utmost respect and care. Therefore our Sous Chef must be a detail-oriented person with the ability to see beyond their daily task list to ensure all team members are supported and thriving. Our kitchen and farm teams work together in order to provide and create the best pasta, sauces, bread, desserts, and more using our farm-grown vegetables and eggs. We are a tight-knit company and treat our employees like family. Every day is different in our kitchen so this person must enjoy and be able to roll with the punches.
While our system is unique there are many opportunities to learn artisan culinary techniques, management skills, even some farming and business skills that translate to many aspects of the food system. We have 10+ years of high-end restaurant and gardening experience that we are willing and excited to share. Our system is growing so not only are we excited to be teaching but we also will all be learning together. We are a prestigious Slow Food snail of approval farm and pasta lab where sustainability comes first.
The work will be challenging both physically and mentally. This position requires a full commitment in order to ensure the proper function of our farm & kitchen system. We are a team and any work required will be taught and guided by us. We are looking for someone excited to learn and grow with us. While not every day is glamorous, there are many learning opportunities available to this person. We are a unique farm and kitchen system so a desire to see the food system from seed to plate is a must!
Other Tasks include but are not limited to:
Working closely with the Chef to continue fostering and developing an engaging team environment that we have created and that is critical to the future growth of our farm & kitchen.
Must be able to work independently to execute one's daily tasks.
Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve on the spot as well as knowing when to ask for help.
Create and execute recipes with the Chef.
Proper time management and deadline execution are a must.
Be able to run the kitchen smoothly in the Chef’s absence, after proper training and guidance.
Desire to learn, better our team, and grow together.
Work directly with our farm team to assist in the proper storage, cleaning & harvesting of ingredients.
Work with both our farm and kitchen teams so all staff are appropriately trained and supported in their tasks.
Prepare items in accordance with recipes and standards set by the Owner and Pasta Maker.
Assist in food inventory and control while properly receiving and storing delivered items.
Clean food prep areas, equipment, utensils and strictly adhere to sanitation, food safety, hygiene, and other health and safety guidelines.
Working with a “sense of urgency” and a team-first attitude is a must.
Maintain strict food safety & sanitation requirements.
Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide into all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percents. Ability to apply basic math and algebraic math skills for food production applications like food costing.
Applicant must be able to lift 50# repetitively and stand for 8 hours.
Minimum two years of culinary preparation experience.
Minimum two of culinary management experience in a foodservice operation.
Provide 3 References (only 1 may be personal, 2 must be work-related)
Applicant must have or complete Serve Safe manager’s training prior to start date.
Applicants must possess a current & valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and a current working smartphone with gps capabilities.
Applicants must have proof of COVID 19 vaccination or submit & provide weekly self-testing.
Position Details & Compensation
Starting Salary of $35,000 - 40,000 per year depending on experience
3-month probationary period
review and salary increase potential every 6 months
2 weeks paid vacation
7 days paid sick leave
30 minutes provided Farm Lunches
Full-Time Position with a semi-flexible schedule. Ideally can work Friday - Tuesday but can be discussed.
SIMPLE IRA Retirement Plan & Contributions
- Posted January 14, 2022 at 9:18am
- Deadline January 31st, 2022
- Location Barre, VT
- Type Full Time
The Vermont Foodbank seeks a self-motivated, energetic 3SquaresVT Resource Specialist. This permanent full-time position reports to the Director of Community Resources. The primary components of this position include working as a team member to raise public awareness about 3SquaresVT and address gaps in access among eligible Vermonters. Primary responsibilities for this position include responding to community member inquiries and application assistance. This position will also assist with partnership building, and varied outreach and anti-stigma efforts. Attached is the job description with additional details regarding this particular position.
The selected candidate will join an energetic, empowered, collaborative team that derives joy from the work and is wholly dedicated to VF’s mission. This position will require the ability to travel if needed. The Vermont Foodbank’s work culture is progressive, forward-thinking, and equity-minded. Staff have the opportunity to fully develop their potential in a variety of ways: as organizational leaders, in shaping programs and advocacy efforts, and in working towards a future where everyone in Vermont has enough food every day.
To apply for this position, please visit https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/852018/3SquaresVT-Resource-Specialist and submit an employment application with a resume and cover letter attached. This position is a full-time hourly position.
We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and seek to bring our values of diversity and inclusion to our hiring process. Beyond our commitment to non-discrimination, we encourage applications from candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our organization and who have lived experience of inequity.
