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 part-time 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 colleagues in a team environment.
- Physical ability to lead walking tours, ride tractor-drawn hayrides, lift 25 pounds, set-up and breakdown workshops.
- Our fall program season runs from October - mid November. Winter programs run November - March.
- Preference given to those who can commit to 5 days per week, Monday-Friday for at least an 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 $16/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: email@example.com. No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted until September 14, 2018.
QCFM is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.