Queens County Farm Museum
73-50 Little Neck Parkway
About the Queens County Farm Museum
The Queens County Farm Museum is a 47-acre working farm dating back to 1697. We are a public resource, visited by over 400,000 people each year. The site includes a landmark farmhouse, glass greenhouse, and restored barns which give us a glimpse into our agrarian past. Its rich glacial soil–which attracted European settlers in the 17th century–is cultivated today using sustainable practices, providing people with the freshest food. We are a New York City treasure where historic structures, productive fields, woodland, and livestock bring agricultural history to life.
Our Education Department is seeking fun, engaging educators to lead interactive programs for elementary, middle, and high school groups. Each school year, thousands of NYC youth participate in our school-day programming and learn about growing practices, heritage livestock, and colonial history. More detailed information about our programs can be viewed via our website. This is a part-time seasonal position. The schedule is Monday through Friday from 9:00am-1:00pm.
Qualifications & Experience
- A quick-learner with a friendly personality.
- Experience working with diverse elementary, middle, and high school students.
- Background in early childhood education and/or with special needs populations preferred.
- Knowledge of sustainable agriculture and urban farming.
- Passion for history, plant and animal sciences, and inquiry-based learning.
- Comfortable leading interactive educational presentations (experience with Microsoft PPT desirable).
- Ability to independently lead outdoor tours for groups of 25-40 youth and adults.
- Desire to collaborate with coworkers in a team environment.
- Physical ability to lead walking tours, ride tractor-drawn hayrides, lift 25 pounds, set-up and breakdown workshops.
- Our spring program season runs from April - mid June. Summer programming is July - August.
- Preference given to those who can commit to 5 days per week, Monday-Friday for entire season.
- This is an outdoor position and we offer programs rain or shine.
- Opportunities for weekend events and working in children’s garden and compost demonstration site.
Hours & Compensation
Up to 20 hours per week (9am-1pm, Mon- Fri) at $13/hour. Possibility for additional weekend hours.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please send a cover letter explaining why you want to join the Queens Farm team, along with a resume, to Director of Education, Ali: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until March 23, 2018.
QCFM is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.