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  • March 12, 2021 5:51 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: Cincinnati Zoo

    LIVING CLASSROOM EDUCATION ACCESS FUND (LCEAF) SCHOOL PROGRAMS MEMBER (FULL-TIME)

    ABOUT THE CINCINNATI ZOO & BOTANICAL GARDEN AND AMERICORPS

    The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (CZBG) and AmeriCorps have partnered to bring fun, science based educational opportunities to students in Cincinnati who need it the most and to challenge our community to step up and do more to conserve resources and wildlife. Together, CZBG and AmeriCorps will provide quality STEM education to economically disadvantaged prek-12 students and to engage Zoo visitors and community members in environmentally conscious practices and behaviors. Zoo AmeriCorps members will serve Zoo visitors and the community outside the Zoo with sustainable practices and encourage behavior change. This position will focus on direct service of teachers and economically disadvantaged students to improve science literacy and academic engagement.

    The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is known for many things- our conservation efforts, our green initiatives, our friendly staff… but did you know that we have a strong set of core values that make us the best team around, and a Top Workplace in Cincinnati? We’re more than coworkers… we’re family. By building Collaborative Relationships, displaying Positivity & Energy, having Pride, Passion & a Sense of Ownership, supporting Accountability, Mutual Trust & Respect, and embracing Progressive Thinking, we have built a team of dedicated staff that focuses on our visitors, our community & our future.

    This is what we believe and how we act. If this gets you fired up, we look forward to having you join our team!

    ABOUT THE POSITION

    The incumbent is a full-time AmeriCorps position serving 1,700 hours (40 hours per week) over an 11-month term of service (August 30, 2021 to July 31, 2022). Incumbent will work closely with schools and teachers that utilize the Zoo’s school grant, the Living Classroom Education Access Fund (LCEAF) which provides funding to undeserved students to access the Zoo. This service includes all aspects of the LCEAF grant management, guiding teachers through the entire process from signing up for field trips to teacher professional development, program instruction and evaluation. Incumbent will also collaborate with surrounding public schools to offer urban learning garden programs in-school and after-school). They will report directly to and be supervised by the Education Programs Team. Schedules will serve 5 days a week, 8-hour days and assigned Monday-Saturday with some nights and weekends as needed.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    LCEAF School Programs

    • Coordinate and oversee the LCEAF grant application process including managing the application format, guiding teachers through the application process, approving applications, administering post retrospective surveys to all LCEAF students, and tracking program targets to allow 11,700 underserved students to participate in Zoo programs, for free, annually.

    • Recruit students from Avondale and surrounding local community from LCEAF qualifying schools and organizations to apply for Zoo on the Move & Wild Chat programs, field trips, Close Encounter programs, and Sunset Safaris.

    • Coordinate all LCEAF on-site school programming including scheduling and assisting in delivery of programming as needed with the Close Encounters Program and Green Tours.

    • Teach and facilitate standards-based Zoo on the Move and Wild Chats programs to LCEAF qualifying classes from preschool through high school.

    • Create and maintain self-guided activities focused on meeting school standards through virtual and in-person field trips.

    • Help create education-focused content for both the Teacher Connections Facebook page and for Zoo’s blog.

    Urban Garden Programs

    • Recruit qualifying students and teachers to attend virtual and in-person LCEAF programming opportunities related to Urban Learning Gardens. Priority recruitment on Rockdale Academy and the surrounding community.

    • Serve LCEAF-funded students in the Avondale community through the Green Team after school program in collaboration with other AmeriCorps members.

    • Help register and schedule the LCEAF Urban Learning Garden programs requested through Jotform.

    • Teach and facilitate standards-based animal programs to LCEAF qualifying classes from preschool through 6 th grade in attendance at CPS neighborhood schools.

    • Assist with recruitment of Rockdale school families for community learning and involvement activities.

    • Co-coordinate teacher professional development and focus groups with the Education Programs Team and other AmeriCorps Members

    General

    • Train on and handle live animals for the education interpretive collection, employing the highest care and presentation standards as defined in the CZBG animal handling guidelines.

