We are seeking a part-time seasonal Farm and School Garden Educator who will be responsible for facilitating educational programs at Holly Hill Farm during the school year as well as occasional trips to schools located within a 20-minute drive from the Holly Hill Farm for onsite school garden education programs.
Time commitment varies by the week but this position generally requires 15 hours per week from mid-September through mid-November, and mid-April through mid-June.
Compensation: Starts at $14 / hour
To apply email Education Director Jon Belber or call 781-383-6565
Field Trip Tour duties:
Tour 6 learning stations at Holly Hill Farm and creatively share information about sustainable farming at each station. Field trips are hands-on and curriculum connected so field trip leaders are expected to help students relate the activities they are doing at the farm to their classroom science, math, social studies lessons. Tours typically last from 1 ½ to 3 hours, depending on the age of children. The field trip requires a bit of walking and ability to engage a group of 10-15 children. Occasional lifting of heavy objects will be required.
School Garden duties:
Lead education programs in school gardens usually with 1 classroom at a time in school garden space. Help students make the connection to their classroom lessons out in the garden with plants, bugs, soil, and more with a series of curriculum resources that are provided. Similar seasonal time commitment to Farm educator position.
· Lead Field trip programs on the farm for students ages pre-K trough high school
· Travel to school gardens off site to facilitate classroom school garden lessons
· Interact with program participants in an enthusiastic and friendly manner
· Special projects and other duties as assigned
· Prior experience and knowledge of gardening and sustainable farming practices preferred or willingness to learn more
· Positive “can do” attitude
· Interest in outdoor education
· Willingness to enthusiastically share knowledge about sustainable farming and gardening with students
· Prior experience teaching young children preferred
· Must have reliable transportation and ability to carry materials to schools (plants, buckets, tools, etc.)
· Must pass a criminal background check
· Opportunity to develop skills and experience teaching and facilitation outdoor education programs
· Mileage reimbursement for travel to off-site school education programs
· Training and ongoing support provided to learn about the history and ecology of Holly Hill Farm that has been farmed in many ways since the 1600s
· Possible opportunity to extend the season by teaching at our summer camp from mid-June through mid-August
· Work with a fun, dedicated team of staff and volunteers in a lively collaborative environment
· Spend time in a beautiful rural setting
· Occasional farm fresh produce to take home and wonderful farm staff lunches & dinners