Garden Facilitator, Drumlin Farm Camp

Location: Lincoln, MA
Sanctuary: Drumlin Farm

Drumlin Farm Camp is a farm and nature camp full of outdoor exploration, farmyard activities, teambuilding, games, and much more. We are looking for a Garden Facilitator to support our programming by designing and delivering garden and crops-based lessons, activities, crafts and cooking projects for campers ages 4-17.

Join a positive, welcoming staff community in a beautiful place to share your love of nature and farming with children and youth!

Responsibilities

  • Design and deliver garden and crops-based lessons, activities and crafts appropriate for each age group
  • Create planting progression and share schedule and updates with camp staff; schedule camp groups for garden time
  • Share knowledge of vegetable and herb gardening with campers and staff; assist camp groups with harvesting and food preparation, evaluate and improve on program activities and support camp staff to broaden their knowledge
  • Supervise camper health and safety, including use of garden tools; pro-actively communicate with staff, and provide leadership for campers and counselors
  • Participate in mandated, paid camp training and utilize learning including: natural history, farming, communication, group management, health and safety, and teaching techniques

Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years old with at least one year of experience working with youth/children, preferably with a focus on agriculture, food justice, environmental education, and/or health
  • Must have at least 1 season of experience managing a garden, greenhouse, field or related work
  • Must enjoy working with children/youth, be able to work both cooperatively and independently, be flexible and responsible
  • We encourage applicants with a diversity of interests and work experience to apply, interest or studies in gardening, health, food justice, agriculture, environmental science, ecology, education, psychology, biology, or related fields are helpful
  • Must have the ability to lead groups over rough terrain and spend the day outdoors in variable weather
  • Demonstrated ability to promote and respect diversity
  • Must have community CPR/First Aid certifications current through August 2021 or willing to obtain before June (we will offer a class)
  • Must pass background records checks (CORI & SORI)

Compensation and Benefits

Rate of Pay: Beginning at $14.00/hour depending on experience

Additional Comments

Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8 am – 2 pm (32 hours/week)

Training (paid): June 7– 18 (most days)  Camp: June 21– Aug 13 (additional dates available through Sept 2)

Greater Boston and Worcester residents are strongly encouraged to apply. Every inquiry will be treated confidentially. A detailed job description is available upon request.

How to Apply

Please email your resume, cover letter, and three references to:

Meghan Haslam, Camp Director
Job# 3356

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