    • Prioritize the inclusion of sustainability and conservation messaging in program curriculum. Specifically championing the Zoo’s sustainability initiatives and the Build A Better Home for Wildlife (BBHW) messaging and Plant for Pollinators campaign.

    • Mentor high school students (Zoo Academy students and Zoo Teens) in conservation and environmental education.

    • Potential to assist with instruction of Zoo Troop and Zoo Camp age-band(s) containing LCEAF-funded PreK-12 children September – July.

    • Evaluate, assess, and report program goals and outcomes to measure impact of and goals for the program year.

    • Participate in a mid-year and end of year performance review process with supervisor

    • Participate in professional development workshops through AmeriCorps in-service days, service projects and Public Programs training opportunities.

    • Complete weekly timesheets to accurately report hours served

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

    Skills

    • Strong writing skills

    • Strong communication and public speaking skills

    • Strong customer service skills

    • Excellent organizational skills with ability to meet deadlines and independently manage multiple tasks and timely follow-through, with flexibility to adapt to changing needs and to work effectively with minimal supervision

    • Willingness to seek and use available resources to support problem-solving efforts

    • Ability to independently problem solve and think strategically

    • Ability to work and build relationships with people from diverse backgrounds

    • Ability to work collaboratively with Education team members

    Commitment to Service

    • Ability to fulfill a yearlong, full-time AmeriCorps service commitment

    • Dedication to CZBG and AmeriCorps’ missions

    • Enthusiastic and positive attitude toward helping others

    • Contribute to the overall success of the Zoo’s LCEAF program, but also seek out new challenges and learn and grow while in this position over the course of the service year.

    Professionalism

    • Dedication to CZBG mission, Core Values, and program areas

    • Willingness to represent the CZBG to outside groups

    • Maturity and good judgment in relating to CZBG peers, partners, and visitors

    Project Management

    • Ability to work on projects independently

    • Ability to organize multiple tasks

    • Attention to detail

    • Ability to prioritize time and responsibilities

    • Demonstrate good time management both in the office and during presentations

    Additional Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree required

    • A sincere love of wildlife and nature, and desire to share that interest with others

    • Knowledge of/ education in wildlife ecology, environmental science, biology, zoology or a related natural science

    • Knowledge of/ education in/ experience in formal education, or environmental education, conservation education, or a related non-formal education field

    • Knowledge of/education in outdoor education and/or urban gardens preferred but not required.

    • Experience handling birds, small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates or a strong desire and willingness to learn.

    • Desire and interest in working with people of all ages and backgrounds; demonstrated patience, rapport with, and understanding of underserved audiences.

    • Ability to use basic and some advanced functions of Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Publisher, Teams), web- based forms, and virtual learning platforms (Zoom, Google Meet, etc.).

    • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed

    Required:

    • Valid Driver’s License

    • Ability to travel locally when needed

    • To serve as an AmeriCorps member, individuals must be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States.

    • Ability to stand, walk, climb and grasp objects

    • Must be able to lift & move 50 pounds without mechanical assistance

    • Appointment is conditional upon passing a pre-start drug & nicotine screen, providing a negative TB test, and providing information to establish eligibility and complete a National Criminal History Check.

    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    • Total living allowance of up to $15,100 to be paid on a bi-weekly basis over the course of the service term.

    • Eligible to receive an education award of $6,495 upon successful completion of 1,700 hour service term. *Value dependent on Pell Grant each year.

    • Health care and childcare benefit eligible

    • AmeriCorps status could qualify you for forbearance and interest payments on qualified student loans during service. Learn more HERE

    • Extensive training, practice, and skill building in the fields of environmental and informal education for all audiences

    • Making a difference in the community while being part of a dedicated service team.

    TO APPLY

    Application deadline is June 1, 2021. Apply with resume and cover letter online at

    http://cincinnatizoo.org/about-us/job-opportunities/ 

    Please note: interviews will be conducted during the month of June.