- Posted January 12, 2022 at 1:19pm
- Deadline Open until filled
- Location Burlington, VT
- Type Full Time
Summary of Position:
The Intervale Center seeks a dynamic, mission-driven Farm Business Specialist to join our team. This position is in partnership with Food Connects and will be based out of their offices in Southern Vermont. For over 30 years, the Intervale Center has led a community food revolution that sustains farms, land, and people. We have pioneered farm and food innovations like Community Supported Agriculture, commercial composting, riparian restoration, farm business incubation, and gleaning and food hub development.
The Farm Business Specialist delivers high-quality, custom farm business planning services that enhance the viability of Vermont’s food system. The Specialist provides business planning, coaching, education, and technical support directly to farm and food businesses. This position will be based in Southern Vermont and will include work with both beginning and existing farmers in the process of transitioning and/or transferring the farm. The Specialist works collaboratively with the agricultural development team to provide farmer-focused support to all types and scales of farms in Vermont.
Roles and Responsibilities:
This position will entail working with farmers across Vermont to provide business planning services. Specific roles and responsibilities will be to:
- Provide and/or coordinate excellent farm-based business development services.
- Enroll farmer participants, provide on-farm consultation, coordinate consultants, and support or lead business plan development and follow-up support.
- Participate in technical service provider networks and help advance Vermont’s goal of a strong farm and food economy.
- Collaborate with our team and other service providers on business coaching, planning, and special projects related to growing the agricultural sector.
- Represent the Intervale Center’s farm business development services in Vermont and nationally as required.
- Pursue professional development opportunities that enhance service delivery.
- Attend staff meetings, board meetings, and special Intervale Center events as necessary.
- Contribute to a highly productive, collaborative, and positive work environment.
We are seeking a highly qualified professional to provide business and transfer planning support to farms throughout Vermont. An ideal candidate will bring:
- Bachelor’s degree in agricultural management, business development, economics or related field. Advanced training in farm business management, economics, or small business development is preferred.
- Minimum 5 years of experience in agricultural development and/or business development.
- Experience working directly with farmers or other business owners seeking to enhance their business operations is required.
- Knowledge of business and retirement/succession planning concepts required. Experience with farm financial planning preferred.
- Excellent budget and project management skills, and computer skills.
- Ability to work independently, manage time and multiple clients, and problem-solve.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability and comfort with facilitating complicated emotional and family conversations.
- A passion for agriculture and knowledge of diverse farm production models.
- A valid driver’s license and vehicle for travel.
Intervale Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. This position is full-time. Compensation is $24-29 per hour, commensurate with experience, and includes health, dental, retirement, and limited wellness benefits, including flexible work schedule, discounts on local food, and the option to work remotely. Position requires frequent travel throughout Vermont.
- Posted January 12, 2022 at 9:25am
- Deadline March 31st, 2022
- Location Marlow, New Hampshire
- Type Full Time
Job Opening: Kroka Community Farmer
Kroka Expeditions is a residential wilderness school based on a year-round organic farm in Marlow, NH. We are seeking both farmhands and an assistant farm manager to join our dynamic team. Our diversified farm comprises 30 acres of pasture, hay fields, 3 greenhouses, and 2.5 acres of expanding vegetable production amidst a beautiful 100-acre campus. Livestock includes dairy cows, laying hens, and a draft horse. With plans to add broilers. Our vegetable plots produce a variety of greens, root crops, fruit and berries to feed 1,000 students who join Kroka’s programs annually. The farm is managed by a lead farm manager and aided by farmhands, staff and students. Working in a close-knit team, our farmers plan and execute food production and farm education while tending to the land and the animals using biodynamic and organic practices. The position includes on-campus housing and meals, shared with our seasonal community of educators and wilderness guides.
Compensation: Salaried, $200-$500 per week, based on experience. Housing and meals included, as well as farm produce and full participation in the social life of our community.
Schedule: Our farm season runs from March 1st – October 31st. Our typical daily schedule is 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM, with hour-long breaks for breakfast and lunch. Staff receive one full-day-off and one half-day-off per week. The possibility exists for year-round work for those who demonstrate the interest and capacity to be useful throughout the winter season.
