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Seasonal Farm Camp Educator Appleton Farms - Ipswich

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The Trustees of Reservations | Ipswich, MA
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The Trustees of Reservations


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June 15, 2020
May 30, 2020

The Opportunity: 

Do you love the outdoors? Have a passion for cooking, gardening, and soaking up the beauty of nature? Are you excited about helping kids reconnect with and care for the earth? Apply today to work as an Educator at Appleton Farm Camp! 

Typical hours for the full-time Camp Educator are 7:50am-4:00pm, Monday through Friday. Hours for the part-time Camp Educator are 7:50am-12:30pm, Monday through Friday. The camp season runs from June 22 – August 14 with a week of mandatory training which will take place June 15–June 19. The Farm Camp Educator is primarily responsible for the planning and daily execution of camp programs and activities and direct supervision of campers, 5-15 years old, depending on the assigned age group.  

 

In This Role You Will: 

  • Support the well-being and safety of campers from 9am to 3pm through daily supervision and leadership in the barn, garden, kitchen, and trails 
  • Design and implement camp curriculum and activities based on farming, food, sustainability, and the natural world with support from staff and farm resources 
  • Lead week-long sessions of camp with teaching team for your assigned age group (age groups: 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-13, 13-15). 
  • Plan daily age appropriate activities and farm projects with teaching team  
  • Communicate with camper parents regarding camp questions and basic camper information 
  • Perform daily camp staff chores to organize and prepare for each day 
  • Meet periodically with Camp Director to evaluate experience and performance 
  • Meet weekly with teaching team to evaluate and improve curriculum used 
  • Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation 


The Opportunity: 

Do you love the outdoors? Have a passion for cooking, gardening, and soaking up the beauty of nature? Are you excited about helping kids reconnect with and care for the earth? Apply today to work as an Educator at Appleton Farm…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Temporary

Benefits

Compensation and Benefits  

The Camp Educator position at Appleton Farms is a seasonal role with a pay rate of $12.75-$14 per hour, commensurate with experience. In addition to competitive pay, The Trustees offers the opportunity to be part of a dedicated team across New England who believe in celebrating and protecting our special places, for everyone, forever.  

 

If your academic institution works with you to create internship experiences, the Farm Camp Educator position is an excellent candidate. Though you are responsible for coordinating this with your institution, the Camp Director will work with you to create a project that will fulfill the requirements of your internship. 

 

About the Appleton Farm Camp Program: 

Appleton Farm Camp is a children’s day camp located at Appleton Farms in Ipswich, MA. The 1,000 acre farm is the oldest continuously operating farm in the country. The working dairy, cheese making facility, barnyard animals, beautiful trails, engaging education programs, and deep history make this a special place to visit and work. At camp, we have an interdisciplinary, hands-on approach to learning, in the fields and forests, the Learning Garden, the barnyard, and the kitchen. Our unique camp will connect children to the land, and the natural systems that support us all, while spending time outdoors, exploring, making friends, and having fun.  

For more information about our program, please visit: Appleton Farm Camp

 

About The Trustees 

The Trustees is one of Massachusetts’ largest non-profits and the nation’s first conservation and preservation organization. Today, the places we care about are going fast, and the forces undermining them, including climate change, are moving faster. Our passion is to protect and share with everyone the irreplaceable natural and cultural treasures under our care. We are funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 60,000 member households. 

 

The Trustees has been featured in the Top 100 Women-Led Organizations in Massachusetts for six consecutive years. 

 

In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, The Trustees aims to create a thriving, inclusive workplace that values each member of its team. We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and communities of Massachusetts who are at the core of our mission. 

 

The Trustees is a signer of the Boston Women’s Workforce Council and a Member of the Boston College Center for Work and Family. 

 

We kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted. 

Compensation and Benefits  

The Camp Educator position at Appleton Farms is a seasonal role with a pay rate of $12.75-$14 per hour, commensurate with experience. In addition to…

Level of Language Proficiency

Qualifications: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in environmental or agricultural education, the sciences, education, or other relevant course of study is preferred, but not required 
  • Experience working as a camp counselor, classroom teacher, or informal educator with children ages 5-15 
  • Must be outgoing, have a willingness to learn, and bring unbridled joy and enthusiasm to work every day  
  • Must have experience working with children and enjoy working in an outdoor setting 
  • Knowledge of or interest in farm-based education, gardening, animal welfare, and cooking. Skills in an art or craft is a strong plus 
  • A desire to share your passion for the natural world with children 
  • A familiarity with Appleton Farms and The Trustees of Reservations is helpful, but not required 

 

Other Requirements: 

  • Reliable transportation 
  • Must be fully available for camp staff training week and all 8 weeks of camp (Jun 15-Aug 14) 
  • A satisfactory criminal background check (CORI and SORI) 
  • Community CPR and Basic First Aid certifications required by June 1st, 2019 
  • Able and willing to work outdoors in variable weather conditions 
  • Camp Educators must be at least 18 years old 

 

When applying, please be sure to mention if you are applying for full-time, part-time, or either. 

Please upload a resume summarizing your education and work history, a cover letter telling us a little about yourself, and a statement of purpose describing your philosophy of education and your interest in working at Appleton Farms. Applications will not be reviewed without these supporting documents. 

Qualifications: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in environmental or agricultural education, the sciences, education, or other relevant course of study is preferred, but not required…

How to Apply

Please apply online via The Trustees website linked here.

Please apply online via The Trustees website linked here.

Location

Ipswich, MA

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