  • March 12, 2021 4:41 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: Clermont County Park District

    JOB DUTIES:

    Under immediate supervision, the Groundskeeper performs a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled maintenance tasks to grounds, equipment and facilities within parks; performs park maintenance by cleaning Park District facilities such as latrines, toilets, group-use areas; performs janitorial duties such as sweeps and mops floors, empties wastebaskets, etc.; performs landscape maintenance such as laying sod and/or mulch, mowing, trimming, pruning, planting, watering, fertilizing, weeding and spraying, digging, raking, leaf collection and picking up trash; performs routine preventative maintenance such as lubricating and cleaning of job-related vehicles, machinery, tools and equipment; meets all job safety requirements and all applicable PERRP safety standards that pertain to essential functions; demonstrates regular and predictable attendance; may be required to work extra hours, evening hours, weekends and/or holidays as necessary.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    Completion of secondary education or equivalent (high school diploma or GED); or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

    LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

    Must possess a valid State of Ohio Driver’s License. Must remain insurable under the Park District’s vehicle insurance policy.

    BENEFITS:

    Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); Direct Deposit; Deferred Compensation Plans; Clermont Park District provides a Smoke-Free and Drug-Free workplace

    Location : PARK DISTRICT

    Posting Start : 02/26/2021

    Posting End : 12/31/9999

    HOURLY RATE: $14.21-$14.21

    APPLY HERE

  • March 12, 2021 4:40 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: Clermont County Park District

    JOB DUTIES:

    Under immediate supervision, the Groundskeeper performs a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled maintenance tasks to grounds, equipment and facilities within parks; performs park maintenance by cleaning Park District facilities such as latrines, toilets, group-use areas; performs janitorial duties such as sweeps and mops floors, empties wastebaskets, etc.; performs landscape maintenance such as laying sod and/or mulch, mowing, trimming, pruning, planting, watering, fertilizing, weeding and spraying, digging, raking, leaf collection and picking up trash; performs routine preventative maintenance such as lubricating and cleaning of job-related vehicles, machinery, tools and equipment; meets all job safety requirements and all applicable PERRP safety standards that pertain to essential functions; demonstrates regular and predictable attendance; may be required to work extra hours, evening hours, weekends and/or holidays as necessary.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    Completion of secondary education or equivalent (high school diploma or GED); or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

    LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

    Must possess a valid State of Ohio Driver’s License. Must remain insurable under the Park District’s vehicle insurance policy.

    BENEFITS:

    Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); Direct Deposit; Deferred Compensation Plans; Sick Leave Accrual; Vacation Leave- upon 1 year anniversary; Clermont Park District provides a Smoke-Free and Drug-Free workplace

    OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

    Selected applicants who receive a Conditional Offer of Employment must successfully pass a criminal background check conducted by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations, a Driver’s License check conducted by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles and successfully pass a drug/alcohol screening test.

    Location : PARK DISTRICT

    Posting Start : 03/01/2021

    Posting End : 03/22/2021

    HOURLY RATE: $14.21-$14.21

    APPLY HERE

  • March 12, 2021 4:24 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: Northside Farmers Market

    Position Description

    The Northside Farmers Market is seeking an At Market Assistant for a part-time paid position ($15.00/hour). The At Market Assistant will work during the Market every Wednesday from 3-8pm and will be responsible for assisting in the overall administration, organization and activities of the Northside Farmers Market. Working alongside the Market Manager, the At Market Assistant will work with customers, vendors, and volunteers to organize and run the market.

    Accountability

    The At Market Assistant is accountable to the NFM Advisory Board and is supervised by and reports to NFM Manager.

    Responsibilities

    Applicants are responsible for the following:

    • provide on-site support to ATM/EBT and other coupon program customers, including tracking transactions and counting customers

    • staff NFM booth and provide high quality customer service to shoppers and vendors

    • assist NFM Manager in assigned tasks related to vendors and shoppers

    • provide all necessary logistical day of operational support for NFM (including but not limited to set up, clean up, signage, etc.) as directed by NFM Manager

    • help vendors with end of evening check out and any other needs

    • fulfill any other duties as assigned by NFM Manager

    Qualifications

    The At Market Assistant must be committed to local food and farming, be able to effectively communicate with the public, have exceptional customer service skills, pay attention to detail, have excellent basic mathematical skills, be able to organize activities, keep accurate records, and be able to work with minimal direction. Connections to Northside businesses and residents a plus.

    Must have a valid driver’s license. Candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check with no history of serious criminal activity (felony convictions).

