Farm Educator

December 10, 2017 11:36 AM | Anonymous member

Organization: Gorman Heritage Farm, 10052 Reading Rd. Evendale, OH 

Duration: Seasonal: March - May & September - November. Additional hours possible.

Hours: 20 hours per week; between the hours of 8:00 am-4:00 pm, Tuesday-Friday. Compensation: $12/hour 

Responsible to: Education Coordinator & Director of Education 

Contact: Krystal Gallagher, education coordinator, education@gormanfarm.org Purpose: To support the Gorman Heritage Farm mission by implementing high-quality educational programs about farms, food, and history, and working in collaboration with other staff. Promotes membership and acts as an advocate for Gorman Heritage Farm. 

Essential Functions: 

● Safely escort groups of 8-12 children through farmyard and gardens, and lead children in farm animal interactions. 

● Teach interactive educational programs during school field trips about food, farming, gardening and local history. 

● Prepare, create, and organize education materials before each fall and spring school field trip season. 

● Set-up and break-down education materials before and after field trip program days. ● Develop and maintain a positive relationship with Education Volunteers by offering teaching tips, support and setting an example. 

● Support Education Coordinator in volunteer recruitment and training. 

● Support Education Coordinator in program evaluation. 

Additional Functions: 

● Assist in compost turning, garden preparation, maintenance, harvesting, and farmyard work as needed. 

● Lead weekend and summer tours as needed. 

● Lead Scout programs as needed. 

● Set-up, break-down, and working at GHF fundraising events. 

● Other duties as assigned. 

Physical Requirements: 

● This position requires the following physical activities: walking uphill, climbing, bending, lifting, standing, sitting, reaching, finger dexterity, repetitive motions, talking, hearing and visual acuity. The work is performed indoors and outdoors. 

● Ability to operate or learn to operate a motorized vehicle (such as gator or tractor).

Qualifications: 

● Baccalaureate degree in education, natural science, agriculture, environmental interpretation, related field or equivalent experience. Three to five years in related position, such as interpretation or education. 

● Strong written and oral communication skills: proficient in public speaking and the ability to teach, motivate and work with children. Able to work with minimum supervision. 

● Collaborative leadership style: positive attitude, team player, flexible, willingness to work in non-profit setting with a small staff setting. Enthusiasm is desired.

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