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Environmental Educator & Kids Crew ($12.00-13.50)--Carnation

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Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center | http://www.oxbow.org | thedirt@oxbow.org

Posted on: 02/23/2018 10:01 am

Environmental Educator and Kids’ Farm Crew, April-November

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

Oxbow Education (“OxEd”) provides year-round farm-based educational programming for kids, typically ages PreK-5th grade. We are seeking an Environmental Educator & Kids’ Farm Crew member to assist with farm-based education program delivery and farming tasks during our programming season. This position would be a great fit for an energetic person who wishes to learn more about organic farming and farm-based Environmental Education. While assigned to the OxEd team, this position will work closely, as needed, with all Oxbow staff and volunteers.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Environmental Education (50%, including Summer Camp)

  • Participate in delivering environmental/farm education programs to all age groups, including Spring, Summer, and Fall Farm Adventures (field trips)
  • Assist in preparing for Oxbow’s 5-weeks of summer camp and act as a Summer Camp Instructor
  • Contribute to the success of Oxbow’s five week-long summer camps sessions, including coordinating farm projects, storytelling, and supporting & training other summer camp staff as needed
  • Contribute to training of volunteers

Farming and Gardening (35%)

Assist with planting, sowing, weeding, mulching, harvesting, seed-saving and general maintenance and upkeep of OxEd infrastructure and two-acre Kids’ Farm and Living Playground.

Public Engagement (10%)

  • Deliver environmental/farm education programs to all age groups at birthday parties, weekend Kids’ Farm tours, seasonal festivals and special events
  • Support venue & public engagement activities with set-up, break down, and general customer service

Other duties (5%)

  • Communicate about Oxbow’s programs and memberships to the public in an effort to support our mission
  • Perform other tasks as assigned in support of all Oxbow program and business areas, including but not limited to the production farm, conservation and restoration activities, and general operations

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience farming or gardening and/or a strong desire to learn
  • Proven knack for working with kids of all ages, primarily early learners
  • Exceptionally positive attitude and leadership skills
  • Two-year degree or comparable experience in the area of agriculture, sustainability, food systems, education, or environmental studies
  • Comfortable speaking in front of large groups
  • Ability to stay organized while juggling multiple time-sensitive projects
  • Consistent attention to detail
  • Ability to take direction, ask for help/clarity when necessary, and accept constructive feedback on work and technique
  • Clear, consistent communication
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Ability to perform work in inclement weather, standing, sitting, bending over or kneeling, to lift heavy & awkward objects, up to 50 lbs., and to perform physical work such as digging and planting
  • Flexible, creative, and able to perform well in diverse conditions and under pressure
  • A musical inclination; video or photo editing skills; theatrical experience or any other sort of artistic expertise is a plus! Please make note of any skills you have in your cover letter.

Additional desired qualities include: environmentally conscious, detail oriented, self-motivated, energetic, and professional.

The Oxbow Education (OxEd) is part of a larger nonprofit organization. A commitment to Oxbow’s overall mission and working as part of a team is critical.

COMPENSATION: This is a seasonal, full-time position, paying $11.50 to $13.50 DOE , with some paid time-off and access to food from the fields.

REPORTS TO:  OxEd Program Manager

TO APPLY

Please note, incomplete applications will not be considered. Email a resume, letter of interest, and 3 references to:

Megan Boyce-Jacobs
Interim Executive Director/Finance & Operations Manager
Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center
thedirt@oxbow.org

Please write Environmental Educator & Kids’ Farm Crew in the email subject line and include where you found this position in the message body.

Deadline to apply is Sunday, March 25, 2018

About Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center

County: King

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