    Physical Requirements

    The At Market Assistant must tolerate heat and be able to work outside for extended periods of time. The At Market Assistant must be able to lift and move at least forty pounds and must be able to bend, stoop, kneel, etc.

    Work Hours: 

    Begin Date: April 6, 2021

    The At Market Assistant will work 5 hours per week, every Wednesday 3-8pm.

    All applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm on March 31, 2021.

    Please send a cover letter and resume to:

    Emily Diefendorf

    513.614.3671 /  info@northsidefm.org


  • March 03, 2021 5:26 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: Civic Garden Center

    Position Description: The Civic Garden Center Internship program is a ten week part-time paid position ($12.00/hour). The intern will work in a variety of locations around the Greater Cincinnati area and will engage in a range of activities as they relate to the mission and programs of the Civic Garden Center. Working alongside Civic Garden Center staff, the intern will help lead Summer Sprouts Garden Camp programs, assist with Green Girls in STEM, work on the Treeforestation Project (a habitat restoration project on forested land in Evanston), maintain the ornamental and edible landscaping on the grounds of the Civic Garden Center, and work in various Community and Children’s gardens. The intern will have the opportunity to attend community garden and horticultural classes and receive on-the-job training from horticulture and education professionals.

    Responsibilities:

    • Research, plan and implement garden lessons for children during Summer Sprouts Garden Camp

    • Assist with Green Girls in STEM virtual and in-person programs

    • Help with site needs for the Treeforestation Project, including invasive species removal, tree care and watering

    • Assist community garden and horticulture staff with ornamental and vegetable garden maintenance (plant seeds and starts, weed, water, prune, harvest, mulch, mow lawns, set up rain barrels, minor construction, manage compost, etc.)

    • Assist with virtual classes, video production and editing

    • Participate in community garden workdays with volunteer groups

    • Assist with Civic Garden Center events and education programs as needed

    • Other duties as assigned

    Qualifications: Intern must have an interest in community engagement and gardening, excellent communication and inter-personal skills, be self-motivated and self-aware, and able to work with a team and independently. Prior gardening experience is preferred. Intern is expected to arrange transportation to and from the Civic Garden Center each day they are scheduled.

    Must have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record. Candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check with no history of serious criminal activity (felony convictions).

    Physical Requirements: Intern must tolerate heat and be able to work outside for extended periods of time. Intern must be able to able to lift and move at least thirty pounds; must be able to bend, stoop, kneel, etc.

    Work Hours: Begin Date: Tuesday, June 1, 2021 End Date: Friday, August 6, 2021

    Intern will work 20 hours per week, mostly between 9am-5pm. Some weekend events and evening hours may be required.

    All applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm on March 5, 2021.

    Please send a cover letter and resume to:

    Ellie Falk

    513.221.0981 / efalk@civicgardencenter.org


  • March 03, 2021 11:34 AM | Anonymous

    Organization: Ohio River Foundation

    Scripps Howard Communication Intern

    Position in Cincinnati

    Ohio River Foundation, a regional conservation non-profit organization seeks a summer semester communications intern.

    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Research, identify and draft appropriate content for monthly e-newsletter and social media
    • Develop and promote timely content on ORF’s social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter)
    • Draft articles and press releases to support ORF programs and initiatives
    • Draft literature and collateral in support of ORF fundraising projects
    • Collect and analyze data on the effectiveness of ORF’s external communications
    • Provide media outreach and publicity assistance for ORF-sponsored events such as the Cincinnati Coffee Festival
    • Assist in website development, virtual engagement, and management
    • Represent ORF at community events (e.g. staffing table or booth) as needed
    • Other communications projects as assigned

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

    • For summer 2021, applicant must be at the junior or senior level at UC, XU, MU, or NKU entering fall 2021
    • Major in communications, marketing and/or public relations
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong work ethic and attention to detail
    • Ability to work self-directed and team member
    • Ability to communicate in a professional, accurate and enthusiastic manner.