Responsibilities: The farming team manages all aspects of Kroka’s diversified, organic, educational farm including:
Diversified vegetable production: seeding, cultivation, harvest, distribution
Intensive rotational grazing including fencing and pasture management
Animal husbandry including dairy and poultry
Care of fruit trees and perennial crops
Daily farm chores: morning, noon and evening – including milking
Production of value-added products including cheese and yogurt
Leading daily and weekly work projects with students of all ages
Maintaining farm equipment and barn spaces
Carry out other responsibilities inherent in being part of a working farm and residential community!
Qualifications & Experience:
a minimum of 1 full season professional experience in commercial or educational organic farming/gardening.
A willingness to work with students ages 9 – 19, apprentices and staff in farm education.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, proven work ethics, consistent positive attitude, attention to detail, and capacity for cooperative teamwork
a valid drivers license with clean record
the ability to work outdoors in all seasons in a physically active role
Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center
- Posted January 11, 2022 at 1:29pm
- Deadline January 23rd, 2022
- Location East Thetford, Vermont
- Type Full Time
Cedar Circle Farm and Education Center is a certified organic vegetable, berry and flower farm located on conserved land along the Connecticut River in East Thetford, Vermont. In operation since 2000, the farm is approximately 60 acres total, with 35-40 acres in production each year. In addition to growing organic produce and flowers, Cedar Circle invites engagement from community members through our bustling Farmstand, Cafe, commercial kitchen, Education Center, and unique CSA program.
Cedar Circle is a non-profit, mission-driven organization, engaging the community to develop and share practices that promote regenerative agriculture, good health, and a resource-rich environment. We are committed to converting as much of our certified organic farm as possible to regenerative, organic methods. Our goals are to increase soil health, improve biodiversity in the soil, enhance the carbon flow, and produce the most nutritious food we can for our community.
At Cedar Circle, we believe in building community among neighbors and in fostering connections between people and the natural world. Through education, public programming, and by providing a space to gather and learn together, Cedar Circle cultivates connections among people, but also reconnects us to our agrarian heritage, reminding us of our relationship with natural ecosystems as a means to nurture stewardship.
Year round, 40-45 hours/week April-October, 20 hours/week November-March
The role of the Lead Educator is to assist in developing, managing, and facilitating our agriculturally and ecologically focused youth, family, and adult education programs. There is a strong focus on developing and delivering lessons and activities for our farm programs, our most popular of which is our summer camp. The Lead Educator is a year round position, working full-time April through October and part-time November through March. This is an hourly position with benefits including health benefits (50% of the group premium is employer paid), paid time off, fresh produce, and a 20% discount to our farmstand. Salary range is $16-$18, depending on qualifications.
The Lead Educator’s responsibilities include:
· Development and implementation of new and existing programs in conjunction with the Education Manager (homeschool classes, preschool classes, family programs, teen cooking classes, summer camp, adult classes, etc.)
· Working with the Education Manager to create seasonal program curriculum, including lesson plans and educational materials for programs
· Planning, implementation, and maintenance of the Education Garden throughout the season
· Serving as Assistant Director during the 9 weeks of summer day camp
· Working with the Education Manager to train seasonal education staff prior to the start of youth programs
· Manage the Junior Counselor program for summer camp, including the training session
· Supervising and supporting seasonal education staff and volunteers to ensure programs run smoothly
· Providing a positive experience for parents or caretakers of children participating in youth programs
· Collaborate with other departments at Cedar Circle Farm to coordinate educational programs
· Assisting the organization in hosting the annual Pumpkin Festival in October
· Representing Cedar Circle Farm at recruitment events, camp fairs, etc.
· Other responsibilities as assigned by the Education Manager
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 experiential nature based curriculum in a farm setting
· Enjoy working with learners of all ages, from preschool through adults
· Be inclusive and embrace diversity of all learners
· Be comfortable and have experience working in a garden
· Have a positive attitude, be a strong leader, and be flexible to changing environments and circumstances
· Possess strong communication skills in professional and educational settings
· Be detail oriented and competent balancing multiple projects and deadlines
· Be comfortable working outdoors–rain or shine!
· Be proactive and self-motivated
Preferred experience for the Lead Educator position:
· Hold a bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field
· Two years experience in a professional setting, preferably in the education field
Send a resume and cover letter to Nora Seymour, email@example.com. If you have questions concerning the position description that you would like answered before submitting your resume and cover letter, please also send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (802) 785-4737.
Cedar Circle Farm is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.