    SALARY: $10/hour

    Position is part-time 10-15 hours/week, May 17 to August 13 ---summer semester

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To apply email or fax your resume to:

    Ohio River Foundation

    513-469-6755 (fax)

    orf@ohioriverfdn.org (email)

    Ohio River Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. www.ohioriverfdn.org


  • March 02, 2021 11:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Green Umbrella

    Green Umbrella is seeking a GIS intern to work approximately 15-20 hours per week on its Tri-State Trails initiative starting mid-April through October 2021. The GIS Intern will work closely with the Trail & Bikeway Coordinator to assist with our Trail Monitoring Program and manage data for our 10- county Regional Trails Plan. This is a paid internship.

    About Tri-State Trails and Green Umbrella:

    Tri-State Trails is an alliance of trail advocates advancing a vision to connect and expand our region's trail network. Tri-State Trails activates cross-sector collaboration to expand access to walkable and bikeable communities to all people. We believe that trails enhance our region's communities, resulting in healthier people and stronger economies. Our mission is to connect people and places with a regional trails network that enhances vibrancy and equity in our community.

    Green Umbrella leads collaboration, incubates ideas and catalyzes solutions that create a resilient, sustainable region for all. We envision a vibrant community where sustainability is woven into our ways of life. To that end, we collaborate with businesses, institutions, non-profits, local governments and concerned citizens to bring our vision to life throughout our region’s 10- county tri-state area.

    Qualifications:

    Green Umbrella is seeking a highly motivated, responsible, and enthusiastic undergraduate student, graduate student, or recent graduate with a passion for the outdoors as well as an interest in environmental sustainability. The position requires basic understanding of ArcGIS, a strong work ethic, excel data management skills, perseverance to solve problems, and diligent attention to detail. Candidates should be comfortable working independently as well as with a supervisor. 

    About the Position:

    This internship with Green Umbrella provides a chance to learn more about both the nonprofit sector and environmental sustainability efforts within the Greater Cincinnati region, with a specific focus on active transportation, outdoor recreation, and trail/bikeway planning. The compensation for this internship is $12/hour. We are open to partnering with your university cost-sharing program if applicable. Interns will work on average of 15-20 hours per week. Trail counters are rotated every 8 days from May through October, including weekends. The intern will work with our team virtually and out of the Green Umbrella office in Madisonville, with frequent travel to trails and bikeways around our 10-county service area. Most of the job responsibilities for this position will take place outside on the trails. Candidates must have access to a vehicle, must be physically able to work in the field, and must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Being able to transport and ride a bicycle can drastically improve the efficiency the work for this position (we can help with access to a bicycle if needed). There will be some weekend and evening hours required.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Install and dismantle automated trail counters on trails and on-road bike lanes around our 10-county service area every 8 days from April through October
    • Troubleshoot counting technology in the field
    • Collect and manage data from automated trail counters
    • Utilize quality assurance and quality control measures to counting technology and data to ensure integrity of data collected
    • Collect and assemble data for trail access points, amenities, and other relevant data layers as needed
    • Manage Regional Trails Plan data to ensure data integrity
    • Data entry for contact databases and online calendar as needed

    To apply:

    Please submit a cover letter and resume (with applicable experience) to Rachel@greenumbrella.org, with “Tri-State Trails GIS Internship” in the email subject line.

    Deadline to apply is Friday, April 2, 2021. Please refer to http://greenumbrella.org/Green-Jobs to stay updated. No phone calls please.


  • March 01, 2021 7:00 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: Boone County Conservation District

    Background:

    In Kentucky, there are 121 Conservation Districts working towards the same goal: conserving our natural resources. The Boone County Conservation District (BCCDKY) is the primary entity to provide technical, educational, and financial assistance to private landowners and land users in the conservation, sustainment, improvement, and enhancement of Boone County’s natural resources. BCCDKY works closely with not only landowners, but also with local schools, homeschool groups, scouts, and local, state, and federal organizations.

    Intern Requirements:

    o Sophomore or higher status in a college or university

    o Ability to work in the outdoors during inclement weather and over challenging terrain

    o Coursework in biology and/or field work related to biological monitoring

    o General knowledge of ecosystem functions and biological monitoring methods

    o Ability to interact professionally with members of the general public, including K-12 students

    o Proficient in Microsoft Office

    o Valid Driver’s License

    o CPR certification or ability to obtain certification upon hiring

    o Ability to work occasional weekends and evenings

    o Ability to work independently and with minimum supervision

    Intern Job Summary:

    In this position, the intern will work alongside District staff to conduct ongoing biodiversity studies in Boone County’s natural areas. Current research projects include acoustic bat surveys, acoustic bird surveys, and habitat monitoring for reptiles and amphibians. Intern will be responsible for maintaining research database, conducting field work, and communicating results with the public. During the summer, intern will also develop an independent study under supervision of District staff.

    In addition, intern will assist with other District operations, including education and outreach programs, technical assistance for habitat management projects, and other administrative duties as assigned.

    Duration: Mid-May through early August (approximately 13 weeks)

    Hours: Part-time, approximately 300 hours total

    Compensation: $3,600 stipend

    Report to: Susan Brown, Conservation Education Specialist

    DUTIES

    Wildlife Monitoring Programs (50%)

    o Conduct regular field work for ongoing programs

    o Conduct background research and literature reviews

    o Manage data analysis and organization

    o Maintain equipment and supplies

    o Communicate research results with the public through written reports, digital media, and public presentations

    Independent Study (15%)

    o Assist with technical conservation practices, including invasive species removal, vegetation plantings, site visits, and field data collection

    Educational Programs (15%)

    o Assist with the planning and facilitation of family programs, summer programs, workshops, and community events, including weekend programs

    o Prepare documents and materials for display boards, quarterly newsletters, blogs, and social media posts

    Technical Support (10%)

    o Assist with technical conservation practices, including invasive species removal, vegetation plantings, and site visits

    Administration (10%)

    o Work with staff to organize and inventory district files and supplies

    o Attend appropriate staff and board meetings

    o Attend appropriate trainings pertaining to job duties, including First Aid and CPR

    Other duties as assigned

    To Apply, send cover letter, resume, and three references to susanbrown@bccdky.org by March 31, 2021


  • February 24, 2021 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    Organization:​ Gorman Heritage Farm

    Position: Senior Camp Counselor/Environmental Educator

    Location: 10052 Reading Rd. Evendale, OH

    Duration: ​May 31—August 13, 2021. All staff have OFF the week of July 4 - July 10.

    Hours:​ 40 hours per week; 8:00am – 4:00pm M-F. (On aftercare day, hours will be 8:30-4:30pm.)

    Compensation: ​ $2,200 stipend (includes free lodging if needed)

    Responsible to: ​Camp Coordinator, Education Coordinator & Director of Education

    Purpose: ​Serves as lead counselor for groups of campers age 3-13 during farm-based summer day camp, organizing and executing planned camp activities, safely managing groups of children in a farm setting, and demonstrating leadership to Junior Counselors and Counselors-in-Training. Supports the mission, promotes membership and acts as an advocate for GHF.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    ● Guide a group of 6—11 campers safely around the farm, knowing the location of all of your campers during camp hours, and ensuring campers’ wellbeing

    ● Lead small and large group activities, supervising campers’ participation in activities, and being an active part of all activities (i.e. animal interactions, lunchtime games, farm animal chores, produce harvesting)

    ● Interact appropriately with and model professional behavior for campers and staff in a variety of situations using positive behavior-management techniques, including: enthusiasm, a positive attitude, patience, sensitivity, a sense of humor, and self-control

    ● Supervise, guide and mentor Junior Counselors (16-18 years old) and Counselors-in-Training (14-15 years old) within your camp group

    ● Work with other camp staff to complete morning set-up and afternoon clean-up of camp areas

    ● With junior counselor, work at least one day of camp aftercare each week, managing group of 10 campers.

    ● Attend all required, scheduled training and workshop sessions and camp staff meetings

    Environmental Education Experience:

    ● Counselors will gain valuable experience in farm-based environmental education as a leader and planner of summer camps for children from a variety of backgrounds and ages (3—14 years). Counselors will also hone their public speaking skills while leading farm tours, and gain new skills while working in our gardens and with animals in our farmyard.

    ● Counselors will receive training and then guide campers through activities focused on daily farm and garden chores, farm animal care, hands-on nature exploration, farm ecology, cooking and food preparation, and camp favorites like songs, games, and crafts.

    ● Counselors will participate in workshops and projects with other counselors to gain a better understanding of life on a working farm, environmental education, and nature interpretation skills.

    ● Counselors will gain experience working in a cooperative, supportive, and educational working environment. They will also practice mentorship, leadership and management skills working with Junior Counselors (ages 16—18) and Counselors-in-Training (ages 14—15).

    ● Counselors will have the opportunity to work with our gardeners, farmers and volunteers to grow, harvest, and market produce using organic methods, as well as produce eggs and meat using family-scale methods.

    ● Counselors receive one full week of paid training. ​Camp Training Week is May 31th through June 4, 2021. ​This includes the Memorial Day holiday.

    Desired Qualifications and Experience:

    ● Applicants must be at least 19 years of age (required)

    ● Previous experience working with children or education, preferably in a day camp setting

    ● An ability to plan programs, be enthusiastic around children, conduct activities safely, and accept feedback

    ● An ability to work as a member of a team and also work independently, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, creativity, open-mindedness, and flexibility

    ● Demonstrated interest in environmental education, agriculture, sustainability, gardening, animal care, cooking, arts and crafts.

    Online Application: ​https://form.jotform.com/73204630492148

    Our application can also be found on our website: gormanfarm.org


  • February 24, 2021 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    Organization:​ Gorman Heritage Farm

    Position: Camp Coordinator

    Location: 10052 Reading Rd. Evendale, OH

    Duration: ​May 24—August 13, 2021. All staff have OFF the week of July 4 - July 10.

    Hours:​ 40 hours per week; 8:00am – 4:00pm M-F, with some days ending at 5pm.

    Compensation: ​ $12/hour

    Responsible to: ​Education Coordinator & Director of Education

    Purpose: ​Serves as leader of farm-based summer day camp for campers age 3-13, demonstrating leadership to Senior Counselors (age 18+), Junior Counselors (age 16-18) and Counselors-in-Training (age 13-15), overseeing camper arrival/departure and supervising safe and fun camper activities within a farm setting. Supports the GHF mission, promotes membership and acts as an advocate for GHF.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    ● Oversee safe and successful day-to-day operations of camp, including camp set-up, camper arrival-departure, camp activities, camp clean-up, camper aftercare and staff debrief.

    ● Create, file and organize all documents pertaining to camp, including camper/counselor medical forms, camper registration/arrival forms, photo/media authorization forms, and trail group lists.

    ● Spend first week of summer going through camp supply inventory, purchasing supplies, creating materials, and coordinating with education coordinator about staff training week.

    ● Co-lead staff training week.

    ● Plan and schedule team building and training opportunities with specialists based on counselor interest.

    ● Provide guidance and mentorship to camp staff, providing performance reviews and resume assistance during scheduled performance reviews.

    ● Step into lead camp trail groups as needed.

    ● Perform on-site counselor housing inspections to ensure cleanliness and adherence to housing policy.

    ● Take notes throughout summer and create documentation with the goal of improving camper, counselor and coordinator training materials and experiences.

    Desired Qualifications:

    ● Applicant must be at least 18 years old (required)

    ● Previous experience working with children (required), preferably in a day camp setting

    ● An ability to manage other peers constructively, plan programs, conduct activities, and accept feedback

    ● An ability to work as a member of a team and also work independently, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, creativity, open-mindedness, and flexibility

    ● Demonstrated interest or special skills in environmental education, agriculture, sustainability, gardening, animal care, cooking, arts and crafts, construction/building

    ● Current certifications in standard first aid and CPR are preferred

    Description of Site:

    Gorman Heritage Farm is a 122-acre not-for-profit, educational, historical working farm in the Village of Evendale, just north of Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Gorman Heritage Farm promotes:

    ● hands-on interactions with a variety of animals, gardens and crop fields both for production and education

    ● engaging farm experiences celebrating the power of food and its connection to people, places, and the natural world

    ● values such as self-reliance, stewardship, service, and meaningful labor.

    Online Application: ​https://www.jotform.com/build/80214605792152

    Our application can also be found on our website: www.gormanfarm